Making machinery theft a non-starter for criminals
Tough, innovative in-cab technology for tractors, plant and farm machinery
The Vapormatic Vehicle Immobiliser is a robust, secure, yet easy to use keypad system that provides the ultimate solution for the working farmer. Tractors are left immobilised, even if they keys are in the ignition!
Thatcham approved, award winning and field proven. With a free 2 year warranty* and insurance discounts available, the Vapormatic Vehicle Immobiliser is the most cost effective method of tractor security available.
- Quick to install and easy to use
- Uses state of art DD2+ secure data encoding technology
- Wireless keypad operation for maximum protection, even when the keys are left in the ignition
- Multiple driver access. The keypad can accept up to 6 unique PIN (personal identification number) codes (5 user codes and 1 master code) of 4 to 6 digits in length
- The keypad has LED status indicators and backlighting to ensure clear visibility even in the dark
- Thatcham P2 Approved
- A keypad override disc is provided for total control and emergency mobilisation. The disc deactivates the immobiliser remotely from up to 5 meters from the blockers
- 2 separate wireless electrical blockers for double the protection
- Protection rating of IP62 (Not waterproof)
- 2 year warranty*
*1 year standard and a free 2nd year when registered on our Warranty Registration page.
VLC5501 - Approved Installer Programme
Tractor theft is a risk to every farm and many tractor and agricultural vehicle owners are looking for solutions to keep their vehicles safe and in many instances, help to keep insurance premiums down.
The VLC5501 Immobiliser has been acknowledged as a quality solution to vehicle security and whilst it is easy to install, the many complexities of modern day tractors mean that it is important that installation is conducted by an experienced engineer. As such, Vapormatic administrates an 'Approved Installer Programme for VLC5501.'
This scheme invites engineers to undertake an induction and assessment process to ensure complete competency and the highest standard of installation; giving customers and insurer's total confidence and a professional service.
How do I become an Approved Installer?
You will need to complete an initial enquiry form and return it to Vapormatic. We will then send you an application pack with full instructions, including best practice guidance, 'training' materials and an assessment questionnaire.
Please click here to download an enquiry form to request an application pack.
How easy is it to fit?
It is a straight forward job for an experienced agricultural engineer to fit the immobiliser. The keypad only has two wires, it connects to an ignition live and a good chassis earth. Find two electrical circuits to break and connect in-line the two immobiliser blockers supplied as well as an ignition live and good chassis earth. All fitting instructions are supplied.
Can I fit it myself?
Yes, however this product should be fitted by a competent and experienced Agricultural engineer, if in any doubt, ask your nearest OEM dealer to fit.
How easy is it to set up?
There is no setting up required, all you will need to do is enter your unique PIN code to get started. Full instructions are provided.
Can I change a PIN code after it has been set up?
Yes. Full operator instructions are included.
What warranty does the product have?
A Standard 12 months warranty applies with an extra 12 months if you register your purchase on our website. (www.Vapormatic.com/security)
How many user PIN codes can I set up?
Six. One master code, which can then be used to set up a further five user codes.
Will I need to re-enter a PIN code every time the engine is switched off?
No, the keypad passively re-arms after approximately four minutes of the ignition being switched off. If the ignition is switched back on within this time period the keypad will not require a PIN entry.
How durable is the keypad?
This keypad has been designed to withstand the wear of a minimum of 1 million entries with a scratch proof and wipe clean surface.
How will I see the keypad numbers in the dark?
The keypad is back lit, so will illuminate once the ignition is switched on. The keypad back light will go out after the correct PIN code has been entered.
Will the keypad lock out after three attempts?
No. You can enter as many incorrect codes as you like, the keypad will not lock out.
Is the keypad and components waterproof?
Not entirely. The product has an IP rating of 62 and although the keypad is shower proof, it is not guaranteed to withstand a constant covering of water. These components should be fitted in a dry environment.
Can I get a replacement keypad if the original one gets damaged?
Yes, all of the components can be ordered separately. Please Note: Proof of purchase and vehicle ownership will be required, or registered on our web site for extended warranty.
Where should I keep the keypad override disc?
The keypad override disc transmits wirelessly to the immobiliser blockers bypassing the keypad, it is designed to be used if the keypad has been damaged or removed by an attempted theft. This disc should be kept in a safe place NOT in the Vehicle or within a five metre radius.
I get a replacement keypad override disc if the original gets lost or damaged?
Yes. All components can be ordered. Please Note: Proof of vehicle ownership will be required, or registered on our web site for extended warranty.
What happens if the Li-Ion operating battery goes flat?
This is easily replaced and is a commonly available battery.
What happens if someone rips out the keypad in an attempt to steal the vehicle?
The immobiliser blockers can not be traced back from the keypad as it transmits via a secure wireless code. If the keypad is damaged the keypad override disc should be used to disable the immobiliser. This can be used whilst a new keypad is ordered and fitted. Please Note: Proof of vehicle ownership will be required, or registered on our web site for extended warranty.
Can the wireless transmission be copied and used in an attempted theft?
No, the keypad and the keypad override disc changes it's code each time it transmits.