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#31 SeanW

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:08 PM

they operate using a mobile phone sim card,
You txt the mobile number and it txts you back with coordinates,
It can also txt you if it goes over a certain speed,
And if you ring it,
It auto answes for you to listen but they have no speaker for you to communicate :lol:
"This is God speaking, bring th3 car back now" :lol: no none of that 5h1t

They've missed a trick there!!

I had a look into fitting Tracker - many, many hundreds of pounds!! :o

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#32 mixmasterlooney

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

What a lovely looking rs what a shame. I would have to agree with James, rs parts are worth big money, looms, lights, turbo, revo knuckles, they'd get 10 grand of parts in no time and that's good enough for a thief.

I'm always completely baffled how cars like these are stolen

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

I presume it was a key job or an obd hack...

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:46 PM

Or winch it on the back of a flat bed

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#35 James West Mids

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

SecureMyCar showed me the OBD hack at FordFair. It was scary just how quickly it takes.

 

Anyway, here's what I bought  :wub:

 

 

 

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5 door ST in red - looks like a family hatchback which I'm hoping will help deter thieves. I've also bought a Viper alarm and OBD port immobilisation package from Anthony @ SecureMyCar.com. He's done a good job.  :)

 

It'll keep me happy until we move home then I can get another RS   :D



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

very nice!

 

How much was the security kit? and what exactly is the OBD Immobilisation package? :P



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

very nice!

 

How much was the security kit? and what exactly is the OBD Immobilisation package? :P

 

The full package was £550 + £75 for remote engine start for the cold winter mornings.

 

The OBD port, I believe, is where a garage may plug into to run diagnostics on your car. Unfortunately, it can also be used to disable the standard Ford alarm / gain access to your car and take off with it. On the Ford Focus, it's located just underneath the steering wheel on the right side.

 

SecureMyCar have immobilised that port meaning when the Viper alarm is activated, that port is completed locked down and therefore cannot be used by thieves to access your car. How effective this is, I have no idea.  B)



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

thanks James, yeah I knew about the OBD I was just confused how it could be locked :P but its a great configuration for the alarm :)

 

And the remote start is good, but does it also incorporate a runlock system?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:39 AM

thanks James, yeah I knew about the OBD I was just confused how it could be locked :P but its a great configuration for the alarm :) And the remote start is good, but does it also incorporate a runlock system?


Yeah. When I use the remote start, the car remains locked, alarmed and immobilised. Should anyone enter the car, as soon as they touch one of the pedals, the car shuts down.

As I said, great system and would recommend to anyone. Bit pricey but to be fair, after having a car stolen, the security is priceless.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:11 PM

Very true indeed!

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