Thatcham Research has been at the forefront of vehicle security since the 1990s when it introduced the New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) to address levels of vehicle crime and launched the Thatcham Categories for Alarm and Immobiliser systems that is now established as an industry benchmark
As of 1 January 2019, all Thatcham Research security product assessments will be conducted under a new ‘Thatcham Security Certifications’ brand, an overarching service.
The Thatcham categories for Alarm and Immobilisers were launched in the 1990s and have become an industry benchmark. The certification provides reassurance around the functionality, design and performance of alarms, immobilisers and tracking systems. From 1 January 2019, all security assessments will be conducted under a new Thatcham Security Certification banner.
Product assessment changes
Thatcham will no longer undertake annual manufacturing site assessments – assessments will be carried out on the products only, and not the associated manufacturing processes
Certification renewals will be carried out every 2 years, instead of annually
Products will only be assessed upon receipt of the relevant recognised Type Approval certificates
Certification process time reduced from a 6-8 week process, to 1-2 weeks
A new schedule of fees
A new Thatcham Security Certified logo
Electronic Alarms & Immobilisers
Vehicle Tracking & Asset Location Systems (including monitoring centres)