IGLA Anti-theft device

The install is usually a half day job, but mine took 3 days because my installer was working directly with the manufacturer to get the software written and tested. So my rig was the guinea pig for all the 2023+ Super Duties. My installer was putting in 12 - 14 hour days working solely on my truck with the manufacturer. If you decide to get one installed, you shouldn't have any issues at this point.
Thanks. I have a 2022. Do you know if your problem was unique to the newer 2023?
 
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Thanks. I have a 2022. Do you know if your problem was unique to the newer 2023?
My installer told me that there were a lot of changes with the 23s, even the wire colors aren't the same. You should be good to go with a 22 as it seemed like they had completed installs on that year, but I didn't seek clarification on that at the time.
 
You’ve got my curious if something changed. So I’m finding out.

Went to their site and the instructions are the same. Sent an email and will quote what I get back, when I get a response. Apparently it’s automated so I might get the response today, or might need to wait until tomorrow (business day).

Quoting the caveats from the email I received in 2021:
Got a response. Wording has not changed.

The way my brain is interpreting things (emphasis on interpretation): if you go through an official installer but are from outside their area, that installer may choose to provide support themselves. But if you go to another installer for any reason (perhaps your original installer retired, or otherwise went out of business; or maybe you moved and are far closer to another installer) Ravelco the company will not support you.

If someone calls them I’ll be very interested to hear what Ravelco themselves say.
 
I've been looking around this interwebs, i'm bored while drinking my coffee, can anyone find any information on the IGLA company?

It appears to be a brand (or DBA) for Author Alarm, but I can't find anything reliable about them.

Dunn and Bradstreet has them listed in Slovenia: https://www.dnb.com/business-direct...arm_doo.4581086382aeb03b0695b9127fdc1aae.html

Another site (note, i've not used this company before) has them in Russia: https://6sense.com/company/author-alarm/5d2dbf7c2faa19474203a4e9

Their app for phones is sold by Avtor, OOO which is listed as a Russian company (granted this may just be a 3rd party app developing company but probably not based on the website listed): https://www.dnb.com/business-direct...tor_ooo.8620dfa07299af860c185252d157f72a.html
 
I've been looking around this interwebs, i'm bored while drinking my coffee, can anyone find any information on the IGLA company?

It appears to be a brand (or DBA) for Author Alarm, but I can't find anything reliable about them.

Dunn and Bradstreet has them listed in Slovenia: https://www.dnb.com/business-direct...arm_doo.4581086382aeb03b0695b9127fdc1aae.html

Another site (note, i've not used this company before) has them in Russia: https://6sense.com/company/author-alarm/5d2dbf7c2faa19474203a4e9

Their app for phones is sold by Avtor, OOO which is listed as a Russian company (granted this may just be a 3rd party app developing company but probably not based on the website listed): https://www.dnb.com/business-direct...tor_ooo.8620dfa07299af860c185252d157f72a.html
Comrade, you are asking too many questions

 
Got a response. Wording has not changed.

The way my brain is interpreting things (emphasis on interpretation): if you go through an official installer but are from outside their area, that installer may choose to provide support themselves. But if you go to another installer for any reason (perhaps your original installer retired, or otherwise went out of business; or maybe you moved and are far closer to another installer) Ravelco the company will not support you.

If someone calls them I’ll be very interested to hear what Ravelco themselves say.
I got a response from Ravelco regarding my inquiry of getting the device installed by their dealer in Idaho while residing in Washington and its impact on the warranty.

“I don't know you told you that, but if you get a Ravelco installed by our dealer in Idaho, you will always have your warranty. Just make sure it's done by our official dealer in that area.

Thank you”

Obviously not the most informative response, but seems to point that the Ravelco warranty will still be valid. I still plan on having a phone call with them when my truck gets closer to delivery to get more specifics.
 
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I got a response from Ravelco regarding my inquiry of getting the device installed by their dealer in Idaho while residing in Washington and its impact on the warranty.

“I don't know you told you that, but if you get a Ravelco installed by our dealer in Idaho, you will always have your warranty. Just make sure it's done by our official dealer in that area.

Thank you”

Obviously not the most informative response, but seems to point that the Ravelco warranty will still be valid. I still plan on having a phone call with them when my truck gets closer to delivery to get more specifics.
As I have mentioned prior, you will be taken care of if there is ever a warranty issue. My installer has been installing Revelco 10+ years, no warranty issues ever. Two times a issue came up because a third party was doing other work and comprised, and the other was a issue with the cap that was the users fault. Warranty with Revelco is a non issue.
 
I got a response from Ravelco regarding my inquiry of getting the device installed by their dealer in Idaho while residing in Washington and its impact on the warranty.

“I don't know you told you that, but if you get a Ravelco installed by our dealer in Idaho, you will always have your warranty. Just make sure it's done by our official dealer in that area.

Thank you”

Obviously not the most informative response, but seems to point that the Ravelco warranty will still be valid. I still plan on having a phone call with them when my truck gets closer to delivery to get more specifics.
Wild. Well I’m glad their support is better than their automated email states! Either that or my reading comprehension is way worse than I thought.

Thanks for reaching out to them!
 
Wild. Well I’m glad their support is better than their automated email states! Either that or my reading comprehension is way worse than I thought.

Thanks for reaching out to them!
Well from what I read, I interpret the same thing as you from the response you got. I think the phone call should provide the most accurate information…atleast one would hope.

