Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm Advice

Cat 1Thatcham Cat 1 alarms vary in price a huge amount this can be due to one system being better than the other or an alarm fitter pricing these systems very low in order to get work, You should always be aware when shopping for an alarm and immobiliser for your vehicle you do get what you pay for. Cheap Thatcham cat 1 alarm installations normally don’t meet Thatcham approval standards these systems need to be bolted or screwed down in the vehicle and they should be all the connections soldered in and looms to be run neatly alongside the original vehicle harness. You will also find the bonnet pin not being installed on most of these cheap installations which means the alarm don’t meet the Thatcham approval and your insurance certificate is pointless.

When having an alam fitted you should also be looking at what products the fitter supplies and what type of warranty and customer service do they offer, Most cheap alarm fitters can’t offer customer service and normally don’t answer there phone if there is a problem straight from the source. All of our alarms and immobilisers come with a full warranty and the customer service/ back up if you need us you might even need a new remote control fob programmed in and we can always offer our services.

Key points

Never shop on price for a Thatcham cat 1 alarm

If they are cheap 99% of the time it will be a mess and unreliable

A true alarm fitter will know how to fit the system without a tech sheet

Make sure you are buying a branded product

Check to make sure it has a long warranty

 

Car Tracking Advice

As the nation’s population grows, there has been recorded an increase in overall crime, especially robberies and thefts.  This is true for assaults on innocent pedestrians, especially at night, when they are at risk of being held at gunpoint or knifepoint and relieved of any valuables that they may be carrying with them.  There are also reports of increases in burglaries to homes and offices, forcing many people to install additional security features — alarms that alert a central monitoring location, or even more drastic measures, such as closed-circuit television cameras surrounding the premises.

Automobiles have long been a favourite target for thieves, as there is always a ready market for them both domestically, and increasingly, abroad. There, registration numbers and license plates can easily be replaced, and the original owner has little chance of ever finding the car again, let alone recovering it.  While one might think that more prestigious brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, or Bentley would be at the top of any wish list, more popular and less exclusive brands such as Volkswagen, especially the generic Golf model, are also high on the list of reported car thefts.  This is probably because these less expensive, low-profile cars are easier to resell, especially in foreign markets, where potential replacement parts are more readily available.  However, regardless of the model, car thefts are on the rise, and car owners are looking for better ways to defend their prized possession.

While almost all cars today come equipped with at least a factory-installed car alarm, these can be easily disabled, so owners are increasingly looking at upgrading their security systems: either with devices that disable the engine, or for the ultimate in protection, a car tracking system.  These modern marvels utilize the latest in GPS technology, and if properly installed by experts, are completely hidden from view, so that potential thief won’t have any idea that this level of protection is present.  With these advanced systems, the car’s every movement can be immediately monitored via any computer connected to the Internet, or even smart phones. This allows for immediate feedback when one is not at home or at the office.  Because GPS technology works with a worldwide network of satellites, no matter where the car is taken, it can be located to within a few meters.  This makes the recovery of the automobile extremely easy to accomplish.

But there are also several additional benefits to installing a modern car tracking system.  For one, insurance companies recognize that the chance of loss due to theft is minimized, which reduces premiums on the automobile coverage.  It also allows one to document their travel itineraries and mileage, which can come in handy for business expense reports or tax returns.

When you decide to get serious about protecting your vehicle, be sure to contact the specialists at Car Alarms Essex.  They can provide you with expert advice, either by phone or by chatting with them online, advising you of the several options that they provide, including alarms and various solutions for car tracking.