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Old 06-25-2007, 06:39 PM
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Best car alarm setup

before purchasing all my new gear i feel that i should look into a decent alarm system to reuce the risk of losing all my gear to dumbass thives

so what do you all think is required for a secure but not overdone alarm system?

what sensors should be included? (shock,glass break, rock,motion, pin switches)

how much money should one spend on an alarm in porpotion to the amount of money in gear they want to protect (no need for a $1500 system to secure your CT deck)

whats your thoughts and opinions?
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:43 PM
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with every alarm I recommend the following

1.) hood pin & trunk pin
2.) shock sensor is standard
3.) door coverage is standard
4.) battery back up siren
5.) starter kill is normally standard
6.) light flash is normally standard
7.) glass break in hard top cars and radar in convertable cars
8.) install from a reputable shop that has a Government Certified Tech

now make the decision on what kind of alarm your looking for

1.) basic one way $199-399 depending on features
2.) two way pager $ 399-899 depending on features
3.) one way alarm starter $399-$999 depending on features
4.) two way alarm starter $499-$1199 depending on feature

these pirces are aproximate and I figured in installation as well

hope this helps

I wouldnt skimp on the alarm if your not going to go all the way with coverage then there is no point to having an alarm installed at all.

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Old 06-25-2007, 09:28 PM
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Vehicle Security

A good rule to follow (basic kinda depends on car but...) is the 40% rule
ie: if you put in a $1000 system in your ride, allow for $400 in security. Always go with an easy to use and understand system offers a real warranty through the manufacturer (clifford/DEI, Compustar etc) try to stay away from " Jim's car thingy that makes LOUD noise" at walmart!

just my $0.02
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:41 PM
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also add a tilt sensor (tow truck theives)
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ribeiro953
also add a tilt sensor (tow truck theives)
a very good idea if your protecting more the car then whats inside
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:04 PM
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Most important, a good install. A bad install makes a good alarm worthless.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MR2NR
Most important, a good install. A bad install makes a good alarm worthless.

x2 and MR2NR sells compustar maybe he can hook you up with a sick unit!
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:33 PM
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Along with a good alarm system, integrating something like a mini strobe light inside the car will make it very hard for thieves to see what they're doing...

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Old 06-27-2007, 10:47 PM
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now if only it were legal to have shock alarms...
those would be sizzling
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:56 PM
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don't get yours installed by some guy in his driveway

my alarm/starter sort of works now, the starter don't work, marker lights flash four times and thats it, engine doesn't start

I had my alarm go off recently when I opened the door and I didn't arm it cause the remote was not with me. Had to push buttons under the dash to get it to shut off. When I shut the car off the electric locks don't open like they used to either
fingers crossed the system doesn't go **** up on me one day and prevents me from even starting the car
its a Direct Start system

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