Volvo has won the coveted International Vehicle Security Award at the 2012 Thatcham Security Awards. Beating off intense competition from rival manufacturers, this is the second straight year that Volvo has been honoured with the award.
Thatcham completes a 1,000 point New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) on all new vehicles coming into the UK and Sweden for each country's respective insurance association.
Volvo's success came from excelling in the areas of mechanical security, electronic security and how identifiable a vehicle is when broken into its component parts. On this basis, the Thatcham International Vehicle Security Award goes to the most secure manufacturer in more than one country that Thatcham supports.
Attending to accept the award was Mikael Wall, security analysis engineer at Volvo Car Corporation who said: "We're delighted to accept this award for the second year running against some very tough competition. Volvo is committed to developing ways to reduce a driver's insurance premium and in conjunction with systems like the City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking on all new V40s , this award shows our progress in achieving that goal."
All of Volvo's models are equipped with a number of standard security features, such as remote central locking with deadlocks, an anti-theft alarm including immobiliser, a level sensor and the option of fitting laminated side windows for extra security.
To further increase customers' confidence in their vehicle's security, customers with Volvo On Call technology can, via their mobile phone, immediately check the status of the door locks, open the car doors if the keys have been locked inside or lost and have the system send an automatic alert if the alarm is triggered.