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bowtiefan
01-02-2003, 08:34 PM
Anybody reccomend a good car alarm that doesnt cost an arm and a leg?

SentraStyle
01-19-2003, 02:09 AM
The best alarm is going to be a properly installed one. An alarm is only going to be as good as it's installation.

ss3079
01-19-2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by SentraStyleEMW
The best alarm is going to be a properly installed one. An alarm is only going to be as good as it's installation.

Correct.

I like anything that comes from Directed...http://www.directed.com/security/default.asp

- Steve:)

CarAudioAddict
01-20-2003, 02:12 AM
Crimestopper CS-2001

**** good system, the only thing I don't like about mine is that it is too sensative. At it's lowest sensativity it will go off when the car next to mine is started.

Has the ability to work with factory security, doorlock, and remote start systems. They have a $250,000 garantee that it will prevent theft when properly installed.

A proper installation has:
auto door-lock
auto window close (on vehicles with power windows)
starter disable
Battery disable (disconnects battery from starter, computer, Ign. Coil, etc.)
Auto arm (arms 30 seconds after all doors are closed)



There are better units out there but they cost a lot more. Top line units also have two-way remotes and pager/cell-phone notification of when the system is tripped.

DarkHemprey
02-17-2003, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by CarAudioAddict
Crimestopper CS-2001

**** good system, the only thing I don't like about mine is that it is too sensative. At it's lowest sensativity it will go off when the car next to mine is started.

Has the ability to work with factory security, doorlock, and remote start systems. They have a $250,000 garantee that it will prevent theft when properly installed.

A proper installation has:
auto door-lock
auto window close (on vehicles with power windows)
starter disable
Battery disable (disconnects battery from starter, computer, Ign. Coil, etc.)
Auto arm (arms 30 seconds after all doors are closed)



There are better units out there but they cost a lot more. Top line units also have two-way remotes and pager/cell-phone notification of when the system is tripped. Hes Correct but wouldnt that cost alot

CarAudioAddict
02-17-2003, 02:56 PM
Actually it only cost $200 CAD.

Cheap compared to Viper systems which start at $400

ss3079
02-17-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by CarAudioAddict
Actually it only cost $200 CAD.

Cheap compared to Viper systems which start at $400

That is very cheap...

Gonna have to look into it:)

- Steve

Tedro
02-21-2003, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by ss3079
Correct.

I like anything that comes from Directed...http://www.directed.com/security/default.asp

- Steve:)

I second the DEI alarms, they are good and easy to upgrade and cheap too

ezorderusa
02-21-2003, 11:47 PM
A very popular model that sells well for us id the Hornet 553T, we sell it for $115

"The all-in-one Hornet 553T is just right for someone looking for convenience and security. With this system, the convenience of remote start and the assurance of a protected vehicle are available with the push of a button.Pre-warm your car in the winter, and pre-cool it in the summer with the top-of-the-line Hornet 553T remote start security system."

Heresy
02-22-2003, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by ezorderusa
A very popular model that sells well for us id the Hornet 553T, we sell it for $115

"The all-in-one Hornet 553T is just right for someone looking for convenience and security. With this system, the convenience of remote start and the assurance of a protected vehicle are available with the push of a button.Pre-warm your car in the winter, and pre-cool it in the summer with the top-of-the-line Hornet 553T remote start security system."

That is a DEI alarm and they have the complete installation instructions on their website... I am thinking of personally doing that over the summer.

Tedro
02-22-2003, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by ezorderusa
A very popular model that sells well for us id the Hornet 553T, we sell it for $115

"The all-in-one Hornet 553T is just right for someone looking for convenience and security. With this system, the convenience of remote start and the assurance of a protected vehicle are available with the push of a button.Pre-warm your car in the winter, and pre-cool it in the summer with the top-of-the-line Hornet 553T remote start security system."

Personally I would not get the 553T, but I did get the 732T. The 732 are the best one you can get. The 553T is more of a remote start convenience than an alarm. One of the reasons I went with DEI is that itís easy to upgrade. So like I got the 732 and then I got the extra proxy's and sirens and pagers and then the remote start. You start with the basic alarm and you add what components you want. Good expandability. I have a DEI dealer close to me who has all if the add ons and i just pick and chose what it want and see what they do. Another cool part about the 732 is that its made DEI who makes hornet, viper, sidwinder, wasp, orion, PPI, ADS all that good stuff, so like it all the same just with different names on them. all the components are interchangable. good stuff

ss3079
02-22-2003, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Heresy
That is a DEI alarm and they have the complete installation instructions on their website... I am thinking of personally doing that over the summer.

