Secure - A - Key | Autowatch GHOST Immobiliser | Thinkware U1000 4K Dash Cam | SmarTrack CAT 5 | Global Telemetrics 24 Hour Surveilance
Who are B&B Audioconcepts
So we are B&B (BIG BASS) Audioconcepts, we are specialists in Vehicle Customising, Vehicle Modifying and Vehicle Upgrading anything that moves, whether on land or sea. We are accredited with our Car Audio Industry's top affiliations, and you can be confident that your vehicle is in the best possible hands. B&B Audioconcepts has a professional team of staff who are highly experienced in carrying out Car Audio and Car Security installations for all types of vehicles. Each member is highly skilled in carrying out the Installation Services we offer to a very high standard to ensure that each customer gets the best out of their new installation(s). B&B Audioconcepts offer full vehicle customisation from, Vehicle Wrapping, Engine Tuning, Window Tinting, Bodykit Fitting, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment. Get in touch for mote details to see how we can take your vehicle to the next level.
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What B&B Audioconcepts Recommends for BMW M5 F90
Just WOW, this German Super Saloon BMW M5 F90 drove in brand new from dealer for some very high tech Car Security Gadgets and Car Safety Upgrades. You must be thinking that this BMW M5 F90 would be fully loaded with all the Car Safety and Car Security technology out there. While yes it does have some incredible technology built into it there is always advanced car safety and security upgrades that are designed to make our vehicles even more secure and safe.
So the B&B Audioconcepts team had a fun day ahead with the BWW super saloon M5 F90. First off the team installed the Secure-A-Key Anti-Theft device designed to prevent relay style attacks from car thieves.
The M5 was also fitted with the UK's 1st 4K Dash Cam by Thinkware, the U1000. This 4K Dash Camera introduces some of the most advanced dash camera technology we have seen for a vehicle. The front 4K dash camera operates at an incredible 60 frames per second for super high deffinition clarity with amazing night time recording. This 4K Dash Camera for the BMW M5 F90 can also capture other vehicle number plates with clarity even at speed.
Further security to the BMW M5 F90 was added in the form of the GHOST Immobiliser and the SmarTrack CAT 5 Tracker. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long!.
What B&B Audioconcepts installed and configured in the BMW M5 F90:
- Ghost immobiliser
- Thinkware u1000 4K twin cctv
- Global Telematics Tracker with phone app and geo-fencing
Secure-A-Key for BMW M5 F90
In 2017 the West Midlands Police department in the United Kingdom obtained surveillance footage of a gang of high-tech thieves that were able to get into a brand new Mercedes Benz and drive it off using a ‘mystery device’. The thieves were able to gain entry into the vehicle in under 18 seconds and drive it off in 46 seconds. A video copy of the theft may be viewed here.[i]
This ‘mystery device’ used in the Mercedes Benz theft, now known as a “relay attack box”, uses a technology called Signal Amplification Relay Attack (SARA). SARA works by exploiting weaknesses in the factory passive keyless entry and push-to-start system. Now, I know what you are thinking, “as long as I have my key fob they can’t take my car”. However, you are wrong.
I bet that you are beginning to wonder what you can do to protect yourself against relay attack theft. Well, there are several low-tech solutions that may provide some protection. For example, wrapping your key fob in aluminum foil, keeping your keys in your refrigerator, or putting your key fob in a fully enclosed metal box. Laugh if you want, but these have been suggested by various law enforcement agencies and yes, they do provide some protection. However, is anybody really going to do it every day? No, I don’t think so either.
According to Moni Melman, NAV-TV CEO, “The Secure-a-Key is a patent-pending universal product that installs into the consumer’s existing key fob. It requires no additional parts, professional installation or dealership intervention. The Secure-a-Key works by detecting movement. Once the key stops moving for a short period of time, the Secure-a-Key disconnects the internal battery, effectively eliminating the key fob’s ability to receive or transmit a signal to the car and, thus, solving the problem of relay attack theft. As soon as the Secure-a-Key detects the slightest movement, the battery is reconnected and all functions of the passive keyless entry and push-to-start system become fully functional.”
Secure-A-Key is an anti-theft device specifically designed for preventing relay-style frequency amplification attacks. The most common way high-tech thieves steal PKE-equipped cars is by using a device to capture frequency of the vehicle’s key-fob, then transmit the data to a co-conspirator near the vehicle for unlocking and starting the car. Secure-A-Key installs inside your vehicle’s Keyless-GO remote and electronically disconnects the battery from the fob after a few minutes of in-activity. This disables the radio frequency communication of the keyfob until the key is once again in motion.
Read more about relay theft at Nav-TV.
How does Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser work in BMW M5 F90?
The Ghost immobiliser has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, PIN code sequence that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Without the unique code the Ghost will prevent the engine starting. Watch the Audioconcepts Car Theft Demo as shown by B&B Audioconcepts experienced team member.
Ghost Car Anti-Theft System for BMW M5 F90
Next Generation Car Anti-Theft System. The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. Protect your car from theft like nothing else on the market today. The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long!
