What is the best way to stop people from stealing cars?


Arob
02-05-2008, 07:55 PM
I have been thinking a lot lately about how my junk bucket Minivan (with all my music equipment in the back) was stolen out fro0nt of my house inToronto last summer - arrghh.

How can we stop car theft once and for all? There must be some technological advance that will stop theives in their tracks - I hear that in South Africa they have electrocution boobytraps and devices in place to prvent car theft - I even herad flame thrower.

What if there was an AFFORDABLE easy to use GPS chip tracking service that somehow knew when your car was being stoilen - ie hotwired and called the cops while you slept in bed - thats what I needed on Aug 19th 2007 when theives my kit.

Oz
02-05-2008, 08:49 PM
Patented in South Africa, I believe this is what you're after.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_(flamethrower)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Blaster-flamethrower.jpg

Damien
02-05-2008, 10:06 PM
Get a big dog and keep it in the van?

BrodyP
02-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Hello new guy welcome

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/beastiek2/RickyBobbycougar.jpg

Damien
02-05-2008, 10:27 PM
Someone has been to stickdeath often. :D

72chevelleOhio
02-06-2008, 03:45 AM
How can we stop car theft once and for all? There must be some technological advance that will stop theives in their tracks - You can hire my cat, he's a pretty good shot. :lol:

EDIT: not as funny since I no longer have the sniper kitty avatar. :)

Greenblurr93
02-06-2008, 10:01 AM
Anyone that gets caught stealing a car... or attempting to steal a car... gets shot... 7 times... in the nose.... Im pretty sure that will make most theives think twice...

-Davo
02-06-2008, 10:34 AM
There are numerous ways to stop your car being stolen dude.

Window tint (stops glass from shattering), engine immobilisers (did I spell that right?) and steering wheel locks, not to mention loud, annoying-as-fuck alarms.

skibum1111
02-06-2008, 10:41 AM
Chipped keys, large dogs, park in a garage if you have one, or hide on the porch with a shotgun and blast the bastards.

Knifeblade
02-06-2008, 10:43 AM
Don't own anything, can't steal what isn't there. Radical, but effective.

Knifeblade
02-06-2008, 10:47 AM
Patented in South Africa, I believe this is what you're after.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_(flamethrower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_%28flamethrower))

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Blaster-flamethrower.jpg

Hell on the paint job, though :popcorn: I'd watch some moron get crisped, however.

BrodyP
02-06-2008, 10:56 AM
I had a fuel kill which worked well but tesla coils work good to.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/beastiek2/TduCarTheftPreventionRedLight1000.jpg

AtomicAutoSports
02-06-2008, 12:19 PM
^^ahahahaha

They need to create Transformers...if a huge a** robot was standing in front of a thief...he would be psychotic not to poo in his pants

Toksin
02-06-2008, 12:51 PM
Hell on the paint job, though :popcorn: I'd watch some moron get crisped, however.

Apparently designed not to damage the paint.


You know something's wrong with a place when the police recommend you fit these things to your car :/

Jimster
02-07-2008, 03:59 AM
The simple way to prevent is to remove thieves.



Like what they did in Hot Fuzz.

G.A.S.
02-07-2008, 05:03 AM
thak an extention cord and cut the female end off.
strip back the black wire and hook the hot (black) wire to the body of the car. When someone grabs the door handel, ZAP, 120 volts.
Just dont forget to un-plug it for your self.

72chevelleOhio
02-07-2008, 05:57 AM
thak an extention cord and cut the female end off.
strip back the black wire and hook the hot (black) wire to the body of the car. When someone grabs the door handel, ZAP, 120 volts.
Just dont forget to un-plug it for your self. why stop at 120? I had a car keyed back in high school. I would loved to have had something on it to.....:evillol:

J-Ri
02-08-2008, 04:19 PM
120 volts doesn't hurt that bad actually. I've been hit by it several times, and the jolt isn't bad enough to make me unplug what I'm working on. I think the only way to keep people from stealing cars is to have the same penalty as they had in the old west for stealing horses.

There is no way to keep someone from stealing cars. You can slow them down with various immobilizer techniques (fuel or spark kill), steering wheel locks, flamethrowers, etc. Even with the best systems, all you need is a tow truck. Older ones are cheap, and if you're in a tow truck hooking up to a car a cop could drive right past and not suspect a thing.