Have fun:)

- Steve

Heresy
02-22-2003, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by ss3079
Have fun:)

- Steve

That is the beauty of going home from college over the summer. We have 4 vehicles and I figure that I am going to have 2 cars stripped and out of commission... Still 2 cars left to do errands with. :p

Matador
02-28-2003, 04:10 AM
i checked ebay for the crimestopper one, they selling it for like $59, but dunno if it's complete.



Originally posted by ss3079
Correct.

I like anything that comes from Directed...http://www.directed.com/security/default.asp

- Steve:)


hey steve, which ones in particular? i went to the web but darn they have a lot of choices.


n is it hard to install an alarm? i rather do ti myself than some store, cuz they prob wont' even do it right

ss3079
02-28-2003, 10:52 AM
Whichever one best fits your price range, or has the features you want. . .

Get me on IM sometime.

- Steve

Matador
03-06-2003, 02:03 AM
i'lll hit u on aim sometime steve, thanks

85cutty
03-09-2003, 04:49 PM
are Ungo alarms good, made by clarion?????

eengrms
03-10-2003, 02:15 PM
Ungo are good- but a little pricey. I had an Ungo before and one thing I can say is the range on the remotes is excellent. I have ordered quite a few of the Crimestopper systems, some through eBay- some not. I have always had good luck with them. Last week I put one of the pager/remote starter systems (not sure the model number) on my uncles 2002 BMW 525. That was by far the most fun installation I've ever done. The alarms/starters from Crimestoppers are pretty easy to work with, and they include everything you'll need, short a relay or two. One thing about this Crimestopper system is the remote range. Holy cow I think it worked over half a mile away, and the pager functions worked almost 2 miles away. Not sure what it says it can do. Only buy on eBay from someone reputable, who has an eBay store. Don't buy from Joe Schmoe, especially if it's the only one they are selling. The seller should be at least selling 20 of them in a single listing.

85cutty
03-10-2003, 08:07 PM
what about marksman, right im debating between ungo and marksman, i can get a better deal on the marksman........

nismboy6986
04-17-2003, 03:24 PM
You sure about the window and the battery disable thing on that crimestopper?
I have a CS-2011RS which should be a little higher on the line than the one you named and i don't have those features. I can add a power window control module and a backup battery but i don't know anything about the battery disable. the shock sensor on mine is funny. i can rock the car and it will not go off but if i close the trunk it will. My father said he just closed the tailgate on his truck and it set it off. whats the cheapest place anyone knows where i can get the 4-window roll up module, mini pain generator sirens, and the power trunk silinoid(sp)

LBX2G
04-17-2003, 03:28 PM
Omega makes nice alarms and they are priced vey good

CarAudioAddict
04-17-2003, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by nismboy6986
You sure about the window and the battery disable thing on that crimestopper?
I have a CS-2011RS which should be a little higher on the line than the one you named and i don't have those features. I can add a power window control module and a backup battery but i don't know anything about the battery disable. the shock sensor on mine is funny. i can rock the car and it will not go off but if i close the trunk it will. My father said he just closed the tailgate on his truck and it set it off. whats the cheapest place anyone knows where i can get the 4-window roll up module, mini pain generator sirens, and the power trunk silinoid(sp)

The manual explained how to wire it to disable the battery and roll up the windows.

While not "officially" a feature of the alarm, they tell you how to do it, which counts to me.

My shock sensor is screwy too. When I had a car, closing the hatch, closing the hood, tapping the roof, kicking the tires, loud exhaust form another vehicle, another stereo would all set off my shock sensor at its lowest setting

nismboy6986
04-17-2003, 04:35 PM
i installed mine myself and the manual didn't say anything about hooking it up in a way to disable the battery. you would need extra equipment to disable because you will have to have something that would "disconnect" either the positive or negative cable(s) to the battery such as a big relay or a module that could phyisically disconnect the battery. I think its stupid as **** when the 4-door module cost over twice the price of the two door module. its cheaper to buy 2 door modules and either give both their own output on the alarm and be able to control weither you roll the front or rear windows down or wire both to the same output or just use relays and allow the 2 door module to control all 4. i've seen the 2 door for 20 bucks but the cheapest i've seen the 4 door is 57.