What are the categories for anti-theft devices?

Options are:

  • Category I. An ignition or starter cut-off switch device.
  • Category II. A non-passive fuel cut-off device.
  • Category III. A passive alarm and ignition or starter cut-off/disabling system.
  • Category IV.
  • Category V.

What is a Category 2 anti-theft device?

Layer #2 – Warning Devices Tire Locks/Tire Deflators Attaches to the tire valve stem and causes the tire to go flat if the tire rotates before they are removed. Cost: Under $50 Benefits: Easy and inexpensive to use.

What are the three basic anti-theft systems in a car?

5 types of anti-theft devices for your car

  • Immobilizer. Immobilizers prevent cars from getting hot-wired by enabling them to start only when the vehicle’s authorized key is within range.
  • Steering wheel lock. Steering wheel locks aren’t entirely foolproof.
  • Car alarm.
  • Anti-theft marking.
  • GPS tracker.

What is considered anti-theft device in car?

A manual disabling, or active, car anti-theft device is simply one the driver must physically put in place/turn on to prevent the car from being driven. The oldest manual disabling feature is the steering wheel lock. Have you ever put your key in the ignition and found that neither your key nor the wheel will turn?

What is meant by anti-theft device?

Antitheft Device — a device in a car that reduces the chance that the vehicle will be stolen or vandalized or increases the chance of recovering a stolen car. Such devices include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), local alarms, and starter disablers.

What is a category 3 anti-theft device?

Category III Devices qualifying in this category receive 20% discounts. (a) Passive Alarm System – This is an alarm system meeting the following criteria: (1) Ignition must be cut off automatically, or starter must be disabled automatically. (2) Alarm must be triggered by entry of doors, hood or trunk.

What is a passive anti-theft device?

Passive and active anti-theft devices are the two options available when considering an anti-theft system. Passive devices automatically arm themselves when the vehicle is turned off, the ignition key removed, or a door is shut. No additional action is required.

Do cars come with anti-theft devices?

Many new cars come with theft-prevention devices built right into the vehicle. These include car key security devices, such as transponder keys, a popular vehicle anti-theft device that comes with most new cars. Between 1995 and 2008, these gadgets decreased incidents of theft by about 40 percent.

How do I find the anti-theft device in my car?

In insurance terms, this is any feature preinstalled in your car that makes it harder to steal, or easier to track or recover. We suggest you check your car’s manual or the manufacturer’s site to find out what security features might be installed.