Ford is making available to owners of passenger cars its smartphone-connected security system SecuriAlert, writes Brian Byrne.

Formerly known as Guard Mode, the system was introduced for commercial vehicles earlier this year. SecuriAlert uses the FordPass app via the car’s onboard FordPass Connect modem to warn owners if any attempt is made to enter the vehicle. In 2020, Ford made its connected‑vehicle services complimentary to customers across Europe.

The feature is quickly and easily switched on or off via the FordPass app.