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#71
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

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QUOTE (cygnus @ Jan 4 2009, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let's give AEIOU a BIG round of applause for his brilliant idea.
I have gotten myself an old Nokia fitted with new ori/hi-capacity batt that can last easily 10-12 days. Disabled all functions that may consume more power like BT, IR etc. It would be even better if you can block incoming sms.

Thank you ! Thank you ! Just my humble little idea for sharing and benefit to all Malaysia motorists.

QUOTE (redrules @ Jan 5 2009, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wanna ask something, what if you track the car and found it chopped up? We know how fast these guys work. How does insurance deal with chopped up recovered cars? If they don't give compensation or partial compensation wouldn't it be better if the vehicle is not found at all?

LOL...!!! ...LOL !!! The cheap home made GSM tracking device is for you to track your car. I repeat, just to track your car based on the nearest BTS your car is linking to. How you want to utilise this "added function" is entirely up to you.
In this case, you can use your "wisdom" or common sense to decide whether your chopped car is to be found or not to be found. You make that decision.....not that dumb home made GSM tracking device.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:48 PM

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Haha... who say this idea is useless ?? It works..!! But I don't think this johor guy need to spent RM150 a month because you can now buy a 1 year prepaid validity for as low as RM30..
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Friday March 6, 2009
Telco service helps man find stolen ‘friend’
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FRIEND Finder, a service provided by telecommunications companies to locate their users’ friends, helped a man find his stolen car in Johor Baru.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the man, identified only as Mr Ye, had used the service as an anti-theft device for over a year.

He kept a phone activated with the service in his Toyota Camry car.

On Sunday, Ye found that his car parked in Permas Jaya was missing at about 9.30pm.

He traced his “friend” in the car and the response showed that the vehicle was in Taman Nusa Bistari 2. “After a three and a half hour search in the housing estate, I recovered my car by the roadside,” he said.

Ye encouraged the public to use this cheap and useful service, saying that his anti-car theft device was only a cellphone that cost less than RM100 and a pre-paid service card.

http://thestar.com.m...=...&sec=nation
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小兵立大功‧手機“尋友”找回失車
Created 03/05/2009 - 08:44

(柔佛‧新山)小兵立大功!一名車主在轎車失竊後,憑著å…
§æš—藏的手機,通過手機電訊公司所提供的“尋友”搜尋服(Fr
iend Finder),成功追蹤及找回失車!

他也揭發竊賊只須在車尾鑽個小洞,破車箱內的防盜系統就æ˜
“得手。

這名車主葉先生的丰田佳美轎車,是於週日(1日)傍晚6至7ä¹
‹é–“,在新山百萬鎮佳世客購物廣場的停車場失竊。

他是於當天晚上9時許前往取車時,才發現車子不見了。

搜尋追蹤失車位置

葉先生說,他即刻到中央警署報案,並告知警察他在車內暗äº
†ä¸€å°æ‰‹æ©Ÿï¼Œè­¦æ–¹å¯ç”¨æ‰‹æ©Ÿé›»è¨Šå…¬å¸æ‰€æä¾›çš„“尋友”搜尋務è¿
½è¹¤åˆ°å¤±è»Šçš„位置,進而尋得車子。

他當時曾向查案官出示手機的搜尋結果,但是,有關查案官ä¹
Žä¸å¤ªç›¡ä¿¡ã€‚

從有關多次搜尋的結果顯示,其失車的位置在士姑來順利花ï¼
ˆTmn Nusa Bestari2)一帶。

葉先生說,查案官對手機搜尋服務的結果不太盡信,但表示æŠ
Šæ­¤æ¡ˆè¼¸å…¥é›»è…¦ï¼Œå°‡æ´¾å“¡å°‹æ‰¾å¤±è»Šï¼›åŒæ™‚也將聯絡士姑來警派å“
¡åŽ»æ‰¾è»Šã€‚

