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Old 4th July 2011, 23:33   #121
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Default Re: Is iCATS really tamper proof?

In last 2 months a lot of cases have been reported in Mumbai where cars equipped with:

1. Immobilizer (E.g: iCATS)
2. GPS tracking

have been stolen after defeating these systems.

Example of brand new SX4:

Stylist loses new car with hair, make-up worth lakhs

GPS + GSM + CDMA jammers are now available off-the-shelf for as low as 5,000 in Mumbai and $40 on net.

$30.11 - P21 Compact CDMA/GSM/DCS/PHS/GPS Cell Phone Signal Jammer - Electronic Gadgets

With this, any GPS tracker is just useless.
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Old 1st September 2011, 15:44   #122
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I hate the iCats wiring. The wiring is so dumb, that if you break the wire, it actually completes the circuit as if nothing happened and that door is in locked state. I had my rear seats removed for seat cover change. The installer happened to break the rear door (right) wire while fixing back the seats. For days I had no clue that wiring is compromised, since that door always used to "pretend" that it is locked. one day my central locking worked even without closing the right door and then I discovered that something's gone real bad.
I think the way autocop is wired, behaves exactly opposite.
in short, icats thinks that as long as circuit is completed, door is open.
The moment circuit is broken/open, it thinks door is closed.
So if a thief wants to get in, he should make sure that the wiring is broken for the compromised door .
And btw, the wiring takes a ground power supply. To simulate open door, feed -12V to the door wiring to trigger icats alerting.
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Old 1st September 2011, 20:19   #123
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I hate the iCats wiring. The wiring is so dumb, that if you break the wire, it actually completes the circuit as if nothing happened and that door is in locked state.
This system is not iCats.iCats only prevents ignition till handshake with Key is complete.

A different system from Nippon manages door security + intrusion detection.
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