Best Security for JKU?! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree71Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
GotKoko?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sweet Home Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
Best Security for JKU?!

Hello All,

I was wondering if there is any solid security solutions available in the event somebody would try to steal my jeep. I'm not looking for surface level stuff but something even an expert car thief would have trouble with.

Yes the steering wheel locks are great but not full-proof.

Does anybody have any recommendations?

Specifically looking for something like an OBD lock device, as in, if the OBD device isnt plugged in, it wont start (kind of reroute ignition wires into OBD Device & then re wire different colors back out to ignition or something along those lines so even the conventional hotwire would be difficult.

Thank you.

__________________
Live Free or Die. -- 2010 JKU Overlander Build Thread

Koko (Hawaiian Blood) The Hawaiian meaning of 'Koko' is blood. But Koko is not about the blood that runs through our veins. Koko is the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral spirits) and the 'Aina (land).
GotKoko? is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 01:08 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 99
You can install a kill switch
Peter T and cadman99 like this.

SRRDJK is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
cranbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Reidsville, NC
Posts: 2,732
Try this.
Attached Images
 
__________________
KN4BBA

06 KJ
12 JK,2.5" Teraflex lift, 3/4 spacers ,Bilstein 5100's,BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17 with beadlocks.
17 WK2 Trailhawk
cranbiz is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-03-2019, 01:39 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
basicxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: north of the 49th
Posts: 1,730
Think of security for your Jeep as layers.

1) consider adding a hood lock (if you haven't already)

Many of the methods people use to steal Jeep Wranglers involve disconnecting the horn(s) so the factory alarm is silenced when they ultimately access the interior of the Jeep. Locking the hood slows down access to the horn (and even the battery, for those looking to steal the battery, or silence the factory alarm so they can rummage through the vehicle contents).

2) consider adding an aftermarket alarm

Aftermarket alarms come in the form of simple systems that act very much like the factory alarm, or complex systems that page the owner, disable the vehicle when the alarm has been triggered, and even track the vehicle should the thief be able to move it.

3) cargo cover

Making sure there is nothing inside that is visible to a potential thief to attract them to your vehicle or its contents is a cost effective way to help your vehicle to stay off a thief's radar. Keeping aftermarket audio equipment as much out of sight as possible keeps your vehicle from being an obvious target.

4) safe parking

Parking in a well-lit area with lots of pedestrian traffic helps. Secure garage parking is even better, but that is not always possible. Try to avoid advertising the existence of aftermarket audio components by "bumping your system" before parking in public places can help with security of the vehicle and its contents.

5) door hinge pin locks

The doors on the Wrangler are easily removed, and can lead to unauthorized access to the vehicle, or even theft of the doors themselves.

6) security fasteners

Aftermarket equipment makes for an easy target on a Jeep parked in a secluded spot, where the thief has both opportunity and time to access the vehicle or its contents. Using security fasteners means that unless the thief has done the research to identify what is required to remove your equipment, he won't be able to do it with typical hand tools carried for thefts of opportunity. Security fasteners can be used on things like winches, aftermarket lighting, or equipment that would otherwise be bolted/screwed to portions of the Jeep. Wheel locks are relatively easy to defeat, but a thief doing so might be obvious if the vehicle is parked where such behaviour would be out of place.

*********************************************

Regardless of what security measures you use, if a "pro" has set their sights on your Jeep, about all you can do is layer as many security scenarios as possible in hopes they will move on to an easier target. The best security system available is no match for a determined pro.
Lusus_Naturae and RJames55 like this.
__________________
2016 JKU Sahara in Tank ---> now 2016 JKUHR in Granite Crystal
basicxj is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:06 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
screwlose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Scarborough ME
Posts: 804
A Yugo Cover?
Seriously its all about where and when you park it.
Where in PA are you?
I'm from, originally, Jefferson County.
Guessing you are either Pitt or Philly area.
screwlose is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:08 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
WaltA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 3rd Planet, Sol system
Posts: 10,053
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranbiz View Post
Try this.

