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Security? How to stop the Kombi from being stolen?

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Jenny Frappell, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Hi everyone in Kombi land.
    How do I stop thieves?
    Mainly from stealing Bindi after I (and others more skilled than I) have done so much hard work restoring her?
    A tracking device is one suggestion that I have heard.
    Any other ideas?
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Drive it everyday ! and don’t leave it parked in plain sight for long periods of time....
    Common, easy way to disable the kombi is to remove the rotor button. If anyone does try to steal it, they won’t be able to drive it.....
    Cheers, Mark
     
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  4. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Yes, I used to do this with a soft top jeep that I owned.
     
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  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Getting a Kill switch will slow them down from trying to start the car. Add a fuel cutoff switch, install a battery cut off switch , apply a Locking wheel clamp for when its sitting a long time, install a trackers which will help you find it but you have to pay a monthly fee to use it online or have an old mobile phone inside you can track like you lost it and lastly a healthy insurance policy around $80k so you can upgrade into a splitty if it does go missing...heee
     
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    Aldi do a mob phone plan that is $15 per year so the old smartphone hidden and powered up is a good option. Never know, your tracked kombi could lead the police to a stash of stolen vehicles?
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Motion detection alarm :rolleyes: ....... can work for someone breaking into it and trying to move it ;)
     
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  11. Squidy

    Squidy Well-Known Member

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    As Chuck said, a kill switch is a good option
    . At the end of the day if someone really wants it they’ll find a way to get it.
    Can be alarmed, gps trackers, few different options available
     
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  12. syncro

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    Engine lid lock combined with kill switch or remove rotor. I could fit a kill switch if needed.
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Time is usualy a factor for a thief.
    As is stealth.

    Quite a few dissapear on traybacks.
    So park it where access is difficult and it can't be rolled out.
    Don't leave highly visible if poss.

    Hamper a thief at every step and hope they aren't prepared.
    Some are opportunist joyriders.

    I like a tracker.
    Although professional thieves are well prepared electronically.


    A lock takes about 5 seconds.
    Hotwire about same.
    Same again for most steering locks but I haven't tried a kombi one.
    Will check ;)

    Rotor, they need a replacement.

    Fuel lock baffles for a while if its remote from coil/ ign.
     
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  14. Jenny Frappell

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  15. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Tempting.......
    No, I like BINDI!
     
  16. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Bindi is garaged and driven every day. She does get parked at work, but I can leave her in a secure area, and there are security cameras.
     
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    syncro Well-Known Member

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