What is Thatcham?

Thatcham Research is the motor insurers’ automotive research centre. Established by the motor insurance industry in 1969, the centre’s main aim is to contain or reduce the cost of motor insurance claims whilst maintaining safety standards.

Today, Thatcham Research still occupies its unique position as the UK’s only ‘not for profit’ insurer funded research centre. Whilst the original aims remain intact, the centre now enjoys a much wider remit at the forefront of the latest vehicle technology research, spanning safety, security and repair.

A founder member of the international ‘Research Council for Automobile Repairs’ (RCAR), Thatcham Research have also been a member of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) since 2004.

Enjoying an increasingly global influence in both the insurance and automotive sectors, Thatcham Research are regularly asked to provide their experience and know-how at high profile events and in the media, living up to their reputation as ‘Experts in Safety, Security and Crash Repair’.

Cat 1

Vehicle Category 1

Electronic Alarm and Immobiliser

The Category 1 alarm/immobiliser provides insurance industry approved security to vehicles above 125cc that do not feature Thatcham approved immobilisation as standard. If your vehicles has OE provided immobilisation is approved by Thatcham, an upgrade may be used to upgrade the security to full category 1 status. Your local dealer can advise which system you require.

• Alarm ECU Protection
• Ignition detection
• Inclination detection
• Audible warning with battery back-up power supply
• Passively set immobiliser that isolates a minimum of two operating circuits or systems

Cat s5-vts

Vehicle Category S5

Stolen Vehicle Tracking

The ScorpionTrack DRIVER S5-VTS is a sophisticated GNSS vehicle tracking system that has been awarded Thatcham Category S5-VTS accreditation.

• Battery Back-up power supply
• Bi Directional communication
• Street level mapping
• Association of Chief Police Officers (ITS) agreement
• Positional data store
• Illegal motion detection (Ignition Off theft alert)
• Driver identification (Ignition On theft alert)
• Engine crank Inhibition
• SOC meeting NSI reqs & HOSDB Publication No. 14/02 Provides lvl 1 Police response

Cat 2

Vehicle Category 2

Electronic Immobiliser

•Passively set
•Isolates a minimum of two operating circuits or systems

 

CAT 2-1

• Alarm Perimeter detection
• Ignition detection
• Passenger compartment movement detection
• Living compartment movement detection (Leisure vehicles only)
• Inclination detection (Mandatory Motorcycle only)
• Audible warning with battery back-up power supply

Cat S7-ALS

Asset Category S7

Asset Location Systems

The ScorpionTrack S7-ALS range comprises of sophisticated GNSS tracking systems that has been awarded Thatcham Category S7-ALS accreditation.

• Battery Back-up power supply
• Bi Directional communication
• Street level mapping
• Police or Licensed security agreement
• Positional data store
• Illegal motion detection (Ignition Off theft alert)