Caravan tracking devices

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We offer a 15% insurance tracking device discount!

Our statistics show that fitting a caravan tracking device is the most effective way of beating the caravan thieves. If your caravan is stolen, a tracking device can immediately pinpoint its location and guide police to a quick recovery, often before the thieves have chance to get inside the caravan and cause any damage.

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Caravan Guard approved tracking devices

(Underneath this table are some tips on what to look for when buying a tracking device)

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(EU = Device works in Europe, Pro = Device is proactive and 24 hour monitored, Cert = Device has an appropriate accreditation)

NameEUProCert
Autowatch(Track & Trace 3)ticktickThatcham Category 6 for caravans
British Tracking Systems(Caravan Tracker)ticktickThatcham Category 6
CobraTrak(Plus / Plus Web) 
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ticktickThatcham Category 6
Custodia Systems(ApelloGEO / Club Secure)tick24hr monitored onlySold Secure
Hal-Locate(Hal 1000 - must be ProActive) 
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ticktickThatcham Category 6 for caravans
MTrack(ProActive) (must be professionally installed)ticktickThatcham Category 7
Outsmart the Thief(Defender)ticktickTUV Accredited Only
Phantom(Pro III / iTrack)ticktickThatcham Category 6
Road Angel(Trac-It)ticktickThatcham Category 6
Scorpion(Scorpion Track)ticktickThatcham Category 6
SmarTrack(Caravan / Caravan Protector / Alert24 Keyguard) 
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ticktickThatcham Category 6 for caravans
SureTrack(MT3) (must be professionally installed + Secure/Recover tariff purchased)ticktickThatcham Category 7
TRACKER(Caravan / Monitor / Horizon) 
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Selected CountriestickThatcham Category 7 (Tracker Caravan is Thatcham Category 7 for caravans)
TRACKER(Retrieve - battery powered) 
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Selected Countries24hr monitored onlyThatcham Category 7
TRACKER(Locate) 
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ticktickThatcham Category 6
Tracks 360(Guardian) (must be professionally installed + Secure/Recover tariff purchased)ticktickThatcham Category 7
 
Discontinued Devices (No longer on sale but still acceptable)
CobraTrak(First / First Mobile / Q / Q Attivo)ticktickThatcham Category 6
Tracker(Response)ticktickThatcham Category 6
Trackstar(Trafficmaster)(TM450)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Phantom(Pro II/Pro Active)ticktickSold Secure


If your tracking device doesn't appear on this list but you know it is Thatcham Category (CAT) 6 or Sold Secure approved, is proactive, has been professionally installed AND has the back up of a 24 hour monitoring centre, it is likely we will approve the device. Please call us to check this on 0800 14 88 400 (free from landlines, mobile users may find it cheaper to call 01422 396 769).

If you are an existing customer and we have previously approved a device not on the approved list above, your caravan insurance cover will remain in place providing your device remains operational.

Unaccepted tracking devices

Tracking devices that are not accepted for caravans (for new customers) include:

  • Any self track devices
  • Any pay as you go track units
  • Any self fitted device
  • Glopos
  • iMob
  • Locator
  • Metis Trackers
  • Navman
  • Orchid
  • Phantom Target/Non Pro Active
  • Sky Tag Tracker
  • Target Tracker
  • TrackBak
  • Tracker Echo

Top tips when choosing a caravan tracking device

  • European cover

    Make sure the tracking device you choose can operate in the countries you plan to visit. There are different types of European cover offered by tracking devices. Some devices will simply be able to tell you the location of your caravan when it is stolen abroad, whereas other devices offer full European monitoring and recovery with locally accredited monitoring centres to co-ordinate police response on your behalf in European countries.

  • Proactive tracking devices

    Such devices can alert you and your tracking device company as soon as thieves disturb or move your caravan, allowing for the quickest possible recovery.

  • 24 hour monitoring centre

    Leave the monitoring and recovering to the professionals. We do not accept self monitored devices.

  • Certifications

    Tracking devices that have been certified as Thatcham Category (CAT) 6, Thatcham Category (CAT) 7 and Sold Secure - click here for details about security certifications.

  • Low battery alert

    If your caravan is not used for long periods, battery power to your tracking device could soon run out, rendering your tracking device useless. Some devices will alert you if battery power runs low.

Please note: The above comparison is for information only and is correct to the best of our knowledge. We do not accept any responsibility for any inaccuracies. We do not endorse or take responsibility for any product or service offered by the companies mentioned above.

Caravan Guard recognised tracking device certifications

Sold Secure Approval

Sold Secure is a well known security certification in the caravan industry. A device that has this certification is understood to have undergone rigorous testing to prove its effectiveness against caravan and motorhome theft. Please note that not all Sold Secure approved products will meet all our approval criteria.

Thatcham Category 6 approval

These tracking systems are monitored and due to their proactive nature can identify unauthorised movement if a caravan is being moved. These devices allow a caravan to be tracked by the monitoring service to precise street map level.

Thatcham Category 7 approval

These tracking devices are location systems that allow a stolen caravan to be traced to a geographic location (not as accurate as Category 6 devices). A trained finding service is used to locate the stolen caravan. (This finding service may carry a set fee).

Thatcham Category 6 or 7 for caravans

Look for those devices listed as suitable for caravans. This ensures that such devices are suitable for caravans and will operate for in excess of 6 months on a combination of a leisure battery and the units internal power supply without the need for a recharge. Great for when you are keeping your caravan in storage for long periods where your leisure battery is not being recharged regularly.

Please note, we may still not accept a device that has one or more of these certifications. Please refer to the list above.

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