PORSCHE PRESENTS ANTI-THEFT PROTECTION FOR CLASSICS
Gps-powered security for period Porsches
Porsche is developing a comprehensive anti-theft protection system for all classic models, allowing owners of Porsche classics the same levels of protection as its new models. Known as Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System, it's a fully integrated autonomous package with sensors located at multiple concealed points around the car.
Porsche says the system communicates with a security network that covers the whole of Europe. Tailored versions will be suitable for all Porsche classic vehicles from the 356 to the Carrera GT. The system is set to become available from spring 2018 onwards at Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Centres across Europe.
“The Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System will allow us to offer our customers anti-theft functionality that will trigger an alarm if someone tries to steal the vehicle. In an ideal scenario, this intervention will stop the vehicle from disappearing right from the outset”, explains Alexander Fabig, Head of Porsche Classic.
Porsche says that if the battery is disconnected on a vehicle that is being monitored or if the vehicle is stolen, the associated free app sends an alarm alert to the international security centre and to the customer. If the owner confirms unauthorised access when prompted, the relevant authorities are informed. The security centre uses the integrated GPS sensor to identify the current location or driving route and provides immediate support to local responders in the search for the vehicle. There is also the option to use a wireless command to prevent the engine from being restarted.
The new Porsche Classic app also offers other additional functions. For example, the location of the classic vehicle can be pinpointed via smartphone at any time and stored route information can also be accessed. If the customer lends the classic vehicle to a stranger – perhaps for a test drive – the “geofence” functionality can be used to define boundaries that the vehicle is not allowed to cross. If these boundaries are crossed, the app also raises the alarm.
A similar function is available for controlling the speed of the vehicle. The “Workshop” mode is designed for service appointments and deactivates the alarm when the battery is removed within a specified time period. The “Transport” mode can be used if the vehicle needs to be transported on its own trailer to ensure that the system does not send an alarm alert.
Installation of the tracking system and completion of the related service agreement are arranged exclusively by the Porsche Classic Partner or the relevant Porsche Centre. A range of installation options for each model are being defined during the product development process. Using an optional voltage converter, the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System can also be used in the Porsche 356 models featuring a six-volt vehicle electrical system. Contact your local Porsche Centre for more information.
With classic Porsches becoming ever more valuable, a bespoke Porsche factory security system could be a very wise investment