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Apparently they can be bypassed in a few ways
Shocking really was about to get it just thought I’d share my homework
 

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Turns out if you crash the canbus. It won’t work. If you pull the fuse it won’t work. That means car starts as normal

A lot of cars have canbus controlled mirrors. Pull out the glass. Cross the canbus wires hey presto. Ghost is useless.

A good friend of mine has been Installing Alarms for over 20 years and always has done mine

Also another factor is that it’s not Thatcham approved
 

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Turns out if you crash the canbus. It wont work. If you pull the fuse it wont work. That means car starts as normal

A lot of cars have canbus controlled mirrors. Pull out the glass. Cross the canbus wires hey presto. Ghost is useless.

A good friend of mine has been Installing Alarms for over 20 years and always has done mine

Also another factor is that its not Thatcham approved
Well done, thanks for sharing.

Now any Tom, Dick and Harry with any knowledge knows how to lift cars off peoples drives.

:rolleyes:
 

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Well done, thanks for sharing.

Now any Tom, Dick and Harry with any knowledge knows how to lift cars off peoples drives.

:rolleyes:
If it's true, then it's not something thieves will want you to know. I have no doubt they don't use this site for tips on stealing cars, but owners need to know what products to invest in that work.

We need the knowledge too. Thanks for sharing.

I'll await judgement until takamo responds with a reasoned evaluation of this scenario. I don't have one, but I've strongly and still strongly consider purchasing.
 

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Well done, thanks for sharing.

Now any Tom, Dick and Harry with any knowledge knows how to lift cars off peoples drives.

:rolleyes:
To be fair, the OP can't win.

If he says it's easy to bypass but does not provide any details, his claims will be dismissed (since he can't back them up). But if he does provide details, he will be blamed for telling every T, D and H about it.
 

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Ok here we go, I have to be very careful about how I word this so it doesn't jeopardise the security/protection aspects of the ghost system. None of the methods mentioned will work especially on the gtr. Firstly If you crash the can system on any vehicle the car ain't going to start because it won't recognise the key immobiliser system so that's ruled out, secondly most cars have more than one can system and if you know what you are doing you will choose the one which will not allow the outer mirrors to be part of that system, thirdly the ghost system doesn't have a fuse to pull out. I hate discussing this type of detail on a public forum because all that this is going to do is feed the thieves out there information on how to find alternative methods. If the ghost system is fitted to the high standard like its meant to be like we do then it's the best security solution full stop. I'm not going to add any further information because I feel it's stupid and unprofessional to disclose its security. If anyone has any concerns they are welcome to contact me 07973733441 or call Autowatch directly. Oh and I forgot to mention its not Thatcham product but it has never been sold or stated to be. Thatcham are very old school in there approach and have certain criteria eg lengths of immobiliser cuts which the ghost system doesn't work on cut principle won't meet there criteria.
 

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Also to add there a few vehicle security installers who have either been refused dealership of the product or dealership withdrawn due to bad installation that are now trying to slag off the product... Its all bollux, there was a issue with the software last year for the Ford focus which has now been resolved, the ghost system has been installed to thousands of vehicles and I'm sure if it was floored other vehicles would have been stolen with it fitted, it'll be nice to here the positive stories of it preventing vehicle theft.
 

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Still my next security mod, again a combination of mods cover all areas, I still say have a valet mode set where like mine it wont run boost and has rev limit etc so its very sluggish and further it goes slower it gets till its on tickover, then stop and it will let you move maybe 30 meters before going back on tickover, takes a second to put in and take out.
 

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end of the day, if you don't advertise it's got one, they won't know until they try to steal it. So if nothing else it'll slow the professional, educated thief down, but scupper the chancer.
Exactly, nothing is impossible (except for being as good looking as me).. Lol but I always advise anyone that don't even tell your best friend that you have the ghost installed, because today you are friends and tomorrow you may not be.
 

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Valid points and also correct if they want to take it they will take it

It’s still a good system in my eyes just a bit jubious about it now but all seems to make sense
 

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Valid points and also correct if they want to take it they will take it

It***8217;s still a good system in my eyes just a bit jubious about it now but all seems to make sense
Nothing in the world is impossible to crack if given long enough to do it, but honestly buddy the ghost system is real work of art and once installed correctly its literally impossible to bypass it without stripping the car down to the bone to remove it. I take it your friend isn't an approved dealer for it, probably that's why he's knocking it.
 

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Takamo, will give you a call next week about getting mine booked in for a Ghost install.

Be good to meet up as based on your profile, you***8217;re local.
 

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I ve had a ghost fitted to 4 of my cars in the last 2 odd years.
A focus RS included, and I have arranged quite a few of other installs for people.......

It is a great product, and as has been said if installed correctly will tip the odds in your favour against the thieves. It should be used as a PART of a layering solution alongside other products and practises.
 

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I ve had a ghost fitted to 4 of my cars in the last 2 odd years.
A focus RS included, and I have arranged quite a few of other installs for people.......

It is a great product, and as has been said if installed correctly will tip the odds in your favour against the thieves. It should be used as a PART of a layering solution alongside other products and practises.
As long as the vehicle has some type alarm system fitted well then the perfect solution to cover literally every other method of theft is to have the ghost system and a decent tracking system, this covers all angles of it been driven away, dragged away or lifted onto a truck. Have you had the new software on your Focus Rs, if not contact your installer to rectify the issue they had with the focus last year. It'll be free of charge.
 
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