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Old 25th August 2004, 13:16   #1
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So happened to meet a buddy of mine early this morning, and he tells me his Lancer just got flicked!! Black colour with black tints, 15" alloys with 205mm tyres, a superb sound system and a "GOT BHP?" Sticker on the rear. The car number is MH-03-S-4350. If anyone happens to sight this car (most probably in a dump somewhere), please please PM me and let me know. Thanks.

Anyways coming back to the meat of the matter, 7 Lancers got flicked one by one. All of them had Autocops. My own Vtec and Esteem have an autocop - the latest breed being with an engine immobiliser. I have absolute faith in this product and it has served me well in my Esteem since the last 8 years. The Vtec spec has infrared motion detectors on the inside, impact sensors and an engine immobiliser. Pretty safe right? WRONG!!

There is this cheap little gadget thats circulating in the unorganised segment of late. Its based on magnets and has a tiny battery attached to it. The local accessory shops call it a "demagnitiser". When this gadget is attached at a specific location on the body of your car, your security system (whether autocop or whatever else) is blocked i.e. It wont work. Vishals Lancer had a fully functional top-of-the-line Autocop.

The cops insist that a new mechanical lock-type gadget called a gear jammer/jacker is the most effective in deterring thieves away.

If you park your car on the street, make sure that you have some sort of back-up beside the auto-cop. A mechanical locking device (I use a steering to clutch lock in my Jeep), watchman...whatever.

Nothing will ruin your day more than not seeing your car where you parked it last.

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Old 25th August 2004, 14:02   #2
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hmmm....pretty simple device, heard that generally they use a device which try all the wavelengths of the carrier signal, and generally within two or hree mins, it finds the locking/unlocking sequence for the car
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car security needs a rethink.

i feel the old fashioned security locks that ran across your steering wheel worked best.

1. it was a deterent and that is half the battle
2. no electronic device is gonna immoblise it
3. u change your car you can move your lock

but they are a pain in the *&* to install everytime u leave the car, besides beeing a bit of an embarrasment.
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i agree with navin.. good old mech locks the best rest all gizmos and they are not FOOL proof.. and remember fools are ingenious
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Old 25th August 2004, 16:00   #5
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my friend says:
I use a club which is available for 250-500 bucks. It can be forced
opened but the new one I have doesn't hook to the clutch. It's a
baseball bat which just makes the steering wheel unturnable and it
cannot be forced open like the old club. This one has to have the lock
picked open and it has a circular key which makes it more difficult.
The big advantage of the club/bat is that they can be seen before
someone tries to enter and thus acts as a deterrent.

In addition to that I have a very low-tech ignition kill switch under
the panel. It looks like those headlight/wiper switches in the Amby.
It cost me 150 bucks incl installation. It allows the car to crank but
the engine will never come to life.

Both don't look as cool as the Autocop.
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Damn...the BEST theft deterent...a quick release for your steering wheel!! Take it with you when you park and leave..lol

This is Mr. Bean style!

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Quote[/b] ]Damn...the BEST theft deterent...a quick release for your steering wheel!! Take it with you when you park and leave..lol

This is Mr. Bean style!
How can you leave out the latch and padlock on the drivers door then? And probably throw in a teddy in the passengers seat!!

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Quote[/b] (rtech @ Aug. 25 2004,14:40)]Damn...the BEST theft deterent...a quick release for your steering wheel!! Take it with you when you park and leave..lol

This is Mr. Bean style!

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If you remove the steering wheel, there is absolutely no way the burglar is going to take your car! Unless, he has a steering wheel in his tool box!

No wonder F1 cars don't get flicked!!



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In addition to that I have a very low-tech ignition kill switch under
the panel. It looks like those headlight/wiper switches in the Amby.
It cost me 150 bucks incl installation. It allows the car to crank but
the engine will never come to life.

Both don't look as cool as the Autocop.

Sounds interesting..
Where did your friend get the ignition kill system done??



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Quote[/b] (Tom @ Aug. 25 2004,14:30)]It allows the car to crank but the engine will never come to life.
LOL!!! thats beautiful

Home made security systems are always awesome....but this one takes the cake!!!
The theif will be sitting in there cranking the car, drawing attention to himself, or waking up the neighborhood..but it aint ever gonna start!!! beautiful!! ahahahah

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Quote[/b] ]In addition to that I have a very low-tech ignition kill switch under
the panel.
Only thing is, if the thief is any good, he would figure that out real soon. An engine kill switch, which is basically what that is, is no replacement for a good immobiliser.

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well,now that is really bad news.hope he gets his car back.
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old cars with distributor a simple trick i used to employ.. open cap remove the rotor, same as tom said.. car will crank but wont fire up
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Quote[/b] (Jaggu @ Aug. 25 2004,16:04)]old cars with distributor a simple trick i used to employ.. open cap remove the rotor, same as tom said.. car will crank but wont fire up
Lol...yeah...that is usually done to play tricks on people....but u cant really afford to do that everytime u park your car!
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Old 25th August 2004, 18:17   #15
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how much for the auto cop contraption??
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