With keyless cars being twice as likely to be stolen, it’s no surprise that vehicle owners are turning to aftermarket security solutions to provide peace of mind.
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 Immobilisers come in to the picture.
But what is a Ghost immobiliser? And how does it work?
The Ghost Immobiliser – what you need to know
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.
How does it work?
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.
What about installation & maintenance?
One of the most attractive features of the Ghost 2 Immobiliser is the fact that it can be fitted without any marks to 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, so 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), and 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.
Can I Install a ghost immobiliser myself?
Ghost Immobilisers can be fit by yourself, however, we at Car Specialist Customs do not recommend this for people who have no experience in installing aftermarket security solutions.
Ghost Immobilisers benefit by having there systems being hidden within your car, this means that potential thieves will have immense difficulty in finding & deactivating the immobiliser. Having your ghost immobilisers installed by us means that only we know where it will be (if you choose not to know).
We are professional and experienced installers of Ghost Immobilisers, we leave no indication as to where it was installed, whilst also testing it after installation to make sure it is working as it should be.
Can a Car Be Stolen With The 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 instillation, 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.
Does a Ghost Immobiliser void warranty?
As it stands, the rules may vary depending on your manufacturer and their warranty stipulations. However, generally, if the vehicle’s electrical system fails as a result of the aftermarket security being installed, it may void the warranty.
It is always best to read your user manual or get in contact with a representative of your car’s manufacturer who will be able to tell you the right information you need before purchasing any sort of aftermarket security.
Do Ghost Immobilisers affect my insurance?
In regard to insurance, again it is subject to the stipulations of your insurer, however in some cases having aftermarket security may reduce your insurance premiums as it makes your vehicle less likely to be stolen, especially if you are using a Ghost Immobiliser.
Are Ghost Immobilisers TASSA approved?
TASSA stands for ‘Tracking and aftermarket security systems association’ a legally recognised body that deals with the certification of security & tracking devices installed after the purchase of a vehicle.
Although there are Thatcham approved alternatives, TASSA verified Ghost-II systems include a special vehicle marking system used by insurance companies across Europe linking to the International Security Register. Giving an extra level of security to vehicle owners.
The TASSA website states: ‘The Tracking and Aftermarket Security System Association (TASSA) was formed by aftermarket industry manufacturers and traders who are at the forefront of solutions for vehicle crime prevention. In 2016 Thatcham announced that from 31st December 2018 it will no longer accredit Aftermarket Alarms, Immobilisers and Opportunist Theft Deterrents.’ To read further about their creation, click here.
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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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