are the ant-theft options for a classic car owner to help prevent your vehicle
from being stolen?|
This could be a basic GPS tracker simply to locate where the
car is at all times or a more sophisticated tracker using GPs, GSM and RF capabilities
with a 24 hour monitoring and recovery service able to provide the Police with
priority response information.
Active SS tracker is a sophisticated GPs, GSM & UHF radio location wired
device which can be concealed in the car. It provides information on the location
of the car. It has a good battery life and comes with the first year of their
24hr monitoring service included. Currently priced at £274.
this tracker in our article, Time
to get a tracker?
GPs Tracker is basic tracker which can either be fixed to the battery for
permanent power or you can charge the unit at home and then hide the tracker in
the car where thieves are very unlikely to find it. It provides information on
the location of the car to your mobile phone. It is easy to set up. Currently
priced at £70.
These manual devices, like a steering lock, are a good visual
deterrent and should be used in conjunction with another device such as an alarm
or immobiliser. Make sure that your mechanical immobiliser is Thatcham Catergory
3 approved to ensure it has been tested thoroughly. See steering locks available
at Halfords below.
This is designed to
prevent the engine in your car being started and driven away by a thief. Typically
they are hidden switches cutting the ignition circuit, cutting the feed to the
fuel pump or a battery cut out switch.
An alarm may not stop the vehicle from being taken but it
will bring attention to any interference with car. If used with other anti theft
devices it could prove invaluable against a thief.
covers the complete steering wheel and has high visibility plus it is exceptionally
hard to remove without the key. It`s made from reinforced steel, making this steering
lock a superb deterrent. The unique advantage is its ability to spin on the wheel
when attacked, preventing the thief being able to steer the car and damage the
vehicle's own steering wheel lock. Currently priced at £124.99.
Stoplock Pulsar with flashing
light on the arm of the steering wheel lock doesn't just lock your car, it draws
attention to the fact that there's no driving this one away with a nifty flashing
light. This acts as a very effective further deterrent to any would-be thieves.
It's a basic budget anti-theft device. Currently priced at £29.99.