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Old 6th July 2006, 23:44   #1
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Default Anti - theft devices : innovative / unusual ideas.

After hours of reading through the archives of various threads with anti-theft devices - lets all use our collective automotive brains and come up with some more - the whackier the better. ( the ulterior motive is that i might actually use some of them!)

I know members have written oodles on 'detterence' and other means of reducing chances of having your vehicle stolen, lets come up with some things not mentioned earlier Ofcourse, none of these would probably keep hardened criminals away, but maybe the amateurs out on their 1st theft might!

here are some - ( my apologies if I have repeated some ideas without due credits!)

1. the good ol' chor switch ( and removing relays ? remember the existing thread?)

2. rubber snake left on the driver seat or dashboard - the more realistic the snake and more poorly lit the parking space - more effective!

3. photo / print out of a pair of "eyes" staring out of the drivers window!! ( an article in last weekends paper mentioned that research has shown people tend to be well behaved and not to 'improper' things when confronted by "eyes" - even if they're just a photo!!

4. corollary to No.3 above, could be to leave an artifical eye on the dash!

5. potato / threaded cap stuck in/on tailpipe.

6. fixing a connection between reverse lights and car alarm with disarm switch hidden away ( and ofcourse, park your car in such a way that the thief HAS to reverse out)

7. For 4x4's - leave the drive selection in "neutral" OR leave it in 4L ( and if you have oversized wheels - man, he'll have a tough time if its an amateur!)


Am waiting to read more ideas!! bring them on gentlemen ( and ladies !)
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Good ones man! Keep it up!!
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wat about a car-cover fully covered of birds' droppings!!
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a battery powering a blinking LED strategically placed works fine.
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Old 7th July 2006, 10:45   #5
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Valve in the fuel line ! (shut at night - although will require athletic abilities and the fact that where your car is parked be clean enough to get down and reach under!) OR put the v/v in the bonnet area ( out of sight ofcourse!)
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1. Big nasty dog tied to the drivers side door.

2. Number plate in Marathi or some other vernacular.

3. Safron flags liberally placed on bumpers

4. Quick release for the steering wheel which lets you pop it off and take it with you, just like your stereo faceplate.
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Read somewhere that in South Africa.. they actually have a FLAMETHROWER mounted on the bottom of the car on both sides.. activated by a switch on the driver's foot.. would be GREAT to have in Bombay.. cab gets too close to you... BANG.. he's on fire..and with all of em running on CNG.. would make it EVEN BETTER!!
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How about a locking system to the clutch/Brake pedals!
Any ideas?

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1. How abt a plate of nails / spikes on the driver's seat??

2. Superglue coated cover for the door handles.

3. Removable clutch / brake / accelerator paddles.

4. Pepper spray aimed at the driver's face, operated by a pressure pump placed on the driver's seat.

More later ...
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Let your mother-in-law sleep in the back
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Quote:
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1. How abt a plate of nails / spikes on the driver's seat??

2. Superglue coated cover for the door handles.

3. Removable clutch / brake / accelerator paddles.

4. Pepper spray aimed at the driver's face, operated by a pressure pump placed on the driver's seat.

More later ...
With devices like that, you'll deter the driver as well!!!
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Talking i like it!!!

I like the way this thread's going!!

Boom shiva....the wife's not in the room.....so i can grrrriiiiin away ! ! !

here's some more-

1. get a metal eye laid in the ground where you park your car, get a solid metal rod (with eyes at both ends) made at the welders and padlock ( nice heavy lock!) the towing eye (Front / rear) to the eye at night!

When the thief tries to drive away, he'd probably stall the first few attempts!

the reason i did'nt put in chain / bicycle wire locks was the thief would probably snap them with a jerk!


Rtech... regarding the nasty dog.... i sometime look at my own 'nasty dogs' and think if the thief promised them a ride and let them stick their noses out.... they'd be 'aiding and abetting'!!!
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Another one just struck me. As most thiefs simply break the windows to get in, place pictures of different God's over all the windows of the car. This being India, even our thievs are bound to be religious and wouldn't risk breaking into a car with God "looking" at him!!

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Rtech... regarding the nasty dog.... i sometime look at my own 'nasty dogs' and think if the thief promised them a ride and let them stick their noses out.... they'd be 'aiding and abetting'!!
Hahaha! Very true! Hows about a black cat then??!!
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How abt a fake skull on the dashboard with a note sayin
"This was the last guy who tried stealin my car"...
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hook up an Ahuja at full blast, to the car alarm, in a way that it doesnt stop even though the regular car alarm [often] stops after the 30 sec shout-out.
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