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Safety and Security

A series of smart technologies are designed to protect you, your family, and other road users. For example, Active Braking and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection can warn you of potential collisions and even apply the brakes automatically if you don’t react in time.

It’s technology that’s so effortless and useful, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

Protecting and securing your Focus from thieves

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm is a sophisticated system that automatically arms itself when you double-lock your Focus. It will sound a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the car being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside. The technology is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of your vehicle. With the FordPass App, you can receive a notification if your car’s alarm is activated, no matter where you are. SecuriAlert will send a notification to your smartphone if it detects unauthorised access attempts – even with a stolen or duplicate key.

Red Ford Focus trailing another car with active braking indicating
Red Ford Focus trailing another car with pre-collision assist indicating

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, it’ll then provide you with a warning. If you don’t respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions. 

Helping you brake at higher speeds

Active Braking is an innovative safety technology that uses the front camera to scan the road ahead. If it detects a collision is likely (at whatever speed you’re travelling), the system will warn you and if you don’t react, primes the brakes then starts braking to help slow you down.

Red Ford Focus trailing another car with active braking indicating
Ford Focus with deployed airbags

Airbags to shield you from all angles

In addition to the driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags provide thorax protection and are designed to direct the occupant away from the impact area. They’re also able to raise the arm of the occupant providing better space between them and the intruding structure. Curtain airbags provide maximum coverage and headrests offer protection from whiplash. There are also front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, seatbelt reminders for all seats, and a display that shows which occupied seats don’t have their seatbelts fastened.

Added peace of mind

eCall is an in-vehicle system which immediately alerts the emergency services of a collision. After being triggered by the car’s airbag sensors it will transmit the exact location of the incident and the number of passenger in the car. The technology also allows voice communication with a safety operator. For more minor incidents such as tyre damage, the Roadside Assistance feature in the FordPass app lets you call for help with just a few taps, and track their journey to you on a real-time map.

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Ford Focus driving around the bend

Stay in control whatever the conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses when a vehicle is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels to help stabilise it.

An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If the standard Tyre Pressure Monitoring System detects any of your tyres starting to lose pressure during your journey, the system warns you by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel. You can also get alerts delivered straight to your phone via the FordPass app, monitoring tyre pressure, washer fluid and lots more.


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Ford Focus isofix seat detail

Helping to keep children safe

The Ford Focus is designed to help keep young children safe and secure on every journey. It comes with rear ISOFIX child seat attachment points, so you can easily fit two child seats.