So, they will now take both your Jeep and your dogs, away on their flat bed tow truck.
Old Dogger, Sabrewulf and jwt873 like this.
__________________
Current Jeep:
2014 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X
Previous Jeeps:
1999 Cherokee Limited (w/ Up Country)
1987 Wrangler Laredo
[All custom ordered]
WaltA is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:13 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
cranbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Reidsville, NC
Posts: 2,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
So, they will now take both your Jeep and your dogs, away on their flat bed tow truck.
Not much you can do if the thieves show up with a flat bed truck.
__________________
KN4BBA

06 KJ
12 JK,2.5" Teraflex lift, 3/4 spacers ,Bilstein 5100's,BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17 with beadlocks.
17 WK2 Trailhawk
cranbiz is offline   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:16 PM   #8
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
TerryC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 7,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranbiz View Post
Not much you can do if the thieves show up with a flat bed truck.
This and it is what the pro's use.
Lusus_Naturae and Sabrewulf like this.
__________________
Terry

35" Baja MTZ P3's - Level 8 Tracker Pro 5 Wheels - Dynatrac ProGrip Brakes - MetalCloak 2.5" GC Suspension, 6Pak Edition - Griffin Attenuator - Artec Front Axle Armor - Nitro Axle Sleeves - JCR Vanguard Bumpers - Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers & Bombshell Diff Covers - RockHard 4x4 Skid's & Sport Cage - Genesis Dual Battery Kit with G Screen - SPOD - Zeon 10-S - VisionX headlights - Traildash 2 - Morris Mule Trailer
TerryC6 is online now   Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:31 PM   #9
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
TerryC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 7,025
Also look here:

https://nohotwire.com/
mcguirev10 likes this.
__________________
Terry

35" Baja MTZ P3's - Level 8 Tracker Pro 5 Wheels - Dynatrac ProGrip Brakes - MetalCloak 2.5" GC Suspension, 6Pak Edition - Griffin Attenuator - Artec Front Axle Armor - Nitro Axle Sleeves - JCR Vanguard Bumpers - Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers & Bombshell Diff Covers - RockHard 4x4 Skid's & Sport Cage - Genesis Dual Battery Kit with G Screen - SPOD - Zeon 10-S - VisionX headlights - Traildash 2 - Morris Mule Trailer
TerryC6 is online now   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 08:56 AM   #10
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
AAONMS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida's First Coast
Posts: 410
Saw a TV show about 15-20 years ago about different types of security. The segment on vehicle security was interesting. They had several convicted thieves who were now consulting as security professionals after their release from jail/prison. One guy beat all of the tested commercially-available systems in very short order and was only stumped by one home-made add-on where the owner had wired the ignition so that the car wouldn’t start unless a specific power window switch was also pushed at the same time the key was turned. The host of the show asked the former thief what he would have done had this happened when he was an active car thief and the former thief’s response was very sobering. The former thief replied that as he wasn’t able to steal the car, he would have vandalized it and left.
Lusus_Naturae likes this.
__________________
Shriners
slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound...
AAONMS is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 09:27 AM   #11
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 11
Kill switches are easy to install and offer a bit more protection than not. I actually have a bank of switches in my console (on my YJ) and 3 of them are set up to kill various things (fuel pump, coil, and I think my start relay although it was done long ago). The switches have to be in a specific orientation for all of it to work (ie. up/up/down as an example). With 5 switches buried in there, it would take someone a while to get it all sorted and even if they did get it started and driving, chances are they'd miss the fuel pump so would die in short order.

I saw some setups where a reed switch was hidden behind the dash and waving a magnet across it would make the connection to start the vehicle. Cool but more involved than I wanted to get.

Bottom line though if someone wants it, they're going to get it.
Cheers
Angelfire is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 10:16 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Hilldweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hog Waller, GA
Posts: 8,783
I knew a guy in Australia that used to put a fake snake on his dashboard.
__________________
Gone camping,
Bill

"Don't it make ya wanna holla'? Don't it make ya wanna pray?
People, don't it make ya wonder what's he gonna say today?"
-- Eric Bibb
#blackwheelsmatter
Hilldweller is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 11:50 AM
Thread Starter
  #13
Jeeper
 
