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Offline PaulDV

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Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:39:28 AM »
Hi,
Reading about Abarth 595/695 car theft all over Europe, I want to start a campaign to make Abarth owners aware about theft prevention. Winter is coming, days are shorter, criminals need more cash.

Please some food for thought:
Any personal bad or good experience with your own car?
Any figures on key cloning?
What external alarm systems are really effective?
Is the investment and running costs of a track and trace system effective?
Any experience with mechanical or basic prevention (e.g. steering wheel locks, hidden buttons)?
Are there any official theft statistics ( particularly for Abarth not Fiat 500)?

Best regards,

Paul

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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 01:21:23 PM »
i always think the best deterrent is something visual IE crook lock something like that  (but was told the steering wheel was to fat) i dnt really think alarms put people off these days but if your cars parked outside your house keep your keys as far away from the car as possible or lock the car away if you can.

But i think if someone really wants your car they will get it but that's just my opinion.
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 07:23:09 PM »
Hi PaulDV, 
No offence meant here.....I`m sure most Abarth owners know and realise what is happening with the car theft situation. It`s all over the forum and Face book pages.
Asking members for personal opinions on specific products  i. e Alarms ,Track and Trace units and Steering locks etc is an open invitation for anyone on here who doesn`t actually own an Abarth to gain information on or about specific cars.  It seems your asking what specific products people are using .
I don`t understand why you think you need to make owners aware of something that pretty much every owners knows and is very well aware of.
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 05:49:26 AM »
It would be really good to know what people are using for security that works well for them, and what to avoid. Any advice?

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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 03:12:57 PM »
Something like this (home made or bought) would cut down on thefts.  At the point that they canít get to the port many would give up.
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 09:35:53 PM »
Security is an individual choice, what level of security do you want , how much are you willing to spend  ? Lots of options.......Alarm..Tracker...Steering Wheel lock.... Camera`s  at home covering the drive.....Drive way bollards.
You pays your money and makes your choice. Just try to make it as secure as you can .
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 11:07:05 PM »
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 09:17:02 PM »
The way most are stolen is via the obd socket, securing this in which ever way you prefer  will delay most sufficiently to stop the theft as they rely on being quick. Personally I think steering wheel locks etc. are just hassle

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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 11:08:42 PM »
On my old car I used to have a switch on the battery so it just disconnected the battery but not sure what would happen if I disconnected the battery in my spider
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Re: Abarth theft: facts and figures needed
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 10:00:59 AM »
Today in Daily Hate - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6901817/Shocking-moment-carjacking-victim-stabbed-moped-thieves.html Is it Abarth? Not that proficient in recognising the model.  Looks like almost nothing would stop the thieves.