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As drivers, we all take our car safety and security extremely seriously. Our cars are not just our property; for many of us, they are how we earn our living. They are how we care for our family and our loved ones. They are an essential part of getting through the day, and for business owners, they are one of the most crucial elements in keeping their company afloat.
These days it seems like car thieves are always one step ahead. We have all seen the statistics about car and vehicle theft over the last few years, and this is why it is so important that we all take all the necessary steps to keep our cars safe and secure. This is where vehicle immobilisers come in.
What is a vehicle immobiliser?
Simply put, a vehicle immobiliser is there to stop your car from functioning if it notices that someone is trying to start your car when they are not authorised to do so. Modern cars are set up so that your key or fob communicates with your ECU.
That is short for Electrical Control Unit, which approves the car’s engine starting. If someone has broken into your car and they are trying to drive it without the unique code that is in your key or fob, then the ECU will not allow your car to start. Different immobilisers will do this in different ways, but the end result is the same.
A good immobiliser will also notify the car owner or the associated security provider that someone is attempting to move your car without permission. They may also trigger your car’s alarm.
Why Do I Need A Vehicle Immobiliser?
The truth is that car thieves are getting more and more sophisticated. While many cars have good security options already installed, the best way to give yourself peace of mind and protect your vehicle is to take these additional steps. A few years ago, it was reported that they had caused a 40% reduction in car theft.
What Else Do I Need?
As effective as car immobilisers are, it is important to remember that they should be one part of your larger car security setup. There are more options that can help you to locate your vehicle and to alert your security provider if a theft has been detected, such as a vehicle location tracker. With this, you can be notified if your car moves out of a designated zone.
If you want to learn more about how you can get a vehicle immobiliser set up in your car, then get in touch with the team at Autofusion. We can walk you through a range of different security options that will give you better peace of mind, whether you are a business owner looking to protect your fleet of vehicles or you are someone who just wants to feel a little better leaving their car parked on the street overnight.
We place a great deal of pride in our customer service, and we will always go the extra mile to help you find what you are looking for. We cover a wide range of locations in the Glasgow area, including Finnieston, Kelvindale, Renfrew, Anniesland, Paisley, Clydebank and more.