Motorhome tracking devices

Motorhome with Satellite tracking system / Motorhome tracking device

We offer a 25% motorhome insurance discount when fitting a Caravan Guard approved tracking device.

Tracking devices are very effective at recovering stolen motorhomes. A motorhome tracking device can immediately and accurately pinpoint the location of a stolen motorhome and guide police to a speedy recovery. Dependent on the value of your motorhome and your personal circumstances, Caravan Guard may insist on a certain category of tracker in order to be able to provide an insurance quotation. We recommend that you do not commit to a particular type of tracker without checking it is acceptable for insurance purposes.

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Caravan Guard approved motorhome tracking devices

Underneath this table are some tips on what to look for when buying a tracking device. These devices are acceptable for motorhomes insured for up to £85,000 in value. For higher value motorhomes please contact Caravan Guard for information.

If your tracking device doesn't appear on the list below but you know it is Thatcham Category (CAT) S5, S7, CAT 5 or CAT 6 approved it is likely we will approve the device. Please call us to check this on 01422 396 761.

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

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NameEUProCert
Autowatch
(Track & Trace 1)
ticktickThatcham S7
Autowatch
(Track & Trace 5)
ticktickThatcham S5
CanTrack(Asset / Protect)ticktickThatcham Category S7
CobraTrak
(S5)
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ticktickThatcham S5
Hal-Locate
(Hal 1000 - must be ProActive)
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ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Meta Trak(S5 V2)ticktickThatcham S5
Meta Trak(S7)ticktickThatcham S7
Phantom
(Guard Pro / Pro III / Sentinel / iTrack / iTrack OBD)
ticktickThatcham S7
Phantom
(Guard Pro S5 / iTrack Secure 5 / iTrack secure 5+ / Sentinel Five / Sentinel Five+)
ticktickThatcham S5
Scorpion
(ScorpionTrack HD S7)
ticktickThatcham S7
Scorpion
(S5-VTS)
ticktickThatcham S5
SmarTrack
(Protector Plus / Protector Pro / Protector Pro Global / Trident)
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ticktickThatcham S7
SmarTrack
(5 / 5DRS)
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ticktickThatcham S5
Sargent
(Swift Command Tracker / Sargent Tracking (Auto-Trail Connect))
ticktickThatcham S7
Teletrac Navman
(Trackstar S5)
ticktickThatcham S5
Teletrac Navman
(Trackstar S7)
ticktickThatcham S7
TRACKER
(S5 Plus)
ticktickThatcham S5
TRACKER
(Locate / Monitor / Plus / Vantage)
ticktickThatcham S7
Van Bitz
(Shadow VTS)
ticktickThatcham S5
Vodafone
(Protect & Connect S5 / Protect & Connect S5 Plus)
ticktickThatcham S5
Vodafone
(Protect & Connect S7)
ticktickThatcham S7
 
Older devices (Thatcham delisted or discontinued but still acceptable)
Autotxt
(RVCS6)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
British Tracking Systems
(Predator)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
CobraTrak
(Plus / Plus Web / ADR / First / First Mobile / Q / Q Attivo)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
CobraTrak
(5 / 5 Web / NavTrak ADR 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Global Telematics Ltd
(Group 999 CAT 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Metasystems
(TVM CAT 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Masternaut
(MCU2)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Meta Trak(5)ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Meta Trak(6 / 6 V2 / VTS / TVM110 / Defcom Trak)ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Neo-Trac
(One)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Phantom
(Pro II/Pro Active)
ticktickPreviously Sold Secure
RedWeb Technologies Ltd
(RX10)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Road Angel
(Trac-It)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Scorpion
(ScorpionTrack CAT 6 - ST50 / Scorpion Track HD CAT 6 - ST60 / Scorpion Track Fleet 'Secure' CAT 6 - ST70)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Scorpion
(ScorpionTrack CAT 5 - ST55)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Scorpion
(Pursue / 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
SmarTrack
(Alert24 / Toad Track TT1000)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
SmarTrack
(Alert24 Keyguard)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
SmarTrack
(CAT 5 / CAR 5 DRST / CAT 5 PRO DRS)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Trackstar
(Trafficmaster)(TM100 / TM400 / TM450 / TM460)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT TQA
Teletrac Navman
(Trackstar CAT 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Teletrac Navman
(Trackstar Leisure / Trackstar CAT 6 / Trackstar Advance)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Toad
(Toad Track 1000)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
TRACKER
(CAT 5 Plus)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
TRACKER
(Response)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
TRACKER
(Retrieve - battery powered)
*Only accepted on certain models see below.
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 7
Trak (Global Solutions Ltd)
(Swiftrak)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Trafficmaster
(Trackstar 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Trafficmaster
(Protector 2 / Trackstar TM470)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6
Vari-Trac
(One)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Vodafone
(Protect & Connect 5)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 5
Vodafone
(Protect & Connect 6)
ticktickPreviously Thatcham CAT 6

