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Shahev
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Post by Shahev » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:37 am

We're about to place an order for a Born and I was wondering if any members have added a Tracker and/or additional security.
On order. Born 77 kw. V3.

monkeyhanger
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Post by monkeyhanger » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:44 am

If I had a Golf R and I lived in a car theft hotspot like Coventry I would, For a Born? not so much. None is going to want to steal a Born and use it for ram raiding or evading the Law on a Police chase with a top speed of about 100mph and what will be quite a short range if driven very hard.

I'd be more worried about it getting damaged than stolen - I have front and back dashcams with parking monitoring for that issue.
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Shahev
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Post by Shahev » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:25 am

Given the shortage of EVs, I consider security to be a reasonable concerns and any advice would be appreciated.

Here is the Tracker web page on EV system

https://www.tracker.co.uk/electric-vehicle-tracker
On order. Born 77 kw. V3.

monkeyhanger
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Post by monkeyhanger » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:40 am

If your car gets stolen and recovered (because of the tracker you fit), would you really want it back, or would you rather it were gone for good and you get another? Stolen and recovered or gone for good - your no claims is affected either way.

I don't think i've read anywhere yet (including the Speakev forum) of an EV getting stolen/ Most moderately expensive performance cars stolen are shipped to Eastern Europe/Russia or broken down for parts. Given that breaking of EVs is very niche right now and the destination for stolen Golf Rs and Audi S and RS ranges isn't really going to have a decent charging network, it's a bit pointless stealing an ev right now, unless it's truly exotic.
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alanjs
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Post by alanjs » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:42 am

I've seen the same queries on the Golf R forums and the most important question seems to be: "If someone steals and thrashes the nuts off the car, would you want it back?". While accepting that a Born is not likely to be thrashed, I still probably wouldn't want it back, so a tracker is not on my list of requirements.
If your car will be parked overnight on the street or out on your driveway, then you might want to look at other threads on Ghost Immobilizers and Disklocks. The downside of those is that you may end up with the crims breaking into your house and threatening you or your family to get the keys/combination. Personally, I wouldn't bother with anything more than a disklock and only if the car is kept outside (mine is garaged so it's not a visible target).
On order: Born V3, Aurora Blue, Tech (M) pack, Firestorm wheels, Pano roof

Shahev
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Post by Shahev » Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:02 am

I appreciate the feedback on broad consideration of car security. I've owned lots hot hatches such as three Ford RS models and I have a very high performance car at the moment. I know from being on various forums that if a thief knows you car has a Tracker they will be more circumspect. I am only seeking advice and experience from someone who has actually applied security to an EV.
On order. Born 77 kw. V3.

Streetbeef
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Post by Streetbeef » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:05 pm

We invested in home security and cameras specifically 1 overlooking the car and front and back doors + alarm system. We have a mk3 leon cupra 290 lux and know people are happy to steal those! they can drag the car off the drive if they like just dont come into my house and threaten my family!

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