RAVELCO AUTO SECURITY
"Arguably the best anti theft device known to man."
lots of research to find a practical, affordable, and most of all, effective
theft deterrent – and I ended up looking at Ravelco... I was present
during the installation and can unequivocally state that this system is
for real. On top of the Ravelco's design and the standard in-depth installation
that uses yards of identical black wiring, I witnessed [my installer]
doing several other Ravelco tricks in the engine bay, all of which were
designed to thoroughly confuse a would-be thief. The Ravelco is a real
paradox: a simple design that makes theft very tough for the bad guys.
Interesting aspects of the Ravelco system include the fact that these
wires work in pairs, and if a thief starts clipping them, your car won't
run. Trying to imitate the coded plug by probing the base unit won't work
either – with over 100,000 combinations, through 16 holes, this
would take some time if you didn't start blowing fuses (Which you would!)...
Car thieves are smart enough to swap out high-end vehicles' computers
to work with a key that they already have, or write down the VIN number,
go to a dealership, and get a new key for your car right there, but they
won't be able to figure this out!"
. arguably the best antitheft device known to man . . . "
weeks ago I bought a new Ford F-150 Raptor, knowing it is a limited edition
vehicle and that I am forced to park it on the street in inner city Los
Angeles, security was one of my top priorities. By the end of the first
week I had a both Ravelco and a Viper alarm installed. Well last weekend
it happened, someone broke in my Raptor and tried to steal it. The would-be
thief was definitely a pro. He cut the battery cable disabling my alarm
(that was easy), then he tried to start the truck and no luck. He must
have thought the trick was in the auxiliary switches because all of them
were in the on position (I always leave them off) and the cover to the
switches was popped off. I’m sure he was then frustrated and just
looked through my glove box (that he left open) and center console (which
he also left up) and left without my Raptor. How do I know he was a pro
you ask, well he didn’t cause any damage getting into the truck,
and knew how to disable my alarm. He also did not trash the truck (no
slashed tires, no slashed seats) and he didn’t take the other stuff
of value like the child seat, tie-downs, sun glasses, etc. So to make
a long story short, thank you Ravelco for producing a high quality product
and saving my truck. P.S. When I bought the truck I remember thinking
'Do I really need a Ravelco… it’s kind of expensive' well
the answer is a resounding 'Yes.' It is worth every penny. Thanks again."
I just want to say thanks for the Ravelco device! My Honda Civic was stolen,
stripped and recovered in September near my home, with repairs totaling
$6,600, 66% of the car's value. At the time I had neither an anti-theft
device nor alarm on it. It took a month to repair, and the day after I
got it back I had Ravelco installed after researching deterrent systems.
I felt better with the Ravelco installed, but knew it wouldn't prove itself
to me unless I saw evidence of a thwarted theft. Well, yesterday I discovered
just that when I went to my car - the steering column and ignition were
damaged, but my car was still there. It's a great feeling, especially
because I can't help but suspect it's the same thieves who tried to steal
it for a second time!"
in Law Enforcement I knew that if my truck was stolen, the chance of getting
it back in one piece was going to be slim to none. Before I bought my
FORD F250 I had researched a lot of different security systems. I finally
settled on the Ravelco. Just for the simple reason that was a proactive
security system vs. an alarm system that is only reactive. Plus I have
seen several high quality, top end alarms be bypassed and stolen without
the alarm ever going off. I had my truck about a week and called Ravelco.
The installer was very professional and was very meticulous. I am very
anal about my truck and was curious as to how this system is installed
so I watched him install the entire system. It took him over three hours
to install this system. This system is for real. A car thief would have
to have several hours to figure out where the wires go and be able to
retrace them back to where they are supposed to be. Even if they were
to start 'jumping' wires or plugs there is a better chance of blowing
fuses then ever getting that vehicle to run. He did such a great job that
even me as the owner had a hard time finding where all the wires went
to. What a superb installation. Two and half hours after having the Ravelco
installed in my truck I went to Costco to grab something. My wife and
I were not in the store for more than 20 minutes in the middle of the
day. When we came out to the truck I used the remote to unlock the truck.
