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Advanced On Board Diagnostic Port Protection - OBD Portector
The OBD Portector has been designed specifically to address the threat of theft of vehicle by compromising the OBD port. It has been independently attack tested and verified; and is the first Thatcham Quality Assured product to meet and pass their strict criteria for a product of this type.
- Permanent protection against unauthorised communication to the OBD port.
- Protects against unauthorised key programming through the OBD port.
- No daily interaction, only needs disarmed when the authorised use of the OBD port is necessary.
- Does not invalidate warranty - No modification of the vehicle loom is required.
- Secure Registration through the International Security Register (The ISR) with no ongoing costs
- Thatcham Accredited Protection
- 2 x OBD Port Authorisation Cards Supplied
- 3 Year Warranty on the product
- No Subscription or ongoing costs.
- Non obtrusive design, the override contact switch can be mounted discreetly in the vehicle.
PRICE INCLUDES INSTALLATION AT OUR DUNBAR WORKSHOP:
We are able to install this at our Dunbar Workshop (EH42 1RS), if you are unable to travel to us, please get in touch as we will more than likely be able to recommend an installer that is local to you.
The Issue Explained
The On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port is the portal to the vehicles information and generally required to provide access to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or ‘brain’ of a vehicle during maintenance and servicing. This is where your service agent will plug their computer/diagnostic machine in to run diagnostics and carry out updates or checks on your vehicle.
Most vehicles taken without keys are stolen using devices which plug into the OBD port. These intelligent devices ‘hack’ the brain of the vehicle and are able to bypass the vehicles integrated security protocols. This is genuine industry hardware used in a sinister way by a thief, it is not illegal to own these devices nor for companies to sell them, furthermore there is no licencing required or checks to confirm legitimacy of buyers. This equipment is readily available through multiple resellers online.
Most of these devices are pre-programmed so that when they plug into a vehicle, the alarm is turned off during the ‘hacking’ process. Once ‘hacked’ these devices usually then program a new key or trick the vehicle into thinking the key is already present. In many instances this process can take less than 30 seconds before the thief can drive the vehicle away.
Another major issue facing the automotive industry as vehicles become more connected and integrated in owners lives, is the threat that sensitive personal information stored in the vehicle may also be hacked and stolen using the same process and access through the OBD port.
What is Portector/How does it work?
Portector is an innovative hardware solution which permanently integrates into the vehicle without the need to cut into the wiring and designed specifically to protect a vehicles OBD port.
It works by stopping the information travelling to the OBD port and therefore prevents a thief from accessing it, effectively closing the OBD port whilst Portector is armed.
Think about an electronic safe being securely fitted on the end of the port. When armed the safe is closed and locked, retaining all of the valuable information in the vehicle. When unlocked and open everything is available. To turn off the system ‘open the safe’ you’ll need the OBD Port Activation Card.
Portector provides the owner with the authorisation as to whom gets access to the vehicles information with ‘OBD Port Authorisation Cards’. These cards are required to temporarily switch off Portector and allows full access to the vehicle. It does not prevent any regular servicing/maintenance or other work being carried out on the vehicle providing the owner authorises such work by presenting their card.
Portector utilises a range of bespoke wiring looms to seamlessly integrate into a vehicle. This ensures the correct fitment every time, without the need to cut into the vehicles wiring.
Put it simply - ‘Portector protects against the most commonly known methods used by the modern day thieves to steal a vehicle’.
Portector is Thatcham Quality Assured (certificate number TQA511). This means it has been fully independently tested to meet the industry standards for security and quality.
It passed and exceeded testing for both opportunist and professional theft attack methods.
Portector has been fully independently tested to ensure when fitted, it does not have any negative affect on a vehicle.