Superior tool protection for tradespeople


  • "Plug and Play" set up within 2 minutes - no technical knowledge required.
  • Find your van and track movement with the inbuilt GPS.
  • Arm and Disarm is from your ARMD app

ARMD Guard Smart Van Alarm & Tracker


1 x ARMD Guard Alarm   + £119.99

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Connection, Data and SIM Card included

This is a 12 Month minimum term contract

Cancel within 14 days if you are unhappy


Bundle Summary

    The ARMD GUARD Smart Van alarm and tracker silently watches over your tools and alerts you (but not the thief) with an instant phone call notification upon detecting motion. The police are more likely to respond to a crime if they can catch them red-handed. If the thief steals the whole vehicle you can track it through the ARMD app and share the information with the police.

    • Allows you to take immediate action in the event of a break-in.
    • "Plug and Play" set up within 2 minutes - no technical knowledge required.
    • Find your van and track movement with the inbuilt GPS.
    • Arm and Disarm is from your ARMD app
    • Silent alert calls you whilst the break-in is happening without the criminals knowing so the police can catch them in the act.
    • The hub is powered by the OBD port in your vehicle.
    • The Sensor has a 7-year battery life.
    • Tool inventory app that allows you to log all of your tools and receipts.

    Get ARMD tool insurance as well to give you that extra layer of protection.

    An OBD port is a vehicles ‘On-Board Diagnostics’ port. It is a socket usually found under the steering wheel or near the glove compartment. It may be covered behind a removable panel.If you cannot find it google the make and model of your vehicle with OBD in the search i.e ‘Ford transit custom 2019 ODB location’

    The PIR disc sensor needs to go in the back of your van and cover the widest viewpoint possible including the doors where a breach is most likely to happen. Often this is on the bulkhead about 12 inches down from the roof, which would cover the back doors and a side door. Still, we understand that because of racking and different van configurations this is not always possible so in these cases place a far away as possible pointing at the most vulnerable parts of the van. It range is from 10cm to 5m. The sensor comes with a cradle that can easily stuck on or screwed to a surface and the PIR sensor then clips into it.

    Sometimes the vehicles OBD port is already in use with another device in this situation you need to buy an extra OBD splitter here
    Other times the OBD port maybe difficult to reach therefore you may need OBD extention lead which you can buy here

    The PIR sensor that goes in the back last 7 years. The ARMD Guard hub that goes in the front takes power from your vehicle battery so unless the vehicle is left stationary for months it should stay powered. If for any reason the power does run out or the up is unplugged you will be notified in the ARMD app and by text message.

    There are no top up's needed as the data is covered in your monthly or annual price.

    After our research there were a number of different reasons why we did not include an audible siren within the alarm:

    • The police are more likely to put the blue lights on and come to the scene of the crime if they have a chance of catching them red handed. BTW we always encourage you not to approach a theft that is taking place. Simply call the police and if you can try capturing them on film at a safe distance. This is for your own safety and will also support any insurance claim.
    • They often do not deter the thief and irritate the neighbours when accidentally triggered.
    • It brings the price of the product up therefore making it less attractive.

    ARMD collects various alarm usage and location data, such as how often the alarm is armed and where the vehicle travels. It is worth noting that none of this information is shared with any third party organisations, and is only used to improve the products ARMD makes for tradespeople.

    We cannot speak for other insurers but ARMD insurance products still cover you if your alarm happens to be turned off when a theft happens. We do however expect you to have it plugged in and being used regularly to show that you are taking action to try and prevent and protect your tools and van. It is worth mentioning that if you have ARMD insurance and your van is attacked whilst the alarm is armed, it can help to verify some claim details and speed up the process which is one of the reason we sell it with insurance.

    A tamper switch is triggered when the ODB connector is removed. This will activate an immediate phone call alert and SMS message to alert you

    Once you have purchased and installed the ARMD guard smart alarm you will be able to access the vehicle tracker within the ARMD app under the Security section.


