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Mercedes Security Upgrades | B&B Audioconcepts - Cardiff

Mercedes GLC 63 AMG - Thinkware Dash Camera - Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser - SmarTrack - Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems - Twin iPad USB Terminals - New Center Console

Mercedes GLC 63 AMG

The 4.0-litre eight-cylinder biturbo engine is already used in numerous AMG Performance vehicles. It is also installed in the AMG GT sports car with dry sump lubrication. A characteristic feature is that the two turbochargers are positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder “V”. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction, optimal response and low exhaust gas emissions. One mechanic assembles each engine in the engine shop in Affalterbach according to the “one man – one engine” principle. 

 

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Brand new Mercedes GLC63 AMG driven in for some high end motoring toys :

1. Thinkware F800 PRO Twin Dash Cameras

2. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser - Next Generation Vehicle Protection

3. SmarTrack - Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems 

4. Twin iPad USB Charger Points

5. New Matt Finish Centre Console

 

Thinkware Dash Camera F800 PRO

The F800 Pro is the latest offering from Thinkware! One of the most up-to-date and advanced Dash Cameras that is currently available in the UK. Some amazing features such as Safety Camera Warning and Front Collision Warning as well as 1080p footage Front & Rear!

WHY WE NEED A DASH CAM

The roads are never as safe as you think they are. In 2010, there were over 5 million traffic collisions. In your daily commute, there may be a chance of you being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Situations like these are often extremely stressful, and it is often difficult for drivers to recall the crucial details surrounding the incident. With a Dash Cam, drivers now find themselves having a reliable witness – protecting themselves from bearing the cost of liability. With an in-car dashboard camera, you can feel at ease knowing that there is always a dependable, silent witness with you at all times.

WHAT IS A DASH CAM?

An Extra Eye on the Road.

A dashboard camera (Dash Cam) is a specialized on-board surveillance camera that is designed to monitor and record driving incidents. Mounted to the windshield, the camera turns on automatically upon starting ignition, and actively records video footages with an auto-looping mechanism. It has real-time impact detection, whereupon sensing impact, the camera stores the incident footage in a secure location for later reviewing purposes. The footage can then be used as a form of supplementary evidence for insurance purposes, while protecting the driver against insurance frauds and hit-and-runs.

FRONT AND REAR VIEW FULL HD RECORDINGS

CMOS Image Sensors allow constant front and rearview Full 1080p HD resolution recording during both daytime and nighttime along with a 140-degree wide angle lens view. This will minimize blind spots to assure recording of all events without fail.

SUPER NIGHT VISION 2.0

DASH CAM videos recorded in a low-light environment, such as dark alleys or parking lots, may not be clearly identifiable. SUPER NIGHT VISION2.0 in the F800 PRO uses Image Signal Processing (ISP) technology to record a clear, visible video in any situation- while driving or parked.

Perfect image processing even in low-light environments
The Sony Exmor R STARVIS Image Sensor applied to the F800 PRO provides rich colors and the optimal resolution.  STARVIS technology improves Exmor R's low light sensitivity by providing optimal image quality in visible ray and near-infrared range, allowing clear imaging in low light environments.

ENERGY SAVING PARKING RECORDING

Energy saving parking recording will reduce power consumption by 1/3 less and gives 3x longer video recording than normal parking mode. When you are away for a vacation or leaving your car for quite some time, energy saving parking recording is a recommended solution. When in use, F800 PRO will go to sleep and soon after an impact has been detection by built-in G-senor, F800 PRO will wake up within a second and start recording for next 20 seconds of period.

TIME LAPSE

Important clips and images may get deleted due to insufficient memory space during long continuous recordings, especially in standard parking recording mode which requires large memory for saving 15 to 30 frames per second.  TIME LAPSE MODE in the F800 PRO records 2 frame per second reducing the size of the video file. This allows video recordings in parking mode to continue up to 16 times longer than other dash cams.

GEO FENCING

Geo Fencing allow drivers to stay alert of vehicle location. Whether your vehicle goes in/out side of a certain radical area, F800 PRO will send you push notification through mobile app, THINKWARE CLOUD. This is more practical for the parents, rental companies, and for fleet management. The radius can be set by typing the address or by using pin point on the mobile app. You may set 20 different radical area with the size from 100m up to 600km.

LOCATE VEHICLE

Locate Vehicle will help drivers to find the vehicle’s current location. F800 PRO will update its current location in every 10 seconds. Then it will display current location with speed and the heading direction integrated on google map.

DRIVING IMPACT NOTIFICATION

In the event of a crash, the alert feature can help the driver to notify others of an emergency situation when the driver is not in the condition to do so. The family or the owner of the car can then remotely check on the situation from their location.

When the car experiences an impact with a g-force level greater than 3g or 4g while driving, the dash cam will automatically send a push notification alert of the impact to the user’s smartphone logged in to the THINKWARE CLOUD app. A 20 seconds video of the incident (10 seconds before and after the incident) is also saved on the THINKWARE CLOUD server, and a push notification alert of the video is sent to the user, which can be checked later and downloaded from the app.

