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    11 November 2019
BMW X5 M50d Security Upgrades | Key Cloning and Keyless Theft at B&B Audioconcepts - Penarth Road - Cardiff

GPS Car Tracking | Secure - A - Key | Autowatch GHOST Immobiliser | Thinkware U1000 4K Dash Cam | Global Telemetrics 24 Hour Surveilance - B&B Audioconcepts - Cardiff


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 X5 M50d Security Upgrades

Just Incredible, this German power house Super SUV BMW X5 M50 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 X5 M50 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.  B&B Audioconcepts specialises in all forms of vehicle Safety and Security Upgrades.

So the B&B Audioconcepts Team had a fun day ahead with the Super SUV BMW X5 M50. First off the team installed the Secure-A-Key Anti-Theft device designed to prevent relay style attacks from car thieves. This is one of our best selling security upgrades for any vehicle.

The BMW X5 M50 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 X5 M50 can also capture other vehicle number plates with clarity even at speed.

Further security upgrades to the BMW X5 M50 were added in the form of the GHOST Immobiliser and Global Telemetrics 24 Hour Surveilance.  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 Security Upgrades B&B Audioconcepts installed and configured in the BMW X5 M50

Ghost immobiliser
Thinkware u1000 4K twin cctv
Global Telemetrics Tracker with phone app and geo-fencing


How does Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser - Security Upgrade work in BMW X5 M50d?

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 - Security Upgrade for BMW X5 M50d

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.


Secure-A-Key Security Upgrade for BMW X5 M50d

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.

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.


Global Telemetrics Tracking Security Upgrade for BMW X5 M50d

Global Telemetrics is the billing and monitoring platform behind successful Award Winning Stolen Vehicle Tracking brands such as SmarTrack and Autowatch UK. Always creating new ideas for the future of vehicle tracking, using cutting edge technology.

Global Telemetrics is a UK based company founded by James Mather and was formed in 2009 by the SmarTrack (SVRS) Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service group of specialists. These award winning, industry leading people make a real difference in supplying the best quality GPS – GPRS – GSM – LBS tracking service within modern day financial constraints. All of Global Telemetrics' concepts are born within the company. Our goal is to supply the very best by only using the most successful cloud based products like Salesforce.com and Google API Integration.

We are a 24 hour Secure Control Centre operating the use of tracker telemetry to supply a secure API of tracking platforms to many companies across the world.

Global Telemetrics specialise in monitoring stolen vehicle tracking devices. The Secure Control Centre is managed by fully trained Security Liaison Officers (SLO), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The team monitors vehicles for illegal movements (vehicle moving without the ignition turned on). The SLO will call the customer to confirm the vehicle is safe. They also monitor vehicle battery levels and will contact the customer if the battery is running low or has been fully disconnected.

Global Telemetrics' fully trained SLOs have the experience of working in many areas and also include former police officers, with many years of experience.
BS7858 – all security staff are screened to the highest British standard.


Thinkware U1000 First 4K Dash Cam in UK - Installed in BMW X5 M50d

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.” 


B&B Audioconcepts BMW X5 M50d Security Upgrades Completion - Happy Customer

The B&B Audioconcepts Team completed the BMW X5 M50d 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 X5 M50d is now fully protected from Keyless Car Theft with Secure-A-Key and the GHOST Immobiliser.  The BMW X5  M50d also has 24 hour surveillance in the form of Global Telemetrics.  Also with the UK's 1st 4K Dash Camera the BMW X5 M50d is protected on the road on all journeys at all times.


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.

Power House BMW X5 M50d at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff
BMW X5 M50d Dash View at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff
BMW X5 M50d Certified Ghost Immobilliser Install at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff
BMW X5 M50d Certified Global Telemetrics Install at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff
BMW X5 M50d Thinkware 4K Dash Camera at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

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