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 S7 for caravans
CanTrack(Asset / Protect)ticktickThatcham Category S7
Custodia Systems(ApelloGEO / Club Secure)tick24hr monitored onlySold Secure
Global Telemetrics(Caravantracking)ticktickThatcham Category S7
Hal-Locate(Hal 1000 - must be ProActive) 
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ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6 for caravans
Meta Trak(S7)ticktickThatcham Category S7
Outsmart the Thief(Defender)ticktickTUV Accredited Only
Phantom(Pro III / Sentinel)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Sargent(Swift Command Tracker / Sargent Tracking / Lunar Assist / Alaria Assist)ticktickThatcham Category S7
Scorpion(ScorpionTrack S7)ticktickThatcham Category S7
SmarTrack(Caravan / Caravan Protector / Maxi / Protector Pro Global) 
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ticktickThatcham Category S7 for caravans
TRACKER(Caravan / Monitor) 
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Selected CountriestickThatcham Category S7
TRACKER(Retrieve - battery powered) 
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Selected Countries24hr monitored onlyThatcham Category S7
TRACKER(Locate) 
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ticktickThatcham Category S7
 
Older devices (Thatcham delisted or discontinued but still acceptable)
Automatrics(MTrack ProActive) (must be professionally installed)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 7
British Tracking Systems(Caravan Tracker)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
CobraTrak(Plus / Plus Web) ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
CobraTrak(First / First Mobile / Q / Q Attivo)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Meta Trak(6 / 6 V2)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Road Angel(Trac-It)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Scorpion(Scorpion Track)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
SmarTrack(Alert24 Keyguard)
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ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6 for caravans
SureTrack(MT3) (must be professionally installed + Secure/Recover tariff purchased)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 7
Tracker(Response / Horizon)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Trackstar(Trafficmaster)(TM450)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 6
Tracks 360(Guardian) (must be professionally installed + Secure/Recover tariff purchased)ticktickPreviously Thatcham Category 7
Phantom(Pro II/Pro Active)ticktickPreviously Sold Secure



If your tracking device doesn't appear on this list above but you know it is Thatcham Category S7, S5 or CAT 6 or Cat 7 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 01422 396 748).

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 S5, S7, CAT 6, CAT 7 or 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.

If you currently have a caravan insurance policy on which you have stipulated that a tracking device is fitted, it will likely be a condition of theft cover that you do all you can to keep the tracking device operational – that’s certainly the case for Caravan Guard customers. Read our blog post on how to check your tracking device is still working.

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 (discontinued)

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 (discontinued)

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).

S5 Category

Classed as vehicle tracking systems. These devices need to have a driver identification tag feature which means that an alert will be sent to the device’s monitoring centre should the caravan be moved without the identification tag present. 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 Category S5, S7, CAT 6 or CAT 7 for caravans

Look for those devices listed as suitable for caravans. This makes sure that such devices will operate for in excess of 6 months on a combination of a leisure battery and the unit's 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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