Mod Note: OP clarified that the charge point was not stolen
On Saturday morning I woke up to this,
The spot where my Zappi used to be.
I have cctv footage of the thief who was in and out in less than 10minutes.
Guards have the footage but said its unlikely anything will come of it, probably stolen to order.
North county Dublin,
Well that’s a new one! Sorry to hear it.
Wow, you really can't have anything nice, too many scrotes
Scrotes plus the other scum who would buy it from them.
ah jaysus. Is this what’s going to be going on now.
bloody scum bags.
I guess this will be the new norm now.
Excuse my ignorance but is it a safety requirement to have the cut off beside the charger or can it be in the house ? Might make it harder to rob in future if it's still live.
They rob live transmission cables. A bit of domestic electricity is nothing to them
Keep an eye on donedeal and adverts.
I was at a carboot the weekend. Saw a stall with 2 or 3 charge points for sale
Can you share the serial number?
Maybe people could keep an eye out for it.
Stick up the footage there
Where? and what type ?
I wont share the footage as it shows to much of my house.
Hopefully its an isolated incident, never expect this in Donabate.
That of course, would be illegal under the Data Protection Acts.
No it isn't, if that was the case then everyone that posts dashcam footage online would be called out on it.
I'll post it if I like.
Public place v private property.
Driving down the street v criminal investigation
I wont say anymore on it but the thief (from what I could see) didn't look like your average scrote.
Long hair, beard (he was wearing a facemask but looked full),cap and it was 3.30am.
In & out 10mins, no doubt had installed/removed them before.
He knew right well what he was doing. Likely going to reinstall it somewhere else.
So always plug in your charger to the car, or they would cut that cable too.
Pin code is a good idea too.
But ultimately if they want to take it they will.
Buy a hybrid and they are robbing the catalytic converters, buy an electric car they are robbing the charge points, you can't win.
I dont know what happens if you power off a charge point when its connected?
I'd try it but i dont have a charge point.
Im sure the pin can be reset by someone with the know how, its just to discourage casual abuse .
I'd warned a family member at the weekend that this would become commonplace. I just showed them. "Here is your Zappi. You know how much it cost to install. There is your isolation switch. Your charger has a monetary value and it is just screwed to the outside of your house."
There is an awful lot to be said for a granny cable but to be honest I feel that a thief will soon come to know that if you have a wall box you will probably also have a granny cable and type 2 AC cable in the boot which are just as saleable and it only takes a blunt object to knock in your back window and steal them too leaving the victim with a bill of 1000 or more to get back charging.
With the way CO2 taxes are going the petrol tank under a car would have a value of 100 quid to a thief. Pierce it, steal petrol, leave victim with a thousand euro bill.
Crikey. I’m in Donabate too and just had mine installed. Are there any measure worth taking to prevent this - e.g. lock box around the unit?
I think jeremy needs to find something better to do with his time .
This site is gone to absolute shite already ,
And for that reason I'm out .
Since nothing happens to thieves in this country I wouldn't be surprised if one had the nerve to sue for GDPR violations.
I'd suggest you should check if it has been mounted with security / tamper proof screws and if not then replace the mounting screws with tamper proof ones. They mightn't make it impossible to steal but they should make it difficult enough for a would be thief to look for easier pickings.
Jaysus, sorry to hear that. Maybe get on to MyEnergi, they might be able to flag it in their system?
Would you buy one at a car boot sale? Or on adverts/done deal/ebay etc
I guess if you just wanted it offline, without accessing their servers.
Still would report on MyEnergi forum.
As much as I resent manufacturers coding everything to their cars (outside of where necessary), one upside is security. In future, I won't be able to put a stolen electronic part on my car as it will be rejected.
In future, similar might be true for home chargers, ie: to be coded to a list of VIN numbers to make them useless to anyone but the owner.