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Alarms & Anti-Theft Systems

Did you know a passenger or light commercial vehicle is stolen approximately every 11 minutes in Australia? And in the last year, more cars were stolen in Queensland than anywhere else in the country. Many people don’t believe they will be a target for car theft as they don’t have a new or expensive car but 81% of stolen vehicles are 5 years or older. With a range of after-market alarms and anti-theft systems available it’s easy to make your vehicles more secure.

Car Alarms & Immobilisers

Most new cars come with an alarm and new passenger vehicles are now required to have engine immobilisers by law. While alarms can be annoying when they go off incorrectly they are a great deterrent against would-be thieves. Alarms can be fitted to just about any vehicle and are a quick and affordable way to help secure your vehicle.

High-end immobilisers now come with a range of features. Beyond simply stopping the car from being started without a proper key, some can prevent the vehicle from being towed or even taken for a joyride by valet parking. Modern immobilisers can help prevent everything from hot-wiring to hacking.

Kill Switch

A kill switch is a simple way to completely prevent the engine on your vehicle from being started. The kill switch is simply installed on a vital part of the engine’s electronics so when it is activated the engine is completely unable to work.

As vehicles rely more and more on their onboard computers, kill switches can be an added layer of protection for many modern vehicles. Because the switch goes directly on key parts of the engine, getting a qualified auto-electrician to complete the installation is important for these anti-theft systems.

Trackers

The goal of many anti-theft systems is to stop your car from being stolen in the first place. So what do you do if your car is taken? Trackers can work in a variety of different ways, but they are all designed to tell you where your car is. Trackers can help aid in catching thieves and recovering your vehicle. Some trackers broadcast their location all the time, and are more common in business and fleet vehicles. Others begin transmitting their location if they detect the car has been started without proper authorisation. Many trackers use GPS, while others use phone towers and even radio waves to accurately find the location of your vehicle.

Secure Your Vehicle with Bashi’s

Like any other part of your car, your security system also needs regular servicing and maintenance. If you notice problems with your car alarm or central locking system it’s time to get an expert to take a look. The team at Bashi’s Auto Electrical are here to help with everything from diagnostics and repairs to retrofitting or upgrading anti-theft systems. Contact us today and see how we can help secure your vehicles.