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turnstylez18
09-26-2005, 12:53 AM
k i need to get a backup battery or siren? what should i get? i can only afford one...here's the thing the installers of my alarm put the siren in the open so i think its easy to cut it off....
but what do u recommend? battery is more expensive than the back up siren...

RFCV
09-29-2005, 03:29 PM
I would recommend moving the siren to a more hidden location in the engine and getting a back-up siren and hide it well (preferably on the inside). That way they will not want to stay inside to continue the theft.;)

tRiGgEr
09-29-2005, 03:33 PM
What is the backup battery for? And why do you need 2 sirens?

RFCV
09-29-2005, 03:40 PM
What is the backup battery for? And why do you need 2 sirens?



The back up batt is in case main power is lost, the alarm will continue to keep powered up. A back up siren will continue to sound even if power is off and takes a key to shut off.


2 sirens are better than 1 because the louder you can make your alarm, the better to make the scum run off.;)

tRiGgEr
09-29-2005, 03:45 PM
For the reasons described a back up battery would be the ideal choice. Better to keep the siren on, than to have 2 sirens that can be turned off.

RFCV
09-29-2005, 03:54 PM
For the reasons described a back up battery would be the ideal choice. Better to keep the siren on, than to have 2 sirens that can be turned off.


I would be ideal to have both, but the back up siren will keep sounding even when all power is off. It has its own power batt inside it. If you have both, the 2 sirens will continue to sound if power is off, but what if they find the siren without back up and cut it? No more sound (even with back up battery) without the back up siren. That's why you should hide the back up siren very well, preferably on the inside!

Eugenics
09-29-2005, 04:08 PM
where do you buy this stuff?

RFCV
09-29-2005, 04:13 PM
where do you buy this stuff?



I know DEI sells both, (515R for the back up siren & 520T for the back up battery). There might be others, especially the back up siren.

Check out: www.directed.com & www.partsexpress.com

danteBirosel
09-29-2005, 04:20 PM
bought myself a siren with a builtin battery and wow im impressed. Got it for 25 bucks!!!!!!! It's still on sale.. check it out:

www.asianwolf.com

go to Alarm Accessories

tRiGgEr
09-29-2005, 04:22 PM
I would be ideal to have both, but the back up siren will keep sounding even when all power is off. It has its own power batt inside it. If you have both, the 2 sirens will continue to sound if power is off, but what if they find the siren without back up and cut it? No more sound (even with back up battery) without the back up siren. That's why you should hide the back up siren very well, preferably on the inside!


More in depth than I thought lol.

Both!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

djman37
09-29-2005, 04:23 PM
i LIKE that siren w/battery idea.
direct link http://www.asianwolf.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=1068694|1069136&PRID=1354125

Montypup
09-29-2005, 09:46 PM
Shelby alarms make a siren with the backup battery and key build right into the back of the siren. Even if the alarm isn't going off and the main power is cut the alarm will sound.

95Eclipse
09-29-2005, 10:31 PM
go to any DEI dealer, buy a backup battery... model number 520T, and get a mini Pezio Siren, model number 513t and put it in your heater vent... facing the outside of the vent...
no thief can stand the mini piezo.. they hurt/pulse your eardrums when they go off, they are 125 DB mini sirens... sounds like a bird chirping over and over again in your head
:)
do that and your going to be okay

turnstylez18
09-29-2005, 11:04 PM
i forgot i actually posted this...i dont know if u guys know but my alarm kinda got messed but seems to be okay now...but i may just get a back up siren for now..since its much cheaper and im struggling on cash...
but where would be a good idea to hide it? im getting it done at best buy..since i know the guys there...i can get a deal too..

RFCV
09-30-2005, 04:53 AM
where would be a good idea to hide it?



I would recommend up underneath the dash inside.

Hook Me Up
09-30-2005, 01:05 PM
then uw ouldnt be able to get to it quickly enough

RFCV
09-30-2005, 01:58 PM
then uw ouldnt be able to get to it quickly enough



It is not YOU getting to it quickly enough, it is THEM.;)

Just mount it in a way where you can access the key shut off easily. Another point about installing the back up siren inside besides deterring them from entering is in case the alarm falses, there will not be a siren constantly blaring for all to hear and annoy.

Hook Me Up
09-30-2005, 03:40 PM
yeah, but a lot of my stuff needs like a screw driver to get to it, so that would be no easy task trying to even get to it......... hmmm decisions decisions

Trancer
10-03-2005, 04:59 PM
I myself have a mini piezo siren inside of my car. Its 128 dbz of ear bleeding sound. I use to think, ah hell, my stereo easily does over 140 dbs. But its the high pitched 128 dbs that will get you. It confuses the thief. I know it makes me figit a lil. The siren is very very small. It is meant to be inside of the cabin of the car so when the thief actualy makes entry into the car.

As for the back up battery, get it. Its great. I have one myself. Its great when the thief actualy makes entry into the car, pops the hood, and cuts the battery cables. The battery will add about 10 pounds to your ride ;)