Ford Camper Multimedia – Audio and Security Upgrades

October 4, 2022

Ford Camper Multimedia – Audio and Security Upgrades – Alpine 11 inch Halo – XFIRE Speakers – Amplifier – Subwoofer – Meta S5 Deadlock | B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

 

Ford Camper Multimedia – Audio and Security Upgrades

This impressive Ford Custom Camper breezed in for a host of upgrades that majority of cars today don’t come with from the manufacturer. Security is of upmost importance to anyone who has spent any amount of money on their vehicle, B&B Audioconcepts recommends the Meta S5 Deadlock security system, your vehicle will never leave you without your permission. Next the team installed the infamous Alpine Halo in the whopping 11 inch size, beautiful large sharp screen with a plethora of functions at your fingertips. The team finished of with a host of Audio upgrades that can be heard from afar. Customer was extremely happy with their new upgrades adding further value to their pride and joy. Scroll on for the details and technical information and the video slide show of the install.

 

Ford Camper Multimedia – Audio and Security Upgrades:

  • Alpine 11” halo multimedia
  • Xfire amplifier
  • Xfire ref speaker’s
  • Xfire subwoofer
  • Skinz soundproofing
  • Connection cables
  • C2 fitting kit
  • Meta s5 deadlock tracking system with remote app and immobiliser

 

 

What is Relay Car Theft?

Many new cars now have keyless entry systems, or can have them added as an upgrade. This allows the driver to open and start the car without using a button or turning a key so long as the fob is nearby.

Thieves are exploiting this, using sophisticated technology to hack into your car’s computer, meaning they don’t even need a key-fob to start the vehicle and can drive it away in a matter of minutes.

In fact, 96% of motorists are at risk of having their car stolen by criminals using the latest theft technique, according to figures from Tracker.

The most at-risk are cars that use keyless fobs, as well as ‘connected cars’. In other words those that use internet to access maps, travel info and music – basically anything with an internet-enabled infotainment system.

How does a relay attack work?

A relay attack usually involves two people working together. One stands by the targeted vehicle, while the other stands near the house with a device that can pick up a signal from the key fob. What’s more, some devices can pick up a signal from over 100 metres away.

The device then relays the key fob’s signal directly to the car, allowing the thieves to get in and drive away immediately. According to the Daily Mail, these hacking devices can be bought for as little as £100 by thieves online.

Testing out devices available from Amazon and eBay, the Mail managed to break in to and ‘hack’ a Ford Fiesta in less than two minutes. In another test, Germany’s ADAC discovered that some brands are more at risk than others, with BMW and Peugeot systems being particularly easy to hack.

Meta Trak S5 Deadlock

Meta S5 main features :

  • Automatic Immobilisation – arm/disarm with the ID tag
  • OBD Port Protection (optional extra)
  • Deadlock Immobilisation – arm/disarm via the app or web
  • Insurance & Thatcham Cat S5 approved
  • UK & European coverage
  • Mobile app & 24hr monitoring
  • Fully waterproof
  • 3 year warranty
  • Installed by a Meta Trak approved installer anywhere in UK
  • Live tracking
  • Journey history
  • Geo-fence alerts
  • Low battery & battery disconnect alerts
  • Approved by Audi, VW, VW Commercial, SEAT, Skoda and Yamaha
  • 3 Year Warranty

 

How the Meta S5 works

Meta Trak is designed and manufactured by Meta System, the Global #1 provider of telematics technology and one of the largest producers of vehicle safety, security and info systems in the world and are approved by Audi, VW, VW Commercial, SEAT, Skoda and Yamaha.

Meta System has over 40 years’ automotive industry experience, manufacturing more than 7 million telematics devices since 2010. They are dedicated to on-going innovation and development at their state of the art tech facility.

Meta Trak S5 DEADLOCK is the most comprehensive vehicle security and connectivity system on the market, with 24/7/365 theft monitoring delivering you security and peace of mind whilst offering a comprehensive range of driver convenience features for life on the road.

Developed in response to the staggering increase in vehicle thefts, Meta Trak S5 Deadlock combines advanced immobilisation with Meta Trak’s new generation tracking technology, 24/7 control room monitoring and an easy-to-use app.

The Meta Trak S5 DEADLOCK protects you against the very latest theft methods:

Relay Attack – Without ever entering your home, or touching the car’s key, thieves are able to open and start your vehicle and drive it away in just seconds.

