Immobilisers became a standard fitting in cars across the world in the late 90s. Immobilisers in general work by preventing an ignition from starting without the presence of the correct key or fob. This has worked incredibly well to stop hotwiring, which was a significantly common type of car theft in the 80s and 90s. However, as technology has advanced and thieves have become much more tech-savvy, different types of theft such as relay car theft have emerged. In order to combat the rising trend of relay car theft and to protect vehicles from more advanced types of car theft, the Ghost Immobiliser offers superior security features.
What is the Ghost Immobiliser?
The Ghost Immobiliser is an advanced type of vehicle immobiliser which can be fitted to almost all makes and models. Designed to offer extra security features, the Ghost Immobiliser is practically impossible to bypass and is undetectable. Making this a popular option for motorists who wish to protect themselves from car theft and ensure added peace of mind no matter where they choose to park their car. In combination with a Thatcham Approved vehicle tracker, these extra security fittings can also help to lower insurance premiums.
PIN code access to your vehicle
The ghost immobiliser works by connecting to the vehicle’s CAN bus (Controller Area Network) system. The CAN bus is a network of electronic control units (ECUs) that control various functions of the vehicle, such as the engine, transmission, and brakes. The ghost immobiliser intercepts signals from the ECUs and prevents the engine from starting unless the correct PIN code is entered.
The PIN code for the ghost immobiliser can be up to 20 characters long and can include any combination of buttons on the vehicle’s steering wheel, door panels, or centre console. This makes it very difficult for a thief to guess the code, even if they have access to the vehicle. As the owner of the vehicle, you can choose to set this PIN code yourself. In order to ensure maximum security, you should be the only person to know your PIN code, this should never be shared with anyone. If the car requires a service or access is required by a third party, the Ghost Immobiliser can be put into service mode, temporarily.
Benefits of a Ghost Immobiliser
The Ghost Immobiliser is a very effective way to deter car theft. It is difficult to bypass or hack, and it does not have any visible components that would make it easy for a thief to identify. If you are looking for a high-security vehicle security device, the Ghost Immobiliser is a great option.
Here are some additional benefits of using a Ghost Immobiliser:
- It is very discreet, making it difficult for thieves to identify.
- It is very difficult to bypass or hack.
- It can be used in addition to other security devices, such as an alarm system or tracking device.
- It is relatively affordable.
If you are concerned about the security of your vehicle, the installation of a Ghost Immobiliser is a great way to add an extra layer of protection.