Regardless of the security solutions, you choose for your vehicle, you may still have a few doubts. Peace of mind is one of the many benefits offered to you by the Ghost Immobiliser, sold and installed by us over at Car Specialist Customs.
In this article we will answer the question, ‘Can a Ghost Immobiliser be bypassed?’
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.
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.
So can a Ghost Immobiliser be bypassed? Well first, let us explain its function.
One of the best vehicle security options
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.
You can experience these benefits when investing in the ghost immobiliser.
- 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.
Can a Ghost Immobiliser be bypassed?
No. 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), 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.
So can a ghost immobiliser be bypassed? The answer is no unless the thief knows your pin sequence and the location of the device. This will be impossible, as there are no signs of an installed ghost immobiliser, so they won’t know it’s even there. In regards to the pin, it is only known by you and can be changed by you as much as you like.
Are they Thatcham approved?
Ghost 2 Immobilisers are not Thatcham approved, this is because the method that the Ghost 2 Immobiliser works on does not have a banding category within the Thatcham mode of certification anymore, this is alongside vehicle trackers, as they are aftermarket security measures.
Despite this, since March 2020, The Autowatch Ghost 2 Immobiliser is TASSA approved and recognised by some insurers.
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 linked 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.
Benefits of The Ghost 2 Immobiliser include :
Undetectable by thieves using diagnostics
The Ghost 2 Immobiliser has no circuit cuts, meaning it cannot be detected by modern methods
No radio frequencies
Thieves use RF scanning or code-grabbing technology to detect what security device your vehicle has, 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.
Tested for each vehicle
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.
There is an app for the immobiliser available for your iOS & Android mobile devices, allowing you to just get in and drive away. Minimising the need to enter your PIN if you are running late etc.
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 ghost immobiliser be bypassed? The answer is no. You can rest assured, the ghost immobiliser will keep your vehicle safe.
We at Car Specialist Customs hope this has been an insightful and helpful resource for you, answering questions you may have had whilst providing an in-depth and thorough breakdown of our services along with the top-quality products that we offer. We also have a blog page with multiple articles addressing the questions you may be looking for. Have a read by clicking here.