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Can anyone recommend any car alarms which is good ?????
Budget around 350 plus installation.....
which is good and what brand?
i am in melbourne... where can i get a good alarm and installer !!!!!
03-10-02, 09:41 AM
Umm well if you treasure your car spend a bit more and get a decent car alarm. Get one of the top end viper alarms, their quite good. I've got a one on my VL, the quality and the features of the viper seem to be worth the extra 500 bucks or so. and they seem to with stand rumbly noises better than others while still being sensitive enough to pick up knocks on your body.
03-10-02, 02:41 PM
WWW.AAPA.COM.AU in minchinbury he is very good
11-10-02, 08:08 PM
The best alarm is completly useless it is setup right.
I install alarms for mates and actualy use the jaycar equator range.
If you have a clue you can make them quite effective alarms. I personally have seen 'pro' alarm installs and am shocked at the quality of them obverse control box placment, badly placed wires, quick joins.
Find a friend who has some idea of what they are doing, Get a service manual for your car that has wiring diagrams and also how to remove pannels of your car, install it yourself if you want some tips email me at email@example.com
For 350 i would get a 200 jaycar alarm, some extra diodes and relays to improve its features, 2 screamers, maybe better external siren. That would be maybe 300 all up.
FROM THE SAME PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR EQUATOR ALARM!
We thought our previous alarm was pretty good, but our latest top of the line unit is even better. We have taken the most popular features and added a pager function that enables the alarm control unit to communicate with the key fobs over distances of up to 50 metres. The key fob has an LCD screen and four control buttons. If someone breaks into your car, the alarm can send a message to your key fob and tell you! If the car is suitably wired, you can command the alarm to sound the siren, flash the lights and kill the engine. All this and more from a fantastic alarm.
- Active arming. To arm the system, you must press the transmitter to arm, whereas Passive Arming turns the alarm on within a preset time after the ignition is turned off and the last door is closed. Passive Arming is selected by a jumper pin.
- Anti scanning. Special receiver circuitry prevents a thief from using a scanner device to disarm the system.
- Automatic Rearm. System automatically rearms after completion of an alarm cycle. If the system is disarmed by remote control and no doors are opened within a preset time, system will also rearm automatically.
- Carjacking countermeasures. Instant alarm activation via remote control. If forced from your vehicle you can trigger the alarm instantly or the special "Midnight Mode" activates the ignition killer after a 30 second delay. After another 30 seconds, the siren wails and light flash continuously. This important feature prevents permanent loss of the vehicle while ensuring the driver's safety. "Midnight Mode" is activated by the driver from within the car.
- Chirp Delete. Select silent arm/disarm from remote.
- Code Learning. Remote control codes are memorised by system and retained even if battery power is disconnected. In the event of a lost remote control transmitter, the system transmits the memorised code to the new transmitter.
- Domelight Delay. Synchronizes to beginning of the alarms activation sequence with the vehicles interior light.
- Door Lock/Unlock. Unlock/Lock the doors at the same time as turning on/off the alarm.
- Door Security Warning. Will alert driver if a door is ajar when alarm is armed.
- Engine Killer. Engine Killer relay is supplied.
- Hard programming. PCB jumpers allow the following alarm functions to be changed: - extended central locking activation time - arming delay for cars with interior light delay function - on/off passive arming - ignition controlled door lock on/off.
- Instant Trigger. When a sensor is triggered, the alarm activates immediately.
- Last Door Arming. Ability to arm after last door closed. This is a selectable feature.
- LED Status Indicator. LED on dash to warn of alarm.
- Light Flash Confirmation. Parking lights flash when alarm switched on/off
- Non Volatile Memory. Alarm remembers when battery is disconnected.
- Overide Switch. Hidden switch to overide system in case remotes are lost.
- Parking Lot Panic/Car Search. Ability to trigger alarm by the remote control.
- Programmable Features. Ability to select and change alarms features.
- Random Code Transmission. Remote control sends a different code every time its used.
- Remote Boot Release. If filled with solonoid, boot can be opened by the remote.
- Rolling Theft Protection.To increase occupant safety, the power door locks will lock automatically when the ignition is turned on and the handbrake is released. This feature is programmable on or off.
- Sensor bypass. System can bypass triggers from a defective sensor until the alarm is disarmed.
- Shock Sensor. Will detect sharp blows to doors, bonnet, boot and windows. A light blow won't set off the alarm, but will trigger a `warning beep'.
- Trigger Memory Indicator. Alarm remembers and reports if it has alarmed by a series of chirps and flashes.
- Valet Mode. Prevents the system from arming when left for repairs/parking etc.
WHAT YOU GET
- Blackbox electronic module with all the above features
- 2 transmitter key fobs - Ignition cut out relay
- Shock sensor - Wiring
- Mini Size Siren. - Backup battery
Done deal for $325, brand new, 12mth warranty,
If you want look at other jaycar ones, let me know, and I'll get your some better prices, (all legit!)
Oh RRP is about $400 or so .... (maybe more can't remember)
12-10-02, 11:50 AM
thats the alarm i am going to buy ....
I'm looking @ alarms too, and that jaybar one sounds sweet as, but does it have remote start? Does remote start create any loop holes in a good alarm system? And also, who is a good installer in Sydney for these type of alarms (particularly for a R33)?
14-10-02, 06:25 PM
It is true on the install being the more important factor.
I had a $900 boomerang alarm fitted... Good alarm, had remote start etc, but car still got broken into and my head unit got stolen and dash completely ripped.
If they really wanted to, they could have pulled apart the other part of my dash and basically watch the alarm module fall to the floor and rip it off. Even if it was top of the line Viper alarm, same thing could have happened.
Good alarm and crap install = Crap security
I got quiktrak:D
all I can say is these guys are awesome! I have never felt safer parking my car and will park it anywhere.
Theif attempts to steal car, police are called, theif -> :owned:
I have become so god damn confused about alarms now, this is the one and only reason the ute is still sitting in the shed without one as I just cant make my mind up what I want.
I thought about the pager ones and have heard bad things I have also thought about the Brant alarms which cost the earth and have since heard bad things about those.
If someone has a idea of a good alarm then please share.
The pager alarms I've seen have a pathetic range, not worth it IMO. If the car's that valuable or theftworthy that you need to be notified you probably need Quicktrak ($$$)
It's equally important to get a good alarm and also a good install. Install a mediocre alarm very well and it can still be difficult to bypass.
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