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Anti Theft Systems
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:30:51 PM »
What is everyone using for anti theft security on the old school mustangs?

I've been looking at the 4G gps trackers to support the immobiliser.  Do you think the audio alarm is still a good option?

Looking to fit to a 67 coupe.

Thoughts?

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 09:18:07 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 05:32:44 AM »
This is available cheap  if you have a manual

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 06:53:33 AM »
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 10:14:20 AM »
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 06:39:30 PM »
This is available cheap  if you have a manual



Mine was factory fitted with the 4 option and haven't felt the need to upgrade to 5  :burnout:
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 09:53:23 PM »
Thanks all, I'll take a look.  Any concern with 3G being shutdown when 5G goes live?

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 03:07:20 PM »
Yup - I would be a MusTrack customer now if they had a 4G device - with the 3G networks closing now they'll be useless unfortunately.
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
Have Telstra actually announced they're shutting down the 3G network or is it just rumoured to be happening at some stage?

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 03:37:02 PM »
Hi Jiffy,
If you have a definitive date of a 3G network shutdown, can you share the source? I would love to have that info from a reputable source.
I haven't been able to find any definitive decision from Telstra to shut down the 3G network. Lots of other people saying it's happening, but nothing from Telstra themselves that I have seen.

Also, I was contacted last week and we have a 4G tracker on the way from our supplier for testing. I'm not sure of pricing yet, but we'll hopefully know soon. I'm assuming it will be considerably more than the 3G tracker because that always seems to be the case when something new is released.
We had not done a 4G tracker yet because most of the ones on the market early on are rubbish, and provide no benefit over a 3G tracker.

Edit: Actually I just found something.
The 2100mhz band was re-purposed for 4GX in April, but the 850mhz band is still going and will be "for a number of years".
https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/News-Feed/Additional-information-about-the-2100-MHz-layer-of-our-3G-mobile/ba-p/780699
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 03:49:13 PM »
Trackers of any type operating on any system are only any good AFTER your pride and Joy has been stolen. The idea should be to prevent them being stolen in the first place!

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 04:16:50 PM »
Trackers of any type operating on any system are only any good AFTER your pride and Joy has been stolen. The idea should be to prevent them being stolen in the first place!

A Big dog is a great investment!

The problem is, you can't prevent it unless you live in a vault. If they want it, they will take it.
For the record, you can kill the engine with most trackers, but like any anti-theft it's not usually enough.

You can use all the gadgets you like, but they'll just take it on a flat bed if they need to. I've personally seen it done.

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 05:05:21 PM »
Trackers of any type operating on any system are only any good AFTER your pride and Joy has been stolen. The idea should be to prevent them being stolen in the first place!

A Big dog is a great investment!

A mate of mine was talking to an unsavoury chap and mentioned how good his dog was for protection.
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 09:46:21 PM »
Yup - read the same thing.
Buddy inside T said planned date was 2021, but not sure if start or finish.

Let us know what the deal is with 4G. Iím about to get the Galaxie back from paint and ready to assemble it next week so it would be good to have a source.
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 08:05:48 AM »
Anyone used these?

https://www.vimeltech.com.au/GPS-tracker-Australia/vimel-gps-tracker-4g-3g-live-tracking-australia

The spec looks ok and a lot have been sold.

These are a generic tracker that I looked at 6-12 months ago. I decided not to stock/support them, but I can't remember why exactly.
It may have just been that it's communication protocol was terrible, but if you're going to use their tracking app, or just SMS then that won't be a problem.

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2019, 10:04:41 AM »
Gday All,
I'm reading these type of posts eagerly and my first mustang purchase arrives from the states, finally, in 3 weeks. A 66 a-code fastback. Attached is a photo of her, not bad for 45 year old paint.

I'm planning on buying something but just wondering how and where people are installing them and also the antennas, as I'm guessing they need line of sight for good reception, but also don't want them to be easily found and torn out.

Any tips are eagerly appreciated.

Cheers
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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2019, 09:39:19 PM »
These are a generic tracker that I looked at 6-12 months ago. I decided not to stock/support them, but I can't remember why exactly.
It may have just been that it's communication protocol was terrible, but if you're going to use their tracking app, or just SMS then that won't be a problem.

Thanks appreciate the feedback.  Might give it a try.

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2019, 09:41:22 PM »
Nice looking ride gr8White.  And you should beat the December import cut off date.

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Re: Anti Theft Systems
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 08:04:42 PM »
Nice looking ride gr8White.  And you should beat the December import cut off date.

Cherís Tony, Iím stoked and canít wait. 3 weeks to go from what I started over 4 months ago.
Whatís the December cutoff? Not aware of that.
Cheers Geoff
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2019, 04:54:19 PM »
Damn, typical government being a nanny state again. Wonít worry me at all as I was planning on full rego. Thanks for the heads up mate.

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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2019, 08:43:55 PM »
According to my supplier, I should have some 4G trackers in a few weeks time for testing.
Surprisingly, the cost should be similar to the 3G trackers, and they should function identically to our existing ones, except for using the 4G network.

 

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