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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:

Three alarm fire destroys Bellevue car dealership - KIRO Seattle

KIRO Seattle

Three alarm fire destroys Bellevue car dealership
KIRO Seattle
Police reported seeing smoke coming from the Prestige Ford Dealership along 116th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue -- just after 3:00 on Saturday morning. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the roof and they immediately went into ...
3-alarm fire heavily damages Bellevue car dealershipQ13 FOX
3-alarm fire destroys Bellevue auto dealershipKING5.com
Fire destroys AutoNation Ford | Report of flames came as far as Bravern TowersBellevue Reporter

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Are car alarm noises a nuisance or a necessity? - ConsumerReports.org

Are car alarm noises a nuisance or a necessity?
ConsumerReports.org
But others were reassured by the confirmation that their car was locked. For those who find themselves seeking a ubiquitous Toyota Camry in a dark, Escheresque parking structure, remote horn activation is a convenient locator and a safety measure as well.

UN sounds alarm over 'forgotten' C. Africa crisis - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

UN sounds alarm over 'forgotten' C. Africa crisis
Yahoo News
CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in March 2013 and triggered a wave of deadly sectarian violence between the country's Christian and Muslim populations. Now, a transitional government faces the uphill ...
UN sounds alarm over 'forgotten' Central African Republic crisisTimes LIVE

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Angry Valparaiso residents get revenge on car after its alarm kept going off - Metro

Metro

Angry Valparaiso residents get revenge on car after its alarm kept going off
Metro
Pic shows: A letter wrote by a neighbour with a message after its alarm rings The car hasn't been parked in the same spot since (Picture: CEN) 'You are a pr**k who stopped his car here taking the space of us residents. I think the next time I see your ...

State of emergency declared for Baltimore - Baltimore Brew

Baltimore Brew

State of emergency declared for Baltimore
Baltimore Brew
Opposite his image were scenes of chaos – a fire at an East Baltimore mid-rise senior center under construction, people running out of convenience stores with looted items, a group of men stomping on a police car with someone inside trying to drive it ...
PHOTOS: Riot erupts in Baltimore after funeral for man hurt in police custodyOCRegister
Charm City Burning After A Night Of RiotsCBS Local
State of Emergency declared as Baltimore protests turn violent following ...WRCB-TV

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Soundmaster Tint & Alarm Opens New Car Audio Shop Location in San Antonio - PR.com (press release)

Soundmaster Tint & Alarm Opens New Car Audio Shop Location in San Antonio
PR.com (press release)
San Antonio, TX, April 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Soundmaster Tint & Alarm, a car audio and mobile electronics specialist in San Antonio since 1993, is proud to announce the opening of a new location. Their team of expert installers and their extensive ...

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Senate OKs Iran divestment, revolving-door changes - WRAL.com

WRAL.com

Senate OKs Iran divestment, revolving-door changes
WRAL.com
By Laura Leslie. Raleigh, N.C. — With the crossover deadline approaching Thursday, Senate lawmakers worked quickly Monday night to approve a list of proposals, including Iran divestment, car insurance, revolving-door employment and ferry privatization ...

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Updated: Worcester police cruiser involved in Chandler Street crash - MassLive.com

MassLive.com

Updated: Worcester police cruiser involved in Chandler Street crash
MassLive.com
WORCESTER -- Police say the officer involved in a two-car crash on Chandler Street Monday morning was responding to a bank robbery when he collided with an SUV. The officer had his emergency lights and siren on as he was heading a robbery alarm at ...

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Missing driver from South Jordan rollover found hiding in trunk of realtor's ... - fox13now.com

fox13now.com

Missing driver from South Jordan rollover found hiding in trunk of realtor's ...
fox13now.com
“While at one residence in Eagle Mountain, her car alarm went off and everything was okay,” the release states. “She then proceeded to a second residence in Eagle Mountain and after showing that house, she proceeded back to her vehicle where she saw ...

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The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit - BBC News

BBC News

The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit
BBC News
Back in her car, Kaur sipped a bottle of water she had stolen from a nearby grocery store. Across the square of terracotta-coloured businesses, she spotted the logo of the Bank of the West, .... Outside the Baccarat Bar, she walked past the banks of ...

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