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Alarm question?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by shesfromthefire, May 4, 2013.

  1. shesfromthefire

    shesfromthefire New Member

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    Not sure this is the right place to ask but I am looking to buy an alarm for my EJ1, I am also buying a quick release with a quick lock but we have a bad theft problem here.

    Who has any experience with alarms, suggestions or things to avoid?

    Feel free to tell me if there's a better place to put this thread
     
  2. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Alarms don't work. Unless you're trying to wake yourself up. Kill switches work better. A garage with a lock works best.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    In terms of alarms....I agree that they have their problems (in general).

    I have a Viper alarm with a kill switch and a pin switch for the hood. Been installed since 1996 and has no issues still.
     
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    +1 i also have had a viper for 2 years self installed with proximity sensor and additional kill switch (neighborhood is really horrible with car thefts)... an alarm or any other type of theft device is simply a detterent anything can be stolen if someone wants it bad enough and a properly installed security system is the best way to protect your investment. So to op your whole setup you stated sounds good and you should be good to go.
     
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    shesfromthefire New Member

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    The car is also not kept at my home, it's in a concealed area most people don't know about and only 5 people have actually been there to see the car. I try and keep it on lock down because of the investment in wheels alone. Plus now I have that K24 block. I have motion sensor triggered flood lights, locked storage and its gated. I'm more concerned about when I take the car to out of town shows and have to leave it outside overnight at a hotel.
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Wheel locks (which really only slow people down) and a kill switch. Park it as close to the front door as possible, etc. Sounds like you're pretty well covered at home though. I was actually going to mention a flood light too.
     
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    If they want it, they will take it. tow truck, dolly, drag.... alarms, killswitches, etc etc do nothing.

    insure it. it's the best thing you can do.
     
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    best thing i can recommend is to prepare for the worst... lowjack...
     
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    even lojack is a bit of a joke. they usually put it in one of 3 spots. odds are, a civic will be parted out in an hour. and the tracker in the glove box is long gone, placed in a moving trash bin or something as soon as its found. and that assumes you know the car is missing right away.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i know where my lojack is in the V, i helped him install it. it will be recovered long before it is pulled out.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    If you don't think criminals don't know this, you're wrong.

    and again, it requires you to notice the car is gone (stolen at 3am.... you don't notice till 8am.... ) getting the cops to actually do something.... another hour then to actually pick up a signal....
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i know you don't have bluelink, but on my car whenever someone rubs up against the damn thing i get a text message.
     
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    im humping you rcar next time I see it.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    just make sure you wear yoga pants... cuz that water based paint shit is for the birds. ive seriously considered wrapping the whole thing. carbon or green.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Lojack has a "notify me if my car moves" option.
     
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