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GAP Security get Thatcham approval

Published: 11 June 2009

Updated: 21 November 2014

GAP Security, the UK’s largest independent vehicle security dealer, is now a Thatcham Recognised Installer.

Following the recent demise of the VSIB (Vehicle Security Installation Board), Thatcham, perhaps better known for the testing and approval of vehicle security devices, stepped in to establish a new and improved accreditation for installers.

Thatcham believe strongly in the need for an industry standard for the installation, as without it, neither the consumer nor the insurer can be certain that the system fitted is operating and protecting to its maximum potential.

Thatcham states that this not only assures a quality installation but can dramatically reduce the possibility of a vehicle being stolen.

Guy Anderson, director of GAP Security stressed “For far too long, many consumers have been misguided into purchasing their security system based upon price, believing that the cheaper it is, the better!”

“However, we believe that a cheap price should be seen as a warning; if an alarm dealer is having to sell at a lower price, shouldn’t we be questioning why?”

“At GAP Security, we understand that our customers have often spent a great deal of time, money and effort on their vehicles and to provide anything other than the very best workmanship would be wrong. Without exception, there is only one area we can look at to cut our retail prices and that’s the labour and this can only be discounted by reducing the time it takes to fit.”

“However, we believe, like Thatcham, that the fitting is the most important area of all. Why buy a security system like the Clifford AvantGuard or Datatool S4 only to have it fitted incorrectly and not only miss out on all of the features and benefits it has to offer, but risk having it false alarm at night or immobilise the engine.”

“As the UK’s most recognised vehicle security installer, we must always be seen to offer the highest level of workmanship possible and support this new initiative from Thatcham whole heartedly.”

For more details on the Recognised Installer program or to discuss getting your vehicle secured contact GAP Security on 0800 783 2165.

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