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  1. It seems to be brokers who will offer a discount. I’ve had a customer recently who got discount with Brentacre insurance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi Guys, Thank you for the mentions and kind words. For those looking for information on the ghost and the difference between the 1 & 2 then I put together the following article which goes through it: https://www.sasmobile.co.uk/tech-details/Autowatch-Ghost-FAQs In relation to Chris at Veil Tuning, he is similar to myself and between us we are the two largest dealers of the Ghost in the UK. If you’re in the Milton Keynes area then he’s your man. Further south there’s Mobile Systems based in Leighton Buzzard which is owned by Tom & Steve. Again these are another trusted company. When I ran the group buy a couple of years ago I called on both these companies to help out and also referred some of the forum members directly to them. Obviously there’s myself covering the north of the country. Any questions then please ask but may be best to fire them via email to [email protected] as notifications don’t always come through from here. Cheers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah you still need the shadow. Unfortunately its limitations of the vehicle which prevent antihijack and gearbox lock. The ghost can do it perfectly well on most Mercedes and BMW vehicles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It is fully fitted yes including vat and a two year warranty. Feel free to drop me an email if you’d like further details etc. [email protected] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Apologies for the confusion, it’s ghost 2 only but as I say it’s still as secure as ever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hello, No, LIN bus is for those vehicles that use it and as and when we need it to install the device. You don’t need to worry, Ghost 1 is just as secure as Ghost 2. [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello, Yes, basically the original Ghost has now been superseded by the Ghost 2. Ghost 2 has new technology added which aims to future proof it for other vehicles that use LIN bus as well as CAN bus. It also has the ability to pair more than one phone, Android or Apple. The ghost one was apple only but the 2 does both and can also pair separate driver ID tags which work the same as the Bluetooth app if needed. Unfortunately Autowatch have pulled support for the app but it is now free to download. The biggest thing with the Ghost 2 is the money back guarantee. If your vehicle is stolen with a Ghost 2 installed and not recovered within 2 months we will refund you the £399.00 you paid for the product. We can’t say fairer than that. This should hopefully go a long way to putting all the stupid rumours to bed that we see spread across numerous forums. Hope you find this information useful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hi Guys, There’s a link here to the demonstration video which shows how simple it is to use. https://www.facebook.com/safesoundvehiclesystems/videos/1642217795794407/ I often say to customers if we install one and you don’t like it then I’ll remove it for you but I’m yet to be taken up on the offer. In relation to putting a code in each time the door is opened, that’s the hi-jack feature which as I mentioned before Christmas isn’t supported on VAG cars without a Shadow installed. It’s only supported on the MK3 Focus. All other vehicles such as BMW, Merc etc its a trial to see at the point of installation but no guarantees can be given but it will it work on VAG. For the programming codes and other things the ghost can do - I simply can not give a feature table. You guys could end up in all sorts of trouble as the codes that are applicable for one MQB VAG car aren’t forced to be the same on a G100 car so where one may fold wing mirrors it put the windows DOWN in another car. Those features are programmable by the installer only. It’s not worth you guys trying. There is the start stop override which some of you may have but again this isn’t officially supported or endorsed by myself or Autowatch. If anyone needs to turn it off please speak to your supplying dealer or if it was me and we did it by accident [emoji12] then just give me a call in office hours and I’ll talk you through it while you sit in your cars 01133979597 Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. PS: The video of the bmw shows engine lock not gearbox lock. The installers could have done gearbox lock which works as in this video... This is what both the ghost and shadow could achieve along with hijack and the other options I mentioned. https://youtu.be/Mydqls1vdcA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hi Guys, Thank you for all your kind comments in relation to my customer service and after-sales support, it’s appreciated. Anyone looking for an installer, feel free to ask me and I’ll help you locate a reputable one if I can. It would be best to do it via private message or email with your vehicle make, model, year and your postcode area. I personally cover south of Newcastle down to chesterfield and Hull to Warrington so can help anyone in that area, no problem. I do have some good contacts around London and the midlands also so I’ll do my best for those of you around there. I’m also happy to meet halfway to accommodate others. In relation to the anti hijack feature covered in the video on the bmw, this wont work on your vag group cars. It’s specific to some vehicles and only works on a handful. Example, the M car in the video it obviously works on however another car the same model and year it isn’t forced to work on. It’s purely a vehicle by vehicle basis and can only be confirmed