    Vehicle tracking has a different login to the one you registered when signing up for an ARMD account. You should have receive an email from us when you bought the alarm titled “Important information regarding your new ARMD Guard alarm” which includes the tracking login details. After your first login, you will then be prompted to change your password.

    Technical Specs








    2G bands

    Quad-band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

    Data transfer

    GPRS Multi-Slot Class 12(up to 240 kbps)

    Data support

    SMS (text/data)


    Supply voltage range

    10 - 30 V DC with overvoltage protection

    Back-up battery

    3.7 V 45 mAh

    Power consumption

    At 12V < 5 mA (Ultra Deep Sleep)

    At 12V < 7 mA (Deep Sleep)

    At 12V < 7 mA (Online Sleep)

    At 12V < 8 mA (GPS Sleep)

    At 12V < 28 mA (nominal)



    4.0 + LE

    Supported peripherals

    Temperature and Humidity sensor, Headset, Inateck Barcode Scanner, Universal BLE sensors support



    OBDII Socket

    GNSS antenna

    Internal High Gain

    Cellular antenna

    Internal High Gain


    2.0 Micro-USB

    LED indication

    2 status LED lights




    128MB internal flash memory

    Physical Dimensions


    52.6 x 29.1 x 26 mm (L x W x H)

    Operating Environment

    Operating temperature (without battery)

    -40 °C to +85 °C

    Storage temperature (without battery)

    -40 °C to +85 °C

    Operating humidity

    5% to 95% non-condensing

    Ingress Protection Rating


    Battery charge temperature

    +10 °C to +45 °C

    Battery discharge temperature

    -20 °C to +60 °C

    Battery storage temperature

    -20 °C to +45 °C for 1 month

    -20 °C to +35 °C for 6 months





    Green Driving, Over Speeding detection, Jamming detection, GNSS Fuel Counter, Excessive Idling detection, Unplug detection, Towing detection, Crash detection, Auto Geofence, Manual Geofence, Trip

    Sleep modes

    GPS Sleep, Online Deep Sleep, Deep Sleep, Ultra Deep Sleep

    Configuration and firmware update

    FOTA Web, FOTA, Configurator (USB, Bluetooth), FMBT mobile application (Configuration)


    Configuration, Events, Debug

    GPRS commands

    Configuration, Debug

    Time Synchronization


    Fuel monitoring

    OBD II

    Ignition detection

    Accelerometer, External Power Voltage, Engine RPM


    Operating Mode

    Frequency Technology

    2,4 GHz - Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0/4.2 

    Up to +4 dBm (configurable)

    Output Power Range

    Up to 500 metres open field (+4dBm)

    Transmission Period 

    Advertising period (0,1 sec to 10 sec – configurable in seconds)

    Radio Frame Format

    Identifier : 15 characters max (15 bytes)* Presence detection event counter d’états : total number of presence event detected (15 bits)* Presence detection instantaneous state (1 Bit) *Refer to the frames specifications for more information

    Settings and Configuration 

    Interface/protocole : NFC (Type 2)

    Connected Mode

    Datalogger commands (record of saved sensor data)/ Battery level

    Advertising Mode

    Periodic presence detection state data transmission. Immediate transmission on change of sensor state

    Sensors Performance

    Range : 10 cm to 5 m (4 levels configuration)


    Power Supply

    3 VDC - Internal lithium battery

    Battery Life

    Up to 5 years*

    * Refer to the battery life curves for more information

    Battery Level

    Low battery warning in advertising frames (<15%) Battery voltage in scan response frames (configurable)



    CE : EN 300 328/ EN 301 489 & EN 55032 / EN 62368- 1


    FCC : FCC 15.247 / FCC PT 15B


    ISED : RSS-247 / ICES-003





    Ø 57 mm base - Height 20 mm




    DELRIN (POM C) Compatible with food products (90/128/EEC)

    Waterproof Grade

    IP 65

    Operating Temperature

    -18°C to +32°C

    Storage temperature

    -18°C to +80°C