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CAR ALARM & REMOTE CAR STARTERS INFO:

Car alarm is an electronic device installed in a vehicle (car, truck, boat, motorcycle) in an attempt to discourage theft of the vehicle itself, its contents, or both. Alarms work by emitting high-volume sounds (usually a siren, Klaxon, pre-recorded verbal warning, the vehicle's own horn, or a combination thereof) when the conditions necessary for triggering are met, as well as by flashing some of the vehicle's lights, and (optionally) notifying the car's owner via a paging system and interrupting various electrical circuits necessary for the car to start.

Many Poeple get confused between an alarm and immobilizer. An immobilizer is an electronic device fitted to an automobile which prevents the engine from running unless the correct key (or other token) is present. This prevents the car from being "hot wired" after entry has been achieved.

Car Alarm Advantages:

Having an expensive aftermarket system in a car without an alarm is asking for trouble. I've heard too many stories of people learning the hard way and losing a lot of money when they find out that their aftermarket audio system was not covered by their insurance. Car alarms may not be able to stop the thief but they do attract a lot of attention to the thief's activities. Besides having an alarm system, here are a few other pieces of advice to keep your systems in a safe place.

    * Don't drive through neighborhoods blasting the bass and calling attention to your system. Not only is this a courtesy to the residents but it also keeps the local hoods from scoping your ride as their next target.

    * When parking your vehicle, try to park under lights and in an area where it is not hidden from view. Keeping it in the open reduces your chance of a thief breaking in to it. Thieves hate to be seen.

    * Try to keep areas within the vehicle looking as stock or stealth as possible. Large aftermarket grilles are a nice advertisement that you have more than OEM equipment. Try to concentrate style in areas that are hidden from the exterior view, such as in the trunk.

Car Alarm Types:

There are two main types of car alarm activation methods. Passive and active. Passive alarms automatically enter an armed state after the ignition is turned off and the last door is closed. Active alarms require the user to press the transmitter button to arm and disarm the system. If you set your alarm to arm passively you can probably get a discount on your insurance. Check with your insurance provider. You may get a discount either way. Most good alarm systems can be configured as passive or active arming.

An alarm system should be put in at the same time or before a stereo system is put in. By waiting until after the system is in you run the risk of having it stolen before the alarm is installed.
When shopping for an alarm, don't be cheap. A good quality unit can be purchased for about a hundred dollars if you shop around. For two hundred dollars you should get an alarm with some extensive features built in. Installation for the car alarm will run about one hundred dollars and up depending on how many extra features that you want hooked up and how fancy you want the installation to look. Keep the appearance on at least the same level as the stereo system, especially if you plan on competing in car sound off competitions.

If you want to install your own car alarm or remote car starters, make sure you read the manual carefully.

Car Alarm Features:

There are probably more features available on a car alarm than any other single category of equipment available for your system. There are new features constantly popping up on the market. Here are some of the most common.

Active Re-arm: After the alarm has been disarmed the system will automatically re-arm after a specified amount of time if a door is not opened. This is to prevent accidental disarming by the remote transmitter.

Air Horns: These are used on the interior or exterior to call more attention and cause pain to the thief if he makes it into the interior of the vehicle.
Anti-Code Grabbing: A method employed to change the alarm code with every arm/disarm. The purpose of which is to defeat code grabbing equipment that can capture and resend your code to disarm the alarm at the thief's leisure.

For information about remote car starters, visit: Remote Car Starters

 
CAR ALARM NEWS:

Neighbor Leaves Hilarious Note on Car After Loud Car Alarm Wakes 'Hood - DNAinfo

DNAinfo

Neighbor Leaves Hilarious Note on Car After Loud Car Alarm Wakes 'Hood
DNAinfo
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — If you've lived in the city long enough, chances are a loud car alarm has disrupted your sleep at least once or twice. Early Thursday, residents near West Huron Street and Leavitt Street were treated to the not-so-soothing sounds ...
Neighbor Dispatches Martian Warrior in Response to Annoying Chicago Car AlarmPatch.com

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Next-generation malware: Think like the enemy and avoid the car alarm problem - SC Magazine

SC Magazine

Next-generation malware: Think like the enemy and avoid the car alarm problem
SC Magazine
We hear car alarms all the time, so much so that we've learned to ignore them. Network security administrators, and even IT executives, receive so many false positive reports every day that when a real threat is flagged, its urgency is diluted among a ...

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Sounding off on an alarm that won't quit - Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

Sounding off on an alarm that won't quit
Houston Chronicle
Last week, 2 a.m., a car alarm went off. I went to the window … Oh, no! It's my truck! Truck alarms are louder than air raid sirens. I flew downstairs to grab the keys by the front door. It's pretty incredible how fast you can run when your alarm is ...

Three-alarm fire tears through South End apartment building - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Three-alarm fire tears through South End apartment building
Boston Globe
He said he had not driven the car since Thursday night, after parking it on Rutland Street, just two blocks from his home. Conklin insisted he is not a “negligent person” and believes he must have missed seeing the hydrant when parking in the dark.
Three-Alarm Fire Knocked Down At South End Apartment BuildingCBS Local
Blocking hydrants 'a dangerous game'Boston Herald
2 Firefighters Injured, 8 Residents Displaced From 3-Alarm FireNECN

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431 cars stolen in Seattle in one month - KIRO Seattle

431 cars stolen in Seattle in one month
KIRO Seattle
Auto theft in the South Precinct increased by 21 percent, and in the Southwest Precinct the increase was 12 percent. "I actually installed an alarm system on this bad boy right here,” said Nick Bonvouloir, who lives in the North Precinct. "When I ...

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Burglars steal Lincoln from dealership, ram other car - KING5.com

KING5.com

Burglars steal Lincoln from dealership, ram other car
KING5.com
Once the alarm went off, Uribe pulled up the security cameras at home and started watching it happen. "I called 911. I had to be transferred to Seattle station. Then after that, that's when [police] took action but when they showed up it was too late ...

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Boise FD keeps car fire from spreading - KTVB

Boise FD keeps car fire from spreading
KTVB
Boise Fire Battalion Chief, Tom Lovell, tells KTVB that a car parked in front of the garage caught fire, but firefighters were able to knock it down quickly to prevent the fire from spreading to the home. Melisa Rafferty, a witness to the fire, tells ...

8 Things You Need To Know for Monday, November 24 - WMTW Portland

8 Things You Need To Know for Monday, November 24
WMTW Portland
A massive fire at an apartment building in Biddeford is under investigation, a benefit for the families of the Noyes Street fire victims and a fundraiser for Augusta's police chief. Here are the 8 things you need to know for this Monday, November 24th.

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7-Eleven convenience store inconvenienced when car crashes through entrance - OCRegister

OCRegister

7-Eleven convenience store inconvenienced when car crashes through entrance
OCRegister
La Habra police responded to a robbery alarm at the store, at 2001 E. La Habra Blvd. When they arrived, they saw a Lexus sedan had run through the store, which triggered the alarm. The woman and the employees inside were not injured, and the woman ...

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Man crashes car through neighbor's front door in Lake Ronkonkoma, police say - Newsday

Man crashes car through neighbor's front door in Lake Ronkonkoma, police say
Newsday
Suffolk police charged a Lake Ronkonkoma man with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his car through the front of a neighbor's home early Sunday, authorities said. Dallas Vadala, 20, of 1 ... "It's not exactly the alarm clock I wanted." By the ...

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