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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

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If a professional thief wants your car there is absolutly nothing you can do to stop him short of seeing him in the act. Every theft deterrent system like EVTS, Lojack, engine immobilizer,etc,etc all are easily circumvented by a halfway decent thief. Unless you are dealing with a moron or a teen looking for a joyride none of these are really a viable alternative.
they have to KNOW its there to disable it.

so dont let them know. NO WINDOW stickers or signs of lojack or evts anywhere. then YOUR pro gets a few blocks and the lojack shuts him down. DONE DEAL. just let them think they are HOME FREE THEN BANG
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Do you guys realize that it's much harder to steal a new car than it used to be? Back in the day, a thief could pop the door lock out, smash the steering column, and pull a small rod to start the vehicle and drive it away (don't ask me how I know).

These days it's a different story. Without a key, a thief pretty much has to tow a new car away in order to steal it. So that in itself makes a new car much less likely to be stolen. But of course it can still happen.
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they have to KNOW its there to disable it.

so dont let them know. NO WINDOW stickers or signs of lojack or evts anywhere. then YOUR pro gets a few blocks and the lojack shuts him down. DONE DEAL. just let them think they are HOME FREE THEN BANG
Car thieves don't just drive away anymore. They tow it. Not only do they tow it, they tow it to some other place on the street and just start to strap it. All of this happens before you even turn over in your bed. There is really nothing that you can do against a tow truck other than have your car surrounded with other cars. If a car thieve want it, they will take it. So my best advice is to buy a shotgun, a box of ammo, and a box of caffeine pills and do what you have to do.
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Do you guys realize that it's much harder to steal a new car than it used to be? Back in the day, a thief could pop the door lock out, smash the steering column, and pull a small rod to start the vehicle and drive it away (don't ask me how I know).

These days it's a different story. Without a key, a thief pretty much has to tow a new car away in order to steal it. So that in itself makes a new car much less likely to be stolen. But of course it can still happen.
The "professional" car thief has electronic devices which can and will defeat the keyless or "chipped" key systems. Professional thiefs will also have an area to take the vehicle which will block the Lojack signal.

Locks are to keep honest people out. Security systems will prevent joy riders and street punks looking for a thrill. If the professional thief wants your car "they will get it".
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The "professional" car thief has electronic devices which can and will defeat the keyless or "chipped" key systems. Professional thiefs will also have an area to take the vehicle which will block the Lojack signal.

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Yeah, maybe in a Mission Impossible movie. Professional car thieves use tow trucks to tow away newer vehicles. It's a much cheaper alternative than trying to go hi-tech with electronic devices. Rolling code technology makes it virtually impossible to "hotwire" a modern vehicle. Read up on it if you don't believe me....
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

I recommend purchasing one of these and keeping it inside:

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A wheelbarrow?
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Comprehensive insurance. And stop worrying about it. As others mentioned, whatever you do it can still be stolen/broken into.
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Re: How to secure my WK2 from thieves

i have a sig sauer p226 security system that works well. it is triggered by the OE alarm's horn blasts. range is pretty good, too. very effective.
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..and add to that garage an alert Rottweiler whose idea of "play" means to tear an arm from its socket.
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Comprehensive insurance. And stop worrying about it. As others mentioned, whatever you do it can still be stolen/broken into.
This is pretty much the only thing you can do for somebody who seriously wants your vehicle.

There just aren't that many "professional" car thieves out there. For a mass produced vehicle there's just no margin in it aside from parting it out (and even then it's just not going to happen for the WK2... too new). Nobody wants to buy a stolen car that can't be licensed and required elaborate measures to circumvent the ignition code system. Too much trouble, not enough payoff.

Which pretty much leaves us with the usual thugs and joyriders. For them, just secure the vehicle by rolling up windows, locking it, and taking the keys. If you have a garage, use it for your cars and not for boxes.

The supply of thieves capable of taking a WK2 is pretty small, and they aren't going to be looking for these things. If you have to go to the same amount of trouble, may as well try to steal a Mercedes or something like that. If they just want a joyride, easier to rip off an older vehicle.

For that one in a million incident, that's why we have insurance. I'd be pissed, I'd be angry, I'd be mad I had to get another iPod (about the only thing of value in mine aside from the vehicle itself), but the local dealer would be happy to sell me another one. Worst case, I'd have to drive my truck until the new one came in.
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