Van Deadlock Reviews

Van Locks Essex

When looking for deadlocks for your van never just shop on price. There are many types of locks available in the van deadlock marketplace. Some locks are around £30 and some are priced at £150, The main difference between the pricing and the the product are quiet easily seen once you have the lock kit in front of you. The technique normally used to get round van deadlocks is to use a large bar against the locking catch to simply lift it past the locking plate with a lot of force. The advantage of using a high quality kit is the locking catch is longer and the metal plate is very strong thick steel that uses very strong rivets to secure it to the vehicles body work. When you look at the Thatcham range of deadlocks you will see the main difference in the euro cylinder with it being made a lot stronger to prevent lock snapping and with the flat key it provides more security in terms of lock picking the Thatcham range can take up to around 30 mins to lock pick.

Many people wonder why price varies so much in the van deadlock market and the reason for this is the quality of the product used and the quality of the installation, You normally find a customer with an older vehicle around 10 years old is not to fussed and have the cheaper locks fitted, But I have personally lost count with the amount of phone calls we have had due to a new vehicle having deadlocks done and 2-3 months down the road rust is dripping down  the body work and staining the paintwork. This is a very expensive fix and the customer only understands quality once the job has been re done correctly with a good product. We fully rust proof all the holes we make within the vehicle body to protect it against rust and water ingress. We fully warranty all the work we carry out on your vehicle.

Another important practice we carry out is cleaning all the swarf away from the body work where it has been drilled and cut. Many people normally don’t blow it away with an air gun and this causes a major rust specs on the body work shortly after installation. If you would like a high quality van deadlock installation in Essex please get it contact with us.  

Clifford 330X review

Clifford 330 X Fitted EssexThe Clifford 330X has been in development for many years to make a one of a kind security system which works on cars and vans and gives you security features like no other, coming as standard with the 6 tone revenger siren to grab peoples attention when your vehicles alarm is sounding. The system has the original bright blue LED which gives a very good visual warning that your vehicle is secure and protected by the best security system possible. Many people have known Clifford as the science of security and to this day they remember the brand from the car scene. This system is special because it isn’t your normal alarm that you arm and disarm because it works with your original vehicles remote control meaning you don’t have any remote control fobs to carry around with you. This is only designed to work with can-bus vehicles and this means the alarm only reads data and doesn’t send commands to your vehicle meaning you have a system that car work with any vehicle made after 2006 and not even know it’s been fitted due to it being so sleek in terms of installation.

When you lock your vehicle from your original fob you get the nice Clifford chirp and the only parts that are on display are the ultrasonic sensors and the LED. Fitted with a dual stage shock sensor any bangs or knocks to your car will warn away anyone before they cause major damage to your vehicle. Warn away has been proven to work and it has been a trademark registered by Directed. If you choose a good installer like us we can set up the alarm to your preferences including setting up a pin code which is unique to yourself.

Like other Clifford systems you can expand on the sensors like Tilt and dual zone proximity to give your vehicle the edge over many other devices on the market. Directed spend silly amounts of money on coding the software to make there alarms as sleek as possible. If you would like a Clifford 330 X system installed you should have it done by us due to us giving you a long warranty period and a very neat installation. You can’t beat the Clifford system in terms of integration and performance in the vehicle security market.  

RAC Trackstar Review

RAC trackstar Review

Many BMW and Land Rover customers request this tracking device due to it being fully approved by the main dealers to be fitted without any warranty issues if the car has a fault and goes into the workshop. The RAC Trackstar is very well priced and does what it says on the tin. It is fully Thatcham Cat 6 approved and normally all major insurance companies will accept this if the vehicles cost is below £90.000 when brought new. The average recovery response time from Trackstar themselves is around 57 mins which is about average for most tracking companies. If your vehicle gets stolen you will need a crime reference number and once you obtain this from a police offer the call center will respond and communicate with police all over the UK to make sure your car comes back safe and sound.

