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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:

Video: dying car alarm is the weirdest tune you'll hear today - Top Gear

Video: dying car alarm is the weirdest tune you'll hear today
Top Gear
Cars make noise. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. Some of them are very strange indeed. Like the video above, in which an unidentified car inadvertently drops a mixtape that's pure fire. Thanks to a dying battery, said car (we're not sure ...

Dying Car Alarm Is Reborn As A Bangin' Beat In Viral Video - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Dying Car Alarm Is Reborn As A Bangin' Beat In Viral Video
Huffington Post
Dying Car Alarm Is Reborn As A Bangin' Beat In Viral Video. Where is this genius when we're awakened at 2 a.m. on our street? 04/08/2016 04:00 pm ET. 508. Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post ...

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Farmington man arrested for DWI, driving with car alarm on - 13WHAM-TV

13WHAM-TV

Farmington man arrested for DWI, driving with car alarm on
13WHAM-TV
A Farmington man was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving while impaired by drugs. Jacob Post, 19, was arrested around 1:15 a.m. after deputies received a 911 call stating a driver was driving with his car alarm going off. Deputies pulled over ...

Watch: Dying car alarm video goes viral - Recombu

Recombu

Watch: Dying car alarm video goes viral
Recombu
A car alarm may seem an unlikely viral ingredient, but this is the internet and stranger things have happened so perhaps it's not all that surprising a video of one is quickly becoming a hit. The YouTube video shows a dying car alarm going off in a car ...

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Thieves steal speakers, security system from car audio shop - KOAT Albuquerque

KOAT Albuquerque

Thieves steal speakers, security system from car audio shop
KOAT Albuquerque
In the video, when no one is looking, you see one of them lift up a glass case containing a car alarm system. Another guy picks it up and takes off with it. The three are then seen again driving away in the Hummer. All totaled, the shop is now out ...

I Bet This Car Alarm Is Better at Making Music than You Are - autoevolution

autoevolution

I Bet This Car Alarm Is Better at Making Music than You Are
autoevolution
Car alarms that go off because a mouse sneezed on the tire are mostly relics of the past found on cars to match, but just because they're not very common anymore, doesn't mean you don't run the risk of running into one every now and again. Mostly when ...

VIDEO: This dying car alarm has the best hip-hop beat that you'll hear - JOE

JOE

VIDEO: This dying car alarm has the best hip-hop beat that you'll hear
JOE
Musical inspiration can come from a variety of places but we never would have thought that a dying car alarm could be the reason for such a fresh sound. Hip-hop fans will absolutely love this and we hope that this jam is played in every club this week.

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One-alarm fire causes $1 million dollars in damages at a vintage car restoration shop - KRON4.com

One-alarm fire causes $1 million dollars in damages at a vintage car restoration shop
KRON4.com
Sonoma County (BCN) – A one-alarm fire Friday night did about $1 million in damage at a vintage car restoration shop in unincorporated Sonoma County, officials with the Central Fire Authority of Sonoma County said today. Firefighters were dispatched at ...

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Students become teachers at North Rockland 'Sports Day' - USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports

Students become teachers at North Rockland 'Sports Day'
USA TODAY High School Sports
THIELLS – Above the noise of hundreds of children and teenagers frolicking about the confines of North Rockland High School, above the tunes coming out of the DJ's speakers on the football fields, a car alarm rang through the air at the second annual ...

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Turkey car bomb kills two police, wounds 22 near Syria border - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Turkey car bomb kills two police, wounds 22 near Syria border
Daily Mail
It said that the explosion just outside the city's main police headquarters was caused by a car bomb but did not say which group could be to blame. NTV television said there were sounds of gunfire as clashes erupted with the security forces. Security ...
Turkey attacks: Four killed, more than a dozen injured in separate attacksABC Online

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