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CAN Phantom vs Ghost Immobiliser: Best Immobiliser for Your Car 2023

can phantom vs ghost immobiliser: best immobiliser for your car 2023

For those scanning their aftermarket vehicle security options, it is important to have an understanding of which option would be best suited for you. In this blog, we will be highlighting the CAN Phantom vs Ghost Immobiliser: Best Immobiliser for your car 2023.

Car Specialist Customs offers high-quality services to personalise and protect your vehicles. As a team with years of experience in car customisation, we guarantee our attentiveness and superior expertise are precisely what your car needs.

In this blog, we will be answering the question ‘Can I install a car alarm myself?” Whilst providing all the information you need on popular after-market security systems we offer which can guarantee the best levels of security available.

What is a Ghost Immobiliser?

The Ghost Immobiliser is an aftermarket security system for your vehicle.

The Ghost Immobiliser works by preventing your engine to start unless certain buttons within your car are pressed in a specific sequence, this can be from the steering wheel, the door panel or the central console. This sequence is set by the user & can be changed if needed.

The device is installed in such a way that it can not be seen, so you have the added benefit of stealth which can prevent anyone from trying to tamper with it. The device only takes seconds to use, yet can save you countless hours of looking for your vehicle if it is ever attempted to be stolen.

Additional features of the Ghost Immobiliser:

  • Undetectable by thieves using diagnostics: The Ghost 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 when it does not transmit any signals like conventional security systems.
  • No more key cloning: Due to the personalised PIN you can create with the Ghost 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: Due to the nature of the data bus communication the Ghost Immobiliser has been adapted and tested for every vehicle we list as compatible, click this link to see our list of compatible vehicles.
  • PIN Reset: 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 immobiliser. There is also an option to change your pin, whenever you feel like it.

Car Specalist Customs are qualified and experienced at installing a Ghost Immobiliser for your vehicle. Head to our website for your quote to make your car secure with the Ghost immobiliser.

What is a CAN Phantom?

A CAN Phantom is another type of aftermarket security system, it operates in a very similar manner to a Ghost Immobiliser. One of it’s main differentiating features is that you can navigate the ‘Valet’ & ‘Maitenence mode’ through the web app on your phone.

Although this is convenient, it can easily fall into the wrong hands if your phone is stolen, meaning that thieves can bypass the immobiliser entirely.

Another feature is it’s own wifi code that emits when in maintenance mode. Allowing the device to connect to your phone. CAN Phantoms are also developed in the UK.

CAN Phantom vs Ghost Immobiliser: Best Immobiliser for your car 2023

CAN Phantom vs Ghost Immobiliser: Best Immobiliser for your car 2023

So which is the best between these two immobilisers? In our opinion, the Ghost Immobiliser edges the competition just slightly, and here’s why. Although both devices have similar features, the Ghost Immobiliser has the potential for more.

The Ghost Immobilisers we supply have more than one version, this means that if you choose, you can have extra security features on your vehicle to guarantee peace of mind.

As it stands, there is only one type of CAN Phantom that you can purchase, this means you have less options for your security when compared to the Ghost Immobiliser.

What happens if I don’t have aftermarket security?

If you don’t have aftermarket security for your vehicle, your vehicle is vulnerable, this especially true for luxury vehicles and/or vehicles that are known to be stolen frequently.

Can I install aftermarket security myself?

Can I install aftermarket security myself?

We do not recommend this for anybody who has no experience in installing these systems.

Although you have the option of installing your aftermarket security system yourself, you can get in contact with our team for a professional installation.

Here are the crucial reasons why you should get an installation from us.

  • As it is a discreet device, having us install it in the appropriate place of our choosing will make it undetectable by you and subsequently any potential thieves. (unless you want to know the location.)
  • As trusted and professional installers, we guarantee we will install the device efficiently, not damaging your vehicle or tampering with anything beyond what needs to be altered.
  • We rigorously test our installations so you will have no problems dealing with them in the future.
  • Getting it installed by us allows you to ask any questions directly to our team who have years of installation and usage expertise aftermarket security systems..
  • If you have never installed anything manually into your car before you could be doing damage to your vehicle’s systems unintentionally, which could cost a lot of time and money to repair.

Is GPS better than a car immobiliser?

Depending on your situation, it could be, but Ghost immobilisers represent the total security potential that can be fufilled for your vehicle. GPS trackers generally show you where your vehicle is. However, GPS trackers suffer from these setbacks.

  • GPS trackers can be bypassed through certain illegal technologies.
  • Depending on the model of tracker you choose, there are no additional features that prevent thieves from entering your vehicle.
  • For those with limited or no internet access, GPS trackers can be difficult to make the most use of.

Purchase aftermarket security today

Purchase aftermarket security today

Our team members at Car Specialist Customs are extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included the affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We always will go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

We hope to have shown you the differences between CAN Phantom vs Ghost Immobiliser: Best Immobiliser for Your Car 2023’ whilst providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in the best security system for your vehicle.

See what we can do for you today we hope our Pandora Alarm cost list helped you decide to make the right step in the security of your vehicle, head over to our website for a free, no-obligation quote for your Pandora Alarm fitting.

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