Due to this device being Thatcham Cat 6 approved it does come with a subscription charge, currently set at £147.50 for one year or £399.99 for three years of vehicle ownership. Many companies are not offering lifetime subscription on many tracking devices now due to increased data network costs via 3G and 4G mobile network. The Trackstar features a motion sensor which will trigger if the car is lifted or towed the tracking center Trackstar will phone you on your first contact number or a member of your family to confirm if it is a real vehicle theft. The system also has it’s own power supply if the vehicles battery is tampered with or disconnected.


CobraTrak Plus Review

CobraTrak Plus ReviewThe ultra reliable and the most used tracking unit throughout the world, Cobra have major deals with all the car manufactures putting in there very high quality tracking devices which are designed and engineered in Italy. You never get a faulty Cobra tracking unit due to the fact they are all tested before leaving the factory to make sure all the settings and battery backup voltage is correct. The CobraTrak offers advanced features and even webtracking if needed with an inbuilt motion sensor it knows if your car or van is being lifted or towed and will send an alert to the main Cobra tracking head office. Once an alert is triggered Cobra will contact you and ask if you know the vehicle is being moved without the ignition on. The CobraTrak unit is very small and has everything built within the main unit and it is fully waterproof in case it needs to be mounted in wet areas. The unit is very advanced including GPS jamming and GSM jamming technology on board to give you the best possible security. 

CobraTrak offers European tracking across many countries and doesn’t need special police cars or devices in order to track the vehicle, The Cobra head office will communicate with all police forces in all country’s which is a major benefit over many other tracking devices. The device has been awards Sold Secure Approved which is a major award for any security device to prove it’s effectiveness. The CobraTrak subscription starts from  £139 per year which is very affordable Thatcham Cat 6 tracking device.

Cobra 4138 Cat 1 Review

Cobra 4138 Thatcham Cat 1 ReviewThe world leading security brand Cobra has a fantastic Thatcham Cat 1 alarm that is very secure and well designed. The quality as always is very high and the parts are all built to last including the remote controls to arm and disarm the system, Cobra have always been known for a fantastic reliable alarm but very poor controls breaking very early due to everyday use. But your be very pleased to hear with the Cobra 4100 series of alarms Cobra went to the extremes and have made a remote control that is the strongest and most reliable remote the industry has ever seen. This alarm is now perfect and is the very best and perfected Thatcham Cat 1 that I enjoy installing. The Cobra alarms are classed as fit and forget in our industry due to the alarms never going faulty or any issues appearing at a later date. People who want the best and good OE quality choose Cobra for there vehicle.

If you have a soft top car Cobra offer the system with a microwave sensor which makes an invisible field within your vehicles interior and if it detects a large object like a person the alarm will trigger, this set up is perfect and you won’t get any false alarms due to wind. This systems don’t feature any kind of warn away tone but they offer add on sensors like glass break and tilt to protect your alloy wheels. When buying a Cobra 4138 you know the spares are going to be available for years and when buying from the largest Cobra dealer in Essex you can rest assured you have the very best back up at all times.

ScorpionTrack ST50 Review

logo-scorpion-trackThe Scorpion brand has been around for many years in the UK starting off with the first of the high spec alarm systems branded Scorpion after that they went onto making Sigma aimed at the main dealer market for new cars and they also made the Toad brand alongside this system, Toad was marketed extremely well and if you ever picked up a Max power magazine back in the day you would know there would be a full page advert offering the Toad AI606. As times have moved on and Car tracking is a huge new market to many companies Scorpion have designed a master piece in terms of engineering and quality and this system has taken the market by storm since release. It has won awards almost every year since release due to Scorpion offering outstanding customer care and after sales support after you have had the unit installed by an approved dealer. The Scorpion ST50 unit is fully Thatcham TRI Approved Cat 6 to make sure it is accepted by all major insurance companies in the UK.

The subscription cost is very low at only 130 per year meaning it is more affordable over most tracking units. The system has a user dashboard you can log into on your phone or desktop computer allowing you to access all your details and a printable Thathcam certificate along with a last known tracking report from the vehicle. This is great for many owners who worry about leaving there car and want to keep a check on it while they are away on holiday or working away from home. The device features a full on board battery meaning if the vehicle is attacked and the main battery is disconnect the ScorpionTrack battery becomes active and powers the tracking unit. It will also go into alert mode and send an alert straight to the Scorpion control center. Featuring GPS and GSM jamming unlike many other cheaper tracking systems you can be assured you are buying a high end tracking device for your pride and joy.



