New tracking device standards launched for caravans and motorhomes

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  1. Steve Price says:

    Can you please advise of the latest developments re you accepting Out Smart The Thief as an approved motorhome security system, as your last post was nearly 12 months ago. We have been insured with you for the last 12 years, but are intending to upgrade our MH in the very near future and are researching whether to stay with you or move our business elsewhere
    Thank you
    Steve

    • Craig @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Steve
      Acceptance of Outsmart The Thief is a decision our underwriters would need to make. At present only Thatcham approved trackers are recognised by RSA. Note that the Outsmart The Thief Titanium / Lockdown comprises a Thatcham Category 1 alarm system and therefore this satisfies our security requirements for motorhomes valued up to £59,999 and also qualifies for a 19% alarm discount.

  2. John Knowles says:

    Thatcham ratings improving but systems available still seem inferior to outsmart the thief product and this is not recognised in your insurance approved ratings. Outsmart the thief have never lost a caravan or motorhome!

    • Craig @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi John
      Thanks for your comment. Outsmart The Thief is accepted as a tracking device on our touring caravan policy. Due to the values of motorhomes at which we need a tracking device (over £60,000 in value) our underwriters RSA want to make sure a device has been tested. As they are not in a position to test devices themselves, they rely on Thatcham as an independent body. Unfortunately as you say Outsmart The Thief does not currently carry a Thatcham accreditation. We are currently working with Outsmart The Thief to resolve this. Note RSA do allow us to recognise the Outsmart The Thief device as additional security on motorhomes valued above £45,000 and award a 19% premium discount.


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