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Smartrack S5 vehicle tracker

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Classic car trackerA Smartrack S5 vehicle tracker is Thatcham and Insurance Approved GPS tracking device. The S5 DRS comes with two proximity keys, battery low and disconnect alerts, movement alert and European coverage included in the monitoring fee.

SmarTrack Category S5 supplied and fitted for £499 (plus monitoring fee).

Car GPS Tracking Device

A Category S5 car GPS tracking device is the next step up from the Cat S7 ALS and are required by Insurance companies for some makes of vehicle. Once a make and model of car have been given a Cat S5 allocation, that stays with the vehicle and is usually insisted on by all insurers. For this reason, once your insurance company has asked for a Cat S5 there is usually no negotiation possible.

The system comes with two Driver Recognition System (DRS) proximity keys also known as Thatcham ADR Automatic Driver Recognition tags. One of these needs to be carried by the driver when the car is driven. If the vehicle is moved without one of the tags being present, then an alert is sent to the SmarTrack Control Centre and they will call the owner, to confirm the vehicle is safe.

Thatcham have changed their classifications for 2019 and the old Cat 5 tracker category has been changed to be either the Cat S5 VTS (this device) or the Cat S5 Plus (next one up).

SmarTrack Tracker Features

This SmarTrack tracker has a host of features including the ability to be transferred to new vehicles on upgrade. This can provide long-term cost savings by having the device reinstalled (SmarTrack Approved Installer only).

The annual subscription monitoring fee for this system is £159 per year, paid directly to SmarTrack. For an easy to manage solution this cost can be paid monthly by direct debit for £13.49 per vehicle, per month (minimum 12-month contract).

Customers can also choose to pay for a 'duration' payment of £499 and this is a great deal if customers have a cherish vehicle that they expect to own for a long time. Duration means the subscription is not transferrable to a new vehicle or to a new registered keeper, however Smartrack may be flexible on this if customers are still within their first year of subscription. Currently, the duration payment is cheaper than the future price of £699, however we are unsure when the future price will come into effect.


Read our FAQ on vehicle tracking systems and their different Thatcham certifications.

Read more from SmarTrack about their Category S5 devices.


Alternative products:

See the SmarTrack Cat S5 Plus.

Read about our Scorpiontrack S5 VTS vehicle tracker for all types of vehicle.


We can supply and install your Thatcham Category S5 tracker Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, Emsworth, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea and West Sussex areas.