The ultimate vehicle Anti-Theft Device

With more than 5 million installations since 1976, the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device is the only device that provides peace of mind.

About the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device

This small device is installed in the dash. Remove the plug and the vehicle will not start. The Ravelco offers an unbeatable combination of sturdy construction, secure technology and ease of use.

How the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device works

The Ravelco acts as a keyed electrical interrupt. The Ravelco base unit is installed in or underneath your dash, and the wires are routed into the engine compartment. The Ravelco is wired to various electrical components your engine needs to run (such as the ignition, starter, fuel injection system, fuel pump, engine sensors, etc.). We give the owner the ability to prevent the flow of electricity to those systems by removing the plug from the Ravelco base unit, preventing the vehicle from starting. 

Designed to work AGAINST the way thieves steal vehicles

Thieves go straight to the car’s weak point to steal it: the wires under the dash. Every wire they need to start the car is there. This is also where EVERY alarm and other theft prevention device is wired.

Inside the passenger compartment, thieves are hidden from view.

The Ravelco is different from other car security devices. Underneath the dash, the Ravelco wires are protected with steel, so thieves can’t get access to them. Even if they did, all the wires are the same color, and there is no pattern to follow.

Thieves are forced OUTSIDE the car to work in the open. Inside the engine compartment, all the wires are hidden inside the factory wiring, disguised to look like factory wiring, or put out of view behind engine components. Thieves don’t want to stand outside the car with the hood open, unraveling your car’s electrical system and removing engine components, where anyone can easily see them.

Thieves want to get in your car and be gone within 5 minutes. With a Ravelco Anti-Theft Device installed, they can’t.

Its Genius is in the simplicity

Truly genius solutions are simple and minimize points of failure. Our straight forward design has been proven reliable and EFFECTIVE at preventing vehicle theft time and time again over the last 43 years.

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device consists of:

The Ravelco base unit that is installed in your vehicle.

  1. Two plugs keyed to the base unit (additional Ravelco plugs can be ordered)
  2. Two warning decals
  3. Two quick disconnect key chains
  4. Custom installation of the Ravelco specifically for your vehicle

The Ravelco is keyed to your vehicle

There are no master plugs for the Ravelco. You can be assured that only your plug will work on your car. With more than 100,000 possible combinations for the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device, the specific physical signature of your vehicle’s plug cannot be guessed.

The base unit is installed in your vehicle, either bracket mounted under the dash, surface mounted in the dash, or concealed from view. When you leave your vehicle, you remove the plug from the Ravelco base unit and attach it to your key chain.

Without the plug, electricity can’t flow to key vehicle components. Because we are disabling multiple engine components, there is no power draw from the car’s battery, and no need to replace batteries in a remote.

100% Effective and 100% Reliable

It’s not enough that an anti-theft device is 100% effective in preventing thieves from hot-wiring your vehicle. You also need the peace of mind that comes from knowing that each and every time you insert the Ravelco plug, the vehicle will start reliably ensuring that technology designed to prevent theft doesn’t inadvertently prevent operation of your vehicle. The Ravelco is made in the USA of the highest quality materials. The female pins are made out of a memory alloy that always maintains its shape. Ravelco Anti-Theft Devices that were installed 40 years ago are working just as reliably today.

The Ravelco works with other security systems

The Ravelco does not interfere with other alarms or tracking systems installed in your vehicle. No other system is affected by the installation and use of the Ravelco. For owners who want to have multiple layers of protection, an alarm, anti-theft device, and/or a tracking system, the Ravelco is the perfect fit.

Our Lifetime Warranty offers you additional protection

We are so confident in the quality of the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device that we offer a Lifetime Warranty for the original purchaser. If the system wears out, we’ll replace it for free. To date, we have not had one replacement.

Ravelco Anti-Theft Device

Engineered for superior anti-theft protection, yet easy to use by just removing the key chain sized plug, and the engine can’t start and won’t run. Insert the plug, and your vehicle operates normally and won’t interfere with vehicle systems. (Note the Ravelco wires were removed in the photo).

Target-Hardened installation

The Ravelco is installed to work against the way thieves steal vehicles by hiding wires in hard to access non-obvious locations. Under the dash, our wires are encased in hardened steel for maximum protection.

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Common Questions

How big is the Ravelco plug?

The plug is 1.25 inches in diameter slightly larger than a quarter.

Where is the installation done?

Our expert installers come to the location of your vehicle. So, either your home, office or job site, we install at your location. Our customer service team will call you after your purchase to coordinate a time and location to install the Ravelco. 

Do you offer a warranty?

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device comes with a lifetime warranty for the unit's original owner.

Are you an authorized Ravelco Dealer?

Yes! California and Arizona Ravelco is the only authorized distributor and installer of the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device for California and Arizona (we cover Las Vegas too!).

Can I get extra plugs?

Yes. The Ravelco plug is an integral part of our vehicle security solution. As such we take the ordering of extra plugs very seriously.

You can only order extra plugs directly from the Ravelco manufacturer here.

1.) We cannot order extra plugs for you. EXTRA PLUGS CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED BY YOU THE END USER. 


a.) Proof of Purchase / Sales Receipt   *** MOST IMPORTANT ***

b.) Order Form       (print form on this page )   

c.) Code Number

d.) Copy of your Drivers License


How much does the Ravelco cost?

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device costs $649.95 to $849.95 for most vehicles. We do offer AAA discounts (call to ask us). Custom installation at your location is included in the price.
You can see the pricing for your vehicle here

Are there additional fees?

No. Just the one-time purchase price. There's no maintenance. Monthly fees or ongoing charges. Once you buy the Ravelco, it's yours for as long as you own the vehicle.

Will the Ravelco interfere with my vehicles electronics?

The Ravelco will not interfere with your vehicle's electronics or void your warranty. Read more about your new vehicle warranties here.

Where are your installation locations?

We come to you! All Ravelco installations are scheduled at your location for maximum convenience. Just tell us your vehicles location and we'll schedule a time to come and perform your Ravelco installation. Custom installation is included in the price.

Mobile Installation Coverage Area

  • Greater San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles/Orange/Inland Empire Area
  • San Diego Metro Area
  • Sacramento Metro Area
  • Stockton to Fresno Area
  • Northern Arizona/Phoenix/Tucson
  • Plus, many other areas

Call or chat with us to find out if we service your area.

Can I install the Ravelco myself?

No. The strength of the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device comes in two parts. The device itself, combined with the custom expert installation in hard-to-access locations. Schedule a custom installation today. Custom installation is included in the price.

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