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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:

What's the Point of Car Alarms If Nobody Calls the Cops? - HowStuffWorks NOW

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What's the Point of Car Alarms If Nobody Calls the Cops?
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Mark's Civic didn't have a car alarm, because like most of us, he assumed that alarms were a waste of money. If you live in a big city, falsely triggered car alarms are as common as pigeons (and just as loathed). A blaring car alarm in Chicago barely ...

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Man charged with DUI after driving through parking lot with car alarm sounding in Shelter Cove Plaza - Island Packet

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Man charged with DUI after driving through parking lot with car alarm sounding in Shelter Cove Plaza
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A man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he was reported to have been driving through a parking lot with his car alarm sounding. The incident occurred on Wednesday shortly before noon in the Whole Foods parking lot at ...

2017 Global GSM Car Alarm System Market in North America ... - Edition Time

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Market.Biz: The Global GSM Car Alarm System Market Research Report 2017 offers a comprehensive study on GSM Car Alarm System Industry including the ...

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98 Mustang Gt Car Alarm Issues - StangNet.com

98 Mustang Gt Car Alarm Issues
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Im having alarm problems yesterday i locked my mustang with the keyless remote this morning it wouldnt unlock it i unlocked the car with key but my alarm wont stop going off and the car wont start Is there anyway i can bypass my alarm i really need to ...

Beware of car alarm jamming at shopping centre in Ladysmith - Ladysmith Gazette

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Beware of car alarm jamming at shopping centre in Ladysmith
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She believes they jam the alarm systems to try and steal people's cars. Motorists are warned to be on the lookout and also check if their alarm system is working properly before leaving their car to go shopping. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp.

Police Car Nearly Rammed By Stolen Van in Stafford - Patch - Patch.com

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Police Car Nearly Rammed By Stolen Van in Stafford - Patch
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Fredericksburg, VA - A boy in a stolen van from Prince William County nearly hit a Stafford County Sheriff's Office car while trying to flee after fishy acts.
Minivan reported stolen from Prince William flips, hits Stafford patrol ...PotomacLocal.com

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Edmond woman thrown from her vehicle as it's being stolen - kfor.com

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Edmond woman thrown from her vehicle as it's being stolen
kfor.com
She returned to the parking lot to check on her car and heard her car alarm. She bolted toward the Subaru Forester with no intention of giving up her car without a fight. The victim jumped into the passenger door and that's when things spiraled out of ...

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned - BBC News

BBC News

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned
BBC News
A girl of eight who survived when the car she was in sank in Australia, killing three family members, has described her desperate struggle to raise the alarm. Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to "go up for air", then "just ...
Chloe-May Kabealo on how she survived family's sunken carDaily Mail
'I just kept floating': Chloe-May Kabealo, 8, reveals how she escaped flooded vanNewshub

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The Missouri Department of Conservation Reminds You to Be "Bear Aware" - KRCU

KRCU

The Missouri Department of Conservation Reminds You to Be "Bear Aware"
KRCU
If you have a car alarm, turn it on and it will likely scare off the bear. You can also carry bear spray, which will not hurt the bear, but make it run away from you. Make sure to report bear sightings to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Bears ...

Springfield Police urging residents to lock & alarm your cars | WWLP ... - wwlp.com

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Springfield Police urging residents to lock & alarm your cars | WWLP ...
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The Springfield Police Department is reporting a sudden increase in car break-ins throughout the City.

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