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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:

Salem man wakes up to car alarm, finds bear in driver's seat - WSLS

WSLS

Salem man wakes up to car alarm, finds bear in driver's seat
WSLS
SALEM - Ryan McClanahan, of the Glenvar area, says he woke up to his car horn honking Thursday morning, and walked outside to find this bear sitting in the driver's seat. He called Roanoke County Police who came and opened the door to let the bear out ...
Man wakes up to car alarm, finds bear inside SUVWCNC
Bear cub gets inside car, honks horn in Roanoke CountyWDBJ7

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Aberdeen Police arrest man sleeping in a car that was meant for a woman to sleep in - KXRO Newsradio

KXRO Newsradio

Aberdeen Police arrest man sleeping in a car that was meant for a woman to sleep in
KXRO Newsradio
A man was arrested after sleeping in a car in Downtown Aberdeen, when the car that was only meant to be used by a homeless woman to sleep in. Aberdeen Police say that they responded to a car alarm going off on G St near the Chehalis River Bridge.

Answer Man: Bears opening car doors? Damaging interiors? - Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times

Answer Man: Bears opening car doors? Damaging interiors?
Asheville Citizen-Times
They activated the car alarm on the key from the safety of the inside of the house to scare the bear away before it could damage the car. The first neighbor has posted photos on Facebook of his car damage. Have you ever heard of a bear opening up a ...

UN: New CAR Fighting Sets Off 'Alarm Bells' - Voice of America

Voice of America

UN: New CAR Fighting Sets Off 'Alarm Bells'
Voice of America
“The hard-earned relative calm in Bangui and some of the bigger towns in CAR risks being eclipsed by the descent of some rural areas into increasing violence,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said. “Defenseless civilians, as ...
UN: As many as 100 killed in CAR fightingAljazeera.com
Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chiefUN News Centre

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Beebe Teacher, Students Earn Patent on Child Safety Seat Alarm Invention - Beebe News

Beebe Teacher, Students Earn Patent on Child Safety Seat Alarm Invention
Beebe News
“We made an alarm that you can attach to any car seat that uses the preprogrammed key fob to set off the alarm. The device only activates when a child is in the car seat. When it comes on, it starts running code to constantly check the temperature ...

Burglary suspect uses high-tech device to break into cars | KATU - KATU

KATU

Burglary suspect uses high-tech device to break into cars | KATU
KATU
Car break-ins aren't unusual in St. Helens, but these days thieves can break into cars with electronic devices. One man was caught on camera breaking into cars ...

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Class project could save children from hot cars | 11alive.com - WXIA-TV

WXIA-TV

Class project could save children from hot cars | 11alive.com
WXIA-TV
Engineering students at Drew Charter School are putting the final touches on a device designed to prevent hot car deaths.

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Dispatches for May 24 - The Daily World

Dispatches for May 24
The Daily World
An Aberdeen Police officer was patrolling the area of Heron and H streets just after 2 a.m. Wednesday when she heard a car alarm going off, leading her to a car parked at the Canton Restaurant with its headlights flashing. She found a man who was bent ...

Man sparks security alert in Croydon after 'dumping smoke alarm' in ... - Croydon Advertiser

Croydon Advertiser

Man sparks security alert in Croydon after 'dumping smoke alarm' in ...
Croydon Advertiser
A man sparked a security alert in Croydon this afternoon after a smoke alarm was found 'dumped' in a Tesco car park and the store's manager became ...

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Arson suspected as two Brentwood cars torched… - East Bay Times

East Bay Times

Arson suspected as two Brentwood cars torched…
East Bay Times
Felker heard the car's alarm go off first and looked outside to see her neighbor's car on fire. She woke her kids up and got them out of the house as her husband soaked the front of the car and bushes with a garden hose to keep the fire from spreading.
Contra Costa County car fires linked, fire officials sayKTVU San Francisco

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