In Reply to: Re: Theft Deterrents posted by Michael on June 23, 1999 at 14:42:38:
: : How inadequate do you feel are the standard BMW locking and alarm systems? Are you afraid someone will just tow the car on a liftbed? Or, are you just trying to take every precaution because the car's so valuable?
: Basically, I already take all the usual precautions and utilize the coded driveaway protection system. And, yes, I am concerned about theft by flatbed or even carjacking. I once had a 300ZX Turbo stolen without a shred of glass noted at the scene.
: You must be aware of the fact that the default BMW alarm system installed on the 5 Series is now equipped with tilt sensor(s). This means that if the leveling of the car is, for any reason, altered/changed from the time you have armed/left it, the alarm will sound. That should partly take care of the 'theft by flatbed' issue. On the issue of carjacking, you should take a look at the Clifford alarm/anti-carjacking systems. This is quite a range of them. If any of the car doors is open while the engine is running and the driveaway code has not been re-entered (using the plain view swtich), the system waits for the carjacker to slow for traffic or a turn then safely and comletely shuts down the engine, sounds the siren, flashes the parking lights, and disables all electricals.