Statistics show that theft of a vehicle rose by 22% in the financial year 2021/22 compared to 2020/21 and that keyless car theft accounted for 94% of all vehicles recovered by Tracker last year, reaching an all-time high.
We at Car Specialist Customs offer one of the best and most established security solutions, the Ghost Immobiliser, But can a car be stolen with Ghost Immobiliser? In this article, we will supply the answers you are looking for.
the keyless entry has become a common feature that criminals capitalise on by finding ways to ‘hack’ the mechanism and break into your car in as little as 20-30 seconds.
As contactless theft becomes an ever-growing threat to car safety, it’s understandable that many are looking into security solutions that prevent contactless theft, which is where Ghost 2 Immobilisers come into the picture.
But what is a Ghost immobiliser? And how does it work?
The Ghost Immobiliser
The Ghost 2 Immobiliser is a security device that can be installed in your vehicle discreetly, (without causing any damage to the vehicle) which works by preventing your engine to start unless certain buttons within your car are pressed in a specific sequence. Similar to a password on your phone, but instead using the buttons in your car.
The Ghost 2 Immobiliser serves as a discreet method of security as the ‘password’ of buttons you press is only known to you, and if your car is ever broken into thieves will not be aware of the sequence needed to unlock your vehicle. As a result, thieves will not be able to start the car at all, deterring them further so they leave.
They work by preventing your engine from working unless an additional, unique pin number or code sequence is entered alongside your key fob. This helps to prevent thieves from driving away with your vehicle, which may encourage them to leave it alone altogether.
Your chosen pin code can be entered by pressing a pattern of existing electronic buttons on your steering wheel, in an app, on the door panel or on the central console. Because the device is invisible, you have the added benefit of stealth, which can prevent anyone from trying to tamper with it, and the device only takes seconds to use.
One of the most attractive features of the Ghost 2 Immobiliser is the fact that it can be fitted without any marks on the internal body of the vehicle. This means that it leaves no lasting damage to your car, which can be highly attractive for those who plan on reselling or developing their existing model.
Car care is a big part of the world today, with a study concluding that 63% of people like to clean their car because it is a pride and joy in their life. With more and more people putting emphasis on their cars, it’s only natural for some to choose to improve their security at the same time with the use of a Ghost 2 Immobiliser.
The device is also low-maintenance It has a connection to the CAN (Controller Area Network) and operates through the ECU (Engine Control Unit), can be installed in a hidden location, works silently, has no radio signals and is unrecognisable to the untrained eye.
For added security, only the Ghost 2 Immobiliser fitters themselves are aware of the location of the device.
Whilst a wheel lock can be cut off, a car’s wires can be jumped, or a universal key can be applied, a Ghost 2 Immobiliser cannot be found or detected in time to make a speedy getaway.
One of its added benefits is that, if you choose to be, you can be the only person who knows where it is located, and that it even exists. Because of this, thieves can be left wondering why your vehicle will not start, which can lead to them assuming that it is broken and leaving it be.
Benefits of the Ghost Immobiliser
Undetectable by thieves using diagnostics
The Ghost 2 Immobiliser has no circuit cuts, meaning it cannot be detected by modern methods employed by a thief.
No radio frequencies
Thieves cannot use sophisticated RF scanning or code-grabbing technology to detect what security device your vehicle has, because the Ghost 2 Immobiliser does not transmit any signals like conventional security systems.
No more key cloning
Due to the personalised PIN, you can create with the Ghost 2 Immobiliser, if thieves have cloned keys to your vehicle, it will be impossible for them to start it because they won’t know your PIN code.
This pin can be activated through the app, or through a combination of buttons on your dashboard pressed in sequence.
Tested for each vehicle
Not all cars are the same, so due to the nature of the data bus communication the Ghost 2 Immobiliser has been adapted and tested for every vehicle we list as compatible, click this link to see our list of compatible vehicles.
On the occasion your pin is forgotten, your car is sold, or a button in your PIN sequence is broken, there is a secure, reset code for each individual immobiliser. There is also an option to change your pin, whenever you feel like it. This is handy on occasions when you can not drive your car at all, or if you just want an extra layer of security
To make security even easier, there is an app for the immobiliser available for your iOS & Android mobile device, allowing you to just get in and drive away. Minimising the need to enter your PIN if you are running late etc.
All you need to do is enable this phone-tag and as soon as your smartphone is near. your car you will be able to drive, even if your smartphone your pocket.
The team here at Car Specialist Customs are qualified and experienced at installing a Ghost 2 Immobiliser for your vehicle. Head to our website for your quote to make your car secure with the Ghost 2 Immobiliser.
For an in-depth look at the Ghost 2 Immobiliser’s features and facts, head over to our blog post where we give you all the information you need on this integral and established security solution. To browse our Ghost 2 Immobiliser installation service and pricing, click here.
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Can a car be stolen with a ghost immobiliser?
No, a car fitted with a ghost immobiliser can not be stolen. Even if a thief makes their way inside your car with the key, without the sequence pin they will not be able to start the car. This will deter them even further.
- Adds a full prof extra layer of security
- Can not be detected, its location is only known to installers (and the owner if they choose to)
- Creates ease of access for the user whilst making it impossible for thieves to steal
- Help protect a vehicle you have invested a lot of money and time into
- Cloned keys are nullified
- Even if a thief gets into the car, the engine will not start without the required code etc
- There is no trace of installation, meaning the aesthetics of your car in the interior and exterior will be unaffected.
- Ability to change your pin as much as you like
- If you have invested in personalising your vehicle, or own a very expensive or rare vehicle, this is the best investment to make to keep your vehicle safe at all times, so you don’t lose the time and money you invested into the vehicle.
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Can a car be stolen with a ghost immobiliser? The answer is no. You can rest assured, the ghost immobiliser will keep you vehicle safe.
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