This anti theft system is factory installed on almost every new vehicle manufactured today. Most every manufacturer, whether domestic or foreign uses this type system. Embedded in the head of the vehicle’s ignition key is a miniature RFID Transponder Chip which contains one of a trillion possible electronic codes. When the key is inserted into the vehicle’s ignition, the transponder sends a signal to a disc shaped antenna surrounding the key cylinder housing behind the shroud on the steering column. The antenna then relays a signal to the control module and if the signal is correctly recognized, the vehicle is allowed to start. If access is attempted without the correct code, critical systems (ignition, starter) remain inoperable. This all sounds good on paper but all this system does is keep honest people honest, because it is very easy to bypass. The thieves are now using laptops with recorded RF codes to bypass them in about 20 seconds, which is probably why the factory installs these systems for free.
Yes! The Ravelco Anti Theft Device comes with a non-transferable lifetime warranty for the original owner.
No, installing the Ravelco Anti Theft device will not void your new vehicle warranty. A Federal Law protects you against a car dealer voiding your factory warranty. Many car dealers use this threat to frighten you into buying a more expensive and worthless anti theft system from them. You can read more about this law here.
The remote "keyless entry" capability for locking and unlocking the doors of a vehicle with an alarm system is a great option to have, but as far as security is concerned, the remote control alarm system only interrupts the starter wire, and this can easily be bypassed under the dash.
The plug, which is what is seen on the inside of your vehicle is 1.25 inches in diameter.
Yes, your remote start will still work with the Ravelco Anti Theft Device installed in your vehicle. However, you will have to leave the Ravelco plugged into the unit. Please be aware, by leaving the Ravelco plugged in, your vehicle can be stolen.