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JohnS4Black

Burgled

Well had my S4 approx 4 weeks before some scrote broke into my house and stole my spare key...along with most of the wifes jewellery!

So car was hidden in a lock up until the insurance collected it to carry out full lock change and recode,now have a Peugeot 308 SW diesel courtesy car  :oop

Apparently it will be a couple of weeks before I get it back

The faulty house alarm is now fixed and having HD CCTV fitted, also considering a telescopic post outside garage door for good measure!

Anyone have a tracker fitted?

Cheers

John
xpower

http://www.autowatch.co.uk/produc...obiliser-systems/68-ghost-product
or
http://www.obdportector.com/

Would be a good add on
Graham

Burglary is horrible and the taking of your car key an added hassle.

Who is paying for the car lock change house insurance or car insurance?

Do you think the house was the general target of a burglary and the key taken as opportunity?

I suggest keeping spare keys in a decent safe and include all keys when you are away. Unless you are inclined to be potentially challenged, I wouldn't use the safe for the primary keys while at home.

In hindsight, that would have been better protection than a tracker in your specific recent experience.
JohnS4Black

Graham wrote:
Burglary is horrible and the taking of your car key an added hassle.

Who is paying for the car lock change house insurance or car insurance?

Do you think the house was the general target of a burglary and the key taken as opportunity?

I suggest keeping spare keys in a decent safe and include all keys when you are away. Unless you are inclined to be potentially challenged, I wouldn't use the safe for the primary keys while at home.

In hindsight, that would have been better protection than a tracker in your specific recent experience.


Car insurance for the locks... I think the main target was the spare key they only ransacked the kitchen / main bedroom leaving laptops / ipad / digital cameras I think the wifes jewellery was just a bonus for them.
Been looking at wall safes, going to get one fitted.

Cheers

John
S4 boy

Definately sorry for you and your wife.my s4 went same way in feb.i didnt know but a tracker was fitted but failed to re activate.rozzers say they either have a signal blocker or searched for and found the tracker unit.same MO.left the laptops etc and only really wanted the keys.Am in North Wales area so could be the same little loves.
172cup

Hi John

Sorry to hear that mate its a horrible experience...  How did the police find it in a lock up?

I have tracker on mine, but would I want it back after some, person,  has driven it...

I would recommend a visible deterrent. A steering wheel disc lock, or chain your gates if you have them,  or purchase a drop pole


The reason why is Billy buck o will see he has several obstacles to pass before driving off in your, mine, pride and joy.  They don't like waiting about, or having to find more keys, or damage the car.

How do I know.  I'm an ex traffic sergeant
O was medically retired,  not sacked!!!!

Amdy
Graham

The way I read it the car was not taken, but hidden in a lock up by the OP until the insurance collected it.

While I am posting, I assume the car was away from home when the spare key theft occurred?

Did the police comment if it was common for the keys and car to be targeted separately?
ScottR

We were burgled last year whilst we slept upstairs. Little scrotes fished the wife's keys through the letterbox are the mother-in-law left them right by the front door whilst she stayed with us. We're not that daft!

It's a horrible experience which takes a long time to get over. But if you beef up security, it certainly makes you feel better. Our house is like Fort Knox now (without the gold, sadly).
JohnS4Black

S4 boy wrote:
Definately sorry for you and your wife.my s4 went same way in feb.i didnt know but a tracker was fitted but failed to re activate.rozzers say they either have a signal blocker or searched for and found the tracker unit.same MO.left the laptops etc and only really wanted the keys.Am in North Wales area so could be the same little loves.


Sorry to hear that, only upside for me was they did not get the car.
JohnS4Black

172cup wrote:
Hi John

Sorry to hear that mate its a horrible experience...  How did the police find it in a lock up?

I have tracker on mine, but would I want it back after some, person,  has driven it...

I would recommend a visible deterrent. A steering wheel disc lock, or chain your gates if you have them,  or purchase a drop pole


The reason why is Billy buck o will see he has several obstacles to pass before driving off in your, mine, pride and joy.  They don't like waiting about, or having to find more keys, or damage the car.

How do I know.  I'm an ex traffic sergeant
O was medically retired,  not sacked!!!!

Amdy



I hid the car in relatives garage until insurance collected the car. I now have an insurance rated fire proof safe on order, HD CCTV cameras being fitted next week and have been looking at a telescopic bollard for in front of garage door.... will try and make it a difficult as possible. Police said they definitely came for the key.

Cheers John
JohnS4Black

ScottR wrote:
We were burgled last year whilst we slept upstairs. Little scrotes fished the wife's keys through the letterbox are the mother-in-law left them right by the front door whilst she stayed with us. We're not that daft!

It's a horrible experience which takes a long time to get over. But if you beef up security, it certainly makes you feel better. Our house is like Fort Knox now (without the gold, sadly).


I'm definitely going for Fort Knox...considering having the ground floor window units changed with laminated glass on outside.... hopefully the brick will bounce back and hit them in th eface
JohnS4Black

xpower wrote:
http://www.autowatch.co.uk/produc...obiliser-systems/68-ghost-product
or
http://www.obdportector.com/

Would be a good add on


That Ghost Product looks very interesting!
xpower

Indeed it does.

Would stump most thieves I think
Ian_C

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