Need advice for truck anti-theft device

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gsganzer

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Background: Vehicle is a 2020 F250 Lariat Fleet, Crew cab

After getting my service truck broken into in Houston, last March, I've been thinking of adding some type of anti-theft device. The break-in was a smash and grab and the OEM alarm was going off with people standing around watching a couple of hood-rats carting my stuff off, so I don't expect to stop/deter a smash and grab. I'm more interested in stopping a vehicle theft.

I'm toying around with a Ravelco kill switch system, essentially a novel type of kill switch. This prevents anyone from jumping in and starting it. However, I'm wondering if most thefts aren't actually someone hauling your vehicle off with a flatbed/wrecker, meaning preventing starting it is a moot point.

Anyone have any experience or recommendations?
 
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Maybe consider an Apple Airtag or similar tracking device, too.

Bruce
 
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Maybe consider an Apple Airtag or similar tracking device, too.

Bruce

They make better trackers. An air tag sends the thief notifications that it’s tracking them.
 
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Yes. There are a number of GPS tracking systems too.
 
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They make better trackers. An air tag send the thief notifications that it’s tracking them.
They quickly look for it, don't find it, then abandon the truck.

Hopefully. :)

Bruce
 
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They quickly look for it, don't find it, then abandon the truck.

Hopefully. :)

Bruce

If you do go that route which is probably the cheapest one search how to disable the AirTag speaker which would make locating it a lot harder.
 
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Theft protection at home or away?
 
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Theft protection at home or away?
Away. Unfortunately, mainly Houston or some of the other gulf coast cities. It's gotten bad. Houston especially. It started with the diaspora caused by hurricane Katrina, but it's only gotten worse since.
 
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Rattlesnakes they don’t need to know you defanged them
Just saying 😉👍
 
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I had a friend that installed a starter/electrical cut off switch in his custom car..
He put the switch in the cigarette lighter.. pushed in, the car would start..
In its normal position, it looked normal..
But then again, cars nowadays don’t have ashtrays..
 
 
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