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Old 29th May 2013, 04:03   #31
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Thanks everyone for the ideas - my friend is reading all your posts, but we are not posting what he is trying to do. You never know whether even thieves read TBHP these days!
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If you have few co-operating neighbours who also park vehicles on road, ask them to park their vehicles in front and behind your safari ( Bumper to bumper ).

Install a CHOR switch in your car, the kind old school jeeps have.
Keep the car very very low on fuel if not using it on daily basis.

Install motion sensors ( Tell the installer to not involve indicators in the circuit since circuit can be easily broken by cutting indicator wires )

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Since there have been couple of attempts to boost the car, the thieves will know you know as well.

In addition to all the gadgets mentioned in earliest posts, a simple banner inside the car mentioning the car is under 24x7 multiple cctv surveillance (even if actually not) could be a deterrent for future attempts. Let the thieves figure out where the cameras are!!
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Really shocked to hear someone books a car even before its lifted

Idea of an inexpensive hidden mobile looks practical for tracking purpose.

I do not think thieves might be interested to spent good amount of time in the car due to the fear of getting caught. So any option to keep them busy for couple of hours without succesfully driving the car out helps. May be the fuel cut circuits or related things can help too.
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Get a secret master switch installed in a location which is tough to think of. Once switched off, this should cut the battery line to the starter motor and ECM; but not the remote arming system.

Also, another small but effective trick is to get a separate horn installed. Make sure that the horn is loud. Connect a switch to this horn and connect this switch to the line from ignition. Now what you have is a switch, (at a secret place), which you will turn on after you turn the car off (ignition off). So, whenever anyone switches on the ignition without switching off this horn switch, the horn will sound loudly.

Had it been a petrol vehicle, I would have asked him to carry the distributor cap home everyday.

Most other ideas posted above will also deter them.

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Get a dummy CCTV camera installed just above the parking place with a red indicator light along with all the steps mentioned inn the posts. Or get a one man tent pitched up on the roof and try sleeping in it for a few weeks. lolz. Jokes apart, but this issue of giving suparies for the car are a sign of troubled times.
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Stick a motion sensor alarm at a place that is not reachable easily but has a clear view of the car. This will work if there are not other people who walk around the car when parked. This will trigger a loud enough alarm when motion is sensed around the car. Here is an example from dx website. There are hundreds of such devices. And pretty cheap too.

http://dx.com/p/ir-sensor-motion-act...m-1-x-9v-90654

But make sure that no lights flash on the motion sensor. Disconnect the lights ! With this the thieves will be peeved off hearing the loud sound but not able to make out where it its coming from!
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Thanks everyone for the ideas - my friend is reading all your posts, but we are not posting what he is trying to do. You never know whether even thieves read TBHP these days!
One more suggestion... Get the Rim Locks, for your car tyres.. they can be for all four, try using the chains for the tyres, maybe tied with the shafts to prevent rolling.. and it would make them spend time in breaking those if they try.. try this with any other security approaches..maybe that will ward off the thieves as they figure out the time to break it..

I 've seen these Rim Locks latest in the Mercedes A-Class brochure-accessories.. its a set consisting of a coded key, and is available for each tyre.. so you can get 'em some info from Mercedes showrooms..
look for yourself what it makes up for security, in the attached snap.. all you have to check how you can use in locking the tyres instead of the rims
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I dont think there is any concept like prebooking a car for stealing etc. Its simple, its election time and white Safari and Scorpio/Fortuner are in big demand from rural/semi urban politicans. Politicans being the thieves that they are, will always try and extort new vehicles from showroom owners, from businessmen, builders, chamchas or in the worst case, try and get them stolen and used. Post election season most of these vehicles are found abandoned
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