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How RS Connect can help you keep your Range Rover safe.

At RS Connect, we are specialists in vehicle security and help customers all over the UK secure their vehicles and reduce the risk of theft. We install a wide range of security solutions through our large network of engineers dotted around the UK and Ireland. Below are a few solutions that we recommend to Land Rover owners

Land rover theft prevention
At RS Connect, we are specialists in vehicle security and help customers all over the UK secure their vehicles and reduce the risk of theft. We install a wide range of security solutions through our large network of engineers dotted around the UK and Ireland. Below are some steps we recommend you take to secure your Land Rover and reduce the risk of theft
Basic Precautions

By taking a few basic precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of your vehicle being targeted by thieves. For example, always park in a well-lit car park and block one car with the other on your drive if you have more than one. If you have a model with keyless entry, it’s important to keep your keys as far away from the outside perimeter of your house as possible and invest in a faraday pouch. These measures can make it more difficult for thieves to steal your car and give you greater peace of mind.

Grey Range Rover Sport
Range Rover in car park for Ghost immobiliser security

If you’re looking for an Immobiliser that offers some of the the highest levels of protection for the Range Rover, then you should consider the Ghost Immobiliser from Autowatch. This security device protects against key-cloning, hacking and theft. It is designed to prevent your car from being driven away unless the correct, personalised code sequence is entered – meaning that even if thieves manage to get hold of your keys, they won’t be able to steal your car.

Vehicle Tracking for Range Rovers

Getting a tracker is one of the best ways to protect your car. Vehicle tracking comes with a wide range of features depending on which tracker you go for. Some of the features include live notifications that alert you if the vehicle is moved, 24/7 monitoring, Mobile Apps and more. Take a look at our car tracking options to see what will work best for your Range Rover.

ranger rover sport getting a tracker fitted

The Range Rover brand from Land Rover, with its price tag and status as a luxury vehicle manufacturer, sadly results in their vehicles becoming desirable targets for car thieves. You only have to look at the top 10 list of the most stolen cars in 2022, to see the extent of the problem. 2 of the 10 cars in this list are Land Rover and they both make it in the first 5 cars stolen by volume in UK.

Why do Range Rovers get Stolen?

There are many reasons why the Range Rover is one of the most frequently stolen cars. These cars are being targeted by thieves looking at high-value cars to order for overseas markets. Alternatively, other criminals run “chop shops” which focus on stripping down car parts to sell.

Polices force across the UK, attribute this rise in Land Rover theft to the shortage of car parts. It’s not just opportunistic thieves but reports are showing hints that professional criminal gangs are carry out most of the thefts. Therefore, if you own a Range Rover, it’s important to take measures to protect your investment.

Range Rover was one of the top 10 Most Stolen cars in 2022

Top 10 Most Stolen Cars 2022 list

1Ford Fiesta3,909597953%
2Land Rover Range Rover3,754553347.4%
3Ford Focus1912218614.3%
4VW Golf1755203616.0%
5Mercedes-Benz C-Class1260192052.4%
6BMW 3 Series14641454-0.7%
7Land Rover Discovery14741378-6.5%
8Vauxhall Corsa121812805.1%
9Vauxhall Astra1096124013.1%
10Mercedes-Benz E-Class8188665.9%
Data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) provided to leasing comparison website, LeaseLoco following a Freedom of Information request

The Land Rover Discovery, older Defender and Range Rover models are the most at risk from theft. The Range Rover in particular is second in the most stolen cars by volume and this seems to be a recurring theme every year. Therefore, it is critical that you think about additional security to reduce the risk of theft, if you are thinking of purchasing one.

Range Rover Defender in workshop for car security upgrade
Defender Land Rover on farm

Older Land Rover models too

Older land rover models are now more at risk too. For example, the older Land Rover defender which ceased production in 2016. Defender models are workhorses, multi-purpose farm vehicles built to withstand the most challenging off-road conditions. Sadly, data from rural insurer, Sadly, data shows that Defender theft from rural homes, farms and other businesses increased by 34% in 2021, after a slight lull in 2020. These turn out to be an easy target because of the low tech security systems.

How are they stolen?

We are seeing a lot of vehicles stolen via “relay attacks” or “relay thefts”. Land Rovers come packed with lots of technology for convenience such as keyless entry. Sadly, criminals use hacking devices to exploit vulnerabilities in keyless entry technology. Research carried out by leading Insurer Aviva in 2022, revealed that keyless cars are twice as likely to be stolen than those without this technology.

Range rover in front of RS Connect Van
Grey Range Rover

Stolen Vehicle Recovery

Additionally, in the unfortunate event your Land Rover is stolen – a vehicle tracking solution will give you the best possible chance of recovering your vehicle. Many of the leading car tracking solutions we fit, have vehicle recovery rates of over 90%. Get in touch with us today for tracking installation. We provide tracking solutions for commercial vehicles aswell as personal.

Looking for a Range Rover Ghost Installer near you?

We can help you to get started with the Ghost Immobiliser. Our engineering team are completely mobile and can come out to your home or work to safely install the Autowatch Ghost II Immobiliser vehicle security system to the highest standards. Our technicians are TASSA certified and DBS checked professionals. So why not give yourself peace of mind knowing that your car is protected against theft with the Autowatch Ghost II Immobiliser?

Range Rover Sport vehicle security

Protecting you car with the Ghost Immobiliser

Below are some recent vehicles that we have helped secure with the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser II. Get in touch with our sales office for more information about this car security device, availability and bookings.