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BMW stolen across the UK using key cloning

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Below is our full viper BMW upgrade information and price list.

BMW Viper security upgrade.

Every day we hear of at least one attack on a customers BMW. The problem is now seriously out of control with around 5 cars a night, in each city being taken by key cloning. London, Birmingham, Essex, Manchester and Edinburgh are the worst hit areas.

The latest craze is to brake into your car, hack into your cars main brain and clone a new key through the OBD port. They then make it look like a failed attempt or a petty theft by stealing something like your iPod or Tomtom. You then replace the window and locks making your car look new again. When the car is needed they will return but this time armed with the cloned key to your car. Seconds later the car is taken! It can then be used for ram raids, drug runs and other criminal activity. Or simply sold for parts or shipped out of the UK. All cars recovered are checked by BMW, but a third key has never shown up in the cars key memory. It’s almost like they hack into the system and plant a ghost key hidden in your cars brain. One customer had this happen a few weeks ago. They smashed a window and stole his ipod. The brake in looked like a failed attempt to steal the car. The car was fixed but then stolen 3 weeks later and used in a drug run. It was found days later in a really bad way!

Ive been working on BMWs now for over 15 years and I have specially designed a system which we have perfected over the past 18 Months. No other company in the UK offers this system as it has been designed, made and tested by us at SecureMyCar. I’m also a proud M3 owner myself. We order in specialist canbus modules from outside the UK which work on the BMW complex digital electrical system. This allows us to control all your cars electronics such as deadlocks, door pins etc digitally through the cars canbus network. This also means no BMW warranty issues as the system piggy backs on to your cars electrical system digitally. Even BMW themselves recommend you upgrade your cars security system with an aftermarket unit and/or extra security including a disc lock etc

I’ve also designed an OBD port immobiliser with a bit of a tweak. This activates only when the viper alarm system is armed leaving the OBD port connected and mounted in the same place but completely immobilised. We have also fitted this systems at a number of BMW on authorised dealers premisses around the country.

Our BMW upgrade Package

Our BMW Viper Package includes a 2-way 2000 foot paging remote with an engine immobiliser and our all important specially designed BMW OBD port immobilisation (To help combat key cloning) We have also upgraded the system with two sensors. Firstly a dual motion sensor with external warn away. This sensor beeps to warn anyone away from the car and covers the all important black spot in your BMWs OEM alarms internal sensor. We can set this sensor to beep only if someone looks through the window minimizing false alarms. Secondly an impact sensor. This activates the alarm if the car is hit in anyway.

If you’ve ever set your factory BMW alarm off, you would have heard the poor not so loud factory fitted siren. Its quiet and sounds like one of those vehicle reversing sounds the bin lorries make. The Viper siren is a much louder at 120db. it also features a fully adjustable 1-6 tone siren. (Which can also be fully programmed to just 1 tone) We can even program the alarm not to beep when you arm disarm the system making the install as OEM as possible.

The problem with conventional car alarms are that to everyone else, they are just an annoying sound in the night. The only person that cares if a car alarm is sounding is the owner. That’s why we included a 2000 foot viper LED (Ghost light) pager key fob in our package. If your alarm system is activated, the pager remote will beep and flash lighting up like an Xmas tree, warning you your alarm has activated. The 2-way remote will also confirm your commands virtually instantly using brilliant flashing hidden GhostLight™ LEDs on the remote. Range is a rock solid up to 2,000 foot range, which can be upgraded to a mile range if needed.

We now have 2 ways to control the new viper system. With BMW firmware installed onto the alarm, this system can be fully armed and disarmed using standard BMW key fob to arm and disarm the viper alarm system. When you lock the doors from your BMW remote, the viper alarm will also arm. We can also turn off the arm and disarm beeps so make the install look completly factory. The second and more secure way is we can wire the new viper alarm to work completely independent through the viper remote. Once armed you won’t be able to turn off the viper or start the car even with your original viper remote, as the viper independently immobilises your car. This makes any BMW key cloning Or theft of keys useless.

Secure My Car BMW Viper Upgrade Package. Whats Includes:

Includes One 2 way Responder LED Ghost light up to 2000 foot range remote
Revenger® 6 Tone Siren 120db siren
Extra 2 sensors –
Dual Proximity sensor with warn away
Dual impact sesnor with warn away
BMW specially designed OBD port immobilisation (designed by us)
2nd Engine immobiliser
Specialist canbus module with latest BMW firmware installed for full digital control of your car
Trunk pop from viper remote
Total closure when arming the alarm
fully fitted by our BMW specialist installer
Option to upgrade to remote engine start.(not included in this package) *
SmartStart™ Compatible
The package fully fitted to any BMW call/email for prices fitted
* Spare key is needed if remote start is added. Automatic transmission vehicles only. Remote start is not included in this package but can be added for call/email for prices fitted

Viper bmw package fitted is call/email for prices fitted

I have personally designed this system and fitted it to hundreds of BMWs over the past 18 months alone. We have tested it on our own BMW M3 and with BMWs diagnostic computer. When our alarm system is armed the OBD port can not communicate with the cars main brain, making it almost impossible to clone a new key to the car. When the viper alarm is disarmed the OBD port is open and free to use for diagnostics. The way BMW should have wired it in the first place! The system will also not affect any of the electrics on your car, weather factory fitted or after market. It will also not void your BMW warranty in any way.

