How to install your Connect sensor
Installing your 1ST CENTRAL Connect sensor takes less than 5 minutes. Our step-by-step guide explains how to install your telematics device and get on the road with a 1ST CENTRAL Connect policy.
Step 2. Check your permissions
Make sure you check your phone's permissions so your
1ST CENTRAL Connect app can track your trips correctly. Ensure that all the below are switched on:
Step 3. Register your account
Once you’ve sorted your permissions, it's time to register your account. You can do this via email or phone. We’ll then send you a PIN code, which you’ll need to enter on your phone.
Don’t forget to make sure your additional drivers download the 1ST CENTRAL Connect app too – they simply need to go to the welcome message they received from 1ST CENTRAL Connect, download the app to their smartphone and make sure they say yes to those cookies and permissions! It’s important that they register using their own email address and mobile number – this is so we can set them up with a unique driver record on the app.
Step 4. Link your sensor
Get into your car with your smartphone and telematics sensor to hand.
Tap the 'Link sensor' button on your
1ST CENTRAL Connect app. Then press and hold the button on the sensor for a few seconds until the light blinks, indicating that the sensor is active.
Place the sensor next to your smartphone. When your smartphone detects the sensor, a confirmation message will appear.
Step 5. Install your sensor
When the confirmation message appears on your smartphone, your sensor is now linked.
Remove the adhesive from the back of the sensor. Stick your sensor firmly to the windscreen without it blocking your view.
Don't install the sensor to the following places:
If the sensor isn’t attached to your windscreen securely, it may pick up inaccurate data, which could lead to a low driving score or trigger false claim notifications.
You're ready to go!
Once you’ve registered your account and installed the sensor in your car, you’re ready to go. Just make sure your phone is with you and enjoy the open road. The app will work in the background, recording details about your journey.
We're here to help every step of the way
If you’ve got a question about your policy, you might find the answer you’re looking for on our Help & support page.
Frequently asked questions
Is my smartphone compatible with 1st CENTRAL Connect?
|Compatible operating systems||Incompatible operating systems||Incompatible phones|
|Android 12||Android 7||Samsung Galaxy Note 11|
|Android 11||Android 8||Samsung Galaxy A10e|
|Android 10||Samsung Galaxy A12|
|Android 9||HTC One (M8)|
|Android 8||Huwawei Ascend P7|
|Blu Life One XL|
|IOS 15||IOS 11||Asus Zenfone 2|
|IOS 14||Huawei P8 and P8 Lite|
|IOS 13||ZTE Blade Z Max Z982|
|IOS 12||ZTE Blade Spark Z971|
|iPhone 7+ and older|
If you're unsure which operating system is in use, please check the settings on your phone.
Do I need to have the app open for the trip?
When will my 1st CENTRAL Connect sensor be delivered?
Details of our contact numbers and opening hours are here.
What does the 1st CENTRAL Connect app detect and measure?
The 1st CENTRAL Connect app detects and measures a number of things, including:
Phone usage while driving - Don't use your smartphone whilst driving or hand it to a passenger to use. This can affect your driving score as the app detects when your phone is being used while your car is being driven.
Speed - Your driving score will be affected if you go over the speed limit. Always keep an eye on your speed and be aware of what the speed limit is.
Braking - The app will detect any hard or fast braking you make. Allow yourself enough time to break gradually, so you have plenty of time to react.
Cornering - Quick or hard turns when taking a corner can affect your driving score. So always try to drive smoothly and precisely around corners.
Hard acceleration - Your driving score will be affected if you accelerate too quickly. Gentle acceleration is always best - it's safer and doesn't put a strain on your car's engine.