Vehicle Recovery System
Security Interface has developed the ultimate security device that could spell the end of joy riding.
Security Interface, a Leeds based company has over the last 2 years, successfully developed and field tested a new approach to vehicle security.
Privilege Insurance, one of the U.K.’s leading insurers of prestige and high performance vehicles chose the Security Interface product created as a brand new concept towards fighting car crime
Every year, hundreds of cars are stolen because the keys are left in the ignition. Warming the car up in the driveway or paying for petrol at the local service station may only take a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, with the car keys and engine running, a thief can steal your car in seconds.
The modern car thief will stop at nothing to steal a motor vehicle. A house burglary resulting in the theft of the vehicles car keys and alarm remote controls can render even the most sophisticated security system totally useless.
Car jacking is a major problem in countries such as South Africa and the United States. Vehicles are hijacked primarily at traffic lights or stop streets and the occupants forced to hand over the vehicle and keys. Reports of Car-jacking incidents are now on the increase in Britain.
In 1998, Privilege Insurance began promoting the Security Interface creation, the ultimate anti hijack solution. The Vehicle Recovery System (VRS) was born.
How the Vehicle Recovery System (VRS) works:
The VRS is the ultimate last line defence against all types of vehicle theft, including joy riding and hijacking. The VRS works even if your vehicle keys are stolen.
In the event of your vehicle being taken, the VRS allows a car to be driven for a predetermined time. The VRS begins flashing the hazard lights to warn other road users that the vehicle is about to slow down, seconds later the vehicle starts to decelerate safely. Full control and operation of brakes, power steering etc. is retained at all times. Finally, the VRS completely immobilises the engine and sounds the vehicle horn or optional siren for 30 seconds.
The vehicle is now parked on the main road. The engine cannot be restarted, the hazard lights are activated and the vehicle horn or optional siren is sounding. The thief has no option at this point but to abandon the vehicle intact.
The Security Interface Vehicle Recovery System (VRS) is the ultimate anti-hijack security device designed and engineered in the U.K. by Warren Snook, Steve Rowntree and Paul Bonner. The VRS can be fitted to any vehicle that is equipped with fuel injection. The size and power of the vehicle’s engine makes no difference. A Lamborghini or Ferrari cannot outrun a VRS.
During one of the most vigorous testing programs in Privilege Insurance history, some 250 VRS’s were installed in luxury and high performance vehicles owned by Privilege customers.
During this time, no unit failures have been reported. “We are very proud of our zero defect record” says Warren Snook, Managing Director of Security Interface. “The use of only the best components and manufacturing techniques allows us to produce a product of the very highest calibre. The confidence we have in the VRS allows us to offer a lifetime warranty on every unit we sell”.
Applications for the VRS
Security Interface is now developing the VRS so that it can be integrated into the latest state of the art security systems. The use of GPS and Tracking technology will allow a monitoring station to pin point the location and movement of a stolen vehicle. Until now, the Police have had no option but to pursue joyriders and carjackers with traditional high-speed chases, road blocks, barricades and A stingers. These methods involve personal risk to the Police Officers and the public’s personal safety, not to mention damage to the patrol cars in the process.
A VRS equipped vehicle will shortly give the Police the option to follow a joyrider or carjacker from a safe distance whilst at the same time being informed from a monitoring station, the vehicle’s exact location during a pursuit.
On command, the monitoring station can transmit a signal to the offending vehicle to activate the on-board Vehicle Recovery System (VRS). The vehicle will then begin a controlled deceleration and the thief will be apprehended in the safest possible manner. The VRS has the further advantage of recovering the vehicle in one piece and avoiding a nasty accident. Good news for the vehicle’s owner and the insurance company.
For further information on the Vehicle Recovery System (VRS), please contact Security Interface on :
(0800) 975 0143 or visit the website: