Solutions to match any vehicle security need
RAVELCO Canada West Ltd. provides customer driven solutions in the security field. Our activities focus on the securing of automotive vehicles that fall under the category of RV's, heavy equipment and transport trucks.
RAVELCO Canada West Ltd. is committed to providing dependable and reliable service to our customers. Quality workmanship is our top priority and we are committed to providing the highest level of work ethic for every install we undertake.
RAVELCO Canada West Ltd. is committed to best in class practices in all health, safety and enviromental matters that effect our employees, communities, suppliers and our customers.
Your vehicle is valuable, and you want to protect it.
We get that. That’s why the RAVELCO was invented. It prevents vehicle theft, period.
Works on current modles, as well as the classics.
If it has an engine, the RAVELCO can protect it.
Diesel, gas, hybrid - it doesn’t interfere with the function of any other part of the car --lights, radio, nav, even other security systems all still work as usual.
Without the two pieces of the RAVELCO plug connected, the vehicle can not and will not start.
Photo: The RAVELCO plug is 1.25 inches in diameter - the diameter of a Loonie - so, quite inconspicuous.With the installation of a Ravelco Anti-Theft Device, some insurance companies offer a discount on your comprehensive rates.
We provide solutions for:
Cars, trucks and SUVs
Most thieves want to break in, start your car, and drive away within minutes. It’s impossible for thieves to hotwire a vehicle, when they can’t find the right wires.
Most vehicle security systems connect to your car’s wires under your dashboard – the first place thieves look to hotwire your car. Because RAVELCO hides connections in the engine compartment, the RAVELCO wires are hidden among your vehicle’s existing wires. It would take hours for a thief to go through your vehicle’s electrical system and sort out the connections.
How the RAVELCO works
The RAVELCO (pronounced Ruh-vel-co) Anti Theft Device is installed in an easily accessible place under or flush mounted in the dashboard. A removable 16 pin male plug (which when not in use connects to your key chain) makes all the electronic connections. A hidden armored steel cable protects the wires from the rear of the RAVELCO base on through to the engine compartment where all the connections are made and camouflaged. When the plug is removed from the RAVELCO, it is impossible to start the vehicle.
The circuits interrupted by the RAVELCO may vary from application to application. Typically, they would include the electronic fuel pump, the ignition circuit, the starter circuit or even the computer.
All electrical connections are made in the engine compartment of the vehicle and are connected in and through the factory wiring harnesses. Since there are no exposed wires, a properly-installed RAVELCO is virtually impossible to detect and very time consuming to trace because all the wires are the same color (black). Even trained, mechanics have called our offices to question the location of the RAVELCO hookup on a vehicle.
A RAVELCO customer is assured that their plug is unique, and that no one else can start their vehicle simply by gaining access to another RAVELCO plug. Competitive products allow only six or fewer possible plug combinations, and each device sold through a particular car dealer will all use the same plug. THIS IS NOT THEFT PROTECTION.
The components used in the manufacturing of the RAVELCO Anti Theft Device are of the highest quality, tested for performance, and proven in the field since 1976. Reliability is must and an absolute. Unlike competitive products, a RAVELCO WILL NOT FAIL. In fact, a major selling point of the RAVELCO is its superior performance against that of competitive products. When a competitive product fails, the vehicle on which it is installed will stall and cannot be started. Any car dealer or anti theft device installation facility that has handled a competitive product for any length of time has suffered this embarrassment -- and expense -- of having to send out a tow truck to retrieve a customer's vehicle. NOT SO WITH THE RAVELCO!
The RAVELCO Anti Theft Device is superior to all the other alarms and anti theft devices, the reason for this is that the RAVELCO is so simple to use, there are not any codes to remember and there are no secret buttons to push. Whenever you leave your vehicle all you have to do to activate the RAVELCO system is "pull out the plug" and connect it to your key chain. It is like taking part of your engine with you. Many new car buyers do not want all the bells and whistles associated with today's alarm systems because they know that no one pays attention to them! How many times have you heard an alarm going off and noticed people just walk by, minding their own business? Shown recently on a television news program, was a policeman unknowingly assisting a car thief, breaking into a vehicle with a coat hanger and stealing a car. Incidentally, the vehicle's alarm was going off the whole time!
RAVELCO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MY SALESMAN TOLD ME MY VEHICLE ALREADY HAS A FACTORY ANTI THEFT DEVICE BUILT INTO ITS IGNITION KEY
This anti theft system is factory installed on almost every new vehicle manufactured today. Most every manufacturer, whether domestic or foreign uses this type system. Embedded in the head of the vehicle’s ignition key is a miniature RFID Transponder Chip which contains one of a trillion possible electronic codes. When the key is inserted into the vehicle’s ignition, the transponder sends a signal to a disc shaped antenna surrounding the key cylinder housing behind the shroud on the steering column. The antenna then relays a signal to the control module and if the signal is correctly recognized, the vehicle is allowed to start. If access is attempted without the correct code, critical systems (ignition, starter) remain inoperable.
This all sounds good on paper but all this system does is keep honest people honest, because it is very easy to bypass. The thieves are now using laptop computers with recorded RF codes to bypass them in about 20 seconds, which is probably why the factory installs these systems for free. Sadly, many car dealers tell their customers that because of this special transponder chip in their key . . . they do not need any extra security for their vehicle, but this is NOT TRUE!
MY SALESMAN ALSO SAID IF I INSTALLED ANY AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT ON MY VEHICLE OTHER THAN THE FACTORY EQUIPMENT, IT WOULD VOID MY WARRANTY. IS THIS TRUE?
No, this is NOT true! Many car dealers use this threat to frighten you into buying a more expensive anti theft system from them. Instead, tell them that you won't buy their vehicle unless they can provide a RAVELCO.
WHY WOULD I NEED A RAVELCO? MY VEHICLE ALREADY HAS A FACTORY ALARM.
The remote "keyless entry" capability for locking and unlocking the doors of a vehicle with an alarm system is a great option to have, but as far as security is concerned, the remote control alarm system only interrupts the starter wire, and this can easily be bypassed under the dash. Electronic "code grabbers" or "scanner boxes" can defeat any alarm system made today in seconds! Even the alarms that claim to have Anti-Scan or Code Grabbing Technology were still defeated. This was demonstrated on a telecast of CBS' The Early Show and 48 Hours.
WHY IS THE RAVELCO PLUG LARGER THAN MOST OF THE FLAT PLUG AND KEY TYPE ANTI THEFT DEVICES?
In order to maintain two separate major circuits and to handle the amperage put out by the electrical systems on today's vehicles, the RAVELCO cannot be made any smaller. Other anti theft devices offer only four to six different code combinations; THE RAVELCO HAS OVER 100,000! That is why it also has a ZERO FAILURE RATE!
WHY DOESN'T THE RAVELCO HAVE A "RED FLASHING LIGHT" TO HELP WARD OFF THIEVES?
There are numerous vehicles stolen every day that have full blown alarm systems, including the ones with the red flashing warning lights, which proves that the only red lights that car thieves run from, are the ones on top of police cars! The RAVELCO system includes two warning labels that attach to each side window, warning of the device. No vehicle with the RAVELCO system installed has ever been stolen!
WHAT HAPPENS IF A TOW TRUCK TRIES TO STEAL MY VEHICLE?
If you follow these two simple steps when you leave your vehicle, they can't! a) Remove the RAVELCO plug from your system. b) When you park your vehicle, turn your wheels all the way to the left or right and lock your steering column. In the event a tow truck tries to steal your vehicle, the angle of the wheels will make your vehicle track in a big circle. This attracts attention . . . and no tow truck driver wants to tow a vehicle that is traveling beside them two lanes away! This will make the tow truck driver look for an easier target.
DOES THE RAVELCO PROTECT ITEMS INSIDE THE VEHICLE?
No, and neither does an alarm or any other type of anti theft device. If a thief sees a GPS unit, a Radar Detector, a briefcase, a cell phone, or anything else of value inside the vehicle that he wishes to steal, he can easily break a window, take the item, and be gone within seconds. Nothing in the world other than a mean dog in the vehicle can stop a smash-and-grab thief!
RAVELCO Canada West Holdings Ltd.