Pandora Mini BT Thatcham Cat 1

Thatcham Approval Number - TSC234

The Pandora Mini BT V3 Thatcham Cat 1 is a fantastic entry level alarm and immobiliser system that works very discreetly with your original vehicles remote control or keyless entry system. The Pandora Mini BT uses Bluetooth to make sensor adjustments and allow you to view alarm history via your smart phone via the Pandora BT Bluetooth app. Range of the Bluetooth app is up to 10 meters depending on conditions. The only part you need to disarm the alarm and immobiliser system correctly is the ADR tag. This sits on the vehicles key's and submits a secure signal 128bit on the 868Mhz wavelength meaning it can't be cloned or key scanned like other alarm products on the market. This system also features a loud 118DB battery back up siren, the new Mini BT V3 also features an LED like the rest of the Pandora range.

Designed for the customer who wants ultimate security encryption to protect their vehicle against car theft and key scanning, but still want the alarm to be controlled by your OEM factory key fob and a minimum of 2x Immobilisation points on the vehicle. Also includes Pandora BT Bluetooth app for smartphone control and alarm adjustment.The Mini BT system works by detecting Pandora’s Bluetooth ID tags close to the vehicle (distance can be set by the customer from the distance of 2-10m) if the tag is detected close to the vehicle, the tag will allow the system to be disarmed through your factory fob or through your cars keyless entry system ( Providing this tag is detected by the alarm, if not the alarm and immobiliser remain active ). No need to carry any extra large key fobs and protects your vehicle from the latest threat of key scanning, Key cloning and RollJam. The ADR tag also goes to sleep when no motion is detected after 10 mins, meaning even if your keys are within a close proximity to your vehicle the system will NOT disarm.

Be assured of getting the best customer care and installationIn Car Advancements have the knowledge unlike any other Pandora installer in the UK. Not only do we install the Pandora products we also give technical support to other Pandora car alarm dealers in the UK. To become a Platinum Pandora dealer you have to be the best in your field. This is also based on the quality of installations and product knowledge. You can be assured of the best when choosing In Car Advancements to fit your Pandora security system. Why settle for anything less than the best in your area?

The Mini BT V3 Thatcham Cat 1 protects you against the main attack methods used by today's car thieves...

  •  Roll jam ( RF Code Grabbing )
  •  Key scanning  
  •  Key cloning

       Unlike other devices on the market the Pandora Mini BT Thatcham approved Immobilises your vehicle in more than one way

Our packages are all about layers of security.  One of the key points of any aftermarket alarm is the engine immobiliser. All our packages come with a minimum of 2 immobiliser points on any installation with up to 2-5 immobiliser points on the larger systems. Want the most secure installation in the world? why not add our wireless immobiliser modules onto your system! These talk to the alarm wirelessly meaning even if the wiring is traced back to the alarm ECU they still won't be able to find the wireless immobilisation module.

Handsfree locking also works with your OEM door button and proximity key.

Pandora’s Handsfree locking allows you to Simply walk up to your car with the Pandora tag in your pocket. When the alarm systems detects the immobiliser tag, the vehicle will automatically unlock and disarm the Pandora system, completely handsfree. As you walk away, and the tag signal is lost, the alarm will arm, lock and secure the vehicle. No more fumbling around looking for your keys and pressing buttons! ( Works on certain vehicles / don't have a Pandora system fitted based on this feature working )

It will also work through your Fords ( And many other vehicle manufatures ) Proximity entry with proximity key. With the security encryption of the Pandora tags. No tag and the pandora will stay fully armed and immobilised.


With all our packages we have added a minimum of 4 additional sensors. These detect..

  • Tilt - Detects vehicle jacking up, towing and wheel theft.
  • Shock zone - Hard impact detection.
  • Shock warn - Light impact warning detection.
  • Motion - Accelerometer, detects speed and movement.
  • Smartphone (iOS & Android) Bluetooth App.

Optional extras which you can add to the Pandora Mini BT Thatcham Cat 1 package

  • Bluetooth wireless Immobiliser Module.
  • Bluetooth Wireless OBD Immobiliser.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Shock Sensor ( only 2 per system ).
  • Anti Hijack ( Voids Thatcham Approval / We will NOT issue a certifcate )


Adjustment to the onboard Sensors can be simply adjusted using sliders in the Pandora specially designed smartphone app. Also lock / unlock your car all from your Smartphone up to 20 meters away * Only on certain vehicles *. Please be aware this excludes the additional dual zone proximity sensor ( This is adjusted via the sensor itself ).

Please be aware of the following when choosing a Pandora product

Anti hijack - None of the Thatcham approved Pandora systems feature anti hijack due to Thatcham testing / approval guidelines. Thatcham do NOT allow any alarm in the UK to have anti hijack. If you require anti hijack to be installed at additional cost & activated on your vehicle, your system will NOT be Thatcham approved / NO certificate will be issued.
Handsfree locking & smartphone locking - None of our Pandora security systems feature any form of handsfree locking or smartphone lock or unlock features as standard. This is always down to vehicle security updates on many vehicles such as VAG, BMW, Ford and Mercedes. These updates are created by the vehicle manufature and they are designed to stop certain Can-Bus messages being sent when the factory security is active / which are not within our control. However if your vehicle does have the ability to have these features working through Can-Bus we will activate these. A good example is a Renault Trafic 2014 -2020 which allows all handsfree and smartphone locking features to work flawlessly. If you require all handsfree and smartphone locking features to work on a BMW for example it is possible however it will require additional parts & you will need to give up a spare key. Find out more on giving up a spare key and the handsfree locking module blog post.

