Protect your vehicle!
Immobilisers have been around for a long time, One of the latest innovations is Undetectable unless you know where it was installed – Hence its name GHOST.
Trackit 247 recently made me aware of this product and as I have trackers this seems like a great forward step. Trackers can be found if you know one is fitted, after all they are basically a mobile phone. Trackers are great for stealth or to watch company vehicles out and about.
The GHOST unlike many other systems has no fob, key, card or secret rocker switch. Ghost Immobiliser it is quite simply the best vehicle security product on the market. It is the world’s first aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. It will protect your car from theft, from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The only way a thief could take a Ghost protected car is by physically towing it away, and of course that is where your tracker kicks in! even then they will never be able to drive it! It will not give itself away with any LED’s etc.
So how does it work? Simple – It uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, if you have a touch screen system this can also be used. So on entering the vehicle key in ignition it will not start – sequence can be (maybe) window 1 down, window 2 up, door lock, door unlock, window 1 up – start sequence enabled hazards flash twice turn key and away we go.
So this is your unique, changeable, PIN code sequence that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car PIN even safer by making it up to 20 presses long!
In order to make extreme security also be hassle free, there is also an app (of course where would we be without an app?) an iPhone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the PIN code. This iPhone pairing allows a single, authorised, connection with a secret pairing code that is unique to every Ghost and communication between the Ghost and the iPhone is encrypted. All you have to do is pair your iPhone with your Ghost, leave the Ghost application running in the background with Bluetooth enabled and you can drive conveniently and securely. Dunno what happens if your phone battery goes flat though.
Engine Start Blocking
The undetectable Ghost Immobiliser will prevent the starting of the engine unless the unique, user defined PIN code has been entered first using a unique combination of the vehicles buttons.
Undetectable using diagnostics
A modern thief can use diagnostics to detect circuit cuts on modern vehicles. The Ghost has no circuit cuts so it cannot be found using these methods.
No radio frequency signals
Thieves cannot use sophisticated RF scanning, code-grabbing technology to detect what security device your vehicle has when it does not transmit any signals like conventional security systems.
Advantages of using the CAN data network
The use of the CAN data bus has several advantages including low risk during installation, low probability of detection, and allows for placement almost anywhere in the vehicle.
Because the unit communicates with the ECU on the data bus to immobilise the vehicle there is no way a thief could listen for the tell-tale clicking of a traditional immobiliser relay.
Stops key cloning and ECU swapping
A thief cannot simply add a new key or replace an ECU to bypass the Ghost and start the vehicle. Only a correct PIN code will allow the engine to start.
Tested for each vehicle
Due to the nature of the data bus communication, the ghost has been adapted and tested for every vehicle listed as compatible. When a vehicle is listed it has had its operation with ghost thoroughly tested. There is a list of compatible vehicles.
Weatherproof tiny device
The Ghost is sealed and so small it can be installed and wrapped into the vehicle wiring harness anywhere in the vehicle making it near impossible for a thief to find.
Emergency PIN code override
A thief cannot simply add a new key or replace an ECU to bypass the Ghost and start the vehicle. Only a correct PIN code will allow the engine to start. Every user get a card with a hidden emergency pin - that they scratch off to reveal. a pretty good way of getting out of a sticky issue say if a button breaks
Pin code is unique to each vehicle
You choose a pin combo of 4 to 20 button presses .
If I need to leave the car for servicing
SERVICE MODE - it has a service mode. When in service mode - the garage will be able to start it and drive it for no more than 13miles and not over 30mph ! if the garage does that, the GHOST will automatically kick in. This stops any Garage staff abusing the vehicle - as that does happen especially if it is a fancy car! If you trust the garage you could change your code to something simple, pair an old phone etc.
Approved installer only
This is not a DIY job. It must be installed by a trained installer. Trackit 247 are such an installer and fitting is usually included in the price.
For more info contact Trackit 247