Simple measures to protect your Ford from theft
Simple measures you can take to safeguard your Ford car from theft are steering locks for your vehicle. Another option is to get a Faraday pouch/box that blocks radio frequencies from your keys. This makes it more difficult for thieves to use relay theft to steal your car. Lastly, it’s essential to keep your car keys as far away from the outside of your home as possible. In addition, we provide more advanced methods that come with a range of great features to enhance your Ford car’s security. For more information on these advanced security solutions, please see below.
How RS Connect can help
If you are looking for something more advanced then you have come to the right place. At RS Connect, we are experts in vehicle security. We see a lot of clients who are looking for ways to protect their Ford vehicles from theft. We supply a wide range of immobilisers and vehicle trackers that can be installed in your car to alert you if your vehicle is moved, immobilise it remotely – preventing theft.
Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line immobiliser to protect your Ford from key cloning and theft, look no further than the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser II. The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser and offers unrivalled protection for your Ford vehicle. With no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location, the Ghost is virtually undetectable by would-be thieves.
How the Ghost Immobiliser Works
And for added security, the Ghost uses the buttons in your Ford (such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console) to allow you to create a unique, changeable disarm sequence (up to 20 presses long). We can have this installed for you at a location of your choice by one of our engineers. Find out more about how the Ghost Immobiliser works here. Contact us today for a quick installation quote!
Why are they stolen?
This may come as a surprise; however, these cars are very popular, some of the versions are affordable and very desirable to consumers. According to data from car magazines, over 49,174 fiestas were sold in 2021. Overall, nearly 1.3 million have been sold to customers in Britain since 2009. As a result, there is more chances of them being stolen due to their volume.
One of the reasons why Ford vehicles are popular is because they are packed with lots of great technology. One of these is keyless entry which provides great convenience to drivers. However, Keyless car theft, also known as relay theft, has been on the rise in recent years. Vehicles such as the Fiesta and Kuga have been targeted by thieves using this method of theft.
This type of theft occurs when thieves use electronic devices to amplify the signal from your key fob, allowing them to unlock your car and drive away without ever having to touch your keys. We often read plenty newspaper reports of criminals stealing the Mk7 model, in particular, as it has been reported to be notoriously susceptible to this type of crime. Many people invest a lot of money into their vehicles, so it is important to protect their pride and joy.
Rise in Ford Vehicle thefts
Ford is one of the most popular car manufacturers in the UK. The company produces high-performance hatchback models known as the Ford RS and ST. These models are available in Fiesta, Focus, and Mondeo versions. These are some of the best selling cars currently on the market.
Sadly, the Ford Fiesta has been the most stolen car every year, in recent times. You may have noticed that in local Facebook groups and newspapers that there has been an increase in thefts of the Ford Fiesta, Focus and Kuga. Data from the Home Office for 2021 shows that 3,909 Fiestas were stolen, followed by more than 1,900 Ford Focus models. Trends suggest that vehicles with keyless entry systems are becoming more vulnerable to theft due to the availability of key hacking devices on the dark web and detailed guides on how to steal them.