Two transmitters or ‘relay’ boxes are used by the thieves; one is held close to your car and the other near to where you keep your key. This way, the signal produced by your key is lengthened, fooling the car into thinking the key is actually present.

OBD Compromise – The thief plugs a technical device into your car’s diagnostic socket (OBD port) and fools the vehicle into thinking that your original key is present, or programmes a new key.

Key Cloning – A particular threat to non-keyless entry cars, your key is cloned, or copied.

Key S5 Deadlock features include:

  • Automatic Immobilisation – The advanced immobilisation solution arms automatically when the engine is turned off – no need to phone a call centre or worry that you have forgotten to arm the immobiliser. When you are ready to drive off, simply press the ID tag to disarm the system.
  • Remote Deadlock Immobilisation – Putting you in complete control and taking security to another level, Remote Deadlock Immobilisation can be activated via your smartphone app or web. Once activated, the vehicle cannot start, even with the ID tag present. Should you lose your ID tag, then you have the reassurance of being able to disarm the system via the smartphone app.
  • Driver ID Tag – If any attempt is made to move your vehicle without the ID tag present, an instant alert will be sent to you and to Meta Trak’s secure operating centre (SOC). Operating 24/7/365, the SOC will contact you to confirm whether the movement is unauthorised and will begin tracking your vehicle and liaising directly with the police.
  • Live Tracking – Stay in control. See the real-time position of your vehicle. Our advanced location technology delivers market leading performance and accuracy.
  • 24/7 Monitoring – Our National Security Inspectorate Approved Secure Operating Centre (SOC) monitors your vehicle continuously for greater peace of mind.
  • Instant Alerts – Keep in the know. Immediate notification of a change to your vehicle’s status. Receive alerts for low battery, battery disconnect and get service reminders.
  • Journey History ​- Review up to 30 days journey history.
  • Geo Fencing – Set up geo-fencing and receive notifications when your vehicle moves into or out of the geo-fenced area or breaches a set speed limited.
  • Choose Mode – Use the Meta Trak app to select your mode. Choose options such as privacy, service, transport or garage mode.
  • UK & EU Coverage – Whether at home or abroad. Our service provides you with coverage in UK and Europe.
  • Thatcham Approved – Our solutions have been evaluated and accredited by the Thatcham Research Centre* and fully comply with the requirements of your insurance company.

 

Alpine iLX-F115D – Alpines largest display

If you are looking for maximum screen size in your dashboard, the Alpine Halo 11 (iLX-F115D) is for you. Its 11-inch HD screen is especially suitable for any vehicle with a large dashboard, such as motorhomes, pick-up trucks, vans, camping-busses, etc, but can of course also used in any other vehicle with a 1DIN or 2DIN radio dock and brings the very latest entertainment features and formats to your ride.

The iLX-F115D Alpine Halo 11 is the second generation of Alpine’s world-famous Halo product line, featuring a gigantic XXL 11-inch high-resolution WXGA touch-screen and is compatible with virtually any vehicle with 1DIN or 2DIN installation dock. This Head Unit is especially suitable for vans, pick-up trucks, motorhomes or any other vehicle with a large dashboard – or simply any user looking for maximum screen size. The super-slim display appears to simply hover over your dashboard and can be adjusted in various ways for the best position.

Enjoy wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired) compatibility, DAB+ digital radio, USB video playback, Hi-Res Audio playback, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming and much more with this amazing Head Unit.

Bring exceptionally good sound quality into your vehicle: the Alpine Halo 11 is the world’s first Head Unit featuring a built-in Class-D amplifier and has a wide array of professional sound tuning functions, such as 2-way X-overs, a Parametric EQ, digital time correction and much more.

11-INCH XXL HD DISPLAY

The Alpine Halo 11 is the culmination of the Alpine Halo display platform. The large, 11-inch HD touch-screen display features a resolution of 1280 x 720p (WXGA) and has 49% more surface area than the highly popular, award winning Alpine Halo 9 – making icons, menus and visual content even more crisp and vibrant in your dash. The screen is attached to an adjustable mount connected to a single-DIN chassis that’s designed to fit in most 1DIN or 2DIN dash openings.

WIRELESS APPLE CARPLAY

The iLX-F115D “Works with Apple CarPlay” wirelessly and lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access and write text messages, play music, and get direction in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the capacitive touchscreen or the mic button to activate Siri voice control. Due to the WiFi connection, you can keep your iPhone in your pocket and do not need to plug it in all the time (except for charging).

