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Additional Car Security

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Stormster, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. paradigm


    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 35,717

    Location: Staffordshire

    Sorry “adequate insurance cover” is all you need. I was including my GAP cover in that.
  2. A2BDriver


    Joined: Dec 30, 2009

    Posts: 222

    Location: North YorkShire

    Hidden kill switch.
  3. Malevolence


    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 14,296

    Location: Miercna rīce

    Flip it and the car explodes?
  4. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2008

    Posts: 1,760

    Location: Stafford

    Thing is they won't take the car, they want the front bumper and they can take that silently. It has virtually stopped, the Fiesta is the new target for the thieves.
  5. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2009

    Posts: 1,607

    Location: Leicester

    On my Golf R you can disable the keyless entry by locking it with the key and then holding finger over the lock sensor on the door after the mirrors have folded in (google it and you will find a video) - bit of a faff but thats what we do and it works well.

    Also I would think about the locks on the doors of your house - google lock snapping if you have euro style locks on your doors - I totally knew nothing about this despite having done all the usual CCTV, home alarm etc etc. - Pretty much went straight out and replaced all the locks.

    I have also read a lot about autowatch ghost but I agree with everyone else - if they are willing to get past all the other measures I have taken I dont want them coming back to face my or the wife to get the autowatch code - they can take the car.
  6. hurfdurf


    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

    Posts: 8,727

    Indeed, if you have been targeted by car thieves who have made the decision to act and they aren't worried by what minor things you have done to secure the car, either stand and bang (and get merked up because lets face it, you are probably a lot less hard than OCG car thiefs) or let them have it whilst calling 999 and keeping your family safe.

    Most security is simply theatre to make law abiding people feel safe from people who actually know about crime, be it because they are criminals or they are working for the police.
  7. paradigm


    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 35,717

    Location: Staffordshire

    It'll deter or stop the more "casual" opportunistic thieving, but anything remotely planned or organised... nope, just makes your own life more difficult. I'd never bother with a disklock for this reason, I cba faffing around with one, I don't want it rattling around in the boot, and I don't really want the additional expense.