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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:

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Iredell sheriff: Car alarm led deputies to teen break-in suspects ... - Statesville Record & Landmark

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Iredell sheriff: Car alarm led deputies to teen break-in suspects ...
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Three teenagers are accused of breaking into dozens of cars in western Iredell County earlier this month.
Three Iredell Co teens facing over 55 charges in string of vehic ...WBTV

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Man with seized cars charged - MyWebTimes.com

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Man with seized cars charged
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"I attempted to ask Michael why he was continually setting off the alarm on his vehicle," an officer wrote in his report during one visit to Barkau's house. "Michael began to rant about how his neighbors are constantly damaging his property. Michael ...

Car slams into Third Alarm Diner in Sanford; patron seriously injured ... - Press Herald

Car slams into Third Alarm Diner in Sanford; patron seriously injured ...
Press Herald
A car rests partly inside the Third Alarm Diner at 47 Washington St. in Sanford on Tuesday. Mark Nolet, 28, of Sanford was charged with driving without a license.
Patron in serious condition after car crashes into diner | www ...Biddeford Journal Tribune

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Police shot an unarmed man because they thought he was ... - ThinkProgress

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Police shot an unarmed man because they thought he was ...
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Officials have also dropped a charge of evading arrest against Lyndo Jones, but say they may revisit it later. Melanie Schmitz Twitter Nov 15, 2017, 1:53 pm.
Man shot by cop after mistaken as car thief dodges charges - NY ...New York Daily News
DFW Man Out of the Hospital After Being Shot By Mesquite Police ...Dallas Observer
Black Man Survives Police Shooting, Only To Be Chained To Hospital BedCarbonated.tv (blog)

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Trump built his wall. It's name is Sarah - Observer-Reporter

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Trump built his wall. It's name is Sarah
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Where there is the prolonged car alarm of “fake news,” there is bound to be a fake news officer. Such is not always the case. In fact, the most successful press secretaries were journalists first. Jay Carney, formerly of Time magazine comes to mind, as ...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is perfectly castWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Trump already built a wall. Her name is Sarah - Opinion - StripesStars and Stripes

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Man alarmed with seizures of cars - MyWebTimes.com

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Man alarmed with seizures of cars
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Barkau, who lives in a West Side riverfront house on Douglas Street, said it appeared a car alarm was the issue with one of his cars, an older van parked on the street. But he said there was no such problem with the other vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Sanford police identify man injured when car hit local diner - Press Herald

Sanford police identify man injured when car hit local diner
Press Herald
Sanford police Thursday released the name of a 75-year-old man who was seriously injured Tuesday when a car slammed through the wall of a diner where he was eating with his wife. After the crash at the Third Alarm Diner, Rodney Fitzgerald of Sanford ...

Charges dropped after police shoot man in apparent vehicle mistake ... - Fox News

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Charges dropped after police shoot man in apparent vehicle mistake ...
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Lyndo Jones who was shot by a police officer after he was mistaken for a vehicle break-in says he doesn't think the shooting was justified. A man shot last week ...

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A Ferrari 458 Race Car Makes for a Great Alarm Clock - RoadandTrack.com

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A Ferrari 458 Race Car Makes for a Great Alarm Clock
RoadandTrack.com
Normal alarm clocks are all well and good for getting you up in the morning, but don't you wish there were a little more excitement in your wake-up call? How about an actual Ferrari 458 race car? One driver got a much louder awakening than he was ...



 
 

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