Theft is on the rise

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zzzxhk

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I keep my fob's in a faraday box. The hard part is getting my wife to put hers in it. Her Edge isn't on the top stolen car list but it does have passive entry so it's easier to get into it than mine is without it.

I still feel Ram isn't doing enough to prevent theft. It doesn't take much to add a pin or a way for us to verify that a new fob being programmed is authorized by us.

I just had a new fob programmed a couple of weeks ago. I bought an OEM refurbished one with the tailgate release on it because my fob's didn't have that button but the truck had the option. It only took the locksmith a few minutes to program the new fob. It was scary fast but he did say that on the '22's you don't use the OBD2 port to program them anymore. There's someplace else to plug into. But regardless it still only took him a few minutes and he was done.

I don't live in a bad area but I still might put a kill switch in it.
I keep mine in this: https://slnt.com/collections/faraday-bags-for-keys/products/flexible-faraday-cage It's more like a bag the fob is attached inside. A box is good for at home, but I saw a video the cops put out that shows thieves catching and amplifying the signal when you're walking away from it like at a mall.

The bag works and pretty cheap compared to larger sizes. It doesn't have to be all wrapped up to block the signal and I carry it bagged and keep it bagged at work and it's protected.
 

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I keep mine in this: https://slnt.com/collections/faraday-bags-for-keys/products/flexible-faraday-cage It's more like a bag the fob is attached inside. A box is good for at home, but I saw a video the cops put out that shows thieves catching and amplifying the signal when you're walking away from it like at a mall.

The bag works and pretty cheap compared to larger sizes. It doesn't have to be all wrapped up to block the signal and I carry it bagged and keep it bagged at work and it's protected.
We have two bags that came with the box. I just have to remember what I did with them. Obviously I put them in a place where I could easily find them because now I can't.
 

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I am searching everywhere, googling everything and can't get a straight answer on where to find an obd port lock for a 2019 ram 1500. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
 

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Have never worried about anything getting stolen, ever.


Now that I've said it ......
 
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I wonder how effective it would be to remove the cigarette lighter fuse. That stops code readers from working.
 

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After watching this video, I bought a Faraday box for home and some Faraday pouches for when I travel away from home. I also pull the fuel pump relay when I have to park in a parking lot or parking garage when on the road (I figure it's less likely that they have a spare relay than a spare fuse).

https://youtu.be/2tQVov0Ra8g
 

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This is what I want - basically a kill switch with button presses. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser


Press steering wheel buttons in sequence like a pin number and start. Even with the fob this doesn't start without the 'pin'.

Appears to be mostly UK. After a ton of google, I can't find anyone that installs that's in the states or at least close by.
 

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This is what I want - basically a kill switch with button presses. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser


Press steering wheel buttons in sequence like a pin number and start. Even with the fob this doesn't start without the 'pin'.

Appears to be mostly UK. After a ton of google, I can't find anyone that installs that's in the states or at least close by.
I looked in that too and I found the same thing. No US installers. I'm tempted, business opportunity. I'm an industrial electrician car nut so it would be a good fit. I'm just not sure how good the system is. I don't want to install junk on my truck or on anyone else's vehicle.
 
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