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Old 02-17-2014, 07:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Just a little idea:

How about getting back on track. I would like to hear some more ideas than gorillas and monkeys, rap and country music.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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one of those quick removable race car steering wheels seems like a good idea. Just take your steering wheel with you.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:16 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I was thinking of a kill switch that involved a butterfly valve in the exhaust.

But face it: if someone really wants to steal a car, it's gone. Car security is all about making the car next to yours be the more attractive target.
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There is a reason my car is from 1980. No one needs used parts, and it weights little more than a ton. I suppose it could be stolen for scrap metal, but the thief would be far better off to get some Golf MKIII.
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secondary alarm seems like it would help for this particular instance. Since they pushed the vehicle out I'm thinking it was towed away from the scene, so a "secret" hydraulic brake lock would be good too (ignition switch wouldn't have helped).

Security (aside from ratmobile) can be had through a certain degree of obscurity. The thieves knew where to find the horns, so don't be so predictable. Though I would leave the stock horns as a "honeypot", if the alarm goes off and they thought they disabled it, the surprise alone will probably scare them off.

There is motion detection software too, since they have a camera it would be simple enough to have an android app that pops up any activity on your phone and streams the video to it, call the cops, get 'em off the street. Just don't call the cops on the postman
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But face it: if someone really wants to steal a car, it's gone.
QFT! If someone who knows what they're doing really wants your car, they'll get it. Car security is to give them the idea that your car is more of a hassle than it's worth, so they move on to the next car.

I know people who have had cars stolen by towing them up onto flatbeds. Brake locks, ignition locks, fuel pump disables--none of that will help.

...He got his car back because it's a manual transmission with a very odd gear shift pattern...

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But face it: if someone really wants to steal a car, it's gone.

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QFT! If someone who knows what they're doing really wants your car, they'll get it.

I know people who have had cars stolen by towing them up onto flatbeds. Brake locks, ignition locks, fuel pump disables--none of that will help.

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That's why they should have a GPS tracking device if their ride is that important to them. (see my last post)


Let them have it.

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Since they pushed the vehicle out I'm thinking it was towed away from the scene, so a "secret" hydraulic brake lock would be good too (ignition switch wouldn't have helped).
How about a not secret wheel boot- let 'em know up front there is at least that to deal with.

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