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Old 21-11-2017, 11:02 AM   #11
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Personally I would de-badge it, fit a tracker, OBD port blocker and keep the keys in a faraday bag.

What to keep in mind (and it goes for anything not just a car) is that if someone wants to take something they'll find a way to do it. However if you make it difficult for them they may look somewhere else.
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:21 AM   #12
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Personally I would de-badge it, fit a tracker, OBD port blocker and keep the keys in a faraday bag.

What to keep in mind (and it goes for anything not just a car) is that if someone wants to take something they'll find a way to do it. However if you make it difficult for them they may look somewhere else.
Ill have to look into OBD port blockers I've not heard of them before. Thanks for your input.
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:31 AM   #13
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Just make sure your house is secure, that's how they took my GTI.
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:37 AM   #14
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Fit a tracker and enjoy whatever car you buy!
Correct. You can't live your life based on the thoughts of "what might happen" I am picking up my new RS3 saloon this weekend, and plan on enjoying it.

I have a family and another one due the 10th January.

There will always be good and bad people in the world, NEVER dilute your life for fear of something being taken from you.

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Old 21-11-2017, 11:51 AM   #15
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I've thought long and hard about this subject. I own a Golf GTi which are a target (maybe not as much as the R, but still a target). The paranoia is something I share. But I have now put measures in place and I'm slowly getting better.

First of all whatever home security you put in place, make sure if the scumbags get in your house, they can grab the keys easily without having to come upstairs. The last thing you want is them coming up stairs and threatening you or family. Doesn't matter how 'hard' you are, it will leave scars in yours and your families head.

A tracker is commonly recommended, but in reality, they steal your car and park it up for a few days to see if one is fitted. By this time they have probably thrashed your car and messed up the interior etc. Would you really want it back?

Home security is paramount here. Make it a challenge for them. By far the best solution is parking your car in the garage. Out of sight out of mind. Secondly a house alarm - I would say 90% of thieves don't want to be heard. Good security lighting outside is also important as they don't want to be seen. CCTV is a deterrent but i'm not sold on it, they'll often just wear a black hoodie / mask etc.

If you have euro cylinder locks, change them for anti snap type - ABS are recommended. Sash jammers on patio doors and windows will also make it difficult for them to get in.

A dog with a good bark is a good measure.

Last but not least, make sure all doors and windows are locked at night and your alarm armed. You wouldn't believe the amount of people that don't do this.

Hope this helps and remember if you don't own the car you want because you're worried - then they've won already.
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:59 AM   #16
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The answer is simple if you dont want anybody coming into your house to steal your prized possession.....get a big dog.
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get a big Dog.
yeah one that can put out fires
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yeah one that can put out fires
Billy Connolly ? lol
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The answer is simple if you dont want anybody coming into your house to steal your prized possession.....get a big dog.
My wife's parents had a big dog (16 stone bull mastiff) and two fellows still broke in and left with a sum of money after threatening them with knives and a boiling kettle. A dog wont stop anyone if they are determined to get something.
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they'l just wait till your wife is unloading the shopping on the drive and threaten with a knife or hammer
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