immobilizer

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immobilizer

 [ĭ-mo´bĭ-li″zer]
an object or apparatus that immobilizes.
sternal-occipital-mandibular immobilizer (SOMI) any of a variety of cervical orthoses that have two or three posts running between head plates and a jacket or corset.
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They may comply with the demand for installing immobilisers and airbags after finishing the current stock, and by next year, most of the new cars will have both," according to an industry insider.
Typically burglaries and car theft go hand in hand as it's near impossible to break into modern cars without the immobiliser key.
While an immobiliser is supremely effective, there have been cases where its security has been breached as well.
immobiliser - to prevent the car from starting; the best way to stop someone driving away;
The Bill also encourages manufacturers to fit alternatives to prevent theft such as immobilisers and tracking devices.
Security devices on the market vary from basic steering wheel locks to sophisticated electronic alarms, immobilisers and tracking systems.
But those immobilisers they can't get going have to be retuned at a cost of around pounds 50 and there have been cases of immobilisers having to be replaced.
Manufacturers and police believe this is linked to electronic immobilisers being fitted to new cars since that year.
To reduce the number of stolen cars, police have introduced an initiative called the Stop Lock Scheme which will see 80 wheel immobilisers available in a loan scheme agreement.
The number of cars taken by thieves who just steal the keys instead of trying to crack hi-tech immobilisers and alarms has doubled in a year.
A technical mystery means drivers of two Renault models who drive into the underground car park at a Midland shopping centre are unable to use their engine immobilisers.
Category 1 covers combined electronic alarms and immobilisers.