SAFETY CAMERA ALERT

The THINKWARE DASH CAM F800 PRO’s internal GPS provides accurate location information while the Safety Camera Alert function is on continuous alert to warn the driver of red lights and traffic enforcement cameras. Cultivate safe driving habits with THINKWARE DASH CAM.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Drowsy or distracted driving greatly increases the chance of an accident on the road. The Lane Departure Warning System will alert the driver when the vehicle goes off lane in a speed over 50 km/h.

High Speed / Urban Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS/ uFCWS)
Accidents can be avoided by maintaining a safe following distance. Road Safety Warning System in the F800 PRO calculates the real-time distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, while driving above 30 km/h in expressways or under 30 km/h in a busy city, and issues a 3-level early warning to the driver depending on the danger of collision.

STATE OF THE ART VIDEO ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
THINKWARE DASH CAMs are equipped with top-notch video enhancement technology on the market, ensuring the most vivid video recordings under any circumstance.  When you are driving under bright sunlight, coming out of a tunnel, or getting under the shadow of a tall building etc, a sudden change in frontal light exposure levels can result in excessively bright or dark recordings. The WDR function eliminates excessively bright spots on the recording to correct its color balance in order to ensure a clear image.

 

Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

Unfortunately car crime is showing no signs of slowing down and amongst the vehicles being targeted is the Mercedes.

To steal these Mercedes vehicles thieves are using methods including car jacking, key boosting, RF cloning, key cloning and key theft by way of burglary. None of which are pleasant for the owners. Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser installed to your Mercedes will prevent the theft by any of these means.

The Autowatch Ghost is a genuine industry first product, revolutionising the way modern vehicles can be immobilised. Safe & Sound Vehicle Systems are Yorkshires number one, leading and approved Autowatch Ghost installer making us one of the biggest in the country. The primary use of the Autowatch Ghost is to prevent the theft of your vehicle using the original vehicle key or worse still a cloned vehicle key. Please watch the video for a more indepth view on how this product works.


It has been well documented over the past 18 months that vehicle manufacturers using electronic key less go systems have been prone to theft by way of key cloning. Thieves use sophisticated equipment to gain entry to these vehicles without causing any damage then programme a blank key into the vehicles ECU allowing them to start the vehicle and drive it away.

Vehicle makes prone to this kind of theft are: 

Audi / BMW / Ford / Nissan / Toyota / Mitsubishi / Kia / Land Rover / Jaguar / Range Rover / Porsche / Mercedes / VW

The Autowatch Ghost product is so small it is hidden in your vehicle and once there is easily concealed and completely invisible. On entering your vehicle you are required to enter a user defined pin number to disarm the Autowatch Ghost system and allow you to start your vehicle, this is done by using various buttons on your dashboard in a particular sequence. Without knowing this unique code the vehicle simply will not start.

Benefits of the Autowatch Ghost system:

Engine Start Blocking
Undetectable using diagnostics
No Radio Frequency Signals
Silent Opertaion
Prevents Key Cloning and ECU Swapping
Tested to destruction for each supported vehicle
Weatherproof
Valet and Service Mode enabled
Emergency PIN override
Use the vehicles buttons to enter your PIN code

**Please note the latest version of the Autowatch Ghost now benefits from encrypted bluetooth technology for operation via Smartphone App. This new app erases the need for PIN code entry via buttons and instead uses the encrypted bluetooth connection to automatically deactivate the Ghost. Of course, should your phone be unavailable then the PIN code can always be entered via the dash buttons instead.

 

SmarTrack - Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems

The SmarTrack Category 5 has been tested to Thatcham TQA standard. The device operates using GPS/GLONASS, GPRS and GSM technology. Having an in-built battery back-up, the device has the ability to remain operational even when the vehicle’s power supply is removed. The device monitors the battery voltage level and detects if the Driver Recognition System has been activated. In the event of a theft the system can remotely immobilise the vehicle at police request.

SmarTrack offer the choice of Driver Recognition Systems:

SmarTrack Category 5 DRS Pro (Proximity)
Disarms when the proximity tag is within the area of the vehicle. If the tag is not inside the vehicle when the customer is driving, the Global Telemetrics Control Centre will call to confirm the vehicle is safe.

SmarTrack Category 5 DRST (Transponder)
When the card is placed on the receptacle hidden within the vehicle, the tracking device is then disarmed. If this process is not completed, the customer will be contacted by a member of the Global Telemetrics Control Centre.

Standard Features below:

Thatcham Category 5 Quality Assured
IP67 waterproof device
Choice of Driver Recognition Systems supplied with 2 cards/tags
P5 for plant and agricultural vehicles
Secure full fleet online account to view locations of your vehicle
Free Global Telemetrics app to view vehicle location
Monitored 24 hours a day by Global Telemetrics
Battery disconnection/low level battery alerts
Movement alerts (vehicle is moved without the DRST used)
Immobilisation (police request only)
eCall button
Fully transferable* (Terms and Conditions apply)
Direct Debit for subscriptions (minimum 12 month contract)
3 year warranty (extendable to 12 years*)

 

New Matt Finish Centre Console

Usually with a new car you are happy with all its features.  However this owner was not to fond of its shiny centre console and decided he wanted a matt finish as opposed to the shiny one.  Audioconcepts ordered a genuine Mercedes matt centre console and proceeded to take apart the existing one and to put into place the new matt finished centre console.  See the images to appreciate the difference in appearance.

 

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