*Tracker Retrieve only acceptable when fitted to:

  • 2013 – 2016 models of Swift, Autocruise, Bessacarr and Escape Motorhomes.
  • 2015 – 2019 models of Elddis Marquis Majestic range and Elddis Tyne Valley Signature range.
  • 2018 - 2019 models of the Elddis Preston Supreme range.
  • 2019 models of the Elddis Brownhills Evolution range.
  • 2019 Glossop Chatsworth.

For fitment to other motorhomes please contact us.

Unaccepted tracking devices

Tracking Devices that are not accepted for motorhomes (for new customers) include:

  • Any self track devices
  • Any pay as you go track units
  • Any self fitted device
  • Glopos
  • iMob
  • Locator
  • Mtrack
  • Metis Trackers
  • Navman
  • Orchid
  • Outsmart The Thief Defender
  • Phantom Target/Non Pro Active
  • Sky Tag Tracker
  • SureTrack
  • TrackBak
  • Tracker Echo
  • Tracker Horizon
  • Trackstar Plus

Top tips when choosing a motorhome 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 motorhome 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 motorhome, 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 S5, S7, CAT 5 or CAT 6 approved – click here for details about security certifications.

  • Low battery alert

    If your motorhome 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

Thatcham Category 6 approval (discontinued)

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

Thatcham Category 5 (discontinued)

These Tracking systems are designed specifically for powered vehicles such as motorhomes (not caravans) and are effective against the current trend of thieves breaking into houses to steal vehicle keys. Owners are supplied a separate driver identification tag or card which is intended to be kept separate from your motorhome keys. If your motorhome is moved using keys but the driver's identification tag is not present in the motorhome, the tracking device monitoring centre immediately identifies your motorhome as likely to be stolen. CAT 5 devices allow police to immobilise a stationary vehicle under controlled conditions. Such systems tend to be a more expensive to install and monitoring fees can cost more than a CAT 6 or 7 device.

S5 Category

Classed as vehicle tracking systems. It’s expected most devices that were Category 5 will migrate to S5 approval subject to Thatcham research centre testing. However, the S5 category removes the need for CAT 5 devices to have various functions such as remote engine immobilisation. Devices will still need to have a driver identification tag feature. We expect some previous Category 6 approved devices will add a driver identification tags and resubmit themselves for S5 approval.

S7 Category

Classed as asset location systems. This category largely combines previous Thatcham category 6 and 7 device standards into one. Subject to Thatcham testing many CAT 6 and 7 devices will become S7 approved.

Thatcham TQA (Thatcham Quality Assured) approval

Thatcham Quality Assured (TQA) tracking and location devices are tested to prove that the device meets minimum insurance requirements. The TQA accreditation was replaced by the CAT 6 and CAT 7 accreditations. There are certain devices (such as Trackstar TM100) that we continue to accept as they did carry TQA approval but which have since been superseded by newer devices that adhere to the latest standards..

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

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