2X USB PORTS

While the Alpine Halo 11 is mech-less (no built-in CD/DVD drive), you still have plenty of entertainment options. 2 USB ports located on the back of the unit allow you for example to connect one mobile device for charging, while the other USB port is used to plug in a USB stick or hard drive to access audio and video files.

USER-ADJUSTABLE DISPLAY

With five vertical adjustments, free angle selection, and two separate depths, you can position the floating display in the most optimal position, so you still have access to your dash controls and air vents. The user now can freely adjust the display angle at any time, to achieve best visibility and to avoid sunlight glare.

BUILT-IN CLASS-D AMPLIFIER

The iLX-F115D is the world’s first aftermarket Head Unit featuring a built-in 4x 50 Watts Class-D amplifier – allowing excellent, high-end sound reproduction with highly reduced noise or phase shift. The key benefit of Class-D amplification technology is its high efficiency of about 90%, compared to 50 – 70% of Class AB amplifiers. New high-speed fans with internal heat sinks keep your Alpine Halo 11 cool – and the music playing.

ENJOY EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY

Featuring a 56-band Parametric EQ in the advanced mode, a 2-way digital X-over, 6-channel digital time correction and several Bass Engine SQ and MediaXpander sound tuning options, you have excellent tools at your disposal to tune your Alpine Halo 11 and the attached amp / speaker system to perfection. But we didn’t stop there: The Alpine Halo 11 is Hi-Res Audio certified and can decode and playback Hi-Res Audio files up to 96kHz / 1.536 kbps from USB sources in uncompressed supported formats such as FLAC, WAV and APE.

WIDE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

The all new DAB/ radio tuner allows DAB – FM switching and lets you enjoy seamless radio reception without interruptions. Next the increased USB video playback formats (MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV), the Alpine Halo 11 features many additional entertainment options: the built-in Bluetooth module allows audio streaming from your phone and the HDMI input enables the connection of an external video playback device. You can of course use Android Auto with any compatible smartphone running Android (wired connection).

VEHICLE DATA-BUS CONNECTIONS

If your car is equipped with parking sensors and, you can continue to use these convenient functions with your iLX-F115D. Alpine offers many vehicle data-bus interfaces to connect your Alpine Halo 11 to your vehicle’s data-bus system. This enables compatibility with your vehicle’s steering wheel control buttons, display of air conditioning settings as well parking sensor display.

DRIVE-ASSIST CAMERAS

A rear view camera is a great way to make reversing safer. The camera image automatically comes on when you shift into reverse and distance guides that can be adjusted to match your car size will appear on the screen to help you safely park your car. Alpine offers a wide variety of front and rear facing cameras, including multi-view cameras with selectable viewing angles. You can even view the camera screen and parking sensor screen simultaneously, if your car supports it.

EXTERNAL CONTROL KNOB

The separately available RUE-BK01 control knob connects wirelessly to the Alpine Halo 11 and can be installed to the left or right side of the touch-screen. Alternatively you can also place the control knob anywhere else in the vehicle with a simple custom installation. Turning the knob will adjust the Head Unit’s volume output, while pushing it activates the rear view camera on the screen.
Note: this control knob has no function if wireless Apple CarPlay is active.

 

XFIRE E-62S SPEAKERS

E-Series features :

  • Cone Polypropylene
  • Voice Coil ASV
  • Surround Butyl
  • Silk Dome tweeters 20mm
  • Strontium motor structures
  • Stamped steel chassis

Specifications:

  • Power Max: 270W
  • Power RMS: 90W
  • Impedance : 4Ω
  • Sensitivity : 87.0dB/1W/1m
  • Frequency Response : 75Hz-20kHz
  • Cone Material: Polypropylene
  • Voice Coil: 25mm ASV
  • Surround: 5.25” (130mm)
  • Diameter: 1.93” (49mm)
  • Tweeter: 20mm Dome

 

XFIRE EFX-1204D AMPLIFIER

Sleek, Stylish, Aggressive! The result of XFIRE AUDIO?s commitment to design and build sleek, elegant, yet seriously powerful amplifiers able to fit into any audio application with ease. With their stunning cosmetic design, LED backlit XFIRE logo combined with outstanding technologies like Full Range Class D we?ve raised the bar on audio amplification and done it with style. EFX Series Amplifiers are sleek and modern but don?t be fooled by their sophisticated allure, these powerhouses crank out a deadly punch in knockout fashion. No filler, 100% killer.

