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Topic # 151472 26-Aug-2014 20:02
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So, it  has come to my attention we have a few twats running around the neighbourhood breaking into cars.

Neighbour has been saying she has been hearing things for months, but i have never been able to say yes, i have also seen signs of this.


Until today that is.. came knocking to ask if we had our car tampered with? - hers had been broken into, left wide open and ashtray thrown around.

I responded with the usual not that i know of.. until i went and looked at it after talking to her..

Bit dark to get good photos of it, but looks like they have attempted to get in, and managed to get the Cover stuck halfway down the door.


Going to be talking to the landlord about a security light to help detour this (i assume it would fall upon the landlord being a rental rather than us)..


But ild also like to look at my options for going with an alarm, not looking for anything flash.. just something that will make them jump when they attempt again..
Not really sure what to look for, or where for that matter however, so any input would be appreciated...




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  Reply # 1116096 26-Aug-2014 20:26
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Installed one of these - been happy with it...

I'd be looking for something that has immobiliser, triggers when door/boot open and has an impact or break glass sensor, as well as a warning light.

http://www.uniden.co.nz/new_zealand/p_vs1600XR_index.asp



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  Reply # 1116099 26-Aug-2014 20:41
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Went with for a basic mongoose alarm with caralarm.co.nz around 5 years ago couldn't recommend them enough fantastic job and not to pricey.

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  Reply # 1116125 26-Aug-2014 21:24
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Stan: Went with for a basic mongoose alarm with caralarm.co.nz around 5 years ago couldn't recommend them enough fantastic job and not to pricey.


I second this. The auto electrician I went to highly recommended the Mongoose and had only negative things to say about Uniden.

You may find that you need to get the shock sensor sensitivity tweaked after installation but this is very straightforward.

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  Reply # 1116214 27-Aug-2014 08:22
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The ultimate in 'not too flash' is just a couple of alarm stickers on the windows and a switchable, blinking LED light in the dash. If the toe rags are working in stealth or in a rush, they just won't bother with anything that looks vaguely noisy.



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  Reply # 1116216 27-Aug-2014 08:26
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Come live on the Shore with my Hio, never have this issue East of the Motorway.
Even a flashing light is a decent deterrent if you cant afford to fit an alarm. Plus get a security light. just make sure it doesn't disturb you when ever a cat runs by and lights up.




 




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  Reply # 1116576 27-Aug-2014 15:20
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TimA: Come live on the Shore with my Hio, never have this issue East of the Motorway.
Even a flashing light is a decent deterrent if you cant afford to fit an alarm. Plus get a security light. just make sure it doesn't disturb you when ever a cat runs by and lights up.


Defiantly looking to go down the alarm route if not simply because of the layout of the carpark to my place, i dont hear or see anything. the neighbours however get it all.

in the interm till i get around to actually getting one installed, i might just go with this, and stick a blinking led in, toss one in neighbours car too.


in this case, ild say stickers wouldn't work, as they are coming through in the pitch black - which appears to be why they made such a mess of my car..


Good to know there are some supported alarm companies here, i look at their sites and cringe... instantly makes me a little weary about it.




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  Reply # 1116623 27-Aug-2014 15:48
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if you do have one installed, consider having the piezo upgraded to something nauseatingly loud. 100-130Db should stop them entering
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False alarms or accidental activations will cause your neighbors to hate you

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