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    What Security does you car have?

    The extreme car security thread on here wonder what sort of security people have got on there cars. What with Lowe's modded cars it must make it much more appealing to joyriders,

    So i wondered do you spend as much money on making your car safe as you do on mods?.

    If so is it things like CAT1 alarms, Trackers, Imobbilsers, Steering locks etc?.

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    Steering bar and imobiliser cat2

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    krook-lock, battery cut-off, ignition cut-off and my speakers n hu are invisible from outside the car. Plus I've not parked it anywhere unattended since I got the car, and when it's on the driveway it's got my dads car in front of it, so the scum have to get it out the way before they can make off with mine But who'd wanna nick a mini I don't know.

    Alarms are a waste of money imho.
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    Smile

    NOWT, apart from locking the doors and a flashing red LED on the dash, nobody wants to nick my rusty heap 'o' junk...

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    Erm, I did have a steering lock on my G reg Escort.

    Then it got nicked
    So these people do take crappy cars, so don't think its safe just cuz its crap.

    Obviously if I finally manage to afford a newer car I'll get better security.

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    Factory fit immobiliser + alarm, and door barrel lock removed.

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    Originally posted by leon
    So these people do take crappy cars, so don't think its safe just cuz its crap.
    Exactly the point m8, new/posh cars are that hard to nick nowadays that for your average spotty teenage joyrider will pick an old heap instead. But if a 'proper' car thief decides he wants your motor, then it'll be gone, no matter what...

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    lots of security :-)
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    ME
    Mul-T-Lock around the gears
    Thatchems Cat2 immobiliser



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    Am i right in thinking Cat 1 alarms are better than Cat 2?.

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    Cat 2 is an immobiliaser standard afaik
    Cat 1 is an alarm.
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    Originally posted by TiG
    Am i right in thinking Cat 1 alarms are better than Cat 2?.

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    yes

    Cat 1 is an alarm imobiliser combo- they must be linked iirc
    Cat 2 is an imobiliser
    Cat 3 is a steering lock of a high standard like the disklok which is the best security device you can buy... apart from those flame throweres they stick under the cars in south africa

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    my car has 4 flat tyres and an am/lw radio, i somehow doubt anyone would want to bother nicking it

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    As Moby-Dick said, a lot.

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    I don't run a lot of security on the Clio. There's little point really, if someone wants your car, they'll take it no matter what. What you can try to avoid though is the opportunist.

    So, I don't leave anything in view, all my extra dials etc are covered over with a plastic carrier bag. I stick a steering lock on, and don't leave the Clio anywhere too dodgy.

    The Clio has one of the best immobilisers money can buy, but no alarm. I don't see the point in alarms myself, since who the hell takes any notice of one these days?
    Last edited by Lowe; 11-08-2003 at 12:31 PM.

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    I'm pretty much in the same frame of mind as Lowe, no one gives a toss about alarms anymore, decent immobiliser and dont leae stuff in view etc...

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