The Gizmodo GizMod Rukus: Security, Security, Security

If your car had a PS3, wireless router and digital TV tuner in it, wouldn't you want to put in the best alarm system you could possibly imagine? That's why we went to the guys at Intelematics to look after security for the GizMod Rukus.

The CarCom system we had installed is as good as it gets. Using a combination of a GSM SIM card and a GPS tracker, Intelematics offers a full service suite that lets you know that your car is secure at all times. If someone does break in and steal your car, they'll know about it and let you know straight away and, if they have to, inform the police on your behalf. Once the car's stopped, they can even remotely immobilise the engine.

And thanks to the SIM card, you can call them up and imagine you're David Hasselhoff driving around in Kitt. You know... Because it will sound like the car is talking to you while you drive. Couple that with the ability to unlock the car remotely if you leave your keys inside and the fact they warn you if your car's battery needs attention, and you've got the best security system money can buy. The only way it could be better would be if there was a remote controlled driver ejection seat to make any crims really think twice about stealing your ride...

[The GizMod]

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