Car security

  1. Richnd1974

    Richnd1974 Enthusiast

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    A topic I've never been concerned about as always driven new cars with alarms, immobilisers, dead locks etc. What's everyone's minimum security they use when out and about town in their R4s? I'm not so much worried about the pro thief it's some oik deciding they will have a punt at stealing my car if left in a car park while I'm in town. Just thinking ahead. Cheers Richard
     
  2. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    Hi Richard, I keep a good old fashioned Krook Lock in my car, it's a fairly good deterrent. Quick and easy to use. I've also fitted a quick release negative terminal clamp, known as a
    Dis-car-nect, handy if you leave the car for an extended period, say overnight away from home. It's also useful when working on the cars electrics.

    Regards Brian
     
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  3. swampy Enthusiast

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    Richard I agree entirely with Cornish.
    I have had a moggy & an open top 2 seater 2CV based kit car. Krooklock is a good visual deterrent for the chancer, Discarnect is again good for extended periods, and I fitted a third device. On the moggy this was re purposing the speedometer backlight off switch ( it`s hidden on the underside of the dash) to turn off the S U electric fuel pump, and on the kit car, which had a homemade wooden dash, I fitted a discreet switch which earthed part of the ignition ( I can`t remember the wiring details, it was a long time ago, but it was simple). Non of this stopped someone rattling open the quarter light on the moggy when we lived in Reading and trying to make off, but they abandoned it further down the estate. I should point out that we had not fitted the krooklock that evening for some reason, and therein lies a point: the more effort it take to do, the less likely you are to do it routinely.
    swampy
     
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  4. Richnd1974

    Richnd1974 Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I think the Krooklock will be ordered today as a minimum security measure, I like the idea of the secret isolator as well..
     
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  5. reidalpine Enthusiast

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    would it be poss and pref easy to fit a quick-release boss for the steering-wheel ?? -Reid.
     
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  6. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    Ha ha Reid, I love your quirky sence of humour. How I might ask, are you going to walk around with a steering wheel in your pocket. The device I've fitted has a plastic knob you just unscrew and place in ones pocket. Very handy:whistle:
     
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