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GT car alarms Insurance - Guide

636 GT car alarm is a Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser which is fully insurance approved so installation should be carried out by a qualified installer who can issue a certificate for your motor insurance company.

A review of some of the most popular GT car alarms available in the UK with information about specifications.

Features on this GT car alarm include; door, bonnet and boot protection, ultrasonic interior protection, 2 circuit mmobilisation, a self powered siren and distress alert, remote control central locking, system override, 2x high security remotes, status LED, battery backup siren and flashing indicators.

108 GT car alarm is a Thatcham cat1 upgrade designed for vehicles already fitted with a cat2 immobiliser.

If you have a newer UK specification car it will probably be factory fitted with a cat2 immobiliser so all you need is an alarm system that integrates with the existing immobiliser to bring the vehicle up to full cat1 alarm and immobiliser.


GT car alarms are one of Europe`s leading vehicle security manufacturer supplying many vehicle manufacturers.

An entry-level Thatcham-1 rated car alarm system is Avital perfect for those people who require a high level of security on a restricted budget. The Maxx1 alarm & immobiliser system still has many of the leading features of it's bigger-brother Maxx-Series models, including the AviGlo™ glow-in-the-dark & waterproof remote controls, whilst retaining a distinctly modest price-tag! Avital, a world leader in vehicle security and convenience, has introduced this new range of three state-of-the-art security systems, all operated via handsome, ergonomic and waterproof AviGlo™ transmitters in either 2, 3 or 4-button configuration. The three Maxx systems have passed the stringent Thatcham tests (the UK insurance industry's test house), and may qualify you for reduced premiums as a result.

Thatcham is the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre. Established in 1969 by the British insurance industry, to undertake safety research and to take responsibility for vehicle security testing. They also test and classify vehicle parts, and train vehicle repair technicians.

Begun in 1993, with the mandate to test the effectiveness of security devices, The Vehicle Security Department was initially just for private cars, being extended later to encompass commercial vehicles and motorcycles.

Thatcham have tested hundreds of after market immobilisers, alarms and tracking devices since 1993. Compliant devices, and approved systems are placed on the Thatcham Vehicle Security National Listing.

They provide information for the ABI Group Rating Committee, who decide the grouping of each vehicle for insurance purposes and keep manufacturers and insurers updated with reports and statistics on vehicle theft.

Vehicle security systems must comply with particular criteria, before they can be approved. They are then reviewed every twelve months.

GT alarms use the latest in Surface Mount technology with the finest electronic components ensuring quality and reliability. GT car alarms supply the following vehicle manufacturers: Audi, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Ford, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo. Being Europe`s leading vehicle security manufacturer, GT`s investment in developing the latest security for toady's ever-changing vehicle security market has been the fore front of GT`s success. Toad Powerkey Thatcham category 2 immobiliser insurance approved installation and certification service. Special offer and free quote on fitting at your home or work address, 7 day service.

TOAD Powerkey - A "keyless", high security insurance approved immobiliser, using the latest transponder technology in the fight against vehicle crime. The ultimate in user friendly vehicle protection. It automatically arms when you remove your ignition keys and disarms when you insert them Programmable keys and status LED complete the features. Thatcham immobiliser with 2x transponder key fobs allows engine to start without the use of touchkeys or alterations to the dashboard - Can be upgraded anytime to a Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser by fitting Toad C4T Thatcham alarm

GT has also developed a security system specifically designed for the leisure industry, the Motorhome and Caravan alarms use the very latest in radio technology allowing for quick and easy installation.

Jocelyn from the UK has been involved in printer refill ink since 1998 dealing with many types of car alarm system from a simple alarm to a Thatcham insurance approved alarm with GPS tracking system allowing full control of your vehicle

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