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So anyways, I just put a pioneer dvd player in my obs and im thinkin its almost not worth it with all the theft these days...I don't even wanna park it outside of the mall or anywhere other than my driveway...its just at the point its such a magnet for theft. Anyways, 2 years ago i had an autopage alarmsystem installed on and im curious how easy is it for a thief to get past it (cut wires? or whatever) and get into the truck. I'm sure some of you may know, but i'd like to look into somehow covering up wires that run underneath the truck so that a thief couldn just cut a wire and get past the whole system. Now, I may be way off on this but i guess im jus lookin for information..I've already been burned on 2 systems previous to my alarm, really not looking forward to the next one. help me out yall, thanks
 

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Do you have a backup battery? They can easily cut your ground wire, and disable the whole alarm instantly. Also, i would do multiple sirens, they can pop your hood real fast and cut your siren wire.
 

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the back up battery is something I have heard of...I don't have any more room under the hood to install it, but i have room in the toolbox...What size battery would I need? I also have two extra sirens :) but how in the heck does this work and I wouldn' know exactly how to install it.
 

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the back up battery is something I have heard of...I don't have any more room under the hood to install it, but i have room in the toolbox...What size battery would I need? I also have two extra sirens :) but how in the heck does this work and I wouldn' know exactly how to install it.
a back-up battery is about the size of a pack of cigs and weighs about 2 pounds, they can be hidden anywhere! Hell I have 2 of them and might do more! If you have 2 extra sirens any decent installer would know how to relay and diode isolate the relay so they would work in tandem. Hell, with the relay and extra sirens Id put a battery back-up on them also so the system would last ahile off the main battery and so disabling it would just leave you with only one siren, it would leave you with 3 still going of
 

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Unless you are parked in your driveway, alarm systems are fairly useless. I worked in Detroit for several years and heard them going off numerous times. People shrug and ignore them.

If you do install one, I would look into a paging system so at least you know when its been tripped.
 

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And what are those little loud sirens called prezo's? Put some of those on yoru ride I hear they are loud and deter people quickly.
 

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And what are those little loud sirens called prezo's? Put some of those on yoru ride I hear they are loud and deter people quickly.
piezos

Unless you are parked in your driveway, alarm systems are fairly useless.
funny thing is most folks that have them, and have them properly installed, dont get break-ins, and if they do, the theives leave after not being able to stop the alarm. End of story
 

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funny thing is most folks that have them, and have them properly installed, dont get break-ins, and if they do, the theives leave after not being able to stop the alarm. End of story
Not true. Contact your local police and ask how many cars with alarms get stolen or ripped off. You will be surprised. Ask the police how many times some approached the theif and was told something like "Yeah, I forgot the alarm was on", or "I just got the alarm and don't know how to work it", or "This thing keeps going off for no reason." Good samaritan shrugs his shoulders and walks off. My favorite is the tow truck driver saying "Yeah, I'm reposessing it for such and such bank". If you want real proof, I'll give you a geographical area of Detroit to park in and we'll see how long your "properly installed" alarm stops someone from stealing your vehicle. A professional theive can disable an alarm in 10 to 30 seconds. In a parking lot or a garage, it would take someone longer than that to figure out which alarm was triggered.

When was the last time you heard someone's alarm go off - and gone to see why? Like I said, unless it's parked in your driveway, an alarm won't do a lot of good. I even know of a friend who had his stole out of his driveway. The alarm went off, he was asleep. As soon as he heard the alarm, he jumped up, put on his pants, grabbed a gun, ran downstairs - and the car was gone (wrecker job).

The only persons detered by an alarm are either inexperienced or lazy.

Most people with alarms don't get broken into? I'll concede it is probably a smaller percentage - again due to the lazy or inept. But being realistic, unless you live or work in a high crime area, you could make the same statement about people with blue eyes seldom have their cars broke into. The fact is most people won't have their vehicle broken into - alarm or not - if they use common sense about where they park, locking their car, hiding tempting items out of sight, etc.
 