Features

    • Ultra efficient 4-channel full range Class-D topology design with 5 volt inputs and 2 ohm stability
    • Extensive customisation controls like HP/LP/BP crossovers make it easy to design the perfect soundstage
    • Switchable RCA inputs, except low and high level signals
    • Auto sensing for high level inputs, auto turn on/off for seamless integration with OEM systems
    • Audio output and remote output for daisy chaining amplifiers
    • Small, sleek, blacked-out all aluminium chassis
    • “Direct Device Mount” PCB’s and tight tolerance components for improved signal to noise ratios for superior musical reproduction from the very first note
    • Input and output connectors direct PCB mounted ensuring maximum power and signal transfer while side panel secured terminals resist flex, twist or breakage for structural integrity and performance
    • ISOTEK protects against thermal overload, low voltage and short circuits

Specifications:

  • RMS Power (14,4V) 0,5% THD : 4x 150W @ 2Ω
  • RMS Power (14,4V) 0,5% THD : 4x 100W @ 4Ω
  • RMS Power (14,4V) 0,5% THD : 2x 300W @ 4Ω bridged
  • Bandwidth : 10 – 60000Hz ±1dB
  • Input Sensitivity : 200mV – 5V
  • Signal to Noice (IEC-A) : >95dB
  • Band Pass/Low Pass filter : Adjustable 20 – 5kHz
  • High Pass filter : Adjustable 20 – 5kHz
  • Dimensions LxWxH : 267x150x53mm

 

XFIRE X-164 SUBWOOFER

E-Series Bass enclosures, stylish black. From loud and unforgiving to detailed musical bass. Take your first
step into the world of magnificent bass without breaking the bank and easy installation.

  • E-Series enclosures features :
  • 1×65” (300x290x150mm) Vented Enclosure 4Ω 500 RMS
  • 1500W Power
  • XFIRE “X-Bass” slotport design.
  • Four layer 2” copper voice coils.
  •  Heavy duty cotton spider suspensions.
  •  Ferrite motor structures.
  • XFIRE “Secure Seal” gaskets.

 

Skinz Soundproofing

Good car audio begins with properly treated doors and panels. Flexing metal panels and expanses of plastic cause a myriad of issues with car sound from bass cancelling road noise to annoying shakes rattles and vibrations. A flexing metal panel can effective sap the energy away from your speakers by creating inter-cancellation at the rear of your speaker while other surfaces can produce unwanted nasty resonances which colour the sound. Our sound deadening and panel lining products go as far as possible in eradicating these products while our wave diffuser will absorb the sound issuing from the rear of your speakers to prevent that sound reflecting back into the speakers. The importance of sound treatment such as the Skinz range should never be underestimated.

 

Connection Cables

Hanging electronic equipment together is a sophisticated science in itself. Connection was introduced by Audison in the early 200’s and consists of ranges of products for wiring power to amplifiers, amplifiers to speakers and head units to amplifiers. Cables and interconnects are available in three different grades depending on how discerning the listener and their choice of equipment is. Just as you wouldn’t run your Ferrari on Gin you wouldn’t connect your Audison Voce speakers to a Voce amplifier with bell wire. Aside from the quality requirement, when dealing with the extreme current capabilities of large amplifiers to use inferior power wiring could prove extremely dangerous.

 

B&B Audioconcepts Previous Projects:

Custom Ford Transit | Audio and Multimedia with Security Upgrades

Starline S9 Security for Ford Transit Custom

Loudest Ford Transit Van 12K Audio Upgrade

 

Who are B&B Audioconcepts?

So we are B&B (BIG BASS) Audioconcepts, we are specialists in Vehicle Customising, Vehicle Modifying and Vehicle Upgrading anything that moves, whether on land or sea. We are accredited with our Car Audio Industry’s top affiliations, and you can be confident that your vehicle is in the best possible hands. B&B Audioconcepts has a professional team of staff who are highly experienced in carrying out Car Audio and Car Security installations for all types of vehicles. Each member is highly skilled in carrying out the Installation Services we offer to a very high standard to ensure that each customer gets the best out of their new installation(s). B&B Audioconcepts offer full vehicle customisation from, Vehicle Wrapping, Engine Tuning, Window Tinting, Bodykit Fitting, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment. Get in touch for more details to see how we can take your vehicle/motorbike/boat/yacht to the next level.