When I got in I heard a dinging noise and didn’t know why it was
dinging at me. I then went to insert the key and realized that my ignition
was destroyed. It was at this time that I realized that someone had just
tried to steal my truck. My truck that I had only owned for 1 week was
saved due to RAVELCO. Ravelco, you guys rock. You have an awesome product.
I feel safe parking my truck anywhere at any time. I am confident that
my truck will be there when I come out, barring being towed away. As far
as someone trying to steal it by means of hot wiring the truck, it’s
not going to happen. Thank you very much for saving my truck. Feel free
to use this testimonial on your website if you choose to."
year ago, my S4 was stolen from the parking lot of the Montclair Whole
Foods.It was found the next day in Newark, wheels and lights gone, sitting
on the rotors, engine running. This, despite a top-of-the-line Clifford
alarm, with all the bells and whistles. After the car was repaired, I
had the Ravelco anti-theft device installed. About two hours ago (10:30
pm), I got off the train in Newark and went to retrieve my car from the
parking lot across the street. As I approached the vehicle, I saw 2 men
in the car, very busily trying to start it. I said, "Hey, that's
my car." They jumped out and sort of stood there for a minute staring
at me. I said, "Well?" One of them responded, "Damn, we
been here almost an hour. What the hell you got in that thing?" Then
they took off. I went out to the street and flagged down an officer. When
the officer from the auto theft division (or whatever they call it) arrived,
he expressed surprise that the car hadn't been stolen, given the high
degree of local expertise in the field. I showed him my Ravelco plug and
explained how it works. He was pretty impressed. So am I."
to send you an unsolicited note to thank you for installing such a great
product into my Ford F250. I cannot tell you how highly I recommend this
product to ANYONE who wants to protect their investment. As you know I
had my truck stolen and completely stripped in October, however, since
recovering the truck (or what was left of it in December) and subsequently
installing RAVELCO - there have been two new attempts to steal it (once
from an office building and once from a restaurant parking lot) and the
thieves were completely unsuccessful. For anyone who has any doubt that
this device is legit - please feel free to show them this email."
having my 2002 Subaru WRX stolen twice in Newark, NJ during my dental
school experience (2004-2008), I decided it was time to look into finding
the best security system for my ride. I found the Ravelco system through
a Google search and decided this security system would give me the peace
of mind I needed. After setting up my appointment, the installer Chuck,
drove to my location and hooked up my WRX in 3-4 hours. The whole set
up is so stealth, and I knew there was no way any thief was gonna be able
to get around it. So, the real reason why I decided to write this testimonial.
I drove my car up to Edison, NJ to hang out with my cousin and we decided
to get a few beers at TGI Friday's, just a few miles away from his house.
I parked and pulled out my Ravelco plug. We left Friday's an hour and
a half later and while trying to disarm the stock alarm using the keyless
remote, the first thing I noticed was that it didn't beep. I didn't think
much of it. I jumped into the driver seat and noticed the seat had been
moved back and my feet where 6 inches from the pedals. I knew it right
then...SOMEONE HAD BEEN IN MY CAR. I looked at the steering column and
the ignition...the plastic had been ripped off and the ignition cylinder
had been pulled...they tried to steal my baby, ten days after the Ravelco
system was installed. Thankfully, they couldn't get the car to start.
I have no doubt that without the Ravelco system, I would have lost my
dream car. Thank you sooo much Chuck for a great install and thank you
Ravelco!! I don't know how anyone with who owns a car they love can get
along without it!!"
literally sold thousands and thousands of Ravelcos in the last 20 years.
They have never made a liar out of me. My customers will ask me which
I recommend – the alarm or the Ravelco? My answer has always truthfully
been the Ravelco. I personally know how great the product is, but when
our law enforcement customers request the Ravelco… I know that we
made the right decision when we started selling them. I have seen a lot
of different antitheft devices over the years, everything else has come
and gone – but the Ravelco is still here. That to me is a statement
of dependability. I cease to offer any option that I lose confidence in.
That has never been the case with the Ravelco Antitheft Device. It just
keeps proving itself. We have customers who won’t use anything else.
