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E368
09-01-2006, 10:55 AM
I am looking for a high quality, high security car alarm with no fancy features and useless features. I simply want a very reliable and secure system. Who makes the best alarms these days?

Thanks

h8me
09-01-2006, 07:41 PM
clifford matrix 10, or for that mater anything by directed electronics

clifford
viper
python
avital
hornet
valet
all these brands are good products and have from low to high price pointshttp://www.directed.com for more info

sajnaj
10-02-2006, 06:52 PM
compustar the only way to go

DefiantGSR
10-02-2006, 06:56 PM
Compustar 2W900FM-AS

I remember reading someone doing a test with this alarm vs. a viper 791xv. Both cars were in a mall parking lot next to each other. Both walked into the mall, the viper 791xv lost communication with the car 100 ft into the mall while the compustar lost communication at 1000 ft.

Either way, install is the most important thing you can do to protect your car. Hide the brain away(not under the dash), an extra battery, get power directly from the car battery and not a wire under your dash, extra piezo sirens everywhere, glass sensor, etc etc...

pimpedout97x
10-02-2006, 07:03 PM
compustar ftl.

maybe its just cuase i got a bad one off ebay, but i still wont buy another...to me, the remote/brain, etc just look cheapely made compared to my 791xv.

what are you gonna do 1000ft away? cant run fast enough to get there in time anyways...

get anything by DEI to the original poster of this thread.

DefiantGSR
10-02-2006, 07:07 PM
100 ft aint much.

better to have the ability to have a range of 1000 ft. What if its only 200 ft away? Still enough time to get to...

ravendarat
10-02-2006, 07:11 PM
The Viper 5900 is a nice ****ing unit. And the Range has so far outdone my compustar 2way under a couple different situations that I tested it. As far as compustar, no codehopping is kinda a downside being that someone with a code grabber can nab your remote code and disarm your alarm after you walk away.

sajnaj
10-04-2006, 02:22 PM
2W900FM-AS i have that alarm i am able to sit in class and start my car and by the time i get there it is nice and toasty. and the paging system is nice also

kombat96
10-04-2006, 02:25 PM
isnt that like an oxymoron

sajnaj
10-04-2006, 09:22 PM
???

E368
12-17-2006, 04:44 PM
clifford matrix 10, or for that mater anything by directed electronics

clifford
viper
python
avital
hornet
valet
all these brands are good products and have from low to high price pointshttp://www.directed.com for more info

Thanks for the tip! These guys do have some nice products but the site is a bit much to deal with....soooo many options :eek:

Can someone suggest a very high-quality basic alarm system from DEI? I don't need a fancy screen on the remote, 2way or anything like that, just solid components that make it difficult to steal the car!

TIA :)

Shyne151
12-17-2006, 06:48 PM
I put my python 871xp in about a year ago, haven't had a single problem. Now that i don't work for a shop that sells dei, I might try a compustar in whatever car I get next month.

THUNDERBIRD
12-17-2006, 10:25 PM
i have a python460hp and it is nice, or the viper350hv. get a battery back up and extra siren for inside the car

jiggy2dmax
12-18-2006, 12:51 AM
quality of a alarm system is 95% in the installation. I would recommend DEI or the Prestige 996 and up.

j3bus2k3
12-18-2006, 12:56 AM
Off topic, but had anyone heard of CrimeStopper?...I can get them hella cheap but I'm thinking thats because they're just that...cheap and ****...

xploit2
12-18-2006, 12:56 AM
-compustar- http://www.compustar.org/

supa_c
12-18-2006, 01:00 AM
x5billion on the compustar

jiggy2dmax
12-18-2006, 01:12 AM
Off topic, but had anyone heard of CrimeStopper?...I can get them hella cheap but I'm thinking thats because they're just that...cheap and ****...

Think Ebay alarm....if your looking to sell back,might be a small profit in it.

dinty01
12-19-2006, 12:30 AM
hows autopage compare to these other guys? the local store used to install them a lot, my first and still current alarm is a clifford, it needs to be replaced, not because of anything wrong with the product, but because I had a small leak from above my windshield and water ran down the passenger side a pillar where some of the sensors and relays are and they got corroded and I want to upgrade anyways. But I was also thinking of another clifford.

jiggy2dmax
12-19-2006, 01:26 AM
hows autopage compare to these other guys? the local store used to install them a lot, my first and still current alarm is a clifford, it needs to be replaced, not because of anything wrong with the product, but because I had a small leak from above my windshield and water ran down the passenger side a pillar where some of the sensors and relays are and they got corroded and I want to upgrade anyways. But I was also thinking of another clifford.

Autopage is pretty reliable, know quite a few people with the 720 and 860 and none seem to have any complaints. Range is a bit better than the 791.

00poop6x
12-24-2006, 07:38 PM
Any of the CM4000 series from Compustar.

bamaboy
12-24-2006, 11:21 PM
prestige? im looking at the APS998