0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Instead, make a device that will lock a potential thief inside the car the minute he tries to start the engine, and set off an alarm - "to catch a thief". 
But all/ most of that is illegal.
... but the last thing you want to do is to annoy the thief. He would run it into a wall in frustration if it suddenly conked out.
The never show their heads again, - nuf said. (It does work on the nervous system somehow. 'Splain that.)
Quote from: sophiecentaur on 02/09/2009 23:05:26... but the last thing you want to do is to annoy the thief. He would run it into a wall in frustration if it suddenly conked out.Ah, question, please. How could the thief run it into a wall if it were not running?? I would think that if the car were rolling to a stop, the thief would prefer to get out of the vehicle without injury to themselves.
....... BTW, the police in the US do use "bait cars" to catch car thieves. The police can turn off the engine by remote control, and I'm fairly sure they can lock the doors too. If the police can do something like that, I think US law would permit me to take some similar steps to protect my property. Nerve gas would of course be a no-no, except in Texas.)
"The air in this vehicle is now being replaced with a deadly nerve gas. Asatlavista Baby."or would that be a bit too strong?
The Flame Blaster consists of a small, 3-liter container of petroleum gas, which is typically mounted in the trunk of the vehicle, and nozzles fitted under the front doors of the vehicle. The electronic ignition system of the Flame Buster is activated by pushing a button (located near the foot pedals), resulting in three-meter long jets of burning liquid petroleum being thrown from both sides of the vehicle. The Blaster can be used five times before the gasoline tank needs to be refilled. The intensity of the blast can be set to individual' motorists' preference and the flames have been shown to cause no paint or other damage to the car. The system is not intended to kill assailants but rather to distract them and afford motorists the chance to escape a potentially life-threatening situation. The biggest drawback of the Flame Blaster is its high risk of injuring innocent passersby. Still, the device is completely legal when used for purposes of self-defense.