Thank you for giving us a product we can confidently offer as a dependable
antitheft device to our customers."
just retired with 30 years of experience as a police officer, and I'm
very familiar with the easy pickings of cars, even those equipped with
traditional alarm systems. Professional car thieves keep up with the latest
technology of these types of systems. Thus, they can often be defeated
by a highly motivated well-trained criminal. Thieves target the car they
want, and then work quickly to start them and usually bring them to a
predetermined location where they can successfully strip them of the car
parts that they are looking for. Car tracking systems may help locate
the vehicle after it is stolen, but often the vehicle is already significantly
damaged before it is found. People should understand that tracking systems
are for vehicle recovery, not theft prevention. Traditional alarm and
tracking systems don't always provide the type of deterrent and prevention
that most automobile owners are looking for. Today, with the number of
factory installed systems and after-market alarm devices, many people
aren't even fazed when they hear a car alarm go off. The thieves know
this. Given my experience as a cop, I'm familiar with your product, having
seen many attempted motor vehicle thefts foiled when they couldn't get
the car started. After exploring many types of systems, I chose the Ravelco
system for my personal vehicle. In my opinion, it is the best device on
the market to achieve my main objective, which is not to be able to start
the car in the first place. With your system, I can park my car and rest
assured that it will be there when I return. If by some chance they do
try to steal it, I'm confident that they'll quickly give up and take their
business elsewhere, saving me a lot of unnecessary grief, aggravation
and down time that owners experiences when their car is stolen."
what its worth, I am a huge fan of Ravelco. Much of my business is done
in Honduras and Nicaragua and we keep a half dozen or so 4wd vehicles
on hand to be used to get us out to the tobacco fields. All of them have
Ravelcos installed and we have never had one stolen and it certainly isn't
from the lack of trying. One night the guard came in and said, 'again,
someone is trying to steal the F250'. I told him, let's just watch him.
And we did, for nearly 20 minutes he tried to hot wire the truck and finally
he just gave up and walked away. We then had him picked up the next day
as we knew exactly who it was. In total we have experienced over 30 break-ins
over the last decade and have never lost a vehicle. Sure they mess up
the steering column and sometimes the dash, but we have never lost a truck.
It is simply the best anti-theft device on the market. It is so simple,
always works, and never will fritz out on you like an alarm. Many Ravelco
installers do it right at your house in your driveway - it takes about
on Easter Sunday at the El Palachio hotel parking lot in Miami while I
was on vacation, my Chevy Tahoe was broken into. Judging by the damage
they did to the steering column, ignition, and front grill, they must
have spent a good while trying to take my car. I still have my truck thanks
to Ravelco. You have the best car anti-theft device on the market in my
opinion and your installers are courteous and professional. Thanks for
making such a great product."
"I just want you people at Ravelco to know that we are very loyal
customers. We trade vehicles every two years and we have had your product
in all of our last eight vehicles. As best as I can remember your Ravelco
system had saved at least two of our vehicles. Our most recent purchase
was a Chevy Silverado Pick-Up Truck, bought from a Chevrolet Dealer in
Houston, Texas whom I'll not name. Before we made the deal, we asked if
they could install the Ravelco System on our new truck. Being a typical
salesman and wanting to close the deal, he said of course! When we arrived
to pick up our new truck, my husband noticed that they did not install
the Ravelco like we asked. When we asked our salesman why, he now started
back-tracking and told us that all the new trucks now come standard with
a factory antitheft device built right in and we did not need a Ravelco.
They were right, it does come with one, but they were so very wrong because
it did not stop the theft of our truck. On September 14 it was stolen
right from our home and it was driven right across our front lawn in order
to get around the other cars in our driveway. The Texas Highway Patrol
recovered our truck three days later in the woods. It was then towed to
the same Chevrolet Dealer where we purchased the truck. The next morning
when we went to meet the insurance man at the body shop I asked the body
shop manager how could it have been stolen because it had the factory
antitheft device system on it. He laughed and said that he had five stolen
recoveries in his shop right now that also had the factory systems on
them. He told me that they steal them all the time with those factory
alarm and antitheft systems and that they are installed from the factory
just to keep the amateurs away. He said if we wanted to keep it from ever
getting stolen again we should install what he has on his own personal
truck . . . a Ravelco! I said No Kidding! What a bunch of creeps! That
is what we wanted in the first place. They totaled our truck and we bought
a new one elsewhere. The first thing we did before it left the dealer
was to have a Ravelco installed on it. Now we feel safe."
