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Securing your Buggy

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this user is online LUDICRUZ

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on: June 18, 2020, 05:35:30 PM
Hey folks, what is everyone doing regarding securing your Buggy!!

I've been looking at several car alarms however my specifics are, i would like it to be a Thatcham Ca1 1 or 2 approved with a Transponder immobiliser so that i can have a keyless ignition start and must include a Microwave radar sensor preventing people from coming very close to the buggy or trying to jump in for a quick pic without permission....

the one i am currently looking at is the Clifford Concept 650MK3 which has the following attributes...

Entry level Thatcham Cat 1

Built in Tandem immobiliser circuit

Armoured steel enclosure

Ultrasonic interior movement sensing

Dual zone proximity including external warn away zone

Tilt motion sensor

Anyone had any experience with this please..
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Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 05:58:05 PM
Nav, I used to fit Car Alarms and have been trained by most of the Manufacturers too

I was also Part of the Police "Sold-Secure" team as well

1) Don`t bother with Cliffoord - a right P.I.T.A. as alarms go and its the one that thieves learn how to get around

2) CAT 1 is a waste of time on an opened top car

3) CAT 2 is about as good as you can go for a transponder immobilser, but 99.9% of Buggies can be hotwired with 24" of cable.

4) Work on the theory that if they want a car, then they will just lift it - Alarms won`t save it - but a bloody big Anchor chain in the garage just might - look towards bike security for that one, they have some good products available.

5) need any help, give me a yell  :-)Geek

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Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 06:21:40 PM
Darn Dave...you've just killed my 8 hours of research in 2 mins!!!! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[, but i always appreciate your input and you have also saved me a hefty 400. ;-)up ;-)up

i haven't bought a car alarm in years, in fact i've never owned any car worth stealing!!!

Would you suggest i look at separate units and put together a kit rather than a standard off the shelf kit? 
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Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 06:37:09 PM
You could spend your 400 (well slightly less) on a 123Ignition Tune+ distributor.

These are Bluetooth to allow you to setup your advance curves and monitor you rpm, advance, temperature from a smart phone app.

But the really nice feature is being able to disable the distributor with a PIN code.

That will prevent opportunist hot wiring. Also handy in poor weather if you want to break down and be delivered home.


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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 06:39:18 PM
Roadrunners Dizzy would be a very good one to consider - Alongside a basic Cat2 Transponder and thats about as far as you could realistically go


Give me a ring in the morning mate and we can have a chat - Bit tied up this evening

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