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A Checklist for Your Car Anti-Theft System

When you're looking for a car anti-theft system, you may wonder what specific qualities and features you should look for. Unfortunately, not all car anti-theft systems are built the same; there are certain dos and don'ts when it comes to anti-theft. In this blog, we'll review a checklist for your future car anti-theft system so you can shop with peace of mind.

A checklist for your car anti-theft system infographic. The three keys of an effective car anti-theft system are: ease of use, convenience, and effectiveness.

What To Look For in Your Car Anti-Theft System

Ease of Use

The first thing you want to ensure of your car's anti-theft system is that it is easy to use. Though you might think that all anti-theft systems would be easy to use, this is not the case. Some of these devices can be tricky. Take the brake lock, for instance. To use these anti-theft devices, you must crouch down into the space where your brake pedal is. You have to get down far enough to see the holes of the device underneath the brake pedal where the lock fits into.

If you're someone who would go through the trouble each and every time you get out of your vehicle, more power to you! However, we think effective anti-theft starts with solutions you'll actually use. Finding a car anti-theft system that is easy to use is a great place to start.


Just because it's easy to use doesn't mean it's convenient! Take steering wheel locks, for example. While using this car anti-theft system is as easy as sliding it into position and turning a key, its use is still inconvenient for most. The steering wheel lock is large and cumbersome, and it can be difficult to store in a location easily accessible to the driver. Further, taking the time to unlock and re-lock this device each time you enter and exit your vehicle can be a pain.

There are many inconvenient types of anti-theft devices, and most people only use them for a short time consistently before giving up on them. If the device isn't convenient for you to use, it's just not an effective anti-theft device.


Okay, we've got easy and convenient. Check. Last, but certainly not least, is effectiveness. Ever heard a car alarm? Haven't we all. While we're sleeping, working, or out and about, car alarms pervade the music of everyday life. So much so, in fact, that while they are both easy to use and convenient, they have rendered themselves entirely ineffective. Most people consider car alarms to be more of a nuisance than a car anti-theft system.

The Perfect Car Anti-Theft System: Ravelco

Let us introduce you to the car anti-theft system that is easy to use, convenient, and — most importantly — effective. The Ravelco anti-theft device has been protecting vehicles from theft for over 46 years. And the proof is in the pudding — with over 6 million installs, Ravelco has a perfect track record with not one vehicle ever stolen. Trust the anti-theft device recommended by law enforcement officials around the country: Ravelco.

How Does Ravelco Work?

The Ravelco is a device installed in an easily accessible place beneath or flush mounted in the dashboard of your vehicle. It works by interrupting your vehicle's electronic connections. Which systems are interrupted varies from vehicle to vehicle, so no two Ravelco installations are the same. A hidden armored steel cable protects the wires from the rear of the RAVELCO base through the engine compartment. All of the connections inside the engine compartment are camouflaged.

The electronic connections are completed by a removable 16-pin male plug which, when not in use, connects to a keychain. The plug itself is also entirely unique: with over 100,000 plug combinations, no two plugs are alike. Ravelco has no master plugs. When the plug is removed from the RAVELCO device, it is impossible to start the vehicle.

Ravelco: Easy To Use, Convenient, & Effective

We like to tout that our anti-theft devices are effective — because they are! But that's not the whole reason for more than 6 million successfully secured vehicles. The RAVELCO device is so effective because it does all three: it's easy to use, it's convenient, and it's effective.

All you have to do to completely secure your vehicle is add a keychain to your ring, and plug in one extra thing as you start your car. No locking things in strange places or flipping switches under the hood. No lugging around large locks to lock and remove each time you drive. Just plug, unplug, feel secure, and repeat.

When you're ready to talk with us about gaining peace of mind for your vehicle's safety, contact us for a free quote. Ravelco is the car anti-theft system you can trust.

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