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immobilize

[i′mō·bə‚līz]
(medicine)
To render motionless or to fix in place, as by splints or surgery.
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TOP TIPS | |Fit a mechanical immobiliser such as a Thatcham approved steering or pedal lock | Fit an alarm for added security and consider adding a tracking device | Thieves will target component parts so consider marking them using a forensic marking solution or system | Keep the vehicle in a lockable building or park in well-lit areas, which are overlooked | Have the vehicle identification number etched on windows | Consider fitting a hidden battery isolation or a fuel cut-off switch | Take photographs of unusual features, modifications, damage or repairs which could aid identification if stolen | Ensure any valuables are removed from the vehicle, including satnavs
All new locally assembled cars are likely to have airbags and immobilisers soon as the government has finally started exerting pressure on auto giants to improve security features.
The AA also said the complexity of immobilisers in cars has made a huge difference to crime.
While an immobiliser is supremely effective, there have been cases where its security has been breached as well.
The model in question is the Kalos Xtra Cool, which costs pounds 7,995 and includes air-conditioning, twin front airbags, remote central locking, engine immobiliser, electric windows all round, heightadjustable steering column and a CD sound system.
Standard anti-theft features include Category 1 alarm with tilt sensor, remote-control deadlocks with steel door lock shields, an electronic immobiliser, steering column or transmission lock, unique-fit audio systems welded to each car individually and locking wheel nuts.
One victim was Stephen Guy, 24, from Manchester, who was buying an engagement ring for his girlfriend at the Trafford Shopping Centre when the immobiliser in his Chrysler Neon burned out.
The latter works with the car's immobiliser so that if an unauthorised attempt is made to start the car with the key,or if the car is moved,pushed or lifted onto a trailer or transporter, the Trackstar unit will automatically alert the National Control Centre.
The background information provided by our Identification website ranges from consumer applications in computer games, pay TV, mobile phones and washing machines to medical applications and metering (energy meters) and beyond to automotive applications (from immobiliser systems to car sharing), industrial applications (IP protection, logistics, etc.
A vehicle already equipped with a factory-fitted alarm or immobiliser can always be upgraded to be more secure.
They are urging bikers to secure their machines to a ground anchor point, to install a Thatcham or Sold Secure immobiliser system, to use motorbike parking spaces where possible, and to join the Warwickshire Police Bike Safe Scheme.