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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:

Alarm alerts neighbor to attempted car break-in in Darien - The Darien News

Alarm alerts neighbor to attempted car break-in in Darien
The Darien News
DARIEN — A car break-in was stopped after a tripped car alarm alerted a neighbor to the attempted burglary. On Nov. 26 around 10:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to Lake Drive on a report of a motor vehicle burglary. According to the complainant, he ...

Car alarm industry global market trends, share, size and 2021 forecast insights shared in detailed report - WhaTech

Car alarm industry global market trends, share, size and 2021 forecast insights shared in detailed report
WhaTech
This report studies Car Alarm in Global market, focuses on price, sales, revenue of each type in Global. This report also focuses on the sales (consumption), production, import and export of Car Alarm in North America, Japan, Europe, India, Southeast ...

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Grand Traverse County deputies investigating car thefts - UpNorthLive.com

UpNorthLive.com

Grand Traverse County deputies investigating car thefts
UpNorthLive.com
On Oct. 11 at 4 a.m., the sheriff's office tells us that the individual's car alarm went off, which is when deputies investigated several car larcenies in the Blair Township area. Deputies say among the items that were stolen on Oct. 11 were a ...
Grand Traverse Co. Neighborhood Searching for Break-In Suspects ...9&10 News

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Vehicle break-in suspects in custody - Press-leader

Press-leader

Vehicle break-in suspects in custody
Press-leader
“If your car has a key fob with an alarm button, keep it near the bed and if you hear a noise outside, set your car alarm off,” Guill said. “It'll scare off the thief, and help your neighbors too because they won't bypass your car in favor of theirs ...

Aurora Crime Blotter: Burglar makes off with three dozen shoes - The Denver Post

Aurora Crime Blotter: Burglar makes off with three dozen shoes
The Denver Post
Stifled car alarm. A man who lives in the 19800 block of East Linvale Drive heard his car alarm for a brief moment around 2 a.m. Nov. 9, but went back to sleep after the alarm was quiet. In the morning, his passenger window was broken out and his ...

LRPD says car thefts increased by 34% in 2016 - THV11.com

THV11.com

LRPD says car thefts increased by 34% in 2016
THV11.com
Car alarms can help deter would-be thieves, but Hilgeman claimed many drivers do not take full advantage of them. “They can (stop theft), if your car alarm is activated,” he noted. “But if your car is unlocked, typically that means your alarm is not ...

Mulltiple cars damaged in possible arson fires over weekend; victim talks to 11 News - KKTV 11 News

KKTV 11 News

Mulltiple cars damaged in possible arson fires over weekend; victim talks to 11 News
KKTV 11 News
Early Sunday morning, not long after Cervantes' van was set on fire, CSFD says a third fire destroyed one car, left another damaged and also damaged a carport. That incident happened at the Strawberry Fields Grove condominiums near Cheyenne Meadows ...

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Aspen Princess: Babe's assault on my senses - Aspen Times

Aspen Times

Aspen Princess: Babe's assault on my senses
Aspen Times
The other day he shrieked so loud he set off a car alarm in the parking lot at Ace Hardware. We've tried everything. We've turned our backs to try and shut down the attention-seeking. We tried being stern with him before we quickly realized you can't ...

Auto dealers sound alarm as Tesla pushes for second Virginia store - Washington Post

Washington Post

Auto dealers sound alarm as Tesla pushes for second Virginia store
Washington Post
RICHMOND — Don Hall, president of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association, was making the hard sell. Staring directly into the camera, using the language of war, he urged car dealers to unite against a force that he said threatened their ...

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Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Watch Dogs 2' - Forbes

Forbes

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Watch Dogs 2'
Forbes
This is the ability to auto-unlock any cars you find on the street without setting off the car alarm. It sounds simple enough, but soon you will start fast-traveling everywhere on the map, and when you arrive, you won't have a car. You can order one ...
I found a vagina in Watch Dogs 2 and Sony suspended me (Update: Ban lifted) - NeoGAFNeoGAF

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