Block the thieves’ eyesight towards your automobile
At present time, car security systems and technologies can fall into three kinds-deterrents, immobilizers and trackers. These three categories protect an automobile from three aspects or more appropriate, three periods. Deterrents are responsible for warning or scaring off potential thieves. Immobilizers directly make the car theft difficult or impossible. Trackers help a lot in finding the vehicle after it has been stolen. These three car security categories combined can well protect your property.
Car Security Warning Devices
Common deterrents include things like: car alarms, steering wheel locks, tire deflators, window etching, decals, etc.
Some deterrents are high tech while others are decidedly low tech, but they all have the same basic function. While a device like a steering wheel lock can be defeated easily enough by a knowledgeable car thief, it may be enough of a hassle that the would-be thief moves on to another target. The same is true for car alarm decals and LED indicators, which serve to warn off potential thieves before a break in ever occurs.
Warning devices like car alarms are often closely tied into a number of systems in a vehicle, so they are almost inextricably linked with certain convenience technologies that aren’t, strictly speaking, car security devices. One prominent example is the remote starter, which is often associated with car alarms even though the technology is only tangentially related to car security.
Most deterrents and warning devices are defeatable, which is why immobilizers and tracking devices are also useful.
Car Immobilizing Devices
After a thief successfully breaks into your car, he needs to be able to start it. Unless he has a key, that means he’s going to have to hotwire it before he can drive it away. That’s where immobilizing devices come in. These devices are designed to prevent a vehicle from starting when a specific event happens or if the key (or key fob) isn’t physically present. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including: transponder keys and fobs, fuse cut-offs, fuel or spark disablers, kill switches.
Some of these techniques can be retrofitted into vehicles with the right equipment, and others are mainly OEM. Many newer vehicles use transponders that are either built into the ignition key or key fob, and the vehicle won’t start if the transponder isn’t present. In other cases, the vehicle may not run properly if the right key isn’t in the ignition.
Other immobilizing devices are directly tied into a traditional car alarm. If the alarm goes off and someone tries to drive off, it may activate a fuel or spark disabler that will either cause the engine to die or to never start in the first place. In other cases, these types of disablers are tied into tracking systems instead.
Stolen Vehicle Tracking Systems
The final piece of the car security puzzle is tracking. After a vehicle has actually been stolen, it can be very difficult to successfully track it down and recover it. If it has some type of tracking system installed, the process is streamlined, and the recovery rate increases exponentially.
Some newer vehicles ship with some type of tracking system from the factory. OEM systems like OnStar and BMW Assist have tracking capabilities that can be activated after a vehicle has been reported as stolen. Other systems, like LoJack, are designed primarily with stolen vehicle tracking and recovery in mind.