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#1 fezz

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:20 PM

Hi all,

 

We are about to start restoring our mini so would like to add a decent alarm/Immobiliser/tracker, what do people recommend? 

 

thanks

 



#2 Pistonbroke66

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:25 AM

I have a mate with an air cooled porsche that is increasing in value week by week. As such he looked into trackers to give him greater peace of mind, the VTS system which is effectively vodafone now was around £500 to be fitted and £300 for the subscription. Tracker is slighty cheaper to fit but the subscription is the same.

 

He did some searching and came up with these   https://back2you.com/

 

Now, he fitted the unit himself as was pleased with the set up and customer service. As his car has not been nicked we dont know how effective it is but so far so good. I've no affiliation with the company just passing on the knolwedge. Let me know where you end up.

 

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#3 Boom!

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

Alarm and immobiliser - Toad AI606 will do everything youll ever need.

#4 guywilko

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:45 PM

Rewire security DB1 compact. Good tracker. Cheap running costs. Sends notifications to iphone - shock/ignition/tow-away etc 

 

Can be used as immobiliser - remote imobilisation via phone. 

 

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#5 Arrius

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:44 AM

I use a https://www.rewirese...lematics-device myself for my car I definitely recommend it to anyone who is on the market for a car tracker.

 

The company has an excellent customer service and the tracker itself offers great features for a relatively cheap device. 

 

You can consider Rewire Security products DB1 or DB1-Lite according to your needs but you can do no wrong with their vehicle trackers and save a lot of money compared to other stuff on the market.



#6 minifreek1

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

Don't buy the A-Series spares alarms - I had 1 and it constantly drained the battery and to be honest was pretty cheap too.... could get the same type alarm off Ebay for 1/4 the cost of what they retail at... Just an opinion...



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

I've just ordered a kit from Classic-trackers.com, after speaking to the chap at the Revival. It's a subscription service, but only £99 a year- the money I'm saving being tax exempt covers it nicely. Comes with a GPS/Glonass/Galileo tracking unit, immobiliser and app that allows real-time tracking with Google maps and remote shut-off. It arrives tomorrow, if anyone is interested I'll update with first impressions once I've fitted it?



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

Please  :proud:



#9 DannyTip

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:16 PM

Moss were recently advertising these: https://www.moss-eur...r-tracker1.html

 

Biggest problem i've seen is companies going out of business leaving you with an expensive brick.



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:45 AM

Moss were recently advertising these: https://www.moss-eur...r-tracker1.html

Biggest problem i've seen is companies going out of business leaving you with an expensive brick.


That is a risk I suppose, but I’d rather risk £300 buying tracker than lose £3k having my Hornet nicked! :P

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:58 PM

It’s here:

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Very nice box! 😂 It looks to be a nice simple fit, and is all pretty small and innocuous. It comes with a sticker, but I’m in two minds as to whether I’d want anyone knowing it was tracked or not. Hopefully I’ll have it fitted by the weekend and I can get it registered and have a play with the app.

#12 DannyTip

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:22 PM

How did you get on with it Mat?

 

Ive just noticed its £200 on their website too: https://classic-trac...-standard-wired


Edited by DannyTip, 11 October 2018 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

Don't buy the A-Series spares alarms - I had 1 and it constantly drained the battery and to be honest was pretty cheap too.... could get the same type alarm off Ebay for 1/4 the cost of what they retail at... Just an opinion...

 

I got one for Christmas 2016, finally fitted it this spring and it doesn't work.  It's definitely wired up right, it just does nothing.  So annoyed that I got it when i knew I wouldn't have it fitted straightaway so i's out of warranty etc.  Going to fit something proper next....



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:06 AM

How did you get on with it Mat?

Ive just noticed its £200 on their website too: https://classic-trac...-standard-wired

Had absolutely no time recently; hopefully I'll get some time in the garage today. I've made up a bracket and mounted the module so far- not telling where though! :P

That £200 is just for the tracker itself- I have the immobilizer relay also.

Edited by Mat, 14 October 2018 - 07:09 AM.


#15 humph

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:29 AM

I've always used Tracker, the main reason being is it uses GPS and VHF systems. The problem with GPS/GSM is as soon as the car is out of site of satellites, i.e. inside a building, the signal is lost.

 

https://www.tracker....w-tracker-works

 

I'd also recommend that if you're going to spend money on a tracking system that you first go for something a bit more obvious, such as a disklok.  Have one of these on all my cars, and when they tried to take my daily car a few years ago (with the keys) it's the only reason they didn't get away before I got hold of the thieving little scumbags. Best money I've ever spent on the cars.

 

They've shot up in price over the last few years, but can still get them cheap occasionally or off ebay.

 

http://www.disklokuk...ASAAEgJHqvD_BwE






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