years ago I caught someone trying to steal my car. They were doing it
in a way that would not set off my alarm. That prompted me to do a bunch
of research about the current state of the art of auto security. Much
to my chagrin, most of the items on the market right now are easily defeated
by car thieves. There was only one product that everyone said worked,
called a Ravelco device, it consists of a multi-pronged plug and socket
that disables multiple electrical systems in your car... They sent a technician
to my house to do the install and he did an excellent job. The solution
is simple and elegant. It is not an alarm but a device that makes your
car un-drivable. It uses a coded dongle and the installer will pick multiple
systems that are disabled when the dongle is removed so even if the starter
is hotwired, the car cannot run without the dongle. The installer will
also go to great pains to disguise where wiring has been spliced. My experience
with other mass-installed alarm systems is that they use bright red wire
for power and always put the controller and the siren in the same spot.
I have used the Ravelco for several years now. It is completely foolproof
and couldn't be simpler to operate. When you pull the dongle, the car
stops and cannot be restarted, period. No false alarms, no waking the
neighbors. I feel confident parking my car almost anywhere. They give
you two dongles up front and you get a code to order new ones from the
company if you should lose one… Two weeks ago I accidentally left
my car door open overnight. When I opened the car door to go to work I
realized my mistake. Someone had been in my car and had opened my fuse
box to look for the alarm shutoff. They had also opened my hood to start
the car. The Ravelco had completely foiled them. I love it!"
an unsolicited note to tell you that this 8th Ravelco Antitheft Device
is performing wonderfully in my latest vehicle. I could not rest until
I had a Ravelco installed. As a retired police chief, I can attest to
the many reports that came to my attention over the years of stolen vehicles
and of those attempts that failed. All of the latter categories were protected
by Ravelco. Sure a window had to be replaced and perhaps a new steering
column cover and ignition installed . . . but the vehicle stayed put just
where the owners parked them! You have a remarkable product, state of
the art knowledge and a bona fide honest approach to your customers and
their security needs. You are free to use any portion of my endorsement
just done some work to my Civic Hatchback and decided I would take my
girlfriend for a ride down to Circuit City in Wayne so we could pick up
a new computer, something I would never do before having my Ravelco installed.
I parked the car and removed my Ravelco plug as I always do and went into
the store for I'd say about 45 minutes. When I returned to the car, I
looked in the window and saw the panel that covers my fuse box and under
dash wiring was on my passenger seat and my door was open. When I got
in the car, the ignition was in the on position without a key and my radio
was on. My ignition was not damaged, which led me to believe that the
thieves used a shaved down key. They did not touch anything in the car,
i.e. radio, speakers, or any other parts... They wanted the car and nothing
else. Without the Ravelco, I know my car would not have been there when
I got back. My brother, Steve and I recommend you personally to everyone
we meet and tell them that the bottom-line is that Ravelco is the only
way to keep your car out of thieves hands. Although some people remain
skeptical, I hope this is proof positive that thieves just cannot bypass
a Ravelco system and steal your car. Thank you for protecting my car and
the piece of mind and also all the extra sleep I can now get knowing my
car is protected. Thank You."
at the office bought a BMW fully loaded. He had it at the office, and
I was talking to him about Ravelco, and told him that he needs to get
one ASAP. He said that he got the $4000.00 car alarm system from BMW with
Lojack and all. Well, I gave him your card, and he smiled nice and tucked
it in his pocket... Not a week later, his car was stolen. It took the
cops 4 days to find it. They said that the thiefs disabled the Lojack
first, and then used a new box called a remote lighter that lets them
steal the transponder codes. Well he got it back, and needs $22,000.00
worth of repairs and parts replaced to get it back to normal. So, I again
told him that he should call you and get a Ravelco put in. He smiled,
and said that BMW replaced the car alarm system, and upgraded it to a
UNBEATABLE one... Well you know what I am going to say. 24 hours after
getting it back to full deal, the car was gone again. It is now 30 days,
and the unbeatable BMW is still gone. I am 100% happy with my Ravelco.
