RAVELCO (pronounced Ruh-vel-co) Anti Theft Device is the only immobilizer
partnered with the NICB (National Insurance Crime
Bureau) to prevent auto theft! Ravelco is honored to be
partnered with the NICB. The NICB is the leading
organization working with automobile and truck insurance
companies to prevent fraud and auto theft and Ravelco is
the leading manufacturer of anti theft devices for
vehicles. In business for since 1976, we have sold
more than 4 million units without ever having a vehicle
stolen by defeating a properly installed and utilized
Over the years,
the Ravelco team has seen and run across just about everything that had to do with vehicle security. When RAVELCO started, there was no such thing as an anti theft device. All that was available back then was a cheap alarm system that you activated by inserting a key in the fender of the vehicle. When a would be car thief opened the door the siren would blast until the vehicles battery died. Not only a nuisance but very inconvenient and ineffective.
Needless to say much has changed since then.
In the last decade we have seen
more than 200 alarm and anti theft device companies come and go
out of business. Why? Because everyone jumped on the band wagon selling and manufacturing what they thought was a better mouse trap. Most, if not all, were not time tested in the field properly and when problems arose (such as vehicles not starting, shutting off while driving, false alarms etc.) customers and car dealers got a bad taste in their mouths thinking that all aftermarket products were junk. These companies were not sound enough to ride out the problems, so they folded.
We at RAVELCO understand what the customer wants and what they are willing to pay for it.
Customers are not stupid! They know that no one pays attention to alarm systems anymore. So when a car dealer tries to sell them an alarm for more than
$800, they will tell the dealer that they are not interested in any accessories (alarms or anti theft devices). Then the very next day, they will call us asking the name of the closest dealer to them where they can get a
RAVELCO installed. When asked where they purchased their vehicle, they always give us the name of a car dealer who does not carry the
RAVELCO. They go on to tell us that the sales person said that "the
RAVELCO is just a kill switch" and they should put on a full-blown alarm system because the
RAVELCO will not protect what is inside the vehicle. Well, neither will an alarm! Nothing in the world can stop a smash and grab thief! If a thief wants to get into a vehicle, all he has to do is break the side window and grab what he wants. Many car dealers threaten you by saying that if you install anything but the factory GM, Ford, Chrysler, etc., Alarm System it will cause the manufacturer to void your warranty. This is not true! This is against the law.
To protect you against such action there is a federal law called the
"Magnuson - Moss Act". We only hear these type of problems from the smaller car dealers where every two to three months they change sales people.
Among our many customers, are the ten largest (volume) auto dealers in the country. Every car dealer who carries the
RAVELCO tells us that the
out sells the factory
security systems nearly 3 to 1. These are experienced sales people who have been at the same car dealers for many years. Needless to say, they know the business and what is going on.