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Monday night, my partner and I returned to the parking lot to find my Bronco had been broken into.
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The rear passenger window was totally smashed, and from the security footage I obtained through a business with cameras watching this area of the lot, the burglar was able to shatter the glass without even winding up a swing of his fist.

You do hear about vehicle break-ins in Austin, but typically only in certain areas known to be bad news. What pisses me off the most is that the surveillance footage, which I will upload when I have a chance, shows a shady vehicle pulling right up to my Bronco as though it had been casing my vehicle in particular.

Luckily nothing was taken - my Oakley sunglasses, clothes, even a can of mace - all strewn about the interior. I guess the burglar didn't find what he was looking for after all.

What I want to know is why there doesn't seem to even be a basic anti theft alarm on a $63,000 (in 2022) vehicle. No alarm was triggered, and no notification registered in the FordPass app.

What do folks do to protect their Bronco when parking in public spaces? I'm curious to hear what others have done to safeguard their ride.
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Sucks man, sorry you have to deal with that. My 2023 Badlands has an alarm. I have the Lux package, not sure if the alarm is tied to it or not though. In fact, the alarm is quite sensitive.

On top of that, I have a dash cam with interior view and shock sensors with LTE connectivity. Whenever there’s a “disturbance” I get messages on my cell. Most are false alarms, but never no so I always check the video and can download.

There are a number of dashcams. Vantrue N4 and Pro are very good and install isn’t bad. Hardwire for notifications and that may give you peace of mind.

Thieves were likely looking for one thing; a gun. Best to always take with you, so glad they didn’t get yours.
 

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Monday night, my partner and I returned to the parking lot to find my Bronco had been broken into.
Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962

Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962


The rear passenger window was totally smashed, and from the security footage I obtained through a business with cameras watching this area of the lot, the burglar was able to shatter the glass without even winding up a swing of his fist.

You do hear about vehicle break-ins in Austin, but typically only in certain areas known to be bad news. What pisses me off the most is that the surveillance footage, which I will upload when I have a chance, shows a shady vehicle pulling right up to my Bronco as though it had been casing my vehicle in particular.

Luckily nothing was taken - my Oakley sunglasses, clothes, even a can of mace - all strewn about the interior. I guess the burglar didn't find what he was looking for after all.

What I want to know is why there doesn't seem to even be a basic anti theft alarm on a $63,000 (in 2022) vehicle. No alarm was triggered, and no notification registered in the FordPass app.

What do folks do to protect their Bronco when parking in public spaces? I'm curious to hear what others have done to safeguard their ride.
Dash cam front and back and the Ford bronco alarm that senses vibration and the $15 flashing red led on dash that shows it is armed. I live in Seattle car theft capitol so do all you can, park in lighted areas and fingers crossed.
 
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Dash cam front and back and the Ford bronco alarm that senses vibration and the $15 flashing red led on dash that shows it is armed. I live in Seattle car theft capitol so do all you can, park in lighted areas and fingers crossed.
I installed the Brandmotion Fullvue mirror, which gives you a front and rear dash cam combo. It's pretty good resold, but I was a doofus and didn't enable Park Guard because I'd read about it draining the battery in a short period.

I might have caught the license plate of the scumbag if I'd had it enabled! Lesson learned for sure.
 

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I installed the Brandmotion Fullvue mirror, which gives you a front and rear dash cam combo. It's pretty good resold, but I was a doofus and didn't enable Park Guard because I'd read about it draining the battery in a short period.

I might have caught the license plate of the scumbag if I'd had it enabled! Lesson learned for sure.
Sorry it happened. Really sucks. Even the flashing LED helps as well.
 

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A few people on the forum have bought this guy: Ford Perimeter Plus

(I admittedly know nothing about it.)
I’m one of those people. Had it installed on my Basesquatch a week after delivery. It also gave me remote starting as an extra bonus. Alarm works pretty well and interfaces with the Ford Pass App.
 

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I installed the Brandmotion Fullvue mirror, which gives you a front and rear dash cam combo.
I also installed the perimeter plus with LED following an earlier thread. Two days later my wife was at the grocery store when I received a notification on the Ford Pass app that the alarm was activated. I didn't realize it was connected to the app til then. She was in the store when it activated and everything appeared ok but I think somebody was messing with it because I haven't had any other activations.
 