GotKoko?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sweet Home Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
wow some pretty good ideas here, thanks for all the feedback! I will get a fake snake. haha - hidden kill switches are a good idea for sure.
__________________
Live Free or Die. -- 2010 JKU Overlander Build Thread

Koko (Hawaiian Blood) The Hawaiian meaning of 'Koko' is blood. But Koko is not about the blood that runs through our veins. Koko is the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral spirits) and the 'Aina (land).
GotKoko? is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 11:52 AM
Thread Starter
  #14
Jeeper
 
GotKoko?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sweet Home Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryC6 View Post
Also look here:

https://nohotwire.com/
@TerryC6 this is exactly what i was looking for but couldnt find the name. THANK YOU
__________________
Live Free or Die. -- 2010 JKU Overlander Build Thread

Koko (Hawaiian Blood) The Hawaiian meaning of 'Koko' is blood. But Koko is not about the blood that runs through our veins. Koko is the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral spirits) and the 'Aina (land).
GotKoko? is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 11:58 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
YnotAJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: La Verne, Calif.
Posts: 3,696
If a thief walks up and shoves a 45 in your face you will hand him the keys. Jeeps are

replaceable. Nothing you can do is 100%. Wrangler is one of the most stolen vehicles. If you want a Jeep that won't get stolen how about a Renegade or Cherokee. What do you think it's like with a totally restored 70's Bronco.
gravitywell likes this.
__________________
2014 JKUR, Leather and everything inside, 4 inch OME springs, all Alpine arms, Adams front driveshaft, Falcon 2.1's, Adj track bars front and rear, heavy bumpers and winch, ICON rims and 315-70-17 BFG KO2's, ARB diff covers, ProComp LED's, 2 Bernese Mtn dogs.
Previously 2001 XJ lifted 5, SYE, True-tracks F & R.
CJ7, 304V8, auto, loaded, Detroit rear, and more.
90 Bronco,, 76 Bronco,, 70 Bronco
YnotAJeep is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:06 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
cranbiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Reidsville, NC
Posts: 2,732
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryC6 View Post
Also look here:

https://nohotwire.com/
I made something like that years ago. I used a DB25 M/F combo and wired it things like ignition, starter solenoid, etc thru it. The keyfob end had jumpers to complete the appropriate circuit.

You could do it with a smaller DB9, you just have less pairs that you can use. However, wire in 2 interrupts, which uses 4 pins, attach long wires to the rest of them and when someone goes looking, it's just another buried harness with a lot of combinations to figure out.

It defeats the casual thief, a determined one will use a flat bed.
__________________
KN4BBA

06 KJ
12 JK,2.5" Teraflex lift, 3/4 spacers ,Bilstein 5100's,BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17 with beadlocks.
17 WK2 Trailhawk
cranbiz is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Thread Starter
  #17
Jeeper
 
GotKoko?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sweet Home Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranbiz View Post
Not much you can do if the thieves show up with a flat bed truck.
I park right outside my bedroom window, if they show up with a flat bed and I wake up, it will rain lead
Hilldweller and cranbiz like this.
__________________
Live Free or Die. -- 2010 JKU Overlander Build Thread

Koko (Hawaiian Blood) The Hawaiian meaning of 'Koko' is blood. But Koko is not about the blood that runs through our veins. Koko is the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral spirits) and the 'Aina (land).
GotKoko? is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Thread Starter
  #18
Jeeper
 
GotKoko?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sweet Home Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
I think i'm gonna go with a hidden kill switch & hood locks - that should be enough to deter most
__________________
Live Free or Die. -- 2010 JKU Overlander Build Thread

