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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:

InventHelp® Client Develops Improved Car Alarm (BGF-854) - Press Release Rocket

InventHelp® Client Develops Improved Car Alarm (BGF-854)
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"Car alarms greatly improve vehicle security, but what if you are not within earshot of the alarm?," asked an inventor from Ypsilanti, Mich. "I did not want to worry about my car when I parked it, so I came up with a security system that would keep me ...

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Police move to calm fears after false alarm over Golders Green car - Jewish Chronicle

Police move to calm fears after false alarm over Golders Green car
Jewish Chronicle
Security groups have called on the London Jewish community to remain calm after a false alarm was raised on social media and neighbourhood forums over “men” behaving suspiciously. Yesterday afternoon, messages were circulated calling on the ...

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BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data - Financial Times

BMW sounds alarm over tech companies seeking connected car data
Financial Times
Technology companies and advertisers are putting pressure on carmakers to pass on data collected by connected cars, BMW has warned, highlighting the concerns the automotive industry faces as it treads a fine line between performance and privacy.

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Burglary numbers steady, police offer prevention tips - Beloit Daily News

Burglary numbers steady, police offer prevention tips
Beloit Daily News
A steering wheel locking device, a car alarm or other products can stop burglaries before they start. • Report suspicious activities when you see them. Talk to store security or local police if you see something that could be a theft in progress. • Don ...

Woman Robbed On Partington Avenue - windsoriteDOTca

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Woman Robbed On Partington Avenue
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While it was happening her mother heard the suspect asking for her daughter's wallet so she pressed her car alarm. The suspect fled west from Partington Avenue toward an alley on the north side of Wyandotte Street West, behind a commercial building.

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Voxx launches baby-in-car alarm - The Rakyat Post

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Voxx launches baby-in-car alarm
The Rakyat Post
Baby on Board combines child car seat weight sensors with key chain fobs that connect wirelessly using Bluetooth. A fob sounds an alarm if whoever is carrying it walks away from a vehicle while pressure sensors indicate that a child is still in a car seat.

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Teenager crashes car into Seniore's Pizza restaurant on El Camino Real in San ... - abc7news.com

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Teenager crashes car into Seniore's Pizza restaurant on El Camino Real in San ...
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Firefighters controlled a two-alarm fire that was sparked at Seniore's Pizza on El Camino Real in San Bruno Monday morning. Officials say a 16-year-old girl crashed into the building with her parents' Mercedes convertible after leading police on a chase.
Car Runs Into Gas Meter, Line Ruptures, Starts Pizza Parlor Fire Near I-380 In ...CBS Local
San Bruno: Juvenile driver slams Mercedes into pizza parlor, sparks fireSan Jose Mercury News
San Bruno pizza shop burns when teen crashes MercedesSFGate
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Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies investigate larcenies, assist state ... - MLive.com

Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies investigate larcenies, assist state ...
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At 7:29 a.m. Deputy Mills responded to Albion Road for a car versus deer accident report that occurred on Gibbs Road near Michigan Avenue. At 7:47 a.m. Deputy Taylor responded to Exchange Street for a commercial alarm. At 7:48 a.m. Sergeant Watson ...

Landon Foster – DUI 3rd - HottyToddy.com

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Landon Foster – DUI 3rd
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Oxford Fire Department responded to the following calls: an alarm set off by the S & S sprinkler company working on it; a vehicle fire at Cash Saver parking lot; a report of grass fire at Sisk Avenue under the Highway 7 bridge set off by a vehicle ...

Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend - WWL

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Mayor Landrieu's family car stolen over weekend
WWL
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu's ongoing battle against the city's persistent crime problem hit home over the weekend when one of his family's cars was stolen and later recovered, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. A Jefferson Parish ...
Somebody Ripped Off Mitch Landrieu's Car Over The Weekend…The Hayride

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