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Old 09-07-2003, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Car Security, how I do it.

I don't think alarms help that much. It makes a noise and people ignore it. I put a WiFi camera in my car. It broadcasts video, well close to video, to a router in my apartment. That way I can always keep an eye on my car. I also have a record of what happens to my car. You know when you get a new door ding on your car and you wonder when and how it happened. Well, with a recording you can just look it up.
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Old 09-07-2003, 11:58 PM   #2
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Do you already have other protections? I mean what happens if some one wearing a mask take your car? You can't do too much about it except for looking at the video later or show it to cops. Well, just my thinking.

I used to have a toyota camry. Trust me, everybody wants to still that car for some reason. That is one of the reasons why I bought SUBARU.

Anyway, I don't trust alarm too. And I don't bother to get it. You are right, auto alarm is useless. I am currently using autolock and club.
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Old 09-08-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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autolock is useless

http://www.lockworld.net/clubbuster.htm

i have a regular car alarm w/ sensors and stuff...

a garage is still the best protection.
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Old 09-08-2003, 12:30 AM   #4
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autolock is useless

http://www.lockworld.net/clubbuster.htm

i have a regular car alarm w/ sensors and stuff...

a garage is still the best protection.
Cool. I didn't know such a thing existed. I thought the way to get a club off was to use a pipe and your foot. Takes a few seconds.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:47 AM   #5
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have them install a piezo or a high pitch, very loud siren INSIDE the cabin, powered by a battery backup system.

let's see the morons trying to steal your car while a a couple 120 dbs sirens wailing...
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:04 PM   #6
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have them install a piezo or a high pitch, very loud siren INSIDE the cabin, powered by a battery backup system.

let's see the morons trying to steal your car while a a couple 120 dbs sirens wailing...
A friend did this with his '72 Celica. He even had a 6v siren wired up to 12v - painfully loud albeit for a short time, in addition to the backup-powered sirens under the dash. It was stolen 3 times like that. He was standing on the curb as the last guy was driving off, sirens blaring. Odd. Build a better system, someone builds a better (or deaf, maybe more stupid?) thief. If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen - trick alarm or not. I think a good one would be to let the car run for 5 minutes or so and then kill the ECU.. No theif is gonna stick around on the middle of a freeway in a stolen car that just died. Let him think he got away, then kill it.

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:54 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by soundwave
autolock is useless

http://www.lockworld.net/clubbuster.htm

i have a regular car alarm w/ sensors and stuff...

a garage is still the best protection.
I hadn't heard of the clubbuster either. The repo man must really enjoy his job if the clubbuster is being advertised as "Easy & FUN to use!".
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Old 09-09-2003, 07:49 PM   #8
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Quote:
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autolock is useless

http://www.lockworld.net/clubbuster.htm

i have a regular car alarm w/ sensors and stuff...

a garage is still the best protection.
OMFG......... damn the DING KING... they are the one that gave them the idea

Looks like autolock is going to be bankrupt when all those "challenge" mail start rolling in
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by soundwave
autolock is useless

http://www.lockworld.net/clubbuster.htm

i have a regular car alarm w/ sensors and stuff...

a garage is still the best protection.
Oh man! I didn't know that!

Alarm is useless(high-pitch), autolock is useless, and club is useless....Uh!

What else is there to protect my car? Anyone?
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Old 09-10-2003, 02:45 AM   #10
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get a lojack and big coverage in your insurance.
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:58 PM   #11
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even if you did get a wifi camera, where would you mount it to see EVERYTHING that goes on?
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:22 PM   #12
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Default Re: Car Security, how I do it.

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Originally posted by puppy
I don't think alarms help that much. It makes a noise and people ignore it. I put a WiFi camera in my car. It broadcasts video, well close to video, to a router in my apartment. That way I can always keep an eye on my car. I also have a record of what happens to my car. You know when you get a new door ding on your car and you wonder when and how it happened. Well, with a recording you can just look it up.
So what do you do when you're not parked near your apartment? What's the range on the WiFi?
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Old 09-10-2003, 09:10 PM   #13
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What does he do?
He gets pissed off someone broke into his car not for his $200 stereo, but for his $300 wifi cam!


Seriously, you should look at modern alarms, they don't have to just make noise, they can page you, do crazy things to the car, let you control it from a far, etc.
None are 100% gonna prevent it from being stolen, but they can certainly help in almost all cases except the flat bed tow method.
And lojack works fine for that method.
Plus you get a break on your insurance costs.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:07 AM   #14
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The best deterrant to car theft is to make it more trouble than it is worth to steal you car. A thief will bypass a car that has an alarm and a club in favor of one that does not have either. For a car thief, time is everything. If he doesn't think he can break in to your car, disable whatever security you have, and be gone in 60 seconds or less, he's not going to try unless he has all the time in the world and is sure he won't be disturbed.

My personal opinion is to use multiple deterrants. An alarm with a club, or an alarm with an autolock work well, especially an alarm with an starter kill/bypass. Even better are the coded ignition locks, like the system that Mercedes Benz uses. A thief will have to be very desperate to try to break into a car that has an alarm AND a club, since he risks taking a long time with the club, bypassing the alarm, and then bypassing the starter kill. Unless he has a flatbed truck to take the car away, and then deal with it at his leisure, he's not going to bother. He's going to hit a softer target.

Lojack is another option, and I've looked into it. The fact is, most insurance companies don't give a break for lojack anymore, or if they do, it's maybe 15 bucks every 6 months. It's expensive to install, it's expensive for monitoring, and it's not going to prevent your car from getting stolen and stripped. All it will do is increase the chances of recovery if your car is stolen, and even then, there is no guarantee that it will be in one piece when found.

Everyone knows that an alarm or a club is not going to prevent your car from getting stolen by a determined car thief. The alarm and the club are designed to make your car a less-inviting target to the rest of the car thieves out there, so they pick other targets. The new alarms nowadays DO have better features, like starter/ignition kill, paging, etc, but no security system is perfect. The best you can hope for is that a thief will decide that your car is more trouble than it is worth, and go after another, easier car.

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Old 09-11-2003, 01:50 PM   #15
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what do you guys suggest to defeat the theives when they're not looking to take the whole car? ive gotten my integra broken into 5 times, all the times they've just stolen things inside the car rather than take the whole thing.

an alarm DEFINATELY helped after the first time, when they took my whole dvd system (i had an alarm, just one that they stole the code to). next time, they tried to open my hood to take my turbo kit. i wonder how they were going to do that.
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:07 PM   #16
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Default Fuel Pump Cut Off

On my Grand National, I have a Fuel Pump Cut Off switch running on a relay and 10 gauge wire.
It benefits in two ways.
1) A hidden toggle switch activates the fuel pump. Without fuel, the car won't start.
2) With Buick Grand Nationals, the factory wiring has voltage drop to the fuel pump that translates to lower fuel pressures. I don't know if it's the same with WRX's but it doesn't hurt.
The 10 gauge wire can be accessed directly from the alternator or battery.

I'm planning on doing this with my WRX very shortly.

http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/fuelsystem/hotwire.html
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