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    Car security

    What's new in the world of car security?

    Are after-market GPS trackers useful or are they too easily jammed by a well equipped thief?

    Is the current Porsche immobiliser (991.1 - sort of current) any good?

    Incoming 991R etc and I hope to (a) drive it and (b) keep it for many years

    Am also looking at a retractable lockable bollard for the garage.

    DM


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    Re: Car security

    DJM48:

    What's new in the world of car security?

    Are after-market GPS trackers useful or are they too easily jammed by a well equipped thief?

    Is the current Porsche immobiliser (991.1 - sort of current) any good?

    Incoming 991R etc and I hope to (a) drive it and (b) keep it for many years

    Am also looking at a retractable lockable bollard for the garage.

    DM

    If someone wants to steal your car...good luck.

    Just be careful where you park your car and stay aware of your surroundings, watch for same people/cars following you, taking photos and so on. In the end, there isn't much you can do though. 

    A GPS tracker is useful but make sure there is no sticker or similar on your car. If a professional thief sees the sticker, he will certainly try to make sure that the GPS tracker doesn't work properly. There are ways...

    Get proper insurance protection and always keep your doors locked, even during daytime because of possible car-jacking.

    I do not know how the situation in Australia is but in Europe, it really depends on where you live, where you park the car and if a thief "needs" a car like yours because he has a job for one.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Car security

    Porsche's rarely are stolen. Car thieves want cars they can use in criminal activities and high visibility cars with very little space are not stolen. Your R will look like a run of the mill Porsche. No need to be concerned.


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    One of history's few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.


    Re: Car security

    No one is going to steal a 911 R on a giant island...


    Re: Car security

    nberry:

    Porsche's rarely are stolen. Car thieves want cars they can use in criminal activities and high visibility cars with very little space are not stolen. Your R will look like a run of the mill Porsche. No need to be concerned.

    I don't know about the US or Australia but in Europe... Smiley 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Car security

    noone1:

    No one is going to steal a 911 R on a giant island...

    They don't steal cars in the UK? Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)



    Re: Car security

    Hard to beat this:


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    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region


    Re: Car security

    DJM48:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/colourful-porsche-911-stolen-from-hunters-hill-as-owners-slept-inside/news-story/bbff2...   crying

     

    Again, Porsche's are RARELY stolen for reasons I outlined above. For those with security concerns like yourself, should someone want your R they will get it REGARDLESS of your security. No system is fool proof. 

    Finally, should my car be stolen, I don't want it back.kiss


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    One of history's few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.


    Re: Car security

    Agree. Just don't want to make it too easy. 

    Have a cat - might paint some spots on it   indecision


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    Re: Car security

    Several years ago now a cousin of mine came back to where she thought she left her car, with dog on back seat, in a large shopping centre car park. Car and dog nowhere to be seen.

    She panicked and went to the police where she proceeded to describe the 20 year old Renault and the large German Shepherd last seen asleep in the car. Needless to say the police officer was somewhat sceptical that a thief would choose that car with that dog of the many hundreds of cars in the car park, and he accompanied her back to the car park. The car was still there, dog still asleep, about 20m from where she had been looking.


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    Re: Car security

    DJM48:

    Agree. Just don't want to make it too easy. 

    Have a cat - might paint some spots on it   indecision

     

    Best advice is to insure the car for market value if possible.


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    One of history's few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.


    Re: Car security

    nberry:
    DJM48:

    Agree. Just don't want to make it too easy. 



    Have a cat - might paint some spots on it   indecision



     




    Best advice is to insure the car for market value if possible.







    That's what i was going to say, make sure you ensure your car for market value and not book value, that's your best bet besides what christian said about common sense and being aware of your soroundings but if they want it they will take it.
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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: Car security

    Agree, this is what I do. Best insurance possible and peace of mind.
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    2016 Cayman GT4 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S


    Re: Car security

    Mithras:

    Hard to beat this:

    SmileySmileySmiley

    Superb - who doesn't like to have a beautiful pussy next to?  Smiley


     
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