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Old 2nd June 2010, 07:46   #61
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That device doesn't block the 1800/1900Mhz GSM bands, so use a cellular provider which uses those bands.
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Not taking ImmortalZ note into consideration here, but :

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...you can get a mobile jammer for just over 1000 from deal extreme.
DealExtreme: $25.92 Personal Cell Phone Signal Blocker Device...
A thief, who is savvy enough to search this product out, takes the effort to buy it online, get is internationally shipped, is one serious guy. As I said in my earlier post, there is only so much you can do to secure your vehicle; not possible to totally eliminate the possibility and never from a determined thief.

What we can do is only try to make the effort take so much time that the thief losses interest or find it not worth the time and risk.

So yes, if he has all these tools, you might as well hand over the keys to him, since whatever you do, he will have the means to crack it.

Another way to ensure no one steals your vehicle is not to buy one.
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A thief, who is savvy enough to search this product out, takes the effort to buy it online, get is internationally shipped, is one serious guy. As I said in my earlier post, there is only so much you can do to secure your vehicle; not possible to totally eliminate the possibility and never from a determined thief.

What we can do is only try to make the effort take so much time that the thief losses interest or find it not worth the time and risk.

So yes, if he has all these tools, you might as well hand over the keys to him, since whatever you do, he will have the means to crack it.

Another way to ensure no one steals your vehicle is not to buy one.
very very well said & i totally agree to this.

infact this is one of the reasons, i am considering a steering lock too, even though i know its of no use.
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Do they have any website?
Or simply put, where can I get this installed in Faridabad or South Delhi?
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@ abhi: see my post #1 for the website address.

or call on their toll free helpline number- 1800 209 2000
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hmm ya. I totally agree about the "What we can do is only try to make the effort take so much time that the thief losses interest or find it not worth the time and risk." bit. thats what my point was when i said that brute force ensuring that the thief takes more time thereby increasing their exposure time.

But mobile jammers are available relatively easily, from Heerapanna in Mumbai to Carol Bagh and Kalkaji in delhi, though priced higher than than what is available from DE. I was pretty surprised to see them on the shelves but didnt link it back to a discussion pertaining to car safety at that time.

And yes i would put the MicroVBB if i had the cash to spend thataways. My reasons would be that it is relatively uncommon which makes it tougher for the hoodlums to have tried, practiced and then able to open it in a small amount of time, thereby increasing their exposure time.
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raj_5004,
Just wanted to cross check the functioning of the unit with you.
After 6 days finally the installers have got the whole unit working on my car, a new Honda City AT.
What I notice is that in the case of the boot flap, and the front doors, the vehicle lights blink within a few seconds of opening them. In case of the rear doors the time lag is upto 20 - 30 seconds before the vehicle lights blink. You would be aware that it is only once the lights have blinked that the unit sends out the alert messages.
I talked to the Micro VBB Delhi Head and his opinion was that this is normal as the thieves do not focus on the rear doors .
Have you done independent checking? If yes, would appreciate if you could share the experience for individual sensor response times.
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raj_5004,
Just wanted to cross check the functioning of the unit with you.
After 6 days finally the installers have got the whole unit working on my car, a new Honda City AT.
What I notice is that in the case of the boot flap, and the front doors, the vehicle lights blink within a few seconds of opening them. In case of the rear doors the time lag is upto 20 - 30 seconds before the vehicle lights blink. You would be aware that it is only once the lights have blinked that the unit sends out the alert messages.
I talked to the Micro VBB Delhi Head and his opinion was that this is normal as the thieves do not focus on the rear doors .
Have you done independent checking? If yes, would appreciate if you could share the experience for individual sensor response times.
hi buddy, please give me one day to check this. since i have attached the hooter (and it is quite loud), i cannot check this in my society. my neighbors may get annoyed! today evening i am going out & i will definitely check this in my car.
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hi buddy, please give me one day to check this. since i have attached the hooter (and it is quite loud), i cannot check this in my society. my neighbors may get annoyed! today evening i am going out & i will definitely check this in my car.
As if getting such a brilliant system in place wasnt gud enough, you go ahead and put in a HOOTER in place of the alarm. Awesome. Leave aside your GSM Security system, trust me, hooter will be enough to drive small petty thieves away.
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Raj,

I have missed out on this thread till now. Awesome report out and am inclined to go for this product for my ride.

Will reach out to them. Thank you!
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As if getting such a brilliant system in place wasnt gud enough, you go ahead and put in a HOOTER in place of the alarm. Awesome. Leave aside your GSM Security system, trust me, hooter will be enough to drive small petty thieves away.
Ahem... so what does hooter mean buddy?

here, everybody refers to it as 'hooter' or 'siren'.

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Hooter:

1. a person or thing that hoots.
2.British- a car horn.
3.British Slang- the nose.

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Raj,

I have missed out on this thread till now. Awesome report out and am inclined to go for this product for my ride.

Will reach out to them. Thank you!
thanks buddy.

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Good thread,does the system send message incase of low signal area?maybe we can avoid parking around that area?
Also I have seen problems with a gps system loosing signal in underground parking spots so it might not be useful in case
we park in such areas.
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yes buddy, this system would be useless in a place where there is no signal.
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yes buddy, this system would be useless in a place where there is no signal.

But can it detect theft, once it comes into an area where the signals are present. I mean, theft happenned in "No signal area" but then the vehicle was driven into a "signal area", will it raise an alarm later ??
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good question & i am not too sure how it will work in an area with absolutely no signal!

if the reception is even weak, then i suppose, like normal SIMs, i would get the SMS after the signal becomes strong. but what would happen if there is no signal at all? no clue!
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