Arob
02-08-2008, 11:55 PM
I was thinking maybe there was a high tech solution - a chip that would make recovery immediate and inevitable. Such devices would put the car jackers out of business - permanently. What about OnStar?
Do any of the the factoryinstalled GPS systems have anti-theft mechanisms? They should.

replicant_008
02-09-2008, 12:01 AM
Lock the car in a secure garage... and don't leave stuff in it.

I dunno sounds far too practical and simple...

Toksin
02-09-2008, 10:13 PM
Rep, common sense ain't so common remember.

stieh2000
02-10-2008, 12:33 PM
What if there was an AFFORDABLE easy to use GPS chip tracking service that somehow knew when your car was being stoilen - ie hotwired and called the cops while you slept in bed - thats what I needed on Aug 19th 2007 when theives my kit.

Oh, you mean something like LoJack? That would be great!
http://lojack.com/

That or you could move way out into the sticks where the people shoot first and ask questions later.

YogsVR4
02-11-2008, 10:42 AM
A great method (at least as a last resort) to stop someone from stealling my cars

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/YogsVR4/taurpic2444061.jpg

2.2 Straight six
02-11-2008, 03:08 PM
we have gps car tracking over here, cunningly enough called a Tracker. both my mum's car and neighbour's RS4 have trackers fitted.

i believe the record for the fastest recovery from a stolen car with a tracker is 45 seconds or something. they're pretty good, and over here drop your isurance costs a lot.

J-Ri
02-11-2008, 04:20 PM
I was thinking maybe there was a high tech solution - a chip that would make recovery immediate and inevitable. Such devices would put the car jackers out of business - permanently. What about OnStar?
Do any of the the factoryinstalled GPS systems have anti-theft mechanisms? They should.

There are systems that track the car. All a theif has to do is disconnect the battery and touch the cables together. Cuts power to the unit, and touching the cables would short out any internal power backup. From there hook it on the back of a wrecker or winch it onto a trailer.

Fourtunately, most thieves are stupid.

2.2 Straight six
02-11-2008, 05:05 PM
the Tracker systems we have here are like alarm systems, they have their own battery, and use very little power.

it's hard enough to even find them let alone disconnect them.

jrsautografx
03-06-2008, 11:09 AM
I found leaving a 6' python on the front seat general tends to deter thieves. Left a bucket of $20 on the dash for a week. No problems. Actually i read a story in Hot Rod magazine awhile back about a fuel kill switch that you hide under the dash, hit the button, car goes maybe a mile and dies. Good to recover cars if they get jacked.

ericn1300
03-06-2008, 10:03 PM
I was thinking maybe there was a high tech solution - a chip that would make recovery immediate and inevitable. Such devices would put the car jackers out of business - permanently. What about OnStar?
Do any of the the factoryinstalled GPS systems have anti-theft mechanisms? They should.

LoJack will help you get it back if stolen http://lojack.com/ but your question was "What is the best way to stop people from stealing cars?" and I'd have to say sleep in the back seat with a 12 guage shotgun handy.

IActually i read a story in Hot Rod magazine awhile back about a fuel kill switch that you hide under the dash, hit the button, car goes maybe a mile and dies. Good to recover cars if they get jacked.

A friend of mine in California had one of those on his Porshe Targa. It was stolen by a pro who, according to the police, tossed a can of gasoline inside and lit it up after it quit to eliminate all finger prints and DNA evidence. The car was totaled but he did get it back.

VR43000GT
03-07-2008, 03:17 PM
If you rigged up something extreme (such as a very very high electric shock) to your car and someone tried to break in, and it killed them, would you be at a fault by law? If not, I would not mind that. I could care less what happens to thieves. I wish the people who broke into my car would have been cut open and thrown into a salt bin.

mattyp747
03-10-2008, 06:13 AM
put a massive dog in ur car, its the only way, the only way.

fredjacksonsan
03-10-2008, 08:00 AM
Nope, it's "Trunk Monkey" ftw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkZcG_pgp0Q

200sx power
03-21-2008, 02:10 AM
I would tell you how to stop 'em, but I don't even know how they do it without a key or a tow truck.

jcsaleen
03-21-2008, 02:11 PM
When you own an rx this gets asked alot.

Pull the fuses like the fuel pump etc.
Lock doors lol
alarm
if you really paranoid jack it up an remove a tire haha.

danielsatur
05-04-2008, 10:13 PM
I got a system that will trigger Tear gas if enabled!
We couldn't fine anyone to test it yet.


MCGIVER

Steel
05-05-2008, 08:17 PM
I found what works best for me is that you wait until they break one of the windows, then calmly tap them on the shoulder and shoot them in the face.

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