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Insurance Approved Alarms

We provide a range of Insurance Approved alarms. The systems listed here are for older vehicles that have pre-CANBus central wiring systems running electrical functions in the car. These products are known as 'analogue' alarm systems and often require extra fitting time to ensure all the physical cuts are sourced correctly and wired to the necessary expected standards.

The Autowatch 457 is our best value car alarm for analogue vehicles and is ideal for a range of cars and vans. This is a robust device that is very reliable. It also allows wireless sensors to be added for motorhome habitation and garage doors where running cables may prove difficult in a built environment.

The Clifford Concept 650 Mk 3 is for Clifford purists who often ask for it from having a 650 on a previous car. The Clifford uses an amplified antenna that sends and receives signals from a very long range.

What is a cat 1 alarm?

A cat 1 alarm tells you that minimum UK standards have been reached. Category 1 alarms are tested by Thatcham and this allows them to be recognised by your insurance company. Vehicles may not be insured for theft without a Cat 1 fitted but this may vary between insurance companies.

Thatcham Car Alarms

Thatcham Category 1: Alarms and Immobilisers listThatcham car alarms are Insurance approved once tested by the UK Government backed Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (MIRRC) based at Thatcham. Production companies submit their systems for testing (and pay a fee for the in-depth process) with the goal of having devices that are then 'Thatcham Approved'. All devices are added to a Thatcham cat 1 alarm list that can be seen on their website (search for Category 1: Alarm and Immobiliser) to see all options. All of the alarms listed on this page fall into the Category 1: Alarm and Immobiliser section.


Read more on Thatcham insurance approved alarms advice from the AA.

See our Thatcham Cat S5 or Cat S7 tracking systems for insurance.


We can provide your Cat 1 alarm fitted Guildford, Woking, Hampshire, Andover, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Farnham, Aldershot, Farnborough, Hindhead, Liss, Horsham, Midhurst, Chichester and West Sussex areas.