What is a ghost alarm?
What is a ghost alarm?

Are Ghost alarms any good?

The Autowatch Ghost is the next generation of in-vehicle protection and is the world's first aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. The Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser is one of the best car security devices available on the market and provides first-rate protection against key cloning, key theft and car hacking.

How does a ghost car alarm work?

The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car.

How much does Ghost security cost?

Ghost Pricing

Name Price
Basic $29per month, billed annually – $36 billed monthly
Standard $79per month, billed annually – $99 billed monthly
Business $199per month, billed annually – $249 billed monthly

How is a ghost alarm fitted?

The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, PIN code sequence that must first be entered before you can drive your car.

Can you remove a ghost immobiliser?

On very rare occasions when vehicle fault finding and warranty work is carried out your dealer may ask for the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser to be removed from the vehicle. This is standard procedure in the industry. They may require the vehicle to be put back to standard in order to 100% diagnose your vehicles fault.

Does a ghost immobiliser reduce insurance?

Having a Ghost immobiliser installed is likely to reduce your car insurance cost in most instances, so it is a worthwhile investment. Most Insurance companies will offer a discounted rate, as it shows responsible vehicle ownership and has less likelihood of being stolen due to the relay method of key cloning.

Can Ghost immobiliser be removed?

Fully reversible. Your Ghost Immobiliser can be removed and reinstalled in a new vehicle without any indication that it was ever there.

Is Ghost alarm Thatcham approved?

The Ghost is sealed and so small it can be installed and wrapped into the vehicle harness virtually anywhere making it virtually impossible for a thief to find. Please be aware this device is NOT Thatcham approved. Emergency Pin Code override.

How do you tell if my car has an immobilizer?

Immobilizers are usually built into the vehicle, key, or key fob so that they are out of sight. If you want to double-check to make sure your car has one, you can look through your vehicle's manual, visit the car manufacturer's website, or ask your mechanic.

How do I disable ghost immobiliser?

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Does having a ghost immobiliser reduce insurance?

Having a Ghost immobiliser installed is likely to reduce your car insurance cost in most instances, so it is a worthwhile investment. Most Insurance companies will offer a discounted rate, as it shows responsible vehicle ownership and has less likelihood of being stolen due to the relay method of key cloning.

Does ghost alarm void warranty?

Installing a Ghost will not void your vehicles warranty. This is the same for any of the products we install, including Parking Sensors (drilling the bodywork), cruise control, speed limiters, tracking systems, alarms and more.

What’s the difference between an alarm and immobiliser?

As you can guess from its name, a car alarm informs a car owner of a hijack attempt (i.e. signals of touch, kicks, attempts to steal, etc.). Unlike car alarms, immobiliser does not signal you of anything, however, prevents ignition spark or (optionally) blocks the engine within a short time after hijacking.

Can a ghost immobiliser be turned off?

The transport mode is used to switch off the Ghost completely meaning it will NOT immobilise the vehicle at all, and it can only be reactivated by entering the PIN code. This mode should be used when you do not want the security functions of the Ghost system to start automatically.

Does a ghost Immobiliser reduce insurance?

Having a Ghost immobiliser installed is likely to reduce your car insurance cost in most instances, so it is a worthwhile investment. Most Insurance companies will offer a discounted rate, as it shows responsible vehicle ownership and has less likelihood of being stolen due to the relay method of key cloning.

Can Ghost Immobiliser be removed?

Fully reversible. Your Ghost Immobiliser can be removed and reinstalled in a new vehicle without any indication that it was ever there.

How do I know if my car has an alarm or immobiliser?

You can rest assured that your car has a factory-fitted immobiliser if it was manufactured after October 1998. However, if your car was made before that date and you want to check if it has an immobiliser, the easiest way to check is to contact your car's manufacturer or consult your owner's manual.

How do thieves bypass alarms?

While a home invader can't cut alarm wires to disable a wireless alarm system, there is a tactic called “crash and smash” whereby a thief could “crash” into your house via a window or door and “smash” your security system before the alarm company can be notified.

How do you know if your car is in anti-theft mode?

Most modern cars have a dash light that indicates that the anti-theft system has been triggered. The icon for the anti-theft system looks like a car and a lock combination. When this light is on and flashing (it will be either or blue), it will indicate that your car's anti-theft system is activated.

Is Ghost immobiliser Insurance approved?

The Autowatch Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser and is now Insurance Approved by TASSA Accreditation.

Where is immobilizer located?

A car's immobilizer system is most basically an anti theft system located in the engine ECU that prevents your vehicle's engine from running unless the correct transponder key is present.

What triggers anti-theft lock?

If your vehicle has been damaged, during an attempted break-in or theft or otherwise, the anti-theft system might have been triggered. Check to see if the lock cylinder is damaged, and also check underneath the door handle – thieves have been known to use screwdrivers in an attempt to jimmy the door open.

What can trigger the anti-theft system?

Q: What does it take to trigger the Anti-Theft system?

  • The system should be triggered if a door, the trunk or even the car's hood is opened without the key or the remote being used.
  • The system should be triggered if the ignition switch is turned to the ON position without using a programmed key.

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Is insurance cheaper with ghost immobiliser?

Having a Ghost immobiliser installed is likely to reduce your car insurance cost in most instances, so it is a worthwhile investment. Most Insurance companies will offer a discounted rate, as it shows responsible vehicle ownership and has less likelihood of being stolen due to the relay method of key cloning.

What triggers the anti-theft system in car?

The Anti-theft alarm system works with the help of sensors installed in and around the vehicle. An impact or the movements inside the car activates the sensors. It, in turn, triggers the alarm system and sounds the alarm. Finally, the alarm goes off and alerts the owner/people.

How do I know if I have an immobiliser?

You can rest assured that
your car has a factory-fitted immobiliser if it was manufactured after October 1998. However, if your car was made before that date and you want to check if it has an immobiliser, the easiest way to check is to contact your car's manufacturer or consult your owner's manual.

What happens when immobiliser kicks in?

This means if you lock the doors from the inside and then close the doors, you won't be able to get back into your car because your key won't be able to unlock the doors. At this point, you'd have to call a locksmith to unlock the door.

How can you tell if your car is in anti-theft mode?

Most modern cars have a dash light that indicates that the anti-theft system has been triggered. The icon for the anti-theft system looks like a car and a lock combination. When this light is on and flashing (it will be either or blue), it will indicate that your car's anti-theft system is activated.

How do you override anti-theft system?

Turn the key to unlock your car door, but don't release it. Hold the key in this position for 20 to 30 seconds. This lets the system know you have the correct key, and it can allow you to bypass the alarm system. Some vehicles recognize the key simply by turning the key back and forth in the door lock key cylinder.