Who is Thatcham?

Thatcham Research was established by the motor insurance industry in 1969, with the specific aim of containing or reducing the cost of motor insurance claims while maintaining safety standards.

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 vehicle security systems that is now established as an industry benchmark.

Thatcham remains the UK’s only ‘not for profit’ insurer funded research centre, and hold a unique position thanks to their involvement and engagement with vehicle manufacturers, regulators, law enforcement organisations, automotive bodies and insurers to provide a holistic view of the benefits or shortcomings of vehicle technologies. Their research is at the forefront of vehicle safety, security and repair.

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