Koko (Hawaiian Blood) The Hawaiian meaning of 'Koko' is blood. But Koko is not about the blood that runs through our veins. Koko is the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral spirits) and the 'Aina (land).
GotKoko? is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:24 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Silentfoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Apple Valley, Utah
Posts: 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by YnotAJeep View Post
Wrangler is one of the most stolen vehicles. If you want a Jeep that won't get stolen how about a Renegade or Cherokee. What do you think it's like with a totally restored 70's Bronco.
Where are you getting your stat from that the Wrangler is one of the most stolen vehicles? It never shows up on any list, from any agency, as being one of the popular vehicles stolen. Yet, the Cherokee has been on the top 10 list at least once.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Silentfoe is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:36 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
YnotAJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: La Verne, Calif.
Posts: 3,696
Here in So Cal they do get stolen. But then,, so does everything else.
__________________
2014 JKUR, Leather and everything inside, 4 inch OME springs, all Alpine arms, Adams front driveshaft, Falcon 2.1's, Adj track bars front and rear, heavy bumpers and winch, ICON rims and 315-70-17 BFG KO2's, ARB diff covers, ProComp LED's, 2 Bernese Mtn dogs.
Previously 2001 XJ lifted 5, SYE, True-tracks F & R.
CJ7, 304V8, auto, loaded, Detroit rear, and more.
90 Bronco,, 76 Bronco,, 70 Bronco
YnotAJeep is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:07 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
Silentfoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Apple Valley, Utah
Posts: 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by YnotAJeep View Post
Here in So Cal they do get stolen. But then,, so does everything else.
Wrangler doesn't even make the list in the L.A. metro area. I'm sure they get stolen but no more than any other vehicle.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Silentfoe is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:21 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 56
I use this:

I've also thrown the 4wheel drive shift into neutral.
Rich6896 is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:36 PM   #23
Moderator

WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
jadmt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: missoula
Posts: 21,152
best defense against theft is really good insurance. Over insure it and it will never be stolen.
__________________
2018 Gobi Recon unlimited W/Mopar 2" lift coils combined with RK rear coils wedges, TF lower control arms, rear TF monster track bar and rear track bar bracket and Falcon 3.1 shocks, Cooper ST Maxx 315/75-17 on AEV Salta rims, Grabars, RE gas skid tank, mopar head liner, Warn VR10 and Maximus3 winch plate.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/y...i-2192385.html
jadmt is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 02:37 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
basicxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: north of the 49th
Posts: 1,730
Quote:
Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
best defense against theft is really good insurance. Over insure it and it will never be stolen.
Murphy's Law says "you are correct, sir"
__________________
2016 JKU Sahara in Tank ---> now 2016 JKUHR in Granite Crystal
basicxj is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 03:01 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
pkdailey4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Alameda, California
Posts: 677
I feel secure enough with my Viper car alarm w/perimeter detection. A hood lock and The Club
CtSeaRay likes this.
__________________
Chrysler POS
pkdailey4 is online now   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 06:06 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
rdg04578's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: northern maine
Posts: 1,092
what I have found works best for me is to live somewhere where there is not any crime-- and where every vehicle is unlocked and has the keys in the ignition a - - the jeep would be the last vehicle someone would take.

Up here-- in January a lot of the vehicles in the store parking lot are left running while the owner is inside shopping. Just something we don't worry about.
cthusker and Lusus_Naturae like this.
rdg04578 is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 06:37 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
Leadnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,184
Best Security for JKU?!

I have another car that I drive and the Jeep stays in the garage except when itís doing Jeep things. - Minimal exposure profile.
CtSeaRay likes this.
__________________
2014 JKU Willys 6-spd, RK X-Factor 3.5", Fox Resis, KM3 37s, PR60s, Eaton e-lockers, 5.13, Atlas II 3.8, and another $10K in miscellaneous parts.
Leadnut is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 09:18 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Glendale
Posts: 107
I had a Ravelco unit installed and I highly recommend them.

Check out their website.
Londevil is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 10:02 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
Leadnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,184
Best Security for JKU?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Londevil View Post
I had a Ravelco unit installed and I highly recommend them.

Check out their website.

I tried twice to get a Ravelco install. Iíve only heard good things about them. The problem is the guy is 400 miles away from me and only comes to Arizona once in a while and then he just flaked out. Maybe I will try it again, but if heís that flakey I donít know if I trust him to do the install correctly.
__________________
2014 JKU Willys 6-spd, RK X-Factor 3.5", Fox Resis, KM3 37s, PR60s, Eaton e-lockers, 5.13, Atlas II 3.8, and another $10K in miscellaneous parts.
Leadnut is offline   Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 10:58 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranbiz View Post
Not much you can do if the thieves show up with a flat bed truck.
And who's flat bed truck would they use?

A stolen one?



SkyMaster is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.