What to do for a easy anti theft device? (29 Viewers)

jaymar

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That's where the cheap android phone trick I mentioned comes in. Phones have really good GPS support, and you link it to your android account with location services turned on, and you can go to your google maps timeline and see the entire history of where the car has been. The Google "Find My Device" app gives you instant realtime location. All you need is an old Android phone you don't need, which a lot of us probably have by now (I used one I smashed the screen of), and a prepaid sim you can top up the credit for online from time to time. Cheap and works a treat. Far better than a paid service or GPS tag.

The phone is a really handy device to have linked in too. If I wanted to get really fancy, I could use the android phone to bluetooth to some hidden device in the car and to all kinds of evil stuff. Maybe turn on a hidden mic and camera, and start recording it all and uploading it to the cloud, so there's video and audio for the police when they want to prosecute. Or connect to the radio, crank the volume, and play a clip that says "To the bastard who's stolen my car, I'm an explosives expert, and have embedded enough C4 in the driver's seat to blow your balls off. Don't move. If you get up, it will detonate. Return the vehicle to where you found it, and I may choose to disarm the device.
Is it that easy with iPhone? Of course my previous phone (screen shattered) won’t hold a charge for sh*t...
 
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I bought my 80 in Italy, and it came with a set of electrical disconnect keys installed inside the hood on the passenger's side. If you remove the keys, the electrical system is completely isolated from the batteries. That was good in Italy- there are Gypsies there, and the Italian government does not prosecute them for theft, as it is "cultural heritage". Now, I am stationed in Germany, and most of the time, I leave them in place as car theft is pretty rare where I live in Stuttgart and the woods that I hunt in with the 80.
 

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I bought my 80 in Italy, and it came with a set of electrical disconnect keys installed inside the hood on the passenger's side. If you remove the keys, the electrical system is completely isolated from the batteries. That was good in Italy- there are Gypsies there, and the Italian government does not prosecute them for theft, as it is "cultural heritage". Now, I am stationed in Germany, and most of the time, I leave them in place as car theft is pretty rare where I live in Stuttgart and the woods that I hunt in with the 80.
For real?
 

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I bought my 80 in Italy, and it came with a set of electrical disconnect keys installed inside the hood on the passenger's side. If you remove the keys, the electrical system is completely isolated from the batteries. That was good in Italy- there are Gypsies there, and the Italian government does not prosecute them for theft, as it is "cultural heritage". Now, I am stationed in Germany, and most of the time, I leave them in place as car theft is pretty rare where I live in Stuttgart and the woods that I hunt in with the 80.

^^^^

So it's just Gypsies being 'Gypsies' ? Is that what they are saying? :oops:
 
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It's hiding in plain sight, and if you know these vehicles, I've already told you everything you need to know to figure out where it is. Who can pick up on it? :cool:

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is it that thing? that would stop most thefts in the us
 
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Hopefully not a dumb question.... Does the RS3000 alarm system have a start immobilizer? Or is it only a noise maker?
Would love to know the official answer to this too. I know when I open the door and the alarm goes off, all I have to do is put the key in and start it though.
 
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I like @Nemesis1207 idea with prepaid android phone.

If you're in the Apple ecosystem you can try APPLE AIRTAGS

They say:

"Your AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — then you can go to the Find My app and see it on a map. The whole process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy. And itʼs efficient, so thereʼs no need to worry about battery life or data usage."

Here in Hawaii, ~70% of us, use iPhones.

It runs on a CR2032 battery, and they claim the charge will last up to a year.

Might do this myself.
 

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I like @Nemesis1207 idea with prepaid android phone.

If you're in the Apple ecosystem you can try APPLE AIRTAGS

They say:

"Your AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — then you can go to the Find My app and see it on a map. The whole process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy. And itʼs efficient, so thereʼs no need to worry about battery life or data usage."

Here in Hawaii, ~70% of us, use iPhones.

It runs on a CR2032 battery, and they claim the charge will last up to a year.

Might do this myself.
The problem with the Apple product is that if it leaves the proximity of the owners account for an extended period (do your own reading here as I may have missed something) the tag will emit an audible chirp. This is precisely designed in to prevent it from being used to unknowingly track someone. Exactly the opposite of a stealth locator I want in the 80 :( .

I am also looking at GPS trackers and will do something this week. Leaning towards this one currently but still need to do some more research. I want something that has an extended battery life.

140-Day 4G Magnetic GPS Tracker - https://www.brickhousesecurity.com/gps-trackers/sparknano-extendedbatt/
 
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Once you get the pin-point location, what you gonna do? Take down their criminal syndicate? /s

But seriously, high quality GPS cool, but most people are lazy, like me, and will forget about it.

It least if it's beeping and giving them notifications that they're being tracked, you can hope they're casuals, panic and ditch the truck. 🤷‍♂️
 

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