Vehicle tracking can be a confusing mix of classifications and terms.
If customers require a tracker for insurance, this usually means a Cat S7 tracking system with an ongoing monitoring subscription paid yearly. For high value or cherish vehicles then an insurance company my insist on a Cat S5 Thatcham car tracker with automatic notification, to the monitoring centre, should the car be moved without a tag being present.
Thatcham changed their classifications in 2019 and this means the Cat S7 replaces the old Cat 6 and the Cat S5 replaces the old Cat 5.
Yearly subscriptions for non-insurance car trackers is less expensive as this does not require the manned monitoring station to track vehicles (you do this yourself through a user interface login area). Customers should also understand that they are responsible for the relaying of information to the Police, should a vehicle be stolen.
With fleet tracking systems customers have their own login screen to view and monitor their assets. These trackers come with advanced options like geo-fence and overspeed warnings.
We also provide a GPS self-vehicle tracking system where no subscription is required. This is a basic system similar to a pager in style where coordinates can obtained by text to and from the device.
Car trackers do not require any user input once installed and we ensure systems are fitted covertly. The concept of a stealth installation is most understandable with fleet vehicles where drivers may not welcome being tracked, but this is also the case for insurance devices where we cannot allow customers to view the installation. With SmarTrack, details of the installation are given within the commissioning process, so if the device needs to be located or changed, all information can be given to the new installer.
An insurance approved vehicle tracker is a Cat s5 or s7 device. Thatcham categories mean your system is insurance recognised if a monitoring subscription is paid by the car owner. Some vehicles may not be insured against theft without a Cat S5 or Cat S7 tracker.
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