The Project

A customer recently turned to RS Connect to ensure security of the new Land Rover Defender. The customer, like many car owners, wanted peace of mind knowing that their prized possession was well protected against theft.

Land Rover is one of the most popular car brands in the UK. The brand is renowned for its luxury and rich heritage built over 70 years. This can be said about the new brand-new Land Rover Defender. With popularity comes desirability from the wrong crowd. Opportunists, rural criminals and organised gangs steal these Land Rover models for car parts and overseas exports.

Land Rover Immobiliser

To address these concerns, the customer contacted our team. We recommended the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser 2, a state-of-the-art security device specifically designed to stop modern methods of theft such as key cloning, hacking and key theft.

Grey land rover defender open front doors

Ghost Immobiliser benefits

  • No transmitted radio signals – making it almost impossible to detect
  • Mobile phone app
  • Works using the car’s on-board CAN Network
  • Works with existing car buttons

Ghost Immobiliser and Tracking Solution For Land Rover

Our technician installed the Ghost Immobiliser at our workshop in Coleshill. We provided the customer with a full demonstration of how the product works. This included other features like how to use the service mode. Service mode allows the owner to hand the keys over to someone without compromising the vehicle pin. For instance, this can be useful when taking your car in for repair, valet parking and airports etc.

front view of land rover defender

The Tracking Solution For Land Rover

For another added layer of security, we also recommended and installed a Scorpion S7 Tracker on the vehicle. The S7 is a Thatcham-accredited tracking solution. This certification provides reassurance around the functionality, design and performance of alarms, immobilisers, and tracking systems. The tracker allows the customer to always keep an eye on the car. It improves the chances of recovery if it is ever stolen and alerts the owner if moved without the ignition. We showed the customer how to use the tracking app and set it up for them.

The customer will benefit from having the latest in vehicle protection plus 24/7 coverage of their car. The tracker comes with 24/7/365 Theft Monitoring by a dedicated UK based Monitoring Team and 4G capabilities for maximum coverage. At RS Connect, we install a wide range of car security devices including the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser 2 for customers throughout the UK. Our technicians are completely mobile or customers can choose to visit our workshop in Coleshill for installation. We are always happy to help customers with any questions they have about car tracking, so please feel free to contact us for more information.

The Problem

The Defender is a beloved and iconic vehicle that has been in production since 1948. However, older models of the Defender are particularly susceptible to theft due to their popularity and versatility as farm vehicles. Sadly, data shows that Defender theft from rural homes, farms and other businesses increased by 34% in 2021, after a slight lull in 2020.

Silver land rover defender overlooking farmhouse
rear view grey land rover defender

Increased Risk Of Theft

NFU Mutual (Rural insurer) data suggests that the number of Land Rover Defender thefts is on course to increase. This is the same problem faced by the newer cars as a few land rover models have appeared in the top 10 of the most stolen vehicles in UK for the past few years. It’s important that owners check the security of their pride and joy by making sure it is protected against modern methods of theft.

Ghost Immobiliser For Car Insurance Purposes

Increasingly, car security is not only for peace of mind, but for insurance purposes. Insurance costs have risen due to the cost of the vehicles and increase in theft. We are finding that many customers are enquiring about security devices like the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser because of insurance purposes. Some insurance companies request for extra security measures before offering a policy.

car theft protection solution

Need A Security Solution For Your Land Rover?

If you own a Land Rover Defender and want to find out more information about this security solution, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle is secure.