What is a Ghost Immobiliser and how does it work?

July 1, 2020 3:48 pm


The Ghost immobilizer does not come with fobs or have any LED lights to give away its location. The device uses existing buttons in your vehicle, such as those found on the steering wheel or centre console so that you can set up a unique PIN that must be punched in on entering and before you can start the engine.

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Stops thieves immediately

In recent years, thieves have been able to override the security system of vehicles with OBD port hacking. The Ghost immobilizer cannot be detected using diagnostics and no radio signal is emitted. The device communicates with a vehicle’s ECU (Engine Control Unit) in the CAN data circuit and remains totally silent so never revealing its location. A potential thief can no longer just clone a key or exchange the ECU to take the vehicle as the correct PIN must be entered for the engine to start. For a Ghost Immobiliser, visit a site like https://www.mphvehiclesolutions.co.uk/ghost-vehicle-security

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The features of the immobiliser include the following:

As there is no wire cutting involved, this means a safer installation

The immobilization occurs by communicating with the ECU

A PIN code is simply entered using the buttons on the dashboard or steering wheel

The immobiliser is non-detectable

Device cannot be bypassed using normal theft actions

There is no radio frequency signal emitted

No need for additional fobs

Uses the on-board CAN network data

Unique PIN code for each user

Service mode means that no compromise of the PIN code is possible

If the PIN is ever forgotten, there is a safe unique code that can be used in an emergency