In fact, I had my car at the shop and they took the outer plug off, and
then called me to say that the car would not start, and they were getting
ready to take apart the whole electrical system because they could not
figure it out. Well, in passing he mentioned that they took the grey plug
off. I told him I could fix it for a free oil change, he agreed and I
told him to put it back on. Well, it started right up and worked perfect.
I got the free oil change, and you got 4 mechanics that are debating about
putting them in their car from that..."
wanted to thank you again for the Ravelco. It hasn’t even been a
month since you installed it, and last night someone tried stealing my
car in the garage I park at. They smashed my driver's side window in,
and disabled the horn of my car alarm. It was obvious that stealing my
car was their sole intention, because NOTHING was taken from my car. The
car needs to be towed and have its ignition fixed, but that’s better
than it needing to be found. Seeing the Ravelco in its "passive action"
definitely has put me at ease about spending a little extra money on having
it installed. I know I would never forgive myself had I not had it installed
and this happened. Thank you. One of my friends with the same year and
model as mine is very intent on getting the Ravelco and having it installed."
didn’t need the Ravelco Antitheft Device installed on our Suburban.”
Our salesman told us that, because our Suburban came from the factory
with the OnStar System. Two weeks ago our 21 day old Suburban was stolen!
We contacted the OnStar people and they said they could not locate our
vehicle. Last Saturday, near the Canadian border, our vehicle was found
by accident when the police busted a chop shop. I asked the NYPD autotheft
division why the OnStar people couldn’t locate my vehicle. They
said the thieves break off the antenna used for the OnStar, which is mounted
on the roof over the driver’s side and the vehicle cannot be tracked.
Please send me your Ravelco system so we can have it installed on our
Suburban when we get it back from the body shop. We had our last Ravelco
installed in Dallas when we lived there and it foiled the car thieves
2 times that we know of. We will never be without a Ravelco again!”
had the Ravelco installed on four of our F350 pickup trucks after one
was broken into and the winch stolen off of it. This year we've had two
attempts now to steal one of these trucks and both failed miserably due
to the Ravelco. The first attempt was actually caught by our security
camera and you can see the thief get through the fence and then pop the
door lock to easily get into the truck. But then for the next 45 mins
you can see the lights go on / off while they attempt to start the vehicle.
Finally their cohorts drive by again and pick them up because they CAN'T
GET THE TRUCK STARTED! This latest attempt happened just before the July
4th weekend and while I haven't seen the security camera footage I grabbed
some pictures to send to you - I especially like the picture that shows
the damaged steering column with the Ravelco right there! What a GREAT
product! It definitely works as advertised!"
wanted to say that Ravelco is a truly marvelous device. Yesterday morning,
while I was in church, someone attempted to steal my Audi A6 again. Fortunately,
they didn't do much besides damaging the ignition assembly and door lock.
Right now, the car is in the shop getting repaired, well actually waiting
for the appraiser to show up and verify the damage. No matter what happens,
I'll scream from the mountain tops, RAVELCO RULES!!!"
4 months ago, we contacted your company and purchased only 4 of your Ravelco
Antitheft Systems for our Kenworth trucks. When they arrived the owner
looked at them and said for us to to install and test them on the older
trucks only, because to be honest with you, they didn’t look like
much in the box. Boy, were we surprised! After following your installation
instructions our own shop mechanic couldn’t start the Kenworth truck.
When our owner saw this, we immediately ordered 54 more Ravelcos. I know
this letter is short and sweet, but I just wanted to say thanks for keeping
our trucks safe and to give us the comfort of knowing our trucks will
be there exactly where we parked them."
the ten years that our company has been using the Ravelco security system
for our vehicles, I am delighted to be able to report that never have
we had a vehicle stolen. We've had several attempts in the City of Houston.
