Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th January 2010, 12:19   #16
BHPian
 
rohan_iitr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 992
Thanked: 401 Times
Default

Sorry for your loss.

My 2 cents:

1. Insurance on HU is valid only if you had removed the face plate before the HU is stolen. The idea is that the thieves would not bother stealing a HU without its face plate.

2. Install a remote locking system which has motion sensors inside the car. In case of unauthorised entry (even without opening any door), the siren would get activated and the thief will panic and run away.

Needless to say, develop the habit of detaching the HU face plate and carrying with you. Leaving it in the glove box is also not advised.

Rohan
rohan_iitr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 12:31   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: bangalore
Posts: 36
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rohan_iitr View Post
Sorry for your loss.

My 2 cents:

1. Insurance on HU is valid only if you had removed the face plate before the HU is stolen. The idea is that the thieves would not bother stealing a HU without its face plate.

2. Install a remote locking system which has motion sensors inside the car. In case of unauthorised entry (even without opening any door), the siren would get activated and the thief will panic and run away.

Needless to say, develop the habit of detaching the HU face plate and carrying with you. Leaving it in the glove box is also not advised.

Rohan
Thanks for the advise Rohan, will suggest my dad to get the motion sensor anti-theft devise installed. Any idea how much does such a devise cost
kites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2010, 18:41   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
Mi10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,455 Times
Default

The parking lights glowing may not have been done wantedly. Why would the theif want added attraction.?

They might have accidently hit the Hazard button when removing the HU. I guess the hazard light switch is very close to your HU in santro.

Even if he had noticed it when jumping outside, he might have felt lazy to jump back in and switch it off
Mi10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2010, 12:14   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,886
Thanked: 334 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rohan_iitr View Post
Needless to say, develop the habit of detaching the HU face plate and carrying with you. Leaving it in the glove box is also not advised.

Rohan
+10000 to this, nowadays I ensure that I detach it and carry it to my home, even if the thief tries his luck by removing the box and searching for the HU in the car, he wont be able to find it. HU will not stay in the car, it will be in the house, thats a rule I follow and while going out I carry it alongwith Keys of the car.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mi10 View Post
The parking lights glowing may not have been done wantedly. Why would the theif want added attraction.?

They might have accidently hit the Hazard button when removing the HU. I guess the hazard light switch is very close to your HU in santro.

Even if he had noticed it when jumping outside, he might have felt lazy to jump back in and switch it off
That could be a valid point, however, if the button would have been pressed unknowingly, then the indicators inside would have given them hint that it is glowing, and they could have switched it off. Since there was no light (power cuts) and it was dark, the assumption was that they switched it ON while leaving so that we can come and park the car at a safer place as the rear window was opened by them.
tanwaramit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2010, 12:48   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 4
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kites View Post
Thieves are bocoming more and more sophisticated now a days.
Absolutely true but generally, out of laziness or sheer carelessness we do not detach the faceplate, and give the thieves an easy chance.

In a similar incident, my Sony HU was stolen from my Swift. The thieves broke the co-driver side glass n pulled out the center console. Surprisingly they kept the broken glass on the rear seat.

Not only that, the force damaged the RC cable to the AMP (placed in boot).

My neighbour's swift was also targeted in the same way and poor guy lost his 3rd stereo in the last one year. Another neighbor saw the thieves and shouted at them but they were already through and left in an Accent (must be stolen one)

Anyways, the best way to prevent theft is to remove the faceplate.
panga007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2010, 13:44   #21
BHPian
 
akshay_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 363
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post
Fellow BHPians,

The parking lights glowing was spotted by my neighbour, who in turn told us about it, wifey went to switch it off and to her surprise found the rear window glass broken and stereo missing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post

That could be a valid point, however, if the button would have been pressed unknowingly, then the indicators inside would have given them hint that it is glowing, and they could have switched it off. Since there was no light (power cuts) and it was dark, the assumption was that they switched it ON while leaving so that we can come and park the car at a safer place as the rear window was opened by them.
The thieves who broke into my Neighbor's in car Bangalore did the same thing, They turned on the parking/pilot lamps after decamping with the HU, This is some sort of indication/test i believe to test if the alarm goes off when the lights are turned on.

My basic autocop keyless system from Hyundai with alarm has audio system alarm too, A wire is attached to the HU and the alarm goes off when the wires are disconnected to remove the HU, The mechanic in Hyundai told me that most of the security system installers are not aware of this feature and do not take the trouble to connect the security wire to the HU.

I even did a mock test on my HU and the alarm went off

I have a DIY idea which can trigger alarm when someone sits on the seats without unlocking with the remote. Especially when a thief enters from a window and sits on any of the seats.
akshay_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2010, 15:14   #22
BHPian
 
rohan_iitr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 992
Thanked: 401 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kites View Post
Thanks for the advise Rohan, will suggest my dad to get the motion sensor anti-theft devise installed. Any idea how much does such a devise cost
I have Autocop Cobra with immobiliser and motion sensors in my i10. It was installed at the Hyundai dealer, price was 6-7K.

Rohan

Last edited by rohan_iitr : 30th January 2010 at 15:16.
rohan_iitr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th February 2010, 17:05   #23
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Goa
Posts: 94
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Hey all,
I had a friend of mine in bangalore had a Maruti Omni. He came to Chennai to fix a stereo and settled on a Sony Xplod. He had this hairpiece on the dashboard of his van. This said Rug had a flap to cover the HU. This was as far as the best security system for the van.
A month later the set along with speakers was stolen. On his next trip to to Chennai he got another XPlod fitted. About 3 weeks later this too was stolen. Fed up of all this, he bought a cheap player from the grey Market.
This after 2 months was also stolen!!
boohooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2010, 13:27   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,876 Times
Default

LOL Was his hairpiece also stolen or not? And why would he go to Chennai only to buy a Sony HU? There are plenty available in Bangalore.
DerAlte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2010, 15:21   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,886
Thanked: 334 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rohan_iitr View Post
I have Autocop Cobra with immobiliser and motion sensors in my i10. It was installed at the Hyundai dealer, price was 6-7K.

