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trick ignition key

add an obvious key with the key in it attatched to a security device that stays on
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add an obvious key with the key in it attatched to a security device that stays on maybe something subtle like an alarm or a door lock and an exhaust opener/closer that vents into the car, and if someone were really disturbed by car theives they could attatch high pressure fuel injectors into the heater fan have that turned on by the switch and the cigarrette lighter pops out who knows and who cares because thats all crap compared to my real idea i was gonna keep the good one to myself but here it is i want to wrap some chicken wire around the seat then the trick key turns over the engine but with a secondary distributor that runs spark plug wires to the chicken wire and have a metal steering wheel with a ground wire attatched to it
permafried, Nov 03 2011

While we're on the subject... PSA_3a_20Popcorn_20Security_20Alarm
[normzone, Nov 03 2011]


       People have been jailed for creating unusual car alarms which injure the thief. There was a story about a man who'd had his car stolen so may times he fitted a spike under the seat which would stab upwards when the ignition started if not disabled first.
mitxela, Nov 03 2011

       Just switch the locks between house and car.
FlyingToaster, Nov 03 2011

       My duece, being a military vehicle, has no ignition key. Since I've modified the truck and added a lot of acillary equipment, I've installed two electrical sub-panels and a whole bunch of switches on the dashboard. None of them are labeled, since I know what they all do; three of them are part of a simple ignition lockout. If they aren't switched in the correct order after I activate the electrical system, a solenoid switch hidden in the tool compartment locks out the ignition.   

       Simple, harmless, and impervious to everything short of hot-wiring (I've also done a little something about that). If you're that worried about someone bypassing the keyed ignition, install a lockout. I built my own, but they're commercially available.
Alterother, Nov 03 2011

       Yeah, don't maim or kill the person, as it may be you if it malfunctions, but a seriously annoying electric charge may not be a bad idea as long as it is below the level that would kill someone with a heart condition. The purpose is to just annoy the thief. If you do more than that, you may kill yourself or push the thief into just vandalizing your car. The best idea is to do something that just makes the would be thief just move to easier pastures, so (-).
MisterQED, Nov 03 2011

       A shotgun is favorite, or a bow if you're a good shot and don't want so much mess to clean up. But no booby-traps.
Alterother, Nov 04 2011

       Welcome to the halfbakery - I like your screen name.
xandram, Nov 04 2011

       Just dispense with the key altogether and go to a passive sensing system.
RayfordSteele, Nov 04 2011

       Which does what? Are we talking some kind of key-fob RFID ignition lockout? 'Cause that's baked, if we are.
Alterother, Nov 04 2011

       Yep. I have the distinct pleasure of trying to package their sensors sometimes.
RayfordSteele, Nov 04 2011


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