I have had my Twizy “broken into” twice when I lived in dodgy Clapham where I had to park on the street. Here’s the long story and advice which hopefully helps you.
1st time was local kids trying to take it for a joy ride. I’d just got home and looked out the window to see the door up and someone under the dashboard trying to break the steering lock. As I prefer to remain un-stabbed, after several minutes I decided to call the police who came in less than 5 minutes with no sirens (vehicle robbery in progress). Turns out there was another kid in the back seat who couldn’t get out quick enough (they didn’t realise the front seat slid forward). Both were apprehended by the police and no charges pressed because:
- Juveniles “known the the police”, whatever that’s supposed to mean?!?
- After checking it, no damage had been done to the vehicle, so Vandalism didn’t apply.
- Break & Enter did not apply because there were no locks or alarms to defeat. The only charge would be Trespassing, the officer told me it would be the same as sitting on someone else’s motorbike.
The police advised me to get some kind of physical lock that would have to be broken before anyone could get into it.
A. I bought a set of Twy-Rain Windows from Italy which have a tiny pathetic lock, but still a lock none-the-less. Although fewer people talk to you at traffic lights, this also stops people from getting in and taking selfies or worse (refer to Tim Westwood getting in a twizy near Radio 1 Studios) when parked.
B. I also have an OVMS 2 box (newer version 3 recently released) which allows me to control and monitor the car from my phone app. I can “lock” the electric motor so its top speed is 0mph, so if someone did get the Twizy started it wouldn’t move. OVMS also has a sim card slot and GPS antenna so I have location tracking too. OVMS also gives you basic status monitoring such as charge and 12V battery voltage. (In addition, OVMS allows you to tune or change the performance and other settings of the Twizy, but its quite complicated and I would recommend a PowerBox instead if you want to tune the Twizy.) I got a M2M Data-Only sim card from www.globalsimcard.co.uk/ and I’ve only topped it up with £20 over the past 5 years.
OVMS = Open Vehicle Monitoring System https://www.openvehicles.com/
TWY-Rain windows are discussed elsewhere on this forum and can be bought on Ebay.
Let me know if you need any more info, happy to help.