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#26 _judgelj_

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Shit what a good idea. a 30/30 is a great anti theft device also!



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

joys of living in darwin mate.  pretty easy to get a gun licence.  but yeah we used to have these bollards in front of the workshop roller doors.  they are about 4-5mm think and heavy/strong as fark. for the sake of about $400 you wont have to worry about it being stripped while the cops follow the tracker.  not as cheap as the tracker but better IMO



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:56 PM

Well personally, i lock shit up even in the garage. Chock the wheels, take the rotor button. Some people make it waay too easy. But i suppose a gps tracker couldn't hurt especially if it's only necessary when taking the car out here and there. 

 

My gun licence was a prick to get, not worth owning a rifle in the end. 



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

joys of living in darwin mate.  pretty easy to get a gun licence.  but yeah we used to have these bollards in front of the workshop roller doors.  they are about 4-5mm think and heavy/strong as fark. for the sake of about $400 you wont have to worry about it being stripped while the cops follow the tracker.  not as cheap as the tracker but better IMO


By the look of em with 4 bolts holding them down, I reckon I could pull it straight out with my hilux in a couple of minutes.... A good deterrent none the less and in a residential area would make a bit of noise...

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:52 PM

Bollards are ok, but if you put them out so every can see them then they know you are protecting something valuable. If you can mount the bollard inside the roller door (if you have room) it would not be obvious you are protecting something.. Catch 22 either way...

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

Bollards are ok, but if you put them out so every can see them then they know you are protecting something valuable. If you can mount the bollard inside the roller door (if you have room) it would not be obvious you are protecting something.. Catch 22 either way...

Good point.

 

I like the idea of the sim card GPS. I must admit I havent heard of them before and will be following this thread for more info.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:18 PM

Looks like we have to buy a Garage at our Local Shopping Centre,

 

Thought of that to prevent a Theft.

 

All methods of Help is good, so we just get a Good GPS Tracker, an d that is all we can do,

 

so which Brand is the best, or we have to do a Test and Trial.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

I would like to know how they work? How long a battery last for? Are they easy to hook up to mains power and so forth?



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:28 PM

I think personally I would rather stop them from pinching the car in the first place, so a physical barrier, razor wire, electric fence, armed guards or stopping the car from being moved at all. I guess a GPS tracker would be a good fall back if all else fails and commandos break throughout your barriers...

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:46 PM

I think personally I would rather stop them from pinching the car in the first place, so a physical barrier, razor wire, electric fence, armed guards or stopping the car from being moved at all. I guess a GPS tracker would be a good fall back if all else fails and commandos break throughout your barriers...

Unfortunately I dont live in a prison.. well at least not yet anyway :)



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

If someone wants your pride and joy enough they will take it.

There is very little that can be done if they really want it.

15 years ago a friend had his Harley stolen.

They broke into his house while he was sleeping and woke him up at gun point.

 

But there are some interesting things that can be done with the GPS/mobile stuff.

But if they use a jammer its not going to work.

 

It probably comes down to preventing it from being taken in the first place.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

My point was aimed them not removing the car. Removing the wheels or steering wheel....

So along those lines.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Unfortunately I dont live in a prison.. well at least not yet anyway :)

Just park it at port Phillip prison ;)


But yeah a preventative would be a good option too.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

I just found one on ebay and it says you can trace or locate USING GSM meaning doesnt need GPS to locate? Does anyone know what that mean?

 

Am i allowed to post link to ebay product on this forum or is it against forum rules?

 

"This tracker TK103B is a new product based on 
the GSM / GPRS network and GPS satellite 
positioning system, which set multiple 
functions of security, positioning, monitoring 
surveillance,emergency alarms and tracking in its 
entirety. It can track and monitor remote target 
by SMS or internet.
This GPS tracker now can locate by GSM modem When
there is NO GPS signal! You can get address and
coordinates by send SMS to the tracker without GPS
signal!"



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

It means it uses the cellular network to track it. Like when the old school phones would display the nearest phone tower by suburb. 



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:46 PM

2g

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

ah getcha now



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

ah getcha now

Yeah post the link up Dan please bud, I am very interested to know more?

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

so I wonder how a Jammers work,

 

if we had a Lead Shield in the roof ( say a square metre sheet of lead ),

 

 put the GPS Tracker on top, hey presto.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:37 PM

Hi LHSL308

This is the one I looked at and might purchase. Has photos in the listing using google earth etc doesn't look too bad

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/321329633800

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:10 AM

I know these gps tracker look good on the net, but there are scamer everwhere, not saying the link above is.

But lets say you buy one of these, the person know where you live and I bet they can track your car too.

just remeber they sold it to you.

l would only buy one from a trusted supplier.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hi LHSL308

This is the one I looked at and might purchase. Has photos in the listing using google earth etc doesn't look too bad

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/321329633800

They look alright but there is a fair bit involved connecting one up. I am surprised you would have to install 2 aerials as well, you would think in this day and age there would be only one but I guess that's why it's so cheap. You would have to hide the unit and aerials as well as it would be useless if the thief found it.

 

Hmmm....its a good option though if you have something worth a bit of cash though.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

Could be a Job opportunity here,

 

Being an installer, we could find out all about them.

 

Now, as mentioned by Victor, get a Device from a Trusted Source, and I found Jaycar Electronics have them for $149:-

 

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http://www.jaycar.co...w.asp?ID=LA9011

 

So has anybody got one of these?



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:46 PM

My daughter is a manager at one of the leading manufactures of vehicle anti thief devices, I will have a chat with her and get back to everyone. If we buy bulk we might be able to get good units a decent price  



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

My daughter is a manager at one of the leading manufactures of vehicle anti thief devices, I will have a chat with her and get back to everyone. If we buy bulk we might be able to get good units a decent price

Sounds good. Let us know how you go.






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