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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:

Is your car alarm system safe enough? [Sponsored] - Memeburn

Is your car alarm system safe enough? [Sponsored]
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The car alarm system is probably the most conflicting part of your car. Designed to prevent car theft by attracting concerned onlookers with a noise, it does more to annoy everybody in the neighbourhood than anything else. Just because we know that 99 ...

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Police caution Griffith, Highland residents to locks cars after break-ins - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Police caution Griffith, Highland residents to locks cars after break-ins
Chicago Tribune
Banasiak and Martin said locking your car would fix a lot of the problem, and they also recommend parking in well lit areas, using a car alarm and keeping valuables out of sight. "You shouldn't keep valuables in your car overnight. There's no reason to ...

Suspect Lures Man Out of Apartment With Car Alarm, Shoots Him ... - NBC Connecticut

NBC Connecticut

Suspect Lures Man Out of Apartment With Car Alarm, Shoots Him ...
NBC Connecticut
A man was arrested for luring another man out of his Bridgeport apartment and then fatally shooting him in July.
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Greater Portland Landmarks raises alarm for 7 imperiled historical properties - Press Herald

Press Herald

Greater Portland Landmarks raises alarm for 7 imperiled historical properties
Press Herald
The mid-century modern building that is currently home to U-Haul Storage and Moving on Marginal Way opened in 1963 as Portland Motor Sales car showroom. The building is on Greater Portland Landmarks' 2017 Places in Peril list. Staff photo by Brianna ...

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Hot car death prevention system invented by San Antonio man | WOAI - WOAI

WOAI

Hot car death prevention system invented by San Antonio man | WOAI
WOAI
A local inventor has built a prototype of a special car alarm that he believes will save children from dying in hot cars.The system, the brainchild of San Antonian ...

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Man bound over on murder, assault charges in fatal crash - Enid News & Eagle

Enid News & Eagle

Man bound over on murder, assault charges in fatal crash
Enid News & Eagle
He said for a second time that night, his car's proximity alarm sounded. He said he swerved off the road and the SUV did too, missing his vehicle and turning as if to go back into Sunridge but traveling south in the northbound lane of U.S. 81. Chandler ...

Officials determine honking car in rising floodwaters was malfunctioning alarm - KHOU

Officials determine honking car in rising floodwaters was malfunctioning alarm
KHOU
HOUSTON - Officials late Wednesday night responded to calls about a honking car in rising floodwaters in the Memorial area. KHOU 11 News reporter Grace White reported hearing a honking car live on air during continuing coverage Thursday.Police arrived ...

Suspect Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries in Lakeland - The Daily Ridge

The Daily Ridge

Suspect Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries in Lakeland
The Daily Ridge
The victim advised that he was awoken by his car alarm going off. He stated that he and his wife went outside and noticed that the driver's side door on his 2015 Toyota pickup was open. The wife's vehicle, a 2006 Chevy Malibu had the car alarm going off.

Curiouser and curiouser - Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto Online

Curiouser and curiouser
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Other series include "Natural Car Alarms," in which the sounds of bird calls replace the alarm sounds, and "Dust Gathering," an examination of dust found on art and windowsills at the Museum of Modern Art. When asked if the secret to her success is ...

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Blotter: Belligerent salesman, boyfriend takes off, meatball misunderstanding - Appleton Post Crescent

Blotter: Belligerent salesman, boyfriend takes off, meatball misunderstanding
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NEIGHBOR II: Officers responded to a call regarding a car alarm sounding and a light flashing, and neighbors reported seeing the owner of the car apparently purposefully setting off the alarm. When the neighbors asked the man to stop, he began yelling ...



 
 

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