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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 18, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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What do y'all do for a security system?

I met a guy who told me about a system that eliminates the ability to start the car once the brake pedal was pushed.

Any good reliable systems?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 18, 02:56 AM
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

you can tie into the electrical system with a hidden switch . some use the cigar lighter.
I have no need for a security system for my car where I live. it is kept in a locked garage and when I do take it out I never leave sight of it
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 18, 04:36 AM
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

A large baseball bat, and a hungry rottweiler in the passenger seat.

There are many ideas that can be used without the need of an expensive system. By mounting a simple on/off switch in an area only you know of, you can disable the starter wire (purple wire). This is what the neutral safety switch does (prevents starter operation unless the transmission is in park or neutral on automatic transmissions). You can find this purple wire on 67-69 Camaro's under the steering column area. Use a good switch.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 18, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

I live in Atlanta and have a Golden Retreiver. Not a good combo. I do have a bat though.

Exactly what I needed. I can get creative with this one. Should be fun.

Thanks!!
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

Security systems are a waste of money.

The crooks roll up with a flatbed and the car is gone in about 1 minute. Everybody parks way out with no other cars around. Perfect for a crook to grab it.

When not locked in a garage or visible you’re at risk.

This real hard about where and when it parked out of your sight.

Good agreed value insurance!!!
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

If they want it bad enough they are going to get it so just ensure its covered to your liking with insurance company.
Most often cars are stolen via roll back or a wrecker like the repo companies use and alarm/security systems these days are almost useless. How many times have you heard and ignored a car alarm going off somewhere?
I'm insured well and I put a hidden ignition interrupt switch in it just to make it challenging for the opportunist crook that tries to jump in and take off.
I though about putting a time delay on it as well that disabled the ignition after X number of minutes after start unless another button was pressed before X time was reached. Might save the car from a car jacking but might also be a bit of a pain. Some good ideas on www.the12volt.com
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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

Ultimate answer is the "Trunk Monkey". Someone posted a link the other day. Go to U tube and type in Trunk Monkey, there is a compilation of 20 commercials. I had only seen three before. Laughed my a$$ off.

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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

I agree with John above. I would also add a lil something is better than nothing.

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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 18, 08:25 PM
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I have a mechanical hood lock on both of our cars, sorry, the release can't be published on it is then no longer a secure device.
Also a hidden kill switch on both that I use when stopping for fuel or other quick stops. Once again, secret location is the key.
A battery disconnect under the locked hood is used for overnight stays or long dinner functions during a cruise or show event. I couldn't believe how handy the battery disconnect is when working on the car.
Almost forgot about the cable locking the steering. Turn the wheels all of the way to the left and slip on the cable.

I don't know of anyway of preventing rally rings and caps from disappearing, nor protecting anything in the interior of the car. Having a convertible is like an open invitation to thieves to cut the top for quick access to the lock and everything they want. Don't leave anything in your car that is valuable and especially in the view of the thieves from outside of the car.

If you have plenty of money, invest in the security system that you can track the car on your cell phone. I haven't gone that far, but have a cheap HF motion detector that we use at motels when the car is parked close.

You can't stop a rollback.

Good insurance is the best investment. We have NCM.

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Re: What do y'all do for a security system?

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Security systems are a waste of money.

The crooks roll up with a flatbed and the car is gone in about 1 minute. Everybody parks way out with no other cars around. Perfect for a crook to grab it.

When not locked in a garage or visible you’re at risk.

This real hard about where and when it parked out of your sight.

Good agreed value insurance!!!
Prior to my ownership my 68 was stolen and stripped this way. When the car was found the owner at the time did not have the car insured well enough to put another engine, transmission and interior into it. She gave up and sold it to me as a roller.

This thread is timely, I saw an unmarked repo style truck on my street yesterday and it made we wonder what they're doing on a small dead end street just looking around. Once my car is up and running again I hope to drive it a lot. I really wonder if I'll ever be able to relax with it out of my sight.

I've been thinking about the hidden switch. Will most likely do something like that and not park it anywhere after dark.

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Other than good insurance
When I’m away on vacation or don’t want my car to start, I pull the fuel pump relay in the trunk next to battery box.

I also have a micro switch that kills the ECU spark signal output. I forgot I had that until know. Lol.

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