逐條道路尋找車蹤

他認為,匪徒在偷車後,一定會先把車停放在偏僻的地方,å¾
Œå†å®‰æŽ’私運出售到國外。

他說,為了爭取時間,他當晚10時30分離開中央警署之後,就æ
œ‹å‹å”助下,共車到士姑來順利花園一帶,逐條道路尋找車。

經過3小時半的搜找,他們最後於凌晨2時,在距離努沙再也警
局約一公里的順和花園住宅區的路旁找回失車。在尋回失車之
後,葉先生在第一時間向努沙再也警局報案。

他希望通過報章,吁請車主小心提防偷車賊,並和車主們分ä»
–如何使用手機搜尋服務找回失車的經過。

專偷豐田佳美
匪黨熟悉防盜系統

《星洲日報》從2月底至今,所報導的新山地區“豐田佳美轎ï
¿½å¤±ç«Šæ¡ˆâ€è‡³å°‘有4起。

相信匪黨非常熟悉這款轎車的防盜系統。他們先在車尾鑽洞ç 
´å£žä½æ–¼å¾Œè»Šç®±å…§çš„防盜系統“心臟”,再用器具勾起司機位å…
§éƒ¨çš„開車把手,打開車門。

葉先生表示,這班竊賊相當熟悉這款轎車的防盜系統,只利ä¸
€å€‹é›»é‘½å°±å¯ç ´å£žé˜²ç›œç³»çµ±ã€‚

“車子尾部只鑽了個小洞,竊賊還貼上一張卡通貼紙掩飾。æ‰
‹æ©Ÿé˜²ç›œæ¯æœˆèŠ±è²»150

葉先生曾介紹朋友使用手機當“汽車防盜措施”,當時還被å
‹å˜²ç¬‘。沒想到他每月花點小錢,竟讓他救價值13萬令吉的轎
車。他是於一年前就開始這麼做。

他表示,這項“防盜措施”,每月花費不超過150令吉,其中æ‹
¬1台不超過100令吉的手機,以及50令吉的手機預付卡費用。

他認為,這比安裝一個數千令吉的衛星防盜系統更廉宜。

此外,他表示每週會定時檢查手機是否操作正常,也會定時æ‰
‹æ©Ÿå……電,並藏得隱密。

偷車賊擁有修車經驗

偷車賊用來掩飾小洞的“貼紙”,是個穿著修車服裝的卡通ç‰
©ã€‚

卡通人物的衣服上,還有著另一家日本轎車公司的招牌,因ï¼
Œä»–相信偷車賊可能曾在修車廠工作過,擁有修車經驗,並悉æ•
¸ç¨®æ—¥æœ¬è½Žè»Šçš„防盜系統。

他表示不確定這種貼紙可否在汽車裝飾店買到,抑或只有該æ—
¥ç”¢è½Žè»Šå…¬å¸å¯å–得。

防盜系統有死穴
行家一“鑽”破功

行家一“鑽”,即汽車防盜系統即破功?

汽車技術人員表示,對汽車防盜系統有所認識的行家,的確ç”
¨ä¸€æžé›»é‘½ç ´å£žé˜²ç›œç³»çµ±ï¼Œç¹¼è€Œå°‡è»Šå­å·èµ°ã€‚

豐田汽車避蘭東客顧服務部的法米受訪時說,無論任何款式æ±
½è»Šï¼Œåªè¦å·è»Šè³ŠçŸ¥é“防盜系統電線的所在,都可用導電體擾é›
»è·¯ã€‚然後在不發出任何聲響的情況下,讓車門自動打開

車主應加鎖駕駛盤

他也說,偷車賊如果有能力在車尾廂訊號燈附近鑽個小洞,ç™
±ç˜“整個防盜系統,匪徒是肯定非常熟悉這類汽車的行家。

他說,即使擁有高科技保安設備的汽車,其防盜系統都有可ç 
´è§£ã€‚他因此勸告車主,應加裝可鎖住駕駛盤和變速箱(俗“ç‰
™ç®±â€ï¼‰çš„防盜鎖,以拉長匪徒的幹案時間,從而減少車失竊çš
„風險。

法米也表示,目前尚未接獲豐田佳美轎車車主的相關投訴。


如何利用手機“尋友”搜尋服務?

