Ignition Key Transponders
Cannot prevent loss of vehicle
SALESPEOPLE AT THE CAR DEALERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE FROM BEING STOLEN. ALL THEY KNOW IS WHAT THEY ARE TRAINED TO SAY.
One Honda dealer told a Ravelco customer that they would not need a Ravelco because the Ravelco kills the same circuits as the factory system that Honda includes in their vehicles for free! The Ravelco customer then asked "Well if Honda's factory system is so foolproof why is Honda the number #1 stolen vehicle in the world?" The Honda dealer was lost for words!Factory-installed key code systems are now standard on almost all new General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota vehicles, but this easily-overpowered technology often gives vehicle owners a false sense of security.
A key code system has a miniature transponder embedded in the ignition key head. The computer transmits a radio signal to the key, which then returns an ID number. If the on-board computer recognizes that ID, it enables the ignition and starting system.
Most people feel this is a foolproof system as the key must match the computer. However readily available bypass systems are available for less than $50 and can be installed in seconds.
Less sophisticated thieves use a process
called 'computer swapping.' They go to junkyards and buy a computer with the matching key (or 'borrow' them from a friend with the same car). Then they break into the car, pop open the hood, unplug the car's computer, plug their computer in and they have the key to start your car!
Some systems can be overcome by cutting one easily-accessible wire and using a voltmeter to determine which wires to reconnect. This takes approximately 20 seconds.
Because the Ravelco Anti-Theft device relies on a physical connection rather than a transmitted signal, there is simply no way for a thief to electronically bypass the system. With the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device, a thief can not start your car, even if they had the right ignition key.
Let your dealer supply you your vehicle...and let RAVELCO supply your security.