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The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre (MIRRC), also known as Thatcham, has carried out research into the area of car security. It is recommended that when purchasing a car alarm you should purchase one that is Thatcham approved.

The AA recommends that if you have one fitted, you should use an installer that is approved by the MIRRC. For details of approved installers contact:

Thatcham MIRRC
Vehicle Security Department (TRI)
Colthrop Way
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 4NR

Tel: 01635 868855

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