Thieves are out every night looking to steal high-value vehicles, if yours has a keyless entry system then it is at immediate risk, all the thieves need is to pick up a signal from the key from outside the house, they can then use electronics to boost that signal making the car think the key is next to it, They simply hop in and drive away in a few seconds. Alternatively, they will try to get the keys by breaking in or fishing through the letterbox, as a last resort they can break into your vehicle and using the onboard diagnostic port and some clever electronics clone a key that will start the car in a few seconds.
THE GHOST IMMOBILISER CAN PREVENT ALL OF THESE TYPES OF THEFT.
The answer is the AUTOWATCH GHOST IMMOBILISER! The Ghost Immobiliser is a sophisticated piece of electronics that is absolute genius and the very best innovation in terms of software and hardware to hit the car security market in the last 10 years. The device itself is tiny, can be installed anywhere in the vehicle usually withing the wiring loom and connects to the car’s CAN-BUS data network. No wires are cut within the vehicle and the ghost immobiliser does not omit any frequency meaning it is completely undetectable.
READ ON BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS
How Keyless Entry systems can be used to steal your car.
Cars with keyless entry and keyless start where you just need to have the fob in your pocket were created to make life easier but they also have a downside as they have made your car really easy to steal. Crooks, Thieves and Vagabonds have now got access to electronics that simply extend the range of the key so even with it left in your house they can easily make the car think the key is next to it, unlock and start.
In the video above, Thieves steal a brand new Mercedes within a couple of minutes, the first thief takes a box of electronics and moves it around the front of the house to pick up the signal that the key is omitting, once the signal is picked up the electronics push the signal to the electronics that the second man has near the car, lights flash and they are in. A few seconds later the car starts.
How the Ghost Immobiliser can prevent keyless entry theft!
The Ghost Immobiliser is an electronic solution, once it is fitted you can forget about Keyless Entry Theft. The system works by stopping the vehicle running unless a pre-set code (Customisable) is input before the vehicle is started, its that simple, no big steering wheel lock rattling around in the passenger footwell and no needing to remember every day to put your keys in a faraday bag. The ghost is absolutely discreet, no one can see that it has been installed least of all those figures who hide in the shadows.
How the GHOST IMMOBILISER works
When the Ghost Immobiliser is installed in your car, it looks exactly the same, there are no additional key fobs, fob readers or card readers and there are no visual clues that the vehicle is secured by the Autowatch ghost.
Because the GHOST IMMOBILISER is installed to a CAN-BUS connection the software uses the vehicles buttons such as the steering wheel controls, dashboard buttons, window and mirror controls to allow you to make a unique, changeable, PIN code sequence that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car PIN even safer by making it between 4 and 20 presses long!
- Service/Valet Mode
Allows your vehicle to temporarily start and drive without requiring your unique code.
- Simple PIN Code change process
At any time you can choose a unique different PIN Code configuration.
- Use the vehicles original buttons to enter the PIN Code
The buttons in modern vehicles send data all around the vehicle which allows the Ghost to respond to your specific inputs via the CAN Data without the need to add extra wiring.
Autowatch Ghost is compatible with
Autowatch Ghost immobiliser works with many other manufacturers. Further development is ongoing so that the device, eventually, will work with all makes and models.
AUTOWATCH GHOST IMMOBILISER FITTED TO A FOCUS RS
AUTOWATCH GHOST IMMOBILISER FITTED TO A VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
AUTOWATCH GHOST FITTED TO AN AUDI TT
AUTOWATCH GHOST IMMOBILISER – TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Ghost Immobiliser stops OBD Port Key Cloning Theft
In the video above, 3 thieves are attempting to steal a Ford Fiesta ST. In this instance, the car is stolen by breaking into it, notice the alarm starts to go off (Nobody reacts to car alarms anymore due to so many false alarms) and the thief then goes straight to the cars onboard diagnostic port, using a piece of electronics that they plug in it takes a few seconds to programme a new key, turn the alarm off and start the vehicle. Its a very brazen theft especially when you think one is holding the door of the house closed and a 2nd perp is pointing a fire extinguisher at the door in case the homeowner manages to get out past the first one, he is going to get a soaking or more often foam in his eyes and mouth.
How the Ghost Immobiliser stops the OBD Port key cloning theft.
The ghost immobiliser will not stop the car being broken into, nor will it stop the key being cloned however what it will stop is the car being started with the new key unless the thief can enter the code using the driver console buttons which is user programmable and unique. Given that these thieves are doing everything they can to avoid confrontation, once they realise the car isn’t starting they will leave and try somewhere else.