Gps-pow­ered se­cu­rity for pe­riod Porsches

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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

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