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Ravelco Kill Switch: Anti Theft That Works

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to vehicle anti-theft systems. If you're searching for a Ravelco kill switch, you've come to the right place. But, what specifically is a kill switch? And is Ravelco a kill switch? Well, not exactly. Let's get into the details of the Ravelco kill switch below.


Ravelco Kill Switch infographic


What Is a Kill Switch?

So, what exactly is a kill switch? According to MotorBiscuit.com, "A 'kill switch' in its simplest form is a switch that is connected to one of your car’s vital starting parts (fuel pump, fuse box, ignition, battery, etc.) in order to 'kill' the power to that part when it’s switched on."


Oftentimes, kill switches are pretty cheap to obtain and relatively easy to install. The switch itself is mounted somewhere hidden on the vehicle — underneath the hood somewhere, in the trunk, under a wheel well, etc. These devices work by flipping the switch on and off each time you enter or leave the vehicle. This either enables or disrupts the systems in place, thereby only letting your engine start when you've flipped your secret switch.


Ravelco: Kill Switch?

So, what about the Ravelco kill switch? Well, we don't really consider it to be a kill switch — the Ravelco anti-theft device is more sophisticated than a generic kill switch. However, at its core, the Ravelco is like a fancy kill switch.


Ravelco works by interrupting systems that are vital to start your vehicle, just like a classic kill switch. The only way to complete the connections is to insert your unique Ravelco plug, like a key. So instead of a hidden switch somewhere on the vehicle itself, the Ravelco kill switch works by taking the switch with you. It's almost like a kill switch, just upgraded to be more convenient, easy to use, and effective.


Why The Ravelco Kill Switch

The Ravelco is an upgrade to the traditional kill switch in a few ways. Firstly, it's not a simple switch mounted on your vehicle. With traditional kill switches, all a burglar has to do is locate the switch. Then — boom — it's as if there were no anti-theft measures in place, they are free to start your vehicle.


Further, consider the convenience of a switch that must be well hidden from a burglar. If it needs to be discreet and hard to find, the chances of it being convenient to use on a regular basis are low. Nobody wants to have to get under the hood each time they enter and exit their vehicle to flip a switch. That gets old quickly!


With Ravelco, all you need to do is insert your unique keychain plug to start the vehicle and take it with you when you take your keys to exit. The RAVELCO device is flush mounted on or underneath the dashboard of your vehicle to make its use easy and convenient. No running around your car flipping switches necessary.


Ravelco Kill Switch — A Final Word

Ravelco, while not strictly a kill switch, is almost like a kill switch on steroids. The RAVELCO device interrupts multiple engine systems, whereas a traditional kill switch only uses one. Further, the Ravelco anti-theft system offers you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle cannot be started without your unique Ravelco plug — no chances of a determined thief finding your hidden kill switch and rendering it useless. And the Ravelco system does all of this while being easy to use right from your dashboard.


With Ravelco, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is protected from thieves. With over 6 million installs and not one vehicle ever stolen, our track record speaks for itself. Give us a call today for a free quote on the best anti-theft protection for your vehicle.


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