Car Security Systems
In the United States a car gets broken into every 20 seconds. Sure this is a scary statistic but technology is more advanced than ever and there are plenty of options in car alarms to protect yourself against car theft. Not only do car alarm systems keep your mind at peace but also make your life simpler with keys that lock and unlock your doors at the push of a button. Car alarm systems can even save you money and many insurance companies offer a lower rate if you have a car alarm installed. With all these benefits what have you got to lose? Certainly not your car.
Car alarms have a simple routine to activate and deactivate them. When you leave the car, you simply push the button on your remote that will activate the alarm. You’ll hear the doors lock and a little siren chirp to let you know everything is in place. If you have left the door open, you will hear a different signal to call your attention. A signal light near the dashboard will light up and indicate to thieves that you have an alarm installed and that will usually be enough to deter them. When you return to the car, it’s as simple as pushing the remote button once again and you’ll be good to go.
In the most simple of forms, a car alarm consists of sensors connected to some form of a siren. It is wired so that if somebody attempts to force open the door while it is turned on, the siren will be activated and begin to wail, drawing unwanted attention to the thief caught in the act. If all you want is the most basic of car alarm systems you can even purchase an alarm at a local hardware store or mechanic that is possible to install yourself. Of course, it is important that you have your alarm installed correctly so that you know it will function as designed. You should only take this option if you really know what you are doing.
These days the modern car alarm comes with more features to try and make the job even harder for criminals. You can look for an array of sensors that can measure pressure and detect motion. These will allow you to keep the roof of your car down and the windows open. They also are effective if you need to protect cargo areas in your van or the back of your truck. Taking it a step further, you can even install glass-break sensors that will set off the siren when they detect the noise of glass breaking. These are especially effective against sly criminals who try to bypass your alarm by not opening the door.
By installing remote outlets, you’ll be leaving room to personalize your alarm system at a later date. You can personalize your alarm to suit your needs by picking a distinct siren sound so that you will be able to know if it is your car being meddled with from a distance. You can also look for locks that ‘prioritize’ the driver’s side so that you can get in and out of your car without disabling the other doors for protection against surprise attacks. You can also look into a radio receiver that will allow your key fob to have wireless control over the system.
A smart idea is to have a well-hidden auxiliary battery as a backup power source so that if a criminal tries to cut off the power supply to your alarm they won’t be able to. Since tampering with the power system is a trigger, this would only set the alarm off, leaving the criminal in a sticky situation.