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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
There are a few different brands that do similar things to that one. I know a guy who imported one from japan ( magicar or something its called ). I'm planning on getting something similar in the next few months ( I park near work, and it'll benice to be able to check on the car all day ). I imagine that they are all fairly similar and do roughly the same job as each other ...
Anyhoo, if your next car has Smartlock, that does a fairly good job imo ( in the immobiliser way of things anyway ).
Otherwise, I'd just be heading for multiple cut-outs, prolly fuel, maybe a start-motor or something. I would be tempted to go with something that doesn't kick in for maybe 30secs after starting . . . Enough for them to get 50m and have it stop on em . . . ( a nice surprise for em )
One idea that I like using a magnetic reed switch. Have some sort of small magnet that you keep on your keychain or something - and unless its in a specific spot, the car won't start - better imo than a physical switch you can see . . . Mount it under the centre console or something, so that once you put the magnet in, you're a go . . .