|re: V1 - Stolen
|| 2003-03-31 10:15:00 <Peter O>
Thanks for the detailed info, I guess we should all be very concerned at the apparent ease with which our vehicles are nicked.
This looks like an opportunist theft although it's possible a professional gang is involved operating from this & other poorly monitored sites.
I initially assumed this theft was accomplished by breaking a window or doorlock & then forcing the ignition lock; but I realise the immobiliser should have prevented that.
Does anyone know how such security devices are so easily breached?
My vehicle is alarmed but I have no confidence this is anything but a "first deterrent".
Not too long ago my son's car was legitimately towed home. The tow company simply ignored the alarm but were not questioned by anyone as they towed the vehicle thro Auckland city alarm blaring away. They told me they do it all the time & are never questioned.
I think a good steering wheel lock may be a far better deterrent at least to quick thefts.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Marc Archbold
Sent: Sunday, 30 March 2003 6:47 p.m.
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Subject: [sconz] re: V1 - Stolen
> For the benefit of security for others please say whether you had an alarm
fitted or steering wheel club in place.
It was not my Supra, it was a 2001 Hatch Civic - these are fitted with an
engine immobiliser utilising a coded 'rf key' in the Key head.
My Supra is fitted with a good alarm, immobiliser and 2-stage Microwave
(perimeter) sensor, howver I would assume that even this security would not
have prevented this thieft. They were quick, just like last time when it
was stolen within work's complex. (ie, private, right outside office door,
After the last thieft the V1 is usually taken down on parking, but not this
BTW the Riccarton Mall Security is inept. A joke to say the least.
Supra Club of New Zealand