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well i dont care about the statistics of whether or not alarm systems work, because the fact is i know simply just having one doesn't work too well. I'm looking for the most anti theft proof route, and I really like this back up battery idea since it is so small. I could put 1 or 2 of these in my toolbox and lock it up... Also I don't park in shady areas where it would be easy for someone to break in unnoticed. I try to park up front or where alot of ppl are.

now i just need to know where would be the best place to have this installed? audio shop? I can get the batterys asap and already have two extra sirens, the only problem is im an idiot when it comes to wiring...I appreciate all of yalls help
 

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The only persons detered by an alarm are either inexperienced or lazy.
well then, wouldnt you want protection from them? Its the same thing as saying less cars get broken into that have their doors locked, it just makes sense. The more items in the theives way, the greater chance they will give up
 

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The fact is most people won't have their vehicle broken into - alarm or not - if they use common sense about where they park, locking their car, hiding tempting items out of sight, etc.
:word: I've said it before and I know no one wants to hear it, but dont draw attention to yourself. When you go into a mall parking lot or something like that, turn your god damn stereo down, pull in your neighborhood, turn it down, pull in ANYWHERE you're parking, turn that shit down. Yeah, someone might walk by and peep in your truck and see you have a system, but if you let them and everyone else know you have one, they dont have to second guess. And those stickers people put on their car, like the viper or python alarm system. Thanks for letting me know that you're piece of shit 92 beretta has something you dont want stolen in it. I'd like to think in most cases (outside of high crime areas) the break in could have been easily avoided had the person just used common sense. I'm not a firm believer in alarms, maybe that will come back and bite me in the ass one day. But thats what insurance is for I guess :shrug:
 

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:word: I've said it before and I know no one wants to hear it, but dont draw attention to yourself. When you go into a mall parking lot or something like that, turn your god damn stereo down, pull in your neighborhood, turn it down, pull in ANYWHERE you're parking, turn that shit down. Yeah, someone might walk by and peep in your truck and see you have a system, but if you let them and everyone else know you have one, they dont have to second guess. And those stickers people put on their car, like the viper or python alarm system. Thanks for letting me know that you're piece of shit 92 beretta has something you dont want stolen in it. I'd like to think in most cases (outside of high crime areas) the break in could have been easily avoided had the person just used common sense. I'm not a firm believer in alarms, maybe that will come back and bite me in the ass one day. But thats what insurance is for I guess :shrug:
I hear ya man. I got my last good system stolen from campus bc I pulled up with the stereo up...good:bye: stereo. Course, my alarm system wasn't workin for a few days bc of a fuse and thats when it happened :flame:
 

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I agree with turning your stereo down when pulling in a parking lot. I also agree with window tinting it makes it little harder to see your goodies you left out, out of habbit. I also agree with not having steal me stickers or alarm brand stickers on your ride. Thats just asking for trouble. But I aldo do believe if two identical rides are sitting next to each other, identical down to stereo components, except one has a alarm light flashing in the windshield and the other doesn't, the one that doesn't will get broken into. So I think an alarm with a paging remote is a good thing to have. It can't hurt any.

I think of it this way. My truck is bagged it will take them a little more work to get on a tow truck. With that its harder to get to the ground cable on the battery. I disable my switch box everytime i get out of my truck. I have 5% all the way around, and I alarm light flashing on the dash. And my truck and my system is insured. And I have never had a car broken into. Cars parked next to me with no of the things my truck has have been broken into. Sorry for the long post by all means I'm now expert but thats just my opinions.
 

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well then, wouldnt you want protection from them? Its the same thing as saying less cars get broken into that have their doors locked, it just makes sense. The more items in the theives way, the greater chance they will give up
For $3, I can wire up an LED that will look the same to a would be theif as a $500 alarm system.

If you get peace of mind by installing an alarm system, then by all means, spend your money. Either way, the chances of having your ride stolen / broke into are small, depending on where you park and what other precausions you take.

However, no matter what system you install, if someone wants it bad enough, they will get it.
 

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For $3, I can wire up an LED that will look the same to a would be theif as a $500 alarm system.

If you get peace of mind by installing an alarm system, then by all means, spend your money. Either way, the chances of having your ride stolen / broke into are small, depending on where you park and what other precausions you take.

However, no matter what system you install, if someone wants it bad enough, they will get it.
You like to be negative don't you?
 

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You like to be negative don't you?
You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
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