明訊和Digi等兩家電訊公司,正提供這“尋友”搜尋服務。

民眾只要向電訊公司輸入“ff find 01X-XXXXXXX”或“find 01X-XXXXXXX”傳到有關電訊公司的總台(前者2000號,後者2001)。æ–
¹æ‰‹æ©ŸæŒæœ‰è€…一旦回覆允許被搜尋之後,這項尋友搜尋服務正å¼
å•Ÿå‹•ã€‚

手機用戶可通過這項服務,隨時搜尋另一名手機用戶的所在ä¸
éŽï¼Œé€™é …服務最多只能搜尋到手機的所在花園,無法詳細出ç›
®æ¨™æ‰€åœ¨çš„路名和門牌。

http://www.sinchew.c...de/104843?tid=1

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

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Bravo to you Aeiou!

Just read abt the JB guy on The Sun today.

Hey, the JB guy might be one of the forumers here.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

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aeiou228 smile_thumbup.gif

Now the idea is proven, time to think of this seriously for my car smile_approve.gif

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

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one of the problem i can think of....is the the car thief remove the sim card
in the handphone.... !

BTW, any idea whether celcom or digi offer this services ? how much is the monthly charges ?

thanks

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

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QUOTE (ASIMO @ Mar 8 2009, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
one of the problem i can think of....is the the car thief remove the sim card
in the handphone.... !

BTW, any idea whether celcom or digi offer this services ? how much is the monthly charges ?

thanks


Well, once the thief discovered your hidden phone....your are defeated. You lose, thief win that's it.
Only maxis and digi offer friend finder service. Activate Holink 365 or Digi Super Long Life in order to get 1 year validity period without reload.

Stolen car recovered -- thanks to good old handphone
http://www.sun2surf....le.cfm?id=30813
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Stolen car recovered -- thanks to good old handphone
by Kong See Hoh

PETALING JAYA (March 5, 2009): A car owner recovered his stolen vehicle with the help of a handphone he hid in the car and a telco company's Friend Finder service, Sin Chew Daily reported today.

Relating his story, the owner described how car thieves are able to disable the car alarm system by drilling a small hole near the taillight where the "control panel" of the security system is located.

The owner, identified in the report only by his surname Yap, found his Toyota Camry missing from the car park of a hypermarket in Johor Baru at 9pm on Sunday.

He lodged a report at the police headquarters and told police he had a handphone hidden in the car which can help them locate the missing car with the assistance of the Friend Finder (FF) service provided by a telco.

He also showed the investigation officer the search result of the FF service but the latter appeared not very convinced.

Yap said the search result showed that his car was in Taman Nusa Bestari 2.

He said although the officer was still doubtful of his self-made tracking system, the latter promised to follow up on it and contacted the Skudai police for assistance.

In the meantime, Yap and his friends wasted no time and launched their own search at 10.30pm after lodging the police report.

Three-and-a-half hours later, they spotted the car parked in an alley about 1km from the Nusajaya police station.

Yap said he subscribed to the FF service about a year ago and turned it into a tracking system.

He said all he has to pay is for a handphone costing not more than RM100, a RM50 prepaid card and a monthly service charge of not more than a month.

It is much cheaper than subscribing to an anti-theft satellite tracking system which costs several thousand ringgit to install on top of the monthly service charge, he said, and all he needs to do is ensure the phone does not run out of battery.

He said when he first recommended it to friends, they poked fun at him.


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

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just registered a digi supp line today...monthly got to pay RM10...Digi got another service
called Travel Buddy that allowed periodic sms alert on the location of yr friend (the time and
interval set by us)...

now i am looking a cheap Sony ericsson handhpone...(eg. k220i RM198, etc)...cause all
my phone is sony....easier to charge!

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

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actually I was really curious that whether a device to track laptop battery/notebook & handphone
in our car exist or not ?? (i know there is a device to detect wireless cctv....we can get it from
jalan pudu)

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

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A car accessories car owner once told me once he met an ex car thief who told him usually they would try to avoid peddle lock as most troublesome to break. Stearing lock easiest to break. Cheap one just few knocks already kaput.

Combine immobiliser, peddle lock cum friend finder etc ... make life difficult for thiefs and robbers. Hey, what happen to this country nowadays?!



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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:52 AM

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I am currently trying the friend finder service on my Digi phone.... I am using the digi to track
on a Maxis phone.... and I find that the location is not so accurate.... I read somewhere in the
forum that the location is dependent on the telco's nearest base station....

does that mean if I use Maxis it will be better since it has more coverage and base station ?
If I use digi to track Maxis line...(whose base station they will use to track; digi or maxis ?)

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