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Kentish Man

Having New Locks Fitted

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Picking up my new metal tomorrow, been in touch with a company who besides being able to protect the ecu/obd port said they can fit new locks (if there is such a thing) that can't be picked. I take it you would have to get this approved by your insurer. Anyone got views on this it would appear that Ford's are easy targets.

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You'd be better off getting a cat 1 thatchcam alarm, with a proximity sensor. Anyone who goes too close to the car & the alarm will go off.

You can also get an infrared barrier on the inside, i.e. the system knows the distance to th windows. It's shell if you like and the moment the barrier is broken the car alarm will sound also

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Are the new locks recognised by the insurers or have Thatcham testing? If they've never heard of them you may be wasting cash better spent on a good alarm as above.

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I did not have the new locks fitted in the end but had the ecu/obd proctection 95 pounds + vat. they put the conection socket in a lockable box which has been security tested and move in up in the dashbroad. If the theifs break into the car when they pull the little compartment down looking for the ecu/obd port it is not there. Just remember to let let the techs know about it at service time. It was done by a family run company near Grays in Essex http://www.protectavan.co.uk/content/ecuobd-protection-device

Most of there work is on vans but it's now spreading to cars,they have been having talks with Ford at Brentwood, loads of transits being stolen at the moment,very friendly people one of the chaps there is a forum member drives a S1600. They even show a video of how these crooks steel the vehicles and program the keys etc.

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That is a very good bit of kit indeed.

I reckon that should be standard on all Fords, especially the keyless entry versions which seem to be the main target.

I'm even tempted myself.

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