Europe News: Masternaut gains Thatcham CAT 5

Europe News:  Masternaut gains Thatcham CAT 5

Masternaut has achieved Thatcham Category 5 for its vehicle tracking system.

Masternaut is the first commercial vehicle telematics supplier to secure Category 5 for a full range of vehicles including vans, HGV’s and plant. Masternaut is also the first online fleet management solution to offer what is regarded as the highest security rating available.

According to Mike Briggs, vehicle security manager at Thatcham, there has been a 100% recovery rate amongst vehicles fitted with Thatcham Category 5 tracking systems, with all but one vehicle being recovered within two hours.

The Masternaut Thatcham Category 5 system comprises a covert telematics unit with an automated arm/disarm system linked to an electronic ID key that identifies authorised drivers. The system automatically detects illegal vehicle movement and drivers are informed immediately.

UK and European tracking and Police liaison is handled by dedicated Category 5 approved control rooms. Only with a Category 5 system can a vehicle be legally immobilised by remotely disabling the starter motor.

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