Clifford Intellistart Review


Clifford INTELLISTART 4 review

The Clifford Intellistart has provided many users hassle free remote starting from the comfort of your home or office, you can simply press one button on your Clifford G5 remote and the Intellistart will do the rest giving you the very best remote starting possible. What makes the Clifford system so secure? The Clifford system working alongside the Intellistart will always keep your car locked and alarmed even though the engine is running if in the event of a broken window or forced damaged to the vehicle the alarm will sound and the engine will cut out and the thief will not be able to restart the vehicle.

This system is also very advanced in terms of safety it will only auto start on the Clifford G5 button if you have an automatic vehicle, if you have a manual it has to be set up before leaving the vehicle, You have to press 2 buttons while you sitting in the vehicle with the engine running, you can then remove your ignition keys and the engine will continue to run once you have shut the door and armed the alarm the Intellistart knows the vehicle is not in gear the next time it remote starts. This is one of the only systems with this advanced level of safety.

Clifford have just released a module which plugs into the Clifford 650 MK2 and this allows the Viper smartstart to be directly linked in without having to upgrade the whole alarm for a Viper system. This means you can lock and unlock your doors along with remote starting you vehicle from you Iphone.  

Laserline 921T Thatcham Approved Cat 2 Review

Laserline 921T Thatcham

So your thinking why is this little immobiliser such a good bit of kit, Well let me tell you with the very small epoxy sealed imobiliser ECU it is very hard to attack. It can be secured by cable ties or screws depending on location and vehicle layout, The great part about the system is the immobiliser reciever can be hidden behind trims or carpet making it very hard for someone to randomly jump in your vehicle with your keys and simply start the vehicle. You need to make sure the immobiliser key is swiped slowly in the correct spot.

This device is fully Thatcham approved and it is also avaliable in the 24Volt vehicle range for that extra piece of mind for your HGV. The laserline 921T is made in Italy and it is made to a very high standard and the product is backed by there long warranty they give on all there products.

Sigma S30 Review

Sigma S30 Review

The Sigma S30 Thatcham Cat 1 is the leading alarm system that is fitted to the later type Subaru’s as standard due to Subaru wanting the very best security fitted to there vehicles the Sigma M30 was the older range system and the S30 replaced this model. The great part about this system is the immobiliser key pad which stops key theft you can steal the vehicle keys from there owner and unlock the car or van but you won’t be able to start it until you enter a 4 digit pin number.

The Sigma S30 is very easy to use with single push button fobs one button press opens the vehicle and one button press simply locks and alarms the vehicle. The system can also be programmed by the main keypad entry keyboard for simple programing and many other sensors can be added like tilt and motion sensors to give your vehicle that extra edge of security.

Why Are New Cars Easy To Steal?


So you have spent a large amount of money on a new car and you think because it’s a newer type vehicle it will have the best security system in the world? You are wrong… New vehicles 2005 onwards are some of the easy targets for everyday car theft in the UK, With cars using ECU digital technolgy in all vehicles now you can simply steal a car in no time at all. With a main dealer ECU coms tool which are avaliable to the pubic you can simply find a point which is easy to attack on the vehicle and access the two data wires and attach these to a ECU coms tool to allow the car to talk to the machine. Once this has taken place they can program new keys into your vehicle making the original immobiliser pointless this is how many new cars are taken everyday with next to no damage done to the vehicle, when immobiliser systems started getting installed years ago from 1996 they where a little more effective due to them being stand alone and many not talking to the cars ECU on the data network this means when programming a new key it was a little harder.

You will be pleased to hear you can still protect your newer vehicle with an advanced security system, Don’t start looking at brands and picking out the best one yourself without contacting us first due to not all the alarm systems we supply and install are not all designed to work on new cars. We have a large stock of data type alarms which are called the Can-Bus range and these are designed and programed to the exact vehicle for the best set up and you are assured you have the very best security system installed, Many alarm companies don’t understand which system is best for certain brands and models but rest assured we are specialists in our field.