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Old 16-06-2016, 06:16 PM
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Hi All,

With Z's not being the most difficult of cars to break into / steal, I wondered what (if any) in car security devices you use?

I'm just thinking I should possibly use a steering wheel lock or similar for when my Z is left on the street or in surface car parks in Spain and France.

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Old 16-06-2016, 06:56 PM
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I use a clamp on one of the front wheels.
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Old 16-06-2016, 08:25 PM
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Anyone tried Rewire Security magnetic tracker...clever bit of kit with an app on your phone

I've got one but not fitted yet
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Old 16-06-2016, 09:08 PM
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A hidden kill switch to the ignition or fuel pump (if you gone electric), or both.
I've got a Python alarm fitted to my Z.
I know some of the guys carry a wheel clamp but they are pretty bulky in a little sports car.
As Vipergts says tracking can be a good option and doesn't need to be costly. Got an old mobile? In fact I think it's already been talked about on here, could be worth a search.
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Old 16-06-2016, 09:14 PM
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A hidden kill switch to the ignition or fuel pump (if you gone electric), or both.
I've got a Python alarm fitted to my Z.
I know some of the guys carry a wheel clamp but they are pretty bulky in a little sports car.
As Vipergts says tracking can be a good option and doesn't need to be costly. Got an old mobile? In fact I think it's already been talked about on here, could be worth a search.
I agree with this. A hidden kill switch to foil the 'chancer' and a tracker for the serious thief (who will probably get it if they really want it).
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Old 16-06-2016, 11:48 PM
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I have an immobiliser on mine but in addition to that I use a Disklock steering wheel lock, The Disklock is one of the strongest, most resilient steering wheel locks on the market today being made from reinforced steel and is the only Category 3 device to meet the Thatcham scheme requirements. It spins when on the wheel and is extremely difficult to get through even using power tools. Costs around 100 but worth it I think.
You can see it here: http://www.disklokuk.co.uk/?gclid=CJ...FZadGwodfSIIgg
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Old 17-06-2016, 06:17 AM
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A big dog or a really fat ugly women should do it,failing that as mentioned before,I have nothing on my Zec to stop the scum nicking it,something I am going to look into,
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Old 17-06-2016, 06:26 AM
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I like the sound of the tracking device option. Oh & the big dog/ugly woman one. Steering wheel clamps make me laugh especially when you see the car thief can remove it quicker than you can put it on !
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Old 17-06-2016, 06:40 AM
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I like the sound of the tracking device option. Oh & the big dog/ugly woman one. Steering wheel clamps make me laugh especially when you see the car thief can remove it quicker than you can put it on !
That might be the case with the usual Krookloks but I think the Disklok is a very different thing, hence the Thatcham creditation. A big deterrent.
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Old 17-06-2016, 06:50 AM
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That might be the case with the usual Krookloks but I think the Disklok is a very different thing, hence the Thatcham creditation. A big deterrent.
Cannot quite remember how long it took him to get that one off.
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Old 17-06-2016, 09:07 AM
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I've got a steering wheel lock, but appreciate it's not much of a deterrent. Fitting something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...2lL&ref=plSrch
Has been on my todo list for a while
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Old 17-06-2016, 09:38 AM
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My view is fit a deterrent and make sure the car is insured well.

It's ok having trackers and phones but I don't want the car to be stolen and recovered I want it to remain where I parked it.
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Old 17-06-2016, 12:24 PM
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My view is fit a deterrent and make sure the car is insured well.

It's ok having trackers and phones but I don't want the car to be stolen and recovered I want it to remain where I parked it.
If they want it enough wheel clamps & steering locks won't stop them. They will just lift/drag it onto a flatbed or similar and drive off with it. A friend of mine had it happen to his car a few year back, never to be seen again. Had a tracker been fitted he could very likely have (dare I say it) tracked it down.
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Old 17-06-2016, 12:26 PM
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I've got a steering wheel lock, but appreciate it's not much of a deterrent. Fitting something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...2lL&ref=plSrch
Has been on my todo list for a while
That product looks very interesting for the money. Could be well worth a punt.
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Old 17-06-2016, 05:08 PM
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Yeah, price is good - the thing that stops me is all the effort to get it installed adequately hidden with a power supply that lasts and isn't defeated by removing the car battery .
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