I can honestly say that you have saved us thousands in potential losses
of vehicles and product plus time and aggravation. Your security device
has been so reliable and successful in our vending trucks that
we have installed them on our entire fleet."
may remember me, you may not, but you are now my favorite person in the
world! A few years ago, you came to our home and installed the Ravelco
device in our son's Jeep Cherokee, which had been stolen a few months
earlier. I decided to go with the Ravelco following a few long conversations
during which I grilled you about every conceivable possibility of thieves
bypassing this device. You also installed the Ravelco a year or so later,
in a marathon session, in my Durango and my husband's Tahoe. I have since
recommended you and your little gadget to just about everyone I know.
Well, last night or early this morning, before the snow started, someone
apparently tried to steal our son's Jeep again. We didn't notice until
the snow stopped and we went to move the Jeep so that we could clear the
driveway. Well, they popped the door lock to get in and popped the ignition,
but didn't get the Jeep! They took some items from inside, my son's college
textbooks and such, which I doubt they'll be using, but that was it. I
will now freely admit to still being skeptical about the Ravelco, in spite
of your assurances, prior to today. I am now a true believer. So thank
you for your patience throughout our initial conversations, and thank
you for standing behind this product 100%. You have saved us the hassle
of trying to recover a stolen car, which if you've been through once,
it's enough. This was probably the smartest purchase I have ever made,
and I will gladly continue to recommend you and Ravelco to anyone who
asks. With sincere thanks"
or I drove the baddest SUV made, a 3 month old, black Cadillac Escalade.
I had wheel spinners that cost nearly six grand and a stereo system to
die for. Someone else must have also thought that and decided to take
it. It was stolen on September 4. The police found my vehicle four days
later in San Ysidro, California. It was missing the tires & wheels
and the subwoofers. OnStar couldn't locate it and the transponder key
security system was bypassed. When I got it back, I felt like it was violated
and I sold it. Three weeks ago, I bought another one in Arizona and I
had your Ravelco system installed. Now the reason of my letter! On Thursday
night, October 14th, they tried to steal it again at a seafood restaurant
in Los Angeles. They broke in, busted the steering column and failed.
Your Ravelco saved my Escalade!!! Thank you so much!!!"
a Ford F-350 with a leveling kit, rock star wheels and 35x12.50 BFG mud
terrain tires. My truck was almost stolen at my apartment in San Diego
but luckily I caught the guy. After that I did some research on alarm
systems and other antitheft devices when I came across your website. I
immediately called and had your system installed. Just last week I woke
up on Saturday morning opened my truck up and my key would not fit into
the ignition, sure enough the lock and the ignition had been tampered
with. The car thief was unable to start my truck, I guess he got discouraged
and left. The only thing that was missing is my GPS system which is only
worth $200, but they didn’t get my truck. I plugged the Ravelco
system back in and the truck fired right up and I didn’t even have
to use my key. For now the Ravelco system is my key. Thank you very much
and I would and have been recommending the Ravelco system to everyone
January, professional car thieves attempted to steal my Acura Integra
on a very busy Saturday afternoon at a very nice shopping mall. The car
was parked in the garage about 30 feet from one of the main entrances.
Security guards on bikes patrol this garage. The detective said the theft
attempt was by professionals who would have known how to hot-wire the
car and that a shopper most likely scared them off. Another 15 seconds
and the car would have been gone. I dove into a research effort to see
how to protect the car in the future. The internet offered devices to
thwart every anti-theft gadget or system that I found. Equipment existed
to bypass every factory-installed anti-theft system. This equipment could
be ordered by make, model, and year of the vehicle. There are even ways
to now thwart the auto tracking systems. A county police officer told
me if I wanted to protect an Acura Integra, the only way to do it was
to keep it locked in a garage 24 hours a day. Then I found the Ravelco.
It had a sterling history, had never been bypassed, and nothing existed
on the internet to thwart it. I even called the largest Chevy dealer in
the country when I read that they had been installing the device for 23
years. They swear by it, as does their local law enforcement. By the end
of January, I had installed the Ravelco on my car. In August, professional
thieves tried to steal the car again, this time twenty feet from my front
door. There were no shoppers to scare them away. The car would not budge
because of the Ravelco. It was like having my car's engine locked in the
house. The thieves gave up and left the car sitting where they found it.
The Ravelco has been worth its weight in gold to me.”
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