The fact is, cars are stolen in Singapore and yours could be next! Your car is most vulnerable when you are fast asleep. After all a short trip to Johor Bahru during the early morning takes less than 45 minutes. By the time you are awake, your car could be in Malacca and there is nothing you can do. Not unless you have it properly protected.
If you think that getting back the car is easy, think again. Owners who have experienced car thefts often complained that the process in getting back their car is slow and frustrating. It gets worse if their car was stolen across the border. Many have lamented that they have to go to the Malaysia police station a few times to sort out paper work. Once you are done with the Police, be prepared to sit for another 6 to 8 weeks for the insurance company to complete their investigation.
The immobiliser found in many luxury cars may also not sufficiently protect your car. On 28 Feb 2012, New Straits Times reported that "22 Singapore plated luxury cars were stolen in Malaysia. The cars were 12 Toyota Camry, Toyota Hilux (four), Honda Accord (two), BMW (two), Toyota Rush (one) and Toyota Fortuner (one)."
To counter this, drivers are now installing this silent GPS car alarm in their cars.
When the car is stolen, they will automatically receive an alert (by SMS or email). Car owners can then track the car whereabouts. Should the thief travel to Malaysia, they can easily call immigration and stop the car or track the car in Malaysia and inform the local authorities there. If required, they can also remotely switch off the car engine by SMS or through the app.