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General fitment levels of security features have increased on passenger cars across the world, including mandatory immobilisers and insurance incentives, which has led to a general downward trend in vehicle theft. However, our latest research suggests that thieves targeting newer vehicles overcome these security systems by first stealing an original key.
Devices like remote immobilisers, often linked with Stolen Vehicle Tracking systems, boost the chance of vehicle recovery even if the thief has the key and are a popular product with customers.
This report explores the market drivers for remote immobilisation and the technical issues globally with particular reference to OE development, European insurance criteria, new legislation in Brazil and the liability issues surrounding the use of this technology.
This report will enable you to:
• Decide the future market position for remote immobilisation within a stolen vehicle tracking or telematics strategy
• Overcome known drawbacks and understand liability issues
• Compare different approaches to remote immobilisers regarding the method of activation and how many systems are activated
• Understand how to meet insurance and security requirements for remote immobilisation