In order to make extreme security also be hassle free, we have created a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. Ghost allows 2 phones to be connected. All you have to do is pair your phone with your Ghost, leave the Autowatch Ghost application running in the background with Bluetooth enabled and you can drive conveniently and securely. However, remember that if you phone is in range (5m to 10m) and the application is running the Ghost will be disarmed.
Thinkware U1000 First 4K Dash Cam in UK - Installed in BMW M5 by B&B Audioconcepts
Key features of new U1000 dash cam include:
- 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) front camera and 2K Quad High Definition (QHD) rear camera.
- The new Energy Saving 2.0 without the radar option greatly reduces the power consumption, enabling the dash cam to be on standby for up to tw o months, recording 20 second clips after an impact.
- Energy Saving 2.0 with Optional RADAR Sensor is a revolutionary development of parking mode that detects a moving object within a specific range and wakes up the camera ready for impact recording. If an impact is detected within 30 seconds, the dash cam saves 20 seconds of footage before and after the impact.
- CLOUD connectivity technology offering users Remote Live View, Geo-Fencing, Locate Vehicle and Driving Impact Notification with video clip upload Parking Incident Notification and video upload on impact while in parking mode.
The U1000 front camera operates at 4K Ultra High Definition at 30 frames per second(fps). Alternatively, the front camera can operate at Quad High Definition at 60 fps. The rear facing camera operates at QHD at 30 fps in both scenarios. The benefit of 60 fps is the improved reliability in capturing number plates when oncoming vehicles are travelling at speed.
The first of its kind in the THINKWARE portfolio, the U1000 CLOUD connectivity offers a Remote Live View streaming feature in driving mode and Parking Incident Notifications and video clip upload, in parking mode.
The THINKWARE CLOUD features also include Geo Fencing, Locate Vehicle and Driving Impact Notification with video clip upload.
As with other THINKWARE products, the U1000 is equipped with Super Night Vision 2.0 which means clearer night time footage both while driving and when parked with up to 10 times the brightness in dark environments
Users can easily control and manage their U1000 dash cam with CLOUD connectivity and built-in WiFi via an iOS or Android smart phone, providing a truly convenient way to view, download, access or delete recorded footage, as well as enable firmware and safety camera updates via the app.
“A recent study by the RAC found that almost three million motorists are now recording their journeys with dash cams. With more motorists starting to see the value of dashboard cameras it’s important that we stay one step ahead, continually innovating and offering users the best in dash cam technology. The U1000 does exactly that.”
SmarTrack - Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems BMW M5 F90
The SmarTrack Category 5 has been tested to Thatcham TQA standard. The device operates using GPS/GLONASS, GPRS and GSM technology. Having an in-built battery back-up, the device has the ability to remain operational even when the vehicle’s power supply is removed. The device monitors the battery voltage level and detects if the Driver Recognition System has been activated. In the event of a theft the system can remotely immobilise the vehicle at police request.
SmarTrack offer the choice of Driver Recognition Systems:
SmarTrack Category 5 DRS Pro (Proximity)
Disarms when the proximity tag is within the area of the vehicle. If the tag is not inside the vehicle when the customer is driving, the Global Telemetrics Control Centre will call to confirm the vehicle is safe.
SmarTrack Category 5 DRST (Transponder)
When the card is placed on the receptacle hidden within the vehicle, the tracking device is then disarmed. If this process is not completed, the customer will be contacted by a member of the Global Telemetrics Control Centre.
Standard Features below:
Thatcham Category 5 Quality Assured
IP67 waterproof device
Choice of Driver Recognition Systems supplied with 2 cards/tags
P5 for plant and agricultural vehicles
Secure full fleet online account to view locations of your vehicle
Free Global Telemetrics app to view vehicle location
Monitored 24 hours a day by Global Telemetrics
Battery disconnection/low level battery alerts
Movement alerts (vehicle is moved without the DRST used)
Immobilisation (police request only)
Fully transferable* (Terms and Conditions apply)
Direct Debit for subscriptions (minimum 12 month contract)
3 year warranty (extendable to 12 years*)
B&B Audioconcepts BMW M5 F90 Upgrades Completion - Happy Customer
The B&B Audioconcepts Team completed the BMW M5 F90 Car Security and Car Safety upgrades with no issues to report. All the new Car Safety and Security upgrades and gadgets were tested to ensure they were operating as per their requirements and to their operational standards. B&B Audioconcepts always fully test every feature to ensure the customer will leave satisfied with their upgrades. We always want the customer to be fully satisfied before they leave our premises and in this case it was just that. This BMW M5 F90 is now fully protected from Keyless Car Theft with Secure-A-Key and the GHOST Immobiliser. The BMW M5 also has 24 hour surveillance in the form of the SmarTrack Cat5 Global Telemetrics. Also with the UK's 1st 4K Dash Camera the BMW M5 F90 is protected on the road on all journeys.
Please contact B&B Audioconcepts with any requirements or needs for your vehicle, whether its a Car, Motorbike, Van, Lorry, Campervan, Caravan or even a Boat, yes thats right we also customise and upgrade boats.