Warn away sensor - Some customers want warn away siren chirps if someone walks up to the drivers or passagers window glass. This additional warn away zone is an additional £50 on any Pandora installation. Please be aware the dual zone proximity sensor is NOT compatible with all vehicles and as such don't base your buying decision on this sensor alone. The sensor can ONLY be adjusted via the sensor itself which will / may need to be adjusted by the customer, we will explain how this is done and supply a full guide. Please be aware if your front windows are tinted this sensor will NOT work. Why not view our dual zone proximity adjustment guide?

Engine temperature - The Pandora security systems allow you to view the engine temperature on the mobile app or a separate remote control in some cases. This temperature sensor is built within the siren body, although the sensor offers a good reading it is not an exact reading and only to be used as a guide.

Fuel level - The Pandora systems allow you to enter the mobile smartphone app or Seperate remote in some cases to get the fuel information from the vehicles Can-Bus line and in some cases it may slightly under read or over read. And on certain vehicles not at all. Please bare this in mind when having a Pandora system installed.

ADR tag - Every Pandora system features a secure anti clone & anti scan ADR tag. The battery inside this tag is a CR2032 and dependant on use will last between 4 - 6 months. It is down to the customer to make sure a decent Duracell battery is used to guarantee reliability. If you need to change your battery view our Pandora ADR Tag battery replacement guide

Remote start - None of the Pandora security systems feature remote start as standard. Remote start is an optional extra and as such will require extra parts and additional labour costs. Please be aware in 90% of cases you will also need to give up a spare key for your vehicle. This spare key is then mounted inside a secure keyless immobiliser bypass module behind the dash. This means you will loose the spare key for your vehicle and it will NOT be able to be removed or be used at a later date due to the modifications required. We would advise getting another key programmed into your vehicle BEFORE getting remote start installed. Why not view our giving up a spare key / immobiliser bypass blog post.

Subscription - Pandora eye, smart & elite models all come with 12 months FREE subscription. After this period has expired the subscription will need to be renewed at £125 per year. This can be re-newed via Pandora directly on 0203 7908 666.
Smartphone Bluetooth Range - The Bluetooth Mobile Smartphone range from 1-35 meters is dependent on conditions and the phones compatibility. Most Smartphones such as Samsung and Apple work flawlessly, however some Huawei and Motorola may not function correctly with this system. On Thatcham approved systems this Smartphone range has also been reduced for maximum security ( due to your smartphone being able to act as an ADR tag ).
Warranty - All Pandora systems come with a 3 year product warranty as standard meaning any components that become faulty during the 3 years will be replaced under our no quibble warranty. This covers normal manufacture defects NOT abuse or product modifiaction. Any tampering with installation will VOID all warranty. We cover the labour warranty for 1 year, after this period has ended a call out charge of £150 will be payable to replace any components for the remaining 24 months.
Pandora Sensors - All Pandora alarms are installed at there factory pre-set settings, as such these are the recommended settings with the best results, however every vehicle is different and the vehicle may be parked in different environments for example ( a vehicle being parked on a building site and a large amount of vibration is present could cause a shock sensor to trigger ). As such you may need to tweek these sensors which can easily be tweeked via the Pandora BT smartphone app. Find out more on Pandora Sensor Adjustment.

We supply and fit the Pandora Mini BT Thatcham Cat 1 in Essex and all local area’s such as…. Basildon, Brentwood, Romford, Hornchurch, Barking, Dagenham, Ilford, Thurrock, South Ockenden, Billericay, Grays, Southend, Southwoodham ferrers, Chelmsford.

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In Car Advancements Limited have provided a fully mobile service since the start of trading back in 2007. We cover all areas in Essex such as ...

Aveley,Basildon,Bicknacre,Billericay,Braintree,Brentwood,Bulphan,Burnham on Crouch,Canvey Island, Chadwell Heath,Chaffley,Chelmsford,Clacton,Coggeshall,Colchester,Cold Norton,Copford,Corringham,Dagenham,Danbury,Dedham,Dunmow,East Tilbury,Fordham,Frinton,Galleywood,Grays,Great Baddow,Great Dunmow,Great Leighs,Great Totham,Hadleigh,Halstead,Harlow,Harwich,Heybridge,Heybridge Basin,Hockley,Holland-on-Sea,Ilford,Ingatestone,Keggers Hill,Kelvedon,Latchingdon,Leigh on Sea,Maldon,Maylandsea,North Fambridge,Orsett,Pirroni-cum-Moze,Purfleet,Rainham,Rayleigh,Rettendon,Rochford,Shoeburyness,South Benfleet,South Ockendon,South Woodham Ferrers,Southend,Springfield,Stanford le Hope,Stansted,Stanway,Stock,Thorpe-le-Soken,Tollesbury,Walton On The Naze,Westcliff on Sea,Wickford,Witham,Wivenhoe

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