Security is often at the forefront of our minds when we buy cars. In 2014, the cars that you buy will typically have an insurance-approved alarm system and engine immobiliser fitted as standard. But the thing is, manufacturer-fitted alarm systems don’t always serve as a theft deterrent.

And some cars, notably some BMW vehicles that use certain alarm systems, can be stolen in a matter of seconds without a key; something that I think you will agree is most concerning! Of course, as car owners we can fit aftermarket alarm systems, but sometimes they just aren’t enough.

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Have you ever wanted to fit an anti-theft system to your car that most people would probably consider extreme or even dangerous? Most wacky ideas are just too out there for most people’s liking, but we can dream, can’t we?

Here are some examples of insane security systems you wish existed for cars (and were legal to use)!

Taser alarm systems

Picture this: you have a car with an ordinary car alarm and immobiliser system fitted as standard. But despite the fact your car has a flashing red LED light to indicate that the car is alarmed, an opportunist thief has decided your car stereo would look better in his car than yours.

He then smashes a window to get into your car, and as soon as he sits down on one of your seats, he gets tasered by the seat itself! Crazy, right? But let’s face it; sometimes thieves need “shock” tactics to show them a life of crime isn’t a good idea.

Autonomous car alarm systems

With so much talk of driverless car technology, these days, it is going to be inevitable that, in the near future, we will all be driven around by our cars, putting scores of chauffeurs out of business in the process!

If I’m honest, the idea being in a driverless car does worry me a little, especially if the car were to malfunction in some way. Fear aside, I have thought of one way that we could use driverless car technology to our advantage to decrease vehicle crime.

Should a thief break into your car, the car could simply drive itself to the nearest police station with the thief suitably restrained within it, somehow. Don’t ask me for the mechanics of it all; the only thing I did was come up with the idea!

Bubbles

When I was out car shopping the other day, I came across some Dacias at the Carco Group. I must admit; I wasn’t especially taken with the idea of buying a “budget” car, but then it (randomly) got me thinking about car security.

If I bought myself a brand new Dacia, I could spend the money I saved building an awesome bubble security system! Simply put, if a thief breaks into the car, a bubble-making machine could instantly spring into action and fill the car with millions of bubbles!

And because the bubbles would doubtless flood the street the car is in, it would certainly draw attention to the fact that someone was breaking into my Dacia!

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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