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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:

Car alarm sales up at one local business - WISN Milwaukee

Car alarm sales up at one local business
WISN Milwaukee
Car alarm sales up at one local business. UPDATED 7:28 PM CDT Sep 12, 2014. Tweet · Next Video: Watch as Jeep spins out during police chase. post a comment. The increase of auto thefts and carjackings in the area have increased calls to install car ...

Man who ignored alarm, awakens to learn car stolen - ThisWeekNews

Man who ignored alarm, awakens to learn car stolen
ThisWeekNews
A motor vehicle was reported stolen between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and 8:20 a.m. Aug. 30 from the driveway of a residence in the 300 block of Longbranch Drive in Dublin. According to police reports, the resident said he heard a car alarm go off three times ...

Local woman invents patented alarm system to prevent hot car deaths - WCYB

Local woman invents patented alarm system to prevent hot car deaths
WCYB
Susan Quave, a teacher at Johnson County Middle School, created a car alarm system that fights the problem of hot car deaths across the United States. Every day, she greets her students before science class. The new lesson for the week is engineering.

Police: Car alarm alerts owner, foils would-be burglar - Salisbury Post

Police: Car alarm alerts owner, foils would-be burglar
Salisbury Post
Police charged a Salisbury man with breaking into a car after he set off the vehicle's alarm system, alerting the owner. Salisbury Police say the owner parked his car outside his East Council Street apartment when he heard his alarm system sound around ...

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Car Seat Alarm Could Save Lives - CBS Local

Car Seat Alarm Could Save Lives
CBS Local
The inside of a car can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. CBS4 Morning Anchor, Rhiannon Ally spoke with a South Florida man and his step-son who have designed a car seat which has an alarm that they say can save lives. Lindsey Seitz ...

NBC expert on home defense: car alarm, illegal hornet spray and treat intruder ... - The Global Dispatch

Washington Times

NBC expert on home defense: car alarm, illegal hornet spray and treat intruder ...
The Global Dispatch
The law enforcement veteran shared his tips for thwarting home invasions, noticably without the use of firearm. “Most people don't realize this, but they leave their car keys downstairs,” Zeins said. “Bring your car keys up. Alarm systems are very ...
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Three-alarm fire damages auto repair shop in Ramsey - NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.com

Three-alarm fire damages auto repair shop in Ramsey
NorthJersey.com
RAMSEY — Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze on the roof and an exterior wall of an auto repair shop on Route 17 as traffic backed up for more than a mile in the northbound lanes Monday evening. Fire departments from five municipalities responded ...
Firefighters battle blaze at Rt. 17 car-repair shop in RamseyNJ.com

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Princeton police charge man with false public alarm after he crashed car ... - The Times, Trenton - NJ.com

Princeton police charge man with false public alarm after he crashed car ...
The Times, Trenton - NJ.com
PRINCETON -- A Connecticut man who reported his car stolen in Princeton after crashing it into a utility pole has been charged with creating a false public alarm, police said today. Paul Santos, 41, was arrested Sunday after police found his 2001 ...

How to protect your family from home invasion - WRCB-TV

How to protect your family from home invasion
WRCB-TV
"Most people don't realize this, but they leave their car keys downstairs," Zeins said. "Bring your car keys up. Alarm systems are very expensive, and this is a loud one. All you have to do is hit the keys. They don't realize it, but it's the best ...

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Daddy Days: Parents of two learn of third son on the way - Austin American-Statesman

Daddy Days: Parents of two learn of third son on the way
Austin American-Statesman
Now when Levi tries to take a toy out of his hand, Luke goes off like a car alarm. It is an incredibly annoying, yet incredibly effective defense mechanism and it's all about attention. The screaming doesn't deter Levi, but Mom or Dad coming to ...



 
 

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