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What sort of alarm is fitted to my car ??

Hi Guys, I have a 2008 2.2 Sport.

What is the factory standard alarm fitted, my insurance is due and I always just put factory fitted but wondered if it was anything better ie;

Factory fitted - Thatcham approved alarm / immobiliser
Factory fitted - Thatcham approved alarm
Factory fitted - Non Thatcham approved alarm / immobiliser
Factory fitted - Non Thatcham approved alarm

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I was under the understanding that at least CAT1 alarms were Thatcham approved - The 2008 Sport has the perimeter alarm and immobiliser, as it doesn't have the interior sensors it isn't CAT1 and therefore not Thatcham approved.

So you have option 3 on your list
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I take that back - have a look here http://www.thatcham.org/security/pdfs/compliance.pdf I think it means that all Honda 8th Gen Civics (but not the 1.4) are Thatcham approved

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the S ad R ae all type 1 thatcham.... THINK thats THINK it goes across range
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Thanks for the comments so far guys but how can I confirm for sure ?

Spoke to my local dealer and they were no use at all
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Look in that document I posted a link for - it confirms the alarm used is "ACU 7898 Alarm" this is a Thatcham approved alarm (Thatcham number TC2 – 1253/0902)

You can do the same for the immobiliser

So as long as you don't have the 1.4 you have Factory fitted - Thatcham approved alarm / immobiliser
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So am i right in thinking that the 1.4 has a lower spec alarm?
Wonder why that is.....

Ive always said when obtaining a quote from any insurance company - "factory fitted" and have never been asked for any further details.
I suppose the thinking is that if you have a Thatcham Cat1, you might qualify for a slightly reduced premium.....but surely the insurance companies should know what the factory fitted system should be, and calculate your premium accordingly?

If you are talking about a superior aftermarket system then thats a different matter.....but i still wouldnt bank on a discount.
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