It is reported to take just 23 seconds to steal a car now!
This is how:
1 – thief waves a relay box at the front door. It boosts car key signal in house to another device held by second thief next to car
2 – the car is tricked into thinking the key is present and unlocks the doors
3 – second their climbs inside and presses starter button to drive off in car.
Devices have been reported to detect key fobs up to 100 yards away!
How to protect yourself from car theft:
An immobiliser installed will not allow the car to start without having a driver key tag present or a pin code entered. We are installing a lot of Autowatch Ghost immobilisers. You can see more details about them here. They are just £399 supplied & fitted. They are called a Ghost as they are undetectable.
Secondly a S5-VTS tracker has a driver ID tag – you get an instant alert if the vehicle is driven without the tag present as well as the SOC (Secure Operating Centre) tracking your vehicle and contacting you to confirm the theft. You can see details of the S5-VTS tracker here. This Tracker also has an optional immobiliser that will not allow the vehicle to start without the driver tags being present. The S5-VTS tracker starts from £480 supplied & fitted. Insurance companies often offer reduced insurance premiums once one is installed and for some vehicles they won’t offer insurance cover until a tracker is installed.
A third option is a Pandora Security System from £550 with a range of options including alarm, immobiliser and tracker. You can see more details about the Pandora options here.
Each individuals requirements are different and each vehicle will suit a different security system. Please give us a call on 01622 737393 or contact us to discuss your particular vehicle and needs.
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We are approved installers for all of the above security options, we are mobile so come to you for installation and all our work includes a years warranty.