Car Security & Window Tinting in Reigate FAQ | Caterham In-Car Systems

What is stolen vehicle tracking?

This is a method of locating and tracing stolen vehicles, through the use of professionally installed systems that employ GPS/GSM/GPRS, VHF (Very High Frequency) or ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition) technology. They are stealthily integrated and properly secured to ensure that thieves don’t notice their presence and try and deactivate them. There are a variety of different of types of stolen vehicle tracking systems we make available to clients in the Reigate area, including Thatcham S5 Trackers, which provided an exceptional level of car security and boast additional features, such as those featured in many ghost immobilisers.

How does stolen vehicle tracking work?

Stolen vehicle tracking devices use the aforementioned signals, frequencies and systems to track the location of a stolen vehicle in real-time. Once the system is activated, the tracking company can track the car's location and alert the authorities, who statistics show then have a 95% chance of recovering it. The more sophisticated the system – e.g our Thatcham S5 Trackers – the higher the chance of recovery.

Ghost Immobilisers

What is a ghost immobiliser?

Ghost immobilisers are an electronic car security system that prevent a vehicle from being started without the correct key or fob. In the case of some products, like our popular Autowatch Ghost systems, you create a unique pin which is entered using console and steering wheel buttons.

How does a ghost immobiliser work?

Ghost immobilisers work by inserting an extra layer of protection between the engine and the ECU, making it impossible to start the car without the correct key or fob. The system is wired into the car's electrical system and can only be deactivated using a unique code, the correct key or fob, or in the case of some more modern products on the market, an attached smart phone app.

Window Tinting

What is window tinting?

Window tinting is the process of applying a thin film to a vehicle's windows. The Tint Shack, Caterham In-Car Systems’ in-house window tinting specialists, stock a range of different films in different colours and opacities, from leading manufacturers.

What are the benefits of window tinting?

Window tinting can provide several benefits to Reigate motorists, including reducing glare and heat, increasing privacy, and protecting the car's interior from UV damage. It can also bind together shattered glass, reducing clean-up and the chance of a stray shard catching you in the case of an accident or vandalism.

Vehicle Dash Cams

What is a vehicle dash cam?

Vehicle dash cams are mounted on the dashboard or windshield of a car, and provide live monitoring of the road ahead.

Why do people use vehicle dash cams?

Vehicle dash cams are used for several reasons, including providing evidence in case of an accident, capturing footage of reckless or dangerous driving, and deterring car thefts; smile – you’re on camera, can often make opportunistic thieves a little shy. You may also find that having vehicle dash cams fitted can reduce insurance premiums, making them a very cost-effective after market upgrade.

Reverse Cameras

What is a reverse camera?

As their name suggests, reverse cameras are mounted on the back of a vehicle and provide a live video feed of what is behind the car when it is in reverse.

Why do people use reverse cameras?

Reverse cameras are used to increase visibility when reversing, making it easier to avoid collisions with obstacles or other vehicles. Increasingly a standard feature fitted in modern marquees, they can be especially useful if you drive a fairly bulky vehicle, or if you live or work in a place in Reigate with awkward, tight parking.

Have a different question? Call Caterham In-Car Systems, the Reigate area’s first choice for car security installations, window tinting and dash cams. You can reach us on 01883 343 393.