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Old 01-19-2015, 01:16 PM   #81
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Re: Let's talk Security

Oh damn!

2014 Black Ford E-350 V10 QuadVan getting built in Spring
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:07 AM   #82
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Just joined the forum. My 2013 E-350 is going in to SMB West for a 4X4, penthouse, EB-50 conversion next month. Been planning this for some time, an upgrade from a VW van I've owned over 40 years which has been in more than a few places it had no business being in, still in the family.

It's a substantial outlay for something which I want to keep and protect for a long time. The best products/ideas seem to be Ravelco (kill switches), Cyclops (Theft Avoidance Module), splicing a hidden manual switch into the wiring for the passenger side fuel pump switch, using a steering wheel lock, and placing a wireless motion detector in the van with an alarm control unit inside the house. (The anti-theft system for the old van is to remove the distributor rotor while parked in the outback).

The SMB affiliate who installs the audio/security systems in the conversion is partial to Compustar, which incorporates a remote start and other electronic wizardry. Haven't seen any discussions related to Compustar in this or other security related posts on this site, so I'm curious whether anyone has recent experience with it. Personally, I like to keep things simple and am not keen on wireless control and functions which I will not use (like remote starting), or having some sort of tracking device on the vehicle.

Since this thread is over a year old, have other good anti-theft systems come into the market in the meantime, and what is their reliability and effectiveness?


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