by the engineer at the point of installation. The only way to get anti hijack on your vag cars is by using the Autowatch Shadow. The shadow is a second device which works in conjunction with the ghost, they talk to each other using the vehicles CAN network. There is no direct link between the two so they are therefore untraceable. When armed or hijack is activated by the opening of the drivers door on a manual vehicle, the car will stall as soon as the wheels begin to move and on automatics it will stall as soon as a drive gear is engaged. The Shadow has a number of uses which include the following but not limited to: * Can sound an internal siren or vehicle horn if the ghost pin is not entered within 15 seconds of the ignition going on. * Could also send alert via compatible tracking system * Will immobilise the vehicle if the Ghost is ever unlawfully removed * Can be used to give the anti hijack feature as seen in the bmw video on vag cars * Can sound a siren or vehicle horn if too many failed attempts are made at entering the pin * Allows for gearbox lock on vag cars where currently we can only do engine lock. The shadow is a separate device and therefore requires quite intricate installation. It can be added onto any existing ghost system or installed at the same time. There is a little more testing to do before we’re happy to release it but so far bladed key vehicles work well however the keyless PTS (push to start) vehicles need a bit more development. After speaking with Autowatch (Brad Boxhall as mentioned earlier) I’ve agreed to do some trials on my own vehicle over the festive period so hopefully this will be ready for you guys early next year. Price wise I believe the shadow will be about £299.00 but I’ll confirm this once I know more. There’s also a couple of other things coming from the Ghost towards the end of January but I’m unable to say at the moment but trust me, you’ll like it!! I hope the above has helped clarify some of your points and concerns. As I said if I can help find an installer for you or even just give you information on the Ghost or shadow and answer your questions then I will but please be aware I am closed from 19th December through to January 4th for some family time and it may take a while for a reply. Email is probably best - [email protected] Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hello, I personally think the ghost is a great bit of kit and one that the industry has needed for a lot of years. I use it on my own vehicles and I’ve also had many customers who’s potential theft has being stopped by it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not for everyone and I always advise to go with the product that best suits you and your circumstances. I’m personally knocking on the door of 700 installations without any real issues and to those customers who are unsure about it I always say “I’ll fit you one and if it doesn’t give you confidence and you’re not 100% happy with it then I’ll give you your money back and remove it”. I can’t say any fairer than that. The Ghost will prevent the theft by the most common methods other than tow away, for that you need a tracker. Some installers will offer a standard category 2 Immobiliser but if they take your keys then they’ve still got your car as that’s where the touch key for the Immobiliser is kept. I personally will always have one on any vehicle I own. Hope the above helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi guys, I’m away on holiday at the moment so I’ll keep it brief as I’ve covered this video several times and once home I’ll post the link to the thread on the Audi Sport forum. Basically it’s a stooge video designed to ruffle feathers and discredit the ghost after an installer failed to fit one correctly and was struck off as a dealer. He got the hump and this video was the result. What is shown in the video does happen if the device isn’t installed correctly. I tried to contact the guy in the video before I realised it was a stooge. He turned comments off on the video and abused Autowatch staff when they contacted him. If it was genuine why would he do these things after spending £399.00 to protect his £40k car? Anyone who want to try it on here are welcome to but your vehicles won’t start you’ll just flatten your batteries. Trust me your vehicles are Immobilised. *unless installed by this clown* Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Apologies, I’ve only just seen this post. All VAG group vehicles will show errors in the ecu as the ghost can’t operate securely without them been there. Don’t worry from a warranty point of view, me alone have had many vehicles in to dealers with Ghost installed and never had one quibble. This doesn’t include the ghost dealer network as a whole. When the vehicles go in for service or warranty work you put the ghost into service mode which allows the dealer to communicate with the vehicle and clear error codes. Any codes pending after the clear will be issues with the vehicle and not ghost related. Hope this helps and makes some sense. I can’t go into too much technical detail for obvious reasons. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hello, You could have it installed either standalone or via a C650 but we don’t deal with Clifford sorry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thank you for your comments. There is a way to turn it off yes. It’s obviously not the primary use of the ghost but it can do it. It ideally needs to be done at the time of installation to avoid complications. It’s not something I’m keen to activate in all honesty but if you want to call tomorrow I can have a chat with you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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