Fitting – We can also come to you. We only charge £55 for mobile fitting up to 125 miles from us. This covers our cost of traveling expense to come to you. For over 125 miles please email for prices. Your car can also be brought to us near Bristol for installation.

For even more security, You can also add extra sensors for maximum security

Extra Sensors
Glass break sensor which detects the high frequency sound of breaking glass – call/email for prices fitted

Tilt sensor good if you have expensive alloy wheels – call/email for prices fitted

Upgrade your package with a 3 full pager LCD remote.

As we use the highest spec alarm system Viper make, we can program any of vipers LCD remotes into your package. The LCD remote give more real time information over your car. If you leave a boot bonnet or door open the remote will instantly warn you as you leave the vehicle. The screen will show full states of the alarm system at all times, including the temperature inside the vehicle. Another advantage of upgrading the LCD remote is full warm away functions are transmitted to the remote. So even if someone is hanging around your car for too long, you’ll know about it.
Upgrade remote prices
2″ LCD up to 2000 foot range pager upgrade – call/email for prices fitted
2″ LCD multi colour back light display up to 1 mile range – call/email for prices fitted
2.5″ Colour animated remote – call/email for prices fitted

Other alarm extras and upgrades

Viper flashing window logo – call/email for prices fitted

Remote engine start (a spare BMW key is needed for this install) – call/email for prices fitted

Viper smartstart phone module..

Smartstart basically allows you to control your car via your smartphone. If its installed onto your car, smarstart can control it. You can track your car instantly via the app on your phone with secure login details, as well as start, lock and unlock your BMW via your smartphone. As the system is connected to your viper alarm you will receive real time updates. If your alarm is activated, then you smart phone will mimic the sound of your siren through the smart app. From this app you can also lock arm your alarm, Pop the boot. Remote start (if fitted to the car) close the windows, And locate the car at anytime. With geo fences, gps speed detections, smartpark the list of features for Smartstart go on and on. Yearly subscription gives you unlimited use of your system. The annual SmartStart Service Plan can be purchased from us at an additional cost of £99 after installation. You can download the app now from your app store for a fee trial. Just search for viper smartstart on iTunes, blackberry or android.

Smarstart special offer – £100 off
SecureMyCar Viper BMW upgrade package with smarstart – NEW price £999.99 fitted or with out remote start £899.99

For more info on smartstart GSM or bluetooth, please see link below or give us a call


Keep your insurance happy with our Insurance approved tracker
Smartrack – discounted to £199 when fitted with our alarm packages. (Yearly Subscription required)

New for 2013) Bluetooth control. Lock unlock your car via your mobile phone (Plus Remote start if installed on your car) turn your mobile phone into the key fob to your car. Please email for more details – call/email for prices fitted

New for 2013 – PKE comfort Access for your BMW viper security system. The kit includes a small key fob which you hang on your car keys. As you walk close to your car, the fob is sensed by the viper alarm system and the car unlocks. And vise versa when you walk away – call/email for prices fitted

Complete keyless entry and keyless start packages? Check out this video below..

Check out our demo car with this fitted on YouTube. Link below

Remote engine start from your original BMW remote. (No alarm required)Start your car from your BMW key fob by pressing the lock button 3x. Also includes keyless go – fitted

Stolen recovered BMWs..
Our second canbus module we always recommend to customers with stolen recovered Or broken into vehicles where a key could have been cloned. This separates the system from the car and makes the viper completely independent. When you lock/unlock the car, you would only use the viper remote. It will still control the car through the canbus network digitally, including all important deadlocks and the factory alarm, but it will also independently immobilise the OBD port and the vehicles engine when armed. If the worst happens and a 2nd key is still out there for your car. This module stops them being able to take the car. This also prevents key cloning when you leave the your car and keys at a third party garage or valaters. This way you only leave them the BMW fob.

Below is a link to our website for more information on key cloning. Here we have more info on BMW key cloning and a videos of our demo M3 fitted with our full viper system including all the extras add on we offer.


Full price list (email/call)
Viper BMW alarm
Remote Start
Mobile fitting from
Glass break sensor
Tilt sensor
Flashing viper logo
Upgrade LCD remote
2000 foot
Smarstart bluetooth
PKE (extra antenna normally needed for boot area )
2nd PKE spare remote
BMW oem fob remote start
Smarstart GPS
Annual subscription
Smartrack insurance approved tracker only when fitted with our viper alarm other wise
OBD port relocation