Mobile Fitting Service
Don't be a victim of theft and another statistic
recorded on the crime list database. Minimise the risk by following our security
Is your property permanently marked?
When the police find property (or parts) believed to be
stolen, they often cannot identify the owner. Marking your
property will help to convict a thief or handler of stolen
parts. Any form of marking is better than none. Use an ultra
violet pen to mark body panels, seats and engine components,
or preferably fit a Datatag electronic tagging kit, supplied
by Peter Mouncer and recognised by insurers.
ALARMS & IMMOBILISERS
These generally fall into two categories, the DIY and the
professionally installed. If you are unsure about which
system to purchase, ask your broker about recommended products.
Look for “Thatcham” or "Sold Secure"
approval. Thatcham (The Motor Industry Repair Research Centre)
and Sold Secure are insurance companies’ appointed
bodies responsible for setting security standards.
Thatcham approved systems usually cost more than the DIY varieties, but there
will usually be the added benefits of high security, higher
quality, professional installation, longer term warranty,
reduced insurance premium, lower excess and peace of mind.
Most manufacturers recognise and approve Thatcham listed
systems, which may benefit you if your vehicle is covered
by the manufacturer's warranty.
DIY systems may be cheaper but insurance companies are not
known for offering incentives or recognising the self-installed
variety. These systems can be easily installed, providing
that the installer has a modicum of electrical knowledge,
however they are often easily bypassed. Their worth as a
deterrent should not be ignored as they can offer a reasonable
form of secondary security.
Remember, even if you cannot afford the best, cheaper products
will offer a level of deterrent to a thief and could make
INSURANCE APPROVED FITTING
Full certificates produced.
TOP QUALITY INSTALLATION
We work to the highest standards.
SOLD SECURE AND THATCHAM APPROVED
Your assurance of quality products. In the UK, hundreds of
thousands of vehicles/trailers/containers/boats/caravans
are stolen (and stolen from) every year. The vast majority
are never recovered.
MINIMIZING THE PROBLEM
If you only take away one piece of security advice from
this page, let it be this: USE
whatever security devices you have. If you're
finding it all too much hassle (which we quite understand
- life is for living), consider zero input devices like
sophisticated self-alarming alarm/immobilisers.
Don't leave your keys with the vehicle, even for a short
time. Always keep your keys with you and NOT at home. Thieves
are increasingly breaking into houses just to get the keys
to your vehicle/garage/locks and registration documents.
Don't buy used vehicle spares. The problem is so bad, that
the chances are that will have originated from a stolen
vehicle. It's demand that creates the problem in the first
VEHICLE SECURITY DEVICES
Breadth and diversity of security devices is the enemy of
the thief. If it all looks like too much hassle for him,
he is far more likely to move on to easier prey. We recommend
a combination of Marking, Electronic
and Mechanical devices.
Security Devices usually pay for themselves in the long
term, partially through insurance discounts (for devices
approved by your insurance company - ask them BEFORE you
buy anything as they all differ), but mainly by maintaining
your No Claims Bonus and avoiding the true cost of having
to make a claim (the excess, increased future premiums,
potential withdrawal of cover, etc.). Put your insurance,
security and training budgets all together.
Use one of the proprietary part marking systems. These are
a real deterrent to the professional thief, improve the
chance of getting your property back if it's stolen and
will help the police bring prosecutions.
A combined alarm and immobiliser professionally fitted really
puts off would-be thieves. Consider the option of a pager
(usually only short distance), a text messaging device or
Good quality chains and padlocks are the most versatile.
Get a good one and it should last you for life.
Make sure your garage is very secure, as once inside and
out of sight, thieves feel they have much more time to defeat
the rest of your security. Standard garage door locks are
of little deterrence; add a couple more quality locks to
the weak points. If practical, extend the house alarm to
the garage or fit a separate garage alarm. Some motorcycle
alarms can also be extended to the garage itself. All this
will, of course, make the rest of your garage's contents
more secure too. Don't leave your tools in the garage as
thieves often rely on the owners tools to ply their abhorrent