Originally Posted by 4x4Ram
The Revelco site's statement that their security system has never been defeated is purely semantics. What is their definition of defeated? I can guarantee that a vehicle with this system can be towed away in less than 5 minutes. And if a thief wants the vehicle badly enough, they will just wait for you to come out with the Revelco key and take it from you at gun point. Best suggestion, purchase good auto insurance and rider policies for all the extras you add to the vehicle.
That's an interesting comment but I think your ideas are a bit off the mark.
First this is what the web site actually says:
Originally Posted by Ravelco
Since it's debut, THERE HAS BEEN NO REPORTED INCIDENT IN WHICH A VEHICLE PROTECTED BY A PROPERLY- INSTALLED AND UTILIZED RAVELCO HAS BEEN STOLEN! The Ravelco Anti Theft Device is the ONLY product that can claim COMPLETE SUCCESS in preventing car theft! No other alarm system, anti theft device or vehicle tracking system can make that claim. NOT ONE VEHICLE STOLEN IN MORE THAN 3 DECADES!
So you're right, carjacking is an exception since the Ravelco couldn't be utilized in that situation but I don't think that is particularly important. Carjacking accounts for less than .5% of car thefts. On the other hand, Ravelco would be in use if a car was towed but I think that is insignificant. The language Ravelco uses in no way makes an exception for towing so I'll guess it hasn't happened and that is believable. In my research of all the methods and statistics mentioned towing doesn't make the list. In fact, when it happens it tends to make the news. Steal a car with a tow truck and people will start to notice; eventually a description gets posted and your truck is very visible. I'd be willing to bet cars stolen by tow truck are not a major concern.
So in possibly 99% of car thefts (yes my number) this unit would be effective...I'll take that and say that the company is being genuine in their claims. I think I'll be looking into it.