Thatcham 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.
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