Join Date: Jan 2010
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I ran a vehicle security business for 7 years and I applaud you wanting to add more security, especially in Europe where the thieves tend to be a bit more sophisticated. I know because that's where my business was (UK). Although the Honda OEM system will hinder an opportunist joyrider, it's always better to have a bit more if the more determined thieves target your car.
Ignore those who come along with the same old tired "if they want it, they'll get it so why bother". Those who say that don't practice what they preach. If you want proof, just ask them if they leave their doors unlocked and alarm disarmed! If they say no, they are hypocrites but I digress. Of course, these same people don't know the difference between an alarm system and an anti-theft sytem. An alarm attempts to deter and alert of theft attempts. An anti-theft system works to keep your car where it's parked. One can be ignored, the other cannot--except if towed away.
Anyway, to your question, a fuel kill is a good option. However, a better option would be to install a two- or three-circut immobilizer. These devices allow you to kill starter, fuel, ignition or headlights but they must be stealthy and WELL-INSTALLED. Actually, any kill should be WELL installed given the consequences of an installation-related failure.
One last thing...secure your keys! These days, virtually few newer (say 2005) and later cars are stolen by hotwiring or with a screwdriver in the ignition switch. They are stolen when drivers leave keys in the ignition, carjackings, or with technology and illegal key copies (Google "BMW security flaw").
Good luck. Enjoy Europe.
2014 ASM Accord Coupe V6 EX-L Auto/w Navi