Insurance

Equipment and Distribution

Manitoba Public Insurance partners with two immobilizer distributors, CAA Manitoba and Auto Watch Canada, to ensure a reliable supply of units at a substantially reduced price and a high standard of installation quality. CAA Manitoba supplies MasterGuard M6000 immobilizers and Auto Watch Canada supplies Autowatch 573PPi immobilizers to a network of installation facilities, who sell and install the units for a guaranteed price.

The Canadian Standard for Automobile Theft Deterrent Equipment and Systems

The Canadian Standard for Automobile Theft Deterrent Equipment and Systems (ULC-S338) is the benchmark for minimum performance requirements for aftermarket immobilizers. Any aftermarket immobilizer manufacturer can apply to be tested against this standard, and any facility can apply to have staff trained and certified to install approved immobilizers.

The Canadian Standard was developed by the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) in consultation with consumers, law enforcement, vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket security system suppliers and insurers under the supervision of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

In aftermarket systems, the Canadian Standard demands that the immobilizer cut three vital circuits in the vehicle: the starter, the ignition and, if possible, the fuel-supply to disable the vehicle (if the vehicle has a manual fuel pump another location meeting the requirements is chosen by the installer).