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Old 03-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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LoJack and other related security measures

Given the limited supply of the BRZ, and maybe the FRS (unknown at this point), I think these cars to be a high target for car thieves.

What is your opinion of LoJack or other security solutions you are considering ?

I am a novice in these matters, but from my initial google search on LoJack, it appears to be very effective and is around $700 or so.

Your thoughts........
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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I've had LoJack in all my cars so far. I realize its a bit pricey, but the peace of mind is nice.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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A lock is only as good as the thief and will keep an honest man honest. If they want your car, all they need is a flatbed.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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Factory ignition immobilizer is getting to be standard on all new cars and is bery effective. If a thief is sophisticated enough to bypass the immobilizer then ther isn't much else that's going to stop them.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Factory ignition immobilizer is getting to be standard on all new cars and is bery effective. If a thief is sophisticated enough to bypass the immobilizer then ther isn't much else that's going to stop them.
or you can rig the car with explosives, if it starts and moves more than a mile from your keyless fob, it blows up...
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or you can rig the car with explosives, if it starts and moves more than a mile from your keyless fob, it blows up...
That should be enough of a deterrent haha
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Full coverage insurance for me, if they steal it then they steal it I guess.
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full-coverage insurance with gap coverage.... n park in front of house within view from window... so I can shoot the damn bastard who wants my car! Blow it up! If I can't have it, neither can they!
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Sort of off topic, but along the lines of theft deterrent... Does anyone know which is easier to break into and hot-wire - the keyless start, or the standard ignition?\

As for Lojack - probably not for me. I park in a garage at home and at work, and if someone really wants to steal it elsewhere then I guess they will.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #10
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Sort of off topic, but along the lines of theft deterrent... Does anyone know which is easier to break into and hot-wire - the keyless start, or the standard ignition?\
With the correct tools... either one. Probably the most secure are the smart key systems.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:46 AM   #11
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Unlike the high theft target hondas I'm used to I can't think of any reason someone would steal these cars. The engine is unlikely to appeal to all that many Subaru theives who would be more likely to steal an EJ powered car.

Maybe eventually people who buy beat up FR-S/BRZP might steal them for the interior bits?

Either way I'm not worried about it anytime soon.
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or you can rig the car with explosives, if it starts and moves more than a mile from your keyless fob, it blows up...
Better. Never take the keys with you if you decide to go somewhere n your not in your car lol
Might go to the market n come home to no car or garage lol
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I had lo jack once, but only once. It seems a waste of money.
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Unlike the high theft target hondas I'm used to I can't think of any reason someone would steal these cars. The engine is unlikely to appeal to all that many Subaru theives who would be more likely to steal an EJ powered car.

Maybe eventually people who buy beat up FR-S/BRZP might steal them for the interior bits?

Either way I'm not worried about it anytime soon.
This.

It's VERY hard to sell a whole car that's been stolen. The only way to do it reliably is to ship it outside it's home country, and the profit wouldn't be worth it. So thieves want parts, and the BRZ won't have many parts that can be resold, except to other BRZ owners.

So I doubt it'll be a high theft car at first. But security is always good, and insurance is better. And be sure to ask your insurance agent about Gap insurance if you're making payments.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #15
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I thought this alarm was pretty cool

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Has anyone gone ahead and installed an aftermarket alarm system such as viper, Clifford, or any other type of security measure? If so what?
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Is steering wheel lock a good idea?
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Is steering wheel lock a good idea?
I think it would. The one that Gets the clutch and the steering. Hmm ponder.
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Is steering wheel lock a good idea?
I'm actually planning on using one. The only thing that concerns me is that I live in Vegas and temperatures can go well past 110F in the car, especially during this time of the year. So in regards to the metal on the wheel lock, I have a feeling it'll mess up the leather on the steering wheel due to the heat....
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