View Full Version : Best Alarm choice?

02-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Hi folks,

Got a quick question for those of you with some experience in the area of high end alarm systems... I am looking at the following alarms and would like to know if anyone has any experience with any of them (if so, how good/bad they find the alarm and any issues they have experienced) or recommendations as to which are the best out of the lot.

Python 991 Responder LC3 SST Security/Remote Start System
viper 5901
clifford g5 avantguard 5.1
clifford MATRIX 50.7X
Hornet 564T 2-Way Security with Remote Start
autopage rs 1000 led
zenesis z702as

Thanks !

02-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Go with the Python
I'm very familiar with all alarms by DEI
And they are my favorite

02-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Yeah, the python, clifford, and vidper you listed are all the same so either one, except I think the clifford remote has a battery level and signal strength meter on it; kinda cool.

02-19-2009, 10:16 AM
My python 990 remote has a battery level meter on it.

02-19-2009, 10:19 AM
I like my 5901. The remote start is ******. I didn't think I'd like that but I've used it so much.

With my 5901 you can go up and hit my hood or door and it'll ***** at you.

02-19-2009, 04:50 PM
As mentioned, it seems the Python and Viper are basically the same... so now to compare them with the rest

02-21-2009, 12:39 AM
If two way is not a concern then the G5 5.1 would easily be my first choice. The Clifford MATRIX/Viper/Python are all essentially the same. However G5 is a different animal. Anyone claiming all three lines are all the same is not very well informed.

02-27-2009, 02:55 PM
I decided my Python 990 alarm *****--therefore DEI. After getting constant complaints about it going off--the impact sensor....first couple of times I repositioned it in various places....still went off, then I replaced the sensor thinking maybe it was faulty.......anyways, I finally just pulled it out of my Jeep.

I used to have a MR2 with an Alpine sec-8063, now that alarm ruled. Never had a false alarm. When the car was totaled, I kept it. Since I have it in the garage somewhere, I should pull it out and try it on the Jeep. It is a pretty old alarm though.

Anyways, I have never liked DEI, but they seem to have a stranglehold on the market. I have always wondered why Alpine stopped making their alarms--probably because it wasn't profitable enough for them--don't know.

Another thing about DEI, I always felt the alarm drained the battery pretty good, seemed like it would kill it after 2 weeks of nonuse.

02-27-2009, 02:58 PM
Viper is what I am going to go with after much research and deciding that its the best out there.

02-27-2009, 03:03 PM
to be fair, I guess I should also mention what I do like about the 990. Good range with the remote, remote start worked nicely.

I did get a problem where sometimes the alarm would go off and it wouldn't notify the remote, that seemed pretty common.

But for the most part, if you pressed a buttom on the remote, the brain would receive and execute the command.

02-27-2009, 03:04 PM
I would say viper. I love mine, its a 791VX. However Im thinking about getting the new one. 5901 I believe its called. But mine has never gave me no problems.

02-27-2009, 06:09 PM
I would say viper. I love mine, its a 791VX. However Im thinking about getting the new one. 5901 I believe its called. But mine has never gave me no problems.

keep your 791xv. or nvm, sell it to me :D

02-27-2009, 06:37 PM
I started using Autopage because I hate DEI.