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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:

Man killed while checking on car alarm | WFAA.com - WFAA.com

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Man killed while checking on car alarm | WFAA.com
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Robert Eames had appointed himself the protector of his Balch Springs apartment complex. He was the unofficial crime watch.

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Sheriff's Blotter: Men Throw Items onto Freeway, Kids Throw Bricks at Car - Dana Point Times

Sheriff's Blotter: Men Throw Items onto Freeway, Kids Throw Bricks at Car
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DISTURBANCE-AUTO INVOLVED Granada Drive/Selva Roads (10:15 a.m.) Police were called for a car alarm going off all night. DISTURBANCE-MECHANICAL Calle Juanita/Calle Real (9:04 a.m.) A caller told police loud tree trimers could be heard for the ...

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Operator who heard Corey Jones shooting recalls encounter - MyPalmBeachPost (blog)

MyPalmBeachPost (blog)

Operator who heard Corey Jones shooting recalls encounter
MyPalmBeachPost (blog)
She introduced herself as Maddie to the predawn caller who calmly told her his name was Corey Jones and asked for a tow truck because his car wouldn't start. Moments later, Tolliver, a 27-year-old woman in Johnson City, Tenn., became a witness ...

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GPS Car Alarm Tracking System, 3G, Support Speed Limiter, Stop Engine, SOS - Global Sources

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TK510 GPS vehicle tracker is the most advanced & cost-effective solution for vehicle security, real-time tracking & fleet management. 1. GPS tracker + RFID car alarm with long-distance tag 2. Active RFID driver ID identification (optional) 3. Track on ...

Trump's Toyota attack sets off alarm bells in Japan - CNNMoney

CNNMoney

Trump's Toyota attack sets off alarm bells in Japan
CNNMoney
Nissan could suffer more than other automakers if Trump imposes high tariffs on cars manufactured in Mexico, according to Koji Endo, an auto analyst at Advanced Research Japan. Nissan is one of the biggest carmakers in Mexico, employing more than ...

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FIRE LOGS - Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

FIRE LOGS
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
At 8:39 p.m., Cars 1 and 3, along with Engine 1, responded to Woodland Street for a carbon monoxide problem. A problem with a wood stove caused the carbon monoxide, which reportedly went over 300 ppm. Fortunately they had working CO alarms which ...

'I survived the fatal car accident that took my boyfriend and friends' lives' - The Tab

The Tab

'I survived the fatal car accident that took my boyfriend and friends' lives'
The Tab
Waking up from her blackout to the car alarm ringing, Kathy turned to the side to see the Jeep coiled to a tree. Trying to discern her surroundings, she struggled to get a clear image due to shards of glass piercing her left eye. She jerked her head ...

Suspect caught in murder of Balch Springs dad | WFAA.com - WFAA.com

WFAA.com

Suspect caught in murder of Balch Springs dad | WFAA.com
WFAA.com
BALCH SPRINGS -- Police have arrested a teenager they say killed a new father as he checked on his car alarm the day after Christmas.
Suspect caught in murder of Balch Springs dadKHOU.com
16-year-old jailed in deadly robbery of newborn's father in Balch Springs, police sayDallas News (blog)

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Police: Wheels stolen off vehicles 7 times in 2 months - KSLA-TV

Police: Wheels stolen off vehicles 7 times in 2 months
KSLA-TV
If you can, park your car in a garage. Thieves usually have a harder time getting your vehicle elevated in a garage without alerting anyone in the house. Install a car alarm system that includes sensors that attach to the wheels. The alarm will be set ...

Pine Bluff purse-snatcher targeted shoppers to rob them at home ... - THV11.com

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Pine Bluff purse-snatcher targeted shoppers to rob them at home ...
THV11.com
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Four women are now victims of purse snatching in Pine Bluff. Police said the man targeted them outside grocery stores and then ...
Women Afraid to Sleep at Home After Violent Purse Snatchings -KARK

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