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#1 Bandit

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:41 PM

I'm interested to hear some theft prevention ideas people use to protect their cars. It seems as though thieves can almost steal anything if they want it bad enough.

 

I feel as though I need to build a prison in my garage for when I finish the LJ. It will be a bit like the opening scene from "Get Smart" having to walk through 12 doors before getting to the car.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:50 PM

'Get Smart' is good Adam,

 

I always said, the longer it takes you to lock your stuff away, is how long it takes someone to get it.  :furious:

 

The good ole Club on the steering wheel is a first,

 

and I always wanted to put a hole in the floor to lock the tail-shaft.  :spoton:



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:56 PM

I guy who I used to be in the same car club with had a anchor point set into the concrete under the centre of his LX with four chains running off it in all directions, which he drove the car over then padlocked each chain to the car.

 

You couldn't jack the car up, you couldn't get a set of bolt cutters under the car, although I guess if somebody brought their own oxy they could still steal it?

 

Short of posting armed guards 24/7 nothing you do will stop someone who's really determined.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:59 PM

only today I chained my (new) Stihl hedgetrimmer to a fecking heavy grinder stand. The r-soles that thieved my previous one must have had a small kid they put thru the shed window to have a look around before deciding they needed my trimmer more than me. Basicly anything you can do to slow these scum down while raising merry hell with their eardrums would be worth considering.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 07:30 PM

Trade it in for a UC,leave the keys in it with a full tank of fuel...they will get shot before they can say "i stole a torana" :stirpot: . :)

But more seriously,this is in general discussion and even to suggest a way/s to prevent it can be read by any scumbag that has 

such intentions to steal would only need type in without logging on to find out what who has done what and then know what to "look out for"?


Edited by EunUCh, 06 December 2015 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 08:59 PM

Full insurance and lock it.

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 09:15 PM

pulling pots concreted in the floor and chains 



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:05 PM

A pack of nasty, cranky and very well trained cattle dogs    :spoton:  



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 01:39 PM

I'd go savage pit bulls lol no survivors ..


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:30 PM

pretty simple really, all you can do is slow them down

 

house alarms with back to base monitoring

a couple of bollards in front of the car

get yourself a couple of Kryptonite base plates and their heavy duty chains and locks and chain it to the ground

a couple of dogs and your a good few steps ahead



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:56 PM

Buy a Mitsubishi Sigma ..........  the only un-stolen car in history ..............   :)



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:58 PM

I have the gearbox sitting on a shelf next to the car, slows me down I trust it will slow down the low life thieves as well  



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:26 PM

Bahahaha, good call, I have the engine sitting on a stand beside the car as well, hopefully some theives break in, decide to get it going, get it 99% back together then I catch them.... Free engine build :D



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:10 PM

My suggestion to anybody protecting something important is to build levels of security.

 

Lets face it, if they really want what you drive/ride they will get it.

Been a fair number of vehicles "jacked"

 

But first level is obvious. Highly visible. Stuff that looks like it will make lots of noise.

That will deter a lot of the opportunistic thieves.

There is probably an easier target down the road.

 

Then closer to the item being protected there should be less obvious protection.

Discreet system that may or may not make noise but will record stuff. Good quality hidden cameras.

 

The vehicle itself should have one or more forms of protection.

Club Locks. Alarms with flashing indicator lights.

Think also along the lines of fuel cut offs.

There was a brake line valve available years ago too. But not sure if it would be legal.

 

A colleague and I many years ago built an alarm and set it up in a HQ Pano.

Didnt do a lot until the thief would be well and truly in the van.

Then it shot bolts from doors to pillars effectively locking them.

Then we had a number of piezo alarms in the van.

Not sure what the db figure was, but it was painful to be inside I can assure you.

Only way out was to smash windows. Should try that when your head is in pain.

We also prototyped a gas release system but we didnt hook that up.

Sulphur dioxide would have been good, but we werent sure of the toxicity and whether he could get rid of the smell after.

 

Did another alarm system for a shed a while back.

It was silent.

Put the alarm in and a couple of floodlights.

Put some extra 6mm steel sheeting on some walls.

Owner loved his Mosberg.

Also had access to big excavators and large tracts of land.



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 06:33 AM

unfortunately these days so many are stolen by tow trucks. Its a sad world we live in to some degree nowadays



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:51 PM

Apart from alarms and immobilisers, how many of us have GPS trackers fitted to our cars?  They won't stop your car being stolen, but they will allow it to be found later. As has been pointed out, thieves can always steal something if they want to but a GPS doesn't have to be wired into anything else, can be hidden away behind a panel and the pricks won't know anything about it until the cops show up.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:15 PM

How easy is it to track those GPS things on a PC, mobile phone etc? Is it clunky Chinese software or good stuff?

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:21 PM

Good read here Daz:-

 

http://www.gmh-toran...7-gps-trackers/



How easy is it to track those GPS things on a PC, mobile phone etc? Is it clunky Chinese software or good stuff?



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:01 PM

ownng a Torana with 4 doors is as good a theft prevention as any :). If not, as above and get a gun !

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:52 PM

ownng a Torana with 4 doors is as good a theft prevention as any :). If not, as above and get a gun !


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

GPS trackers is a good start but the next level is to have it hooked to your mobile phone that will lock all doors, windows and shut down the engine. this keeps them inside and ready for the police to say Hi!

Have seen these systems work well in the USA when coppers themselves use "bait cars" for thieves and get huge results in catching them. The only problem is that the punishment never seems to fit the crime especially when it comes to high end market cars with high values regardless of make, model and year.

Trackers can be well hidden and thieves are unaware of the existence so they do get the surprise when caught and don't know how it happened.

 

Hungry dogs and high voltage traps are also a good help. Having set up electric fences on farms these set up around a car in the dark would certainly give them a "shock", pun intended.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

Simples....

 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:39 AM

Trunk monkey



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

Some good ideas here

 



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:36 AM

I speak with first hand experience after my VT was stolen from the train station and later recovered somewhat worse for wear. I installed an immobilizer after that. A year later and the same crook had another go but couldn't work out the immobilizer. I did other things to slow him down like deadlocking the car, this slowed him down, but then he got in another more destructive way. Still, he didn't get the car this time.

Now I park half a mile away from the station so that's the next tip. Keep your car out of view. They can't take it if they can't find it.

 

Club locks are not that good, might add 30 seconds. The crooks hacksaw through your steering wheel, which then bends very easily. Check it out on you tube.

 

I now have GPS trackers fitted to my cars. Including a relay to cut the engine by SMS command. Too complicated to add door locking and no real advantage. If cops are in pursuit and I cut the engine they can give chase and will have in car footage of the crook/s. (I have been very tempted to wire the relay to a spare air bag canister and locate it in the cabin but decided against that)

 

For my Torana, I also keep it parked in my garage which is covered by the house alarm and then up on my 4 post hoist, which could also be easily disabled in many ways.

 

The more time it takes them and the more noise the better.






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