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Welcome to Ravelco of Phoenix!

12,000 vehicles are stolen in the Phoenix area every year. We can help protect yours from thieves.

Top 10 vehicles stolen in Arizona (2015):

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Chevy Pickup
  4. Ford Pickup
  5. Dodge/RAM Pickup
  6. Nissan Altima
  7. Nissan Sentra
  8. Toyota Camry
  9. Nissan Maxima
  10. GMC Pickup

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device is an easy-to-use add-on for your car, truck, SUV, or van that protects it from theft. It also works in semi trucks, heavy equipment, and potentially any other vehicle with an electrical system.

Photo: the Little Grey Plug

It's simple to use: insert the plug when you get in, then start the engine as usual. Unplug it after you shut off the engine, and take it with you when you leave your vehicle.

Your plug works in your vehicle's Ravelco, not your neighbor's. Thieves can't simply bypass it, and there's no master key.

Best of all, it's been undefeated for over 40 years.


How does it work?

First, there's a socket that we install in or under your dash. That's where you insert the little grey plug.

Photo: Sockets installed in and under the dash

There are over 100,000 combinations, and no master plug is possible. Thieves can't guess, nor can they use a different plug.

Thieves can't reach under the dash and hotwire it because the wires are run through a steel conduit.

Under the hood, the wires are hidden within the factory wiring, and are all the same color to confuse thieves. It's hooked to two different circuits, not just the starter. The engine won't run when it's disabled.

Some people use a hidden cutoff switch...this is like two of those, plus a jigsaw puzzle. Does a thief have time to do a puzzle?

Why Ravelco?

Look at the competition:

All of that adds up to this:

Photo: Stolen and stripped car in a field

Ravelco is not vulnerable to all the gadgets used to hack today's computer-laden security.

In the 40-plus years that it's been available, no vehicle with a properly installed & used Ravelco has ever been stolen.

The Ravelco Anti-Theft Device is made in the USA and it will not void your vehicle's warranty.

What do customers say about Ravelco?

If it wasn't for your system being installed I would have walked out to an empty driveway this morning. Outstanding product.
-Justin C., Chandler

As far as someone trying to steal it by means of hot-wiring the truck, it's not going to happen. Thank you very much for saving my truck.
-J. Rammell, Tucson

After we installed your Ravelco Anti-Theft Device in all 23 of our trucks...not one piece of equipment has been stolen!
-Paul T., Flagstaff (trucking company)

The policeman who was called to the scene said if it wasn't for my Ravelco system I might have ended up in a ditch somewhere!
-Bernadette E., Tucson (foiled carjacking attempt)

Are alarms effective?

Insurance Zebra, June 2015: ...according to AAA, 80 percent of car thieves can disable a car alarm in under a minute.

The Atlantic, May 2016: If two analyses done in the 1990s still hold, 95 to 99 percent of all car-alarm triggerings are literally false alarms.

Straight Dope, June 2015: 41 percent of stolen cars have alarms.

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About Ravelco of Phoenix, LLC

Ravelco of Phoenix, LLC, is proud to serve as the exclusive distributor of the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device for the Valley of the Sun (the Phoenix Metropolitan Area). We are dedicated to providing a security solution that has been proven over the last 40 years to be completely effective in preventing auto theft.

Ravelco of Phoenix, LLC, was formed by Mike McCarter and Bryon Schroeder, both Arizona natives. They came upon Ravelco while looking for an effective way to eliminate the theft of their own vehicles. Diverse backgrounds in information technology, auto insurance adjusting, fleet management, and public safety ensured that Mike and Bryon are well-equipped to succeed.

If you have any questions about the company or the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device, please contact us by phone at 480-248-8378 or fill out the form above.

We want you to be sure that your vehicle is where you left it.

About the Manufacturer

The Ravelco (pronounced Ruh-VELL-co) Anti Theft Device was first sold in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1976 by Vincent Raviele. He invented it after his own car was stolen, and he found no effective devices on the market.

The only change since Ravelco's debut in 1976 has been improvements in the materials used to manufacture the device itself. Today Mr. Raviele is still very active with the RAVELCO Company.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What do I get with it?

A: You get: two plugs, two push-apart keychains, two warning stickers, and a form to order more plugs. Extra plugs come directly from the manufacturer; we can't get those for you.

Photo: What comes in the box

Q: What if I lose one or both plugs?

A: You can order more plugs from the manufacturer. If you lost the form we give you (small yellow postcard), go here.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We can accept cash and major credit or debit cards. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal checks. Forms of payment available for business are flexible.

Q: How will the Ravelco affect my vehicle's warranty?

A: In short, it won't. The Magnusson-Moss Act protects you from claims that it'll void your warranty.

Q: What if I'm not in the Phoenix area?

A: We can serve Central and Northern Arizona. If you're in Southern Arizona, visit Tucson Ravelco.

If you're not in Arizona, visit RAVELCO: Dealers to find a dealer near you.

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