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
While an immobiliser
is supremely effective, there have been cases where its security has been breached as well.
- 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