Eitherway, I still am curious on the long term thoughts of the IGLA.
 
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Well from what I read, I interpret the same thing as you from the response you got. I think the phone call should provide the most accurate information…atleast one would hope.

Eitherway, I still am curious on the long term thoughts of the IGLA.
I'll report it on the forum if I ever have an issue with the IGLA. So far it has worked as expected. I suspect that if there are no issues and it is working normally at install, then it will be like the Ravelco in terms of being problem free unless someone does additional electrical work and somehow disrupts one of the connections.
 
I'll report it on the forum if I ever have an issue with the IGLA. So far it has worked as expected. I suspect that if there are no issues and it is working normally at install, then it will be like the Ravelco in terms of being problem free unless someone does additional electrical work and somehow disrupts one of the connections.

Just curious if you still like the IGLA after a few months? I am in Fort Worth and thinking about getting the Weatherford shop to install this.
 
Just curious if you still like the IGLA after a few months? I am in Fort Worth and thinking about getting the Weatherford shop to install this.
I really like the device. It has worked flawlessly.

I don't carry the key fob on me and mostly rely on the phone app to deactivate the system so I can shift out of park. On occasion I'll use the button sequence to deactivate. This works great when I'm driving, but is a pain when I go somewhere that has valet and I haven't planned ahead to bring the fob. I won't put it into service mode for valets. I'll generally tell them to let me park and retrieve it as they won't be able to shift it out of park.

The app runs in the background on my phone and it seems like it requires me to go in about once a week to turn on the app again. The button sequence on works fine otherwise.

Key thing to note in your phone somewhere is the button sequence for service mode as I forgot it recently when I needed to take it in to an out of town dealership.

Chris and Corey at 4-D are great to work with and I'm confident you'll have a good experience if you decide to have them install it.
 
What happens if your phone gets lost/stolen/ destroyed?
If you don't have your phone for any reason, there is a sequence of buttons that you press that also disarms the device. Having your phone with the app active or the fob with you allows you avoid having to disarm the device via the button sequence. If you lose your phone, it is pretty simple to download and activate the app on your new phone.

When you get the device installed, the installer will program a default button sequence. My installer (incase yours does something different), then showed me how to change the button sequence. Since I was the very first 2023 that had ever had this installed by any IGLA installer, they were not sure which buttons I could use to program, but also showed me how to test buttons to figure out what worked or didn't work if I got curious. In 2022 and prior model years, buttons on the steering wheel, driver door and dash worked (some, not all). They'll also show you the button sequence that puts the truck into service mode and how to take it out of service mode.

Have a case of amnesia and forget all of this? They also give you a card that serves as an emergency back-up that gives you a special sequence unique to your device to get in to reset codes, etc... This is very important to safeguard.

One other note, my installer set mine up so that disarming the device is necessary to shift out of park. If someone were to remove the device, they would still not be able to shift it out of park. You can have it installed in a way that would allow a shift out of park with the device removed. I preferred my approach as it then doesn't matter if a thief has the time to locate and remove it, although there really is no way for them to know it is installed as it does not transmit any signals, and unlike the Ravelco, there is no visible indicator that something has been installed.
 
Question for the IGLA gurus then , cruising around the internet, I see boxed systems one marked pro and one as per the igla website- is there a difference? Full disclosure there is now a installer in San Antonio and I want to make sure that I’m not missing anything, I get installed on Saturday.

Thanks in advance
Tim
 
Question for the IGLA gurus then , cruising around the internet, I see boxed systems one marked pro and one as per the igla website- is there a difference? Full disclosure there is now a installer in San Antonio and I want to make sure that I’m not missing anything, I get installed on Saturday.

Thanks in advance
Tim
Disregard the 'pro' moniker. Just make sure you get the one with the fobs (two included). I did not bother with the anti hijack module add-on either.
 
Disregard the 'pro' moniker. Just make sure you get the one with the fobs (two included). I did not bother with the anti hijack module add-on either.
45acp = anti hijack , just saying :)
 
If you don't have your phone for any reason, there is a sequence of buttons that you press that also disarms the device. Having your phone with the app active or the fob with you allows you avoid having to disarm the device via the button sequence. If you lose your phone, it is pretty simple to download and activate the app on your new phone.

When you get the device installed, the installer will program a default button sequence. My installer (incase yours does something different), then showed me how to change the button sequence. Since I was the very first 2023 that had ever had this installed by any IGLA installer, they were not sure which buttons I could use to program, but also showed me how to test buttons to figure out what worked or didn't work if I got curious. In 2022 and prior model years, buttons on the steering wheel, driver door and dash worked (some, not all). They'll also show you the button sequence that puts the truck into service mode and how to take it out of service mode.

Have a case of amnesia and forget all of this? They also give you a card that serves as an emergency back-up that gives you a special sequence unique to your device to get in to reset codes, etc... This is very important to safeguard.

One other note, my installer set mine up so that disarming the device is necessary to shift out of park. If someone were to remove the device, they would still not be able to shift it out of park. You can have it installed in a way that would allow a shift out of park with the device removed. I preferred my approach as it then doesn't matter if a thief has the time to locate and remove it, although there really is no way for them to know it is installed as it does not transmit any signals, and unlike the Ravelco, there is no visible indicator that something has been installed.
Does the phone need to be unlocked and you have to open the app and press a button to deactivate or does simply having the phone, locked and in your pocket also deactivate?
 
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