S7 and S5 Trackers

Any motorists that have a Thatcham approved tracker on their vehicle may have noticed new categories that have been introduced in January 2019.

These new categories include the S7 and S5 tracker (including the S5 Plus Tracker) and are the most current Thatcham Approved Security categories for car insurance trackers. With many reasons why the new categories were introduced. One of the main focus areas has been an emphasis on counteracting the concerning increase of car key theft and relay crime.

What’s the Difference between S5 and S7 Trackers?



The S7 Thatcham approved tracker replaces the CAT 6 Tracker. If you have a CAT 6 Tracker installed, this is still valid and active if your insurance policy is now requiring an S7.

Both the CAT 6 and S7 are the same level of GPS tracking technology and service, this is why some insurers have not updated the terminology for the S7 category

The S7 Tracker is the standard requirement for the theft recovery systems, resulting in it being the most commonly fitted tracking device.

24/7 Control Room Monitoring

In the event of a theft or unauthorised movement, our fully staffed control room are trained to guide the police directly to the vehicle, utilising advanced real-time tracking technology that is a standard feature of the S7 Tracker

European Coverage

Normally, if your vehicle is logged as stolen it will be recovered within minutes. With global coverage, even if the car leaves the country it can still be found. This also allows you to use your vehicle abroad and be provided with the same level of protection that your S7 Tracker offers in the UK.

Motion Alert

In the event your vehicle is moved by thieves without turning the ignition or attempt to tow your vehicle, an alert is raised in our control room.


The S5 Trackers provides all of the features and benefits of the S7 with the addition of the below:

ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition)

This system is effective against key theft and key cloning. You will be provided with a small ADR fob which will identify you as the authorised driver. The fob is not attached to your car keys but is kept with you whenever you use the vehicle.

In the event, the vehicle is moved, by starting the ignition or without your key while the fob is not present. A silent alert is instantly raised to our Control Room. We will then quickly determine if a theft is taking place and work directly with the police to recover the vehicle.


The highest level of Thatcham approved theft recovery and it the upgraded version of the CAT5 Tracker

If you have a CAT 5 tracker installed this will still remain valid and active if your insurance policy is now requiring an S5 Plus Tracker

In addition to the above features the S5 Plus tracker also includes:

Remote police Authorised Immobilisation

Attending police officers are able to give authorisation to the control room to temporarily immobilise the vehicle

Preventing the thieves from being able to drive the vehicle any further, allowing the police and recovery team to attend the vehicle. 

Full list of Features



Cat S7-ALS


Cat S5-VTS



GPS accurate to within 10 metres
European coverage included as standard
Tow-away & tamper alerts
Multi-Network Roaming SIM for exceptional coverage & reliability
Low vehicle battery text alert
Location on demand via the internet or smartphone
24/7/365 Non Automated Theft Monitoring
Mobile App – IOS and Android
Thatcham & Insurance Company approved
Automatic health checks – 28 day & on-alert
Transferable from one vehicle to another
Online paperless registration
3 year warranty
Suitable for 12 volt or 24 volt vehicles
Heavy Duty Waterproof application available for plant, agricultural and marine vehicles
Remote Immobilisation Optional Optional
2 x Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) Tags
ADR Tag low battery alerts
Low Current Draw (<1ma with ign. Off, in sleep)