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I also installed the perimeter plus with LED following an earlier thread. Two days later my wife was at the grocery store when I received a notification on the Ford Pass app that the alarm was activated. I didn't realize it was connected to the app til then. She was in the store when it activated and everything appeared ok but I think somebody was messing with it because I haven't had any other activations.
Do your have the LUX package? I'm equipped with the High package, and am actually having trouble determining whether there in fact is supposed to be an anti theft alarm, app connected or otherwise
 

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Do your have the LUX package? I'm equipped with the High package, and am actually having trouble determining whether there in fact is supposed to be an anti theft alarm, app connected or otherwise
I have mid package. I am not sure what, if any trims have it standard.
 

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My 2022 BD Sas 2dr with mid package has the perimeter alarm.
 

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Guns and cash is what we've heard from police, particularly guns. A lot of folks around here have vanity plates, window stickers that are related to hunting, guns, 2A and such which is what the shit bags target.

My service manager is a big trap shooter/hunter and donned a Browning plate on the front. He and some family members went on a trip leaving their vehicles at their hotel lot in Nashville. When they got back his window was knocked out but really nothing of value taken. Cops said tons of these going on and it's cash and guns.
 

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Monday night, my partner and I returned to the parking lot to find my Bronco had been broken into.
Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962

Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962


The rear passenger window was totally smashed, and from the security footage I obtained through a business with cameras watching this area of the lot, the burglar was able to shatter the glass without even winding up a swing of his fist.

You do hear about vehicle break-ins in Austin, but typically only in certain areas known to be bad news. What pisses me off the most is that the surveillance footage, which I will upload when I have a chance, shows a shady vehicle pulling right up to my Bronco as though it had been casing my vehicle in particular.

Luckily nothing was taken - my Oakley sunglasses, clothes, even a can of mace - all strewn about the interior. I guess the burglar didn't find what he was looking for after all.

What I want to know is why there doesn't seem to even be a basic anti theft alarm on a $63,000 (in 2022) vehicle. No alarm was triggered, and no notification registered in the FordPass app.

What do folks do to protect their Bronco when parking in public spaces? I'm curious to hear what others have done to safeguard their ride.
Did you hit the lock button on the keyfob twice? This should have turned on the alarm
 

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Guns and cash is what we've heard from police, particularly guns. A lot of folks around here have vanity plates, window stickers that are related to hunting, guns, 2A and such which is what the shit bags target.

My service manager is a big trap shooter/hunter and donned a Browning plate on the front. He and some family members went on a trip leaving their vehicles at their hotel lot in Nashville. When they got back his window was knocked out but really nothing of value taken. Cops said tons of these going on and it's cash and guns.
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^. Oh and those little lockable "vaults" for the center console isn't even going to slow them down 🤠
 

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Monday night, my partner and I returned to the parking lot to find my Bronco had been broken into.
Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962

Ford Bronco Bronco broken into. Why is there no alarm? 1000009962


The rear passenger window was totally smashed, and from the security footage I obtained through a business with cameras watching this area of the lot, the burglar was able to shatter the glass without even winding up a swing of his fist.

You do hear about vehicle break-ins in Austin, but typically only in certain areas known to be bad news. What pisses me off the most is that the surveillance footage, which I will upload when I have a chance, shows a shady vehicle pulling right up to my Bronco as though it had been casing my vehicle in particular.

Luckily nothing was taken - my Oakley sunglasses, clothes, even a can of mace - all strewn about the interior. I guess the burglar didn't find what he was looking for after all.

What I want to know is why there doesn't seem to even be a basic anti theft alarm on a $63,000 (in 2022) vehicle. No alarm was triggered, and no notification registered in the FordPass app.

What do folks do to protect their Bronco when parking in public spaces? I'm curious to hear what others have done to safeguard their ride.
Vehicle break-ins like that are common in Atlanta. The car alarms never go off and they use window shatter tools. They can get in and out in seconds. They seem to target nice vehicles in nice areas and ones with dark tint assuming they is something inside they cannot see looking in the window. It sux and is super annoying.
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