Rohan
can you share more details on that, does it sense all kinds of motions in the car ?
tanwaramit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2010, 22:38   #26
BHPian
 
rohan_iitr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 992
Thanked: 401 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post
can you share more details on that, does it sense all kinds of motions in the car ?
I don't really know the details of what kinds of motions can be sensed.

Basically the system has 2 motion sensors fitted inside the car. Other security systems (without motion sensors) do not get activated in case of unauthorised entry through window (by cutting the glass). But this system would get activated in such a case since movement would be detected by the sensors fitted inside the car.

Rohan
rohan_iitr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2012, 07:11   #27
BHPian
 
iron.head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 215
Thanked: 117 Times
Default Santro Xing Side windows smashed! rear speakers and Audio player stolen!

Today's morning was a bit unpleasant. One of my neighbor told me that both the windows on the right side of my car were smashed last night. On checking I found that my car's old Blaupunkt Brighton MP35 and 400 watts rear Sony speakers were gone. The sad part is that the central locking alarm did not work. I guess it is usual for central locking system in Hyundai not to go on until some door,etc is not unlocked. Nothing else was taken and what was taken was quite obsolete. We keep our car outside and it has a gear lock and I pull out 2 of the 4 spark plug wires every night. Can somebody recommend a change in the alarm system or something which is more sensitive to windows breaks, etc? Can I claim the insurance for what has been stolen? Any help will be appreciated.
iron.head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2012, 07:45   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
ghodlur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Thane
Posts: 5,041
Thanked: 2,086 Times
Red face Re: Santro Xing Side windows smashed! rear speakers and Audio player stolen!

Quote:
Originally Posted by iron.head View Post
The sad part is that the central locking alarm did not work. I guess it is usual for central locking system in Hyundai not to go on until some door,etc is not unlocked. Nothing else was taken and what was taken was quite obsolete.
I pull out 2 of the 4 spark plug wires every night.
Can I claim the insurance for what has been stolen? Any help will be appreciated.
Very sad to know the loss. Very surprising to know that the alarm did not go off, I thought the alarm would activate in any case of unlawful entry. Wasnt there any security around? How did the neighbour come to know about the incident, didnt he hear the glass breaking?

If the items stolen is obsolete, then claiming insurance is not a good idea. You are better off replacing the glass and the HU.

Strange to note that you pull out spark plug wires. Why?

Last edited by ghodlur : 29th March 2012 at 08:01.
ghodlur is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2012, 08:05   #29
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bangalore,Coorg
Posts: 790
Thanked: 361 Times
Default Re: Santro Xing Side windows smashed! rear speakers and Audio player stolen!

My apologies for the theft.

Please get a motion sensor installed inside the car in addition with your alarm. That way, even if the alarm works with the doors only, the moment someone gets in through the window, the alarm is activated. Another solution, albeit more expensive is to get the alarm to work on all your windows. Not sure exactly how this works, but please consult a specialist.

I see you pull out the spark plug wires to prevent theft of the car. Good idea, just a bit of a pain if you do it every time you park, or is it only at night.
pganapathy is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2012, 08:41   #30
BHPian
 
iron.head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 215
Thanked: 117 Times
Default Re: Santro Xing Side windows smashed! rear speakers and Audio player stolen!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghodlur View Post
Very sad to know the loss. Very surprising to know that the alarm did not go off, I thought the alarm would activate in any case of unlawful entry. Wasnt there any security around? How did the neighbour come to know about the incident, didnt he hear the glass breaking?

If the items stolen is obsolete, then claiming insurance is not a good idea. You are better off replacing the glass and the HU.

Strange to note that you pull out spark plug wires. Why?
Alarm goes off when the doors are opened. Even pulling the door knobs does nothing. The neighbor saw the windows broken and then told me about it. Nobody heard the glass being broken. I pull out the spark plug wires so that the car cannot be started even if somebody manages to disable the alarm system and gets rid of the gear lock. Too many thefts in my area.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pganapathy View Post
My apologies for the theft.

Please get a motion sensor installed inside the car in addition with your alarm. That way, even if the alarm works with the doors only, the moment someone gets in through the window, the alarm is activated. Another solution, albeit more expensive is to get the alarm to work on all your windows. Not sure exactly how this works, but please consult a specialist.

I see you pull out the spark plug wires to prevent theft of the car. Good idea, just a bit of a pain if you do it every time you park, or is it only at night.
I also thought of upgrading the security system such that the alarm goes off when the car experiences a shock/jerk/movement. I had planned to give the car for minor repairs today so will get this thing also fixed now. I pull out the wires only at night and car is not used every day of the week so it is not much of a pain.

Thank you so much for your replies! Now I know a bit more about what needs to be done.

Last edited by iron.head : 29th March 2012 at 08:42.
iron.head is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice Needed for Drawing Room Stereo: Harman/Kardon and Infinity vs. Bose manveet Gadgets, Computers & Software 137 28th October 2017 07:01
Laptop Stolen! Any Software/Device to track stolen laptops? majorpayne Gadgets, Computers & Software 19 9th September 2014 14:50
Find your Stolen Vehicle @ http://www.stolen.in Edit: And other similar websites dadu The Indian Car Scene 9 16th October 2009 02:48
Hyundai Verna Stolen with the Original Key Stolen from Hyundai Service Station .anshuman Indian Car Dealerships 56 3rd October 2007 23:46


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:53.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks