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Topic # 26590 26-Sep-2008 22:58
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which are the best at protecting your car factory alarms or after market? have your say

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  Reply # 167491 27-Sep-2008 13:23
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haylee: which are the best at protecting your car factory alarms or after market? have your say

I like Mongoose car alarms, some of these are also factory fitted - e.g. Ford Falcons. Most car alarms are fine, as their main idea is to be a deterrent. But then, you don't want them to unreliable that they keep going off all the time.

I think if its a new car, and you don't need anything specialised; factory fitted will be fine (would also be covered by new car warranty).

If you require something more specialised, then an after market, I suggest Mongoose, would be the way to go.

Make sure you do get one that includes an engine immobiliser - most should, but do check.

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Reply # 167579 28-Sep-2008 15:41
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I have a mongoose alarm at the moment m20 but the thing is it has a override switch. you would only have to break the ignition so it would turn to on then just press the override switch very eazy. im looking at geting a new car. im think about geting a viper alarm what do you think? it would only take 30 seconds to bypass the mongoose one that i have


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  Reply # 167644 28-Sep-2008 23:15
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haylee: which are the best at protecting your car factory alarms or after market? have your say

I see this as being the "ambulance at the bottom of the hill" solution - you should make your car less appealing to be broken into or stolen by hiding valuables, not parking in suspect places etc.

The issue I see with most car alarms is not their features but the fact that people ignore them.  Take a busy car park for example, if you hear a car alarm, do you go over and take a look, or ignore it?

It's good for if you are at home, but then the best solution is a locked garage.

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Reply # 167795 29-Sep-2008 17:59
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is response to your question yes i do response to it i look form a distance to see if they are doing something bad. if they are i call the police

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