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Old 03-25-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Sounds like Vancouver is thinking about banning car alarms.


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Old 03-25-2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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this is completely ridiculous!
like ppl thinking it is too loud to have fire works on Canada day in english bay - who are these ppl? r they 95 and go to bed at 5pm after their 3 pm supper?

car alarms do deter car thieves - not a lot, but it like not locking ur car b/c the crooks have a crow bar.
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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good they are just annoying, even if I had a lambo I still would not get one
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:47 PM   #4
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I think they just mean the sirens, not actually having a theft deterrant device or ignition kill. Sirens are lame...and rarely cause anything but annoyance.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:13 PM   #5
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People just have their alarms set far to sensitive. My shock sensor is turned so far down that you could probably smash a window without tripping it. If there were less false alarms people would pay more attention to them and they'd be more effective. Instead of banning alarms, perhaps they could ticket people who's alarms false. Probably as easy to enforce as a ban.
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:38 PM   #6
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Forget about sirens.. just make the alarm shock the intruder.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:52 PM   #7
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Forget about sirens.. just make the alarm shock the intruder.
My car alarm is designed to explode upon triggering. The blast radius is about 50ft, so if you're anywhere near it, WATCH OUT!



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Old 03-26-2004, 10:07 PM   #8
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My car alarm is designed to explode upon triggering. The blast radius is about 50ft, so if you're anywhere near it, WATCH OUT!



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So it was your car that set off that explosion the other day! I thought that was your car!
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:08 PM   #9
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Can you imagine if someone told the neighbor's kids that penphoe's car explodes when the alarm goes off? They would be outside hucking rocks at his poor car within 15 mins.. Hahaha
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:40 PM   #10
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Get this!

http://www.secufog.de/products.htm

Site is in German but it basically fog out the car so the theives can't see anything.

Or get this!

http://www.mdatatech.com/
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:05 PM   #11
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Can you imagine how many kids would be hucking rocks at your car when they find out the interior fills with wicked smoke when the alarm goes off?

I have considered this over n over.. and the only globally effective response to a car alarm is your prescence.. the only solution is 2 way alarms where the remote lets you know your car is getting tampered with and gives you the choice of responses.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:11 PM   #12
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The main reason why i got an alram was for the kill switch. I wouldn't mind a GPS setup in my car, so it is trackable if it gets stolen. Track the thiefs as the drive around.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:31 PM   #13
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How would kids know that if your alarm goes off the car fills with smoke? I'm guessing it wouldn't do it when I drive by with my loud exhaust...so I wouldn't be too worried about the kids.

As for a good alarm, I find that with a car that isn't too flash (read Legacy Station Wagon grocery getter from hell), and a little red flashing light and ignition kill it should be enough. Also think about where you are parking. It's lame that we have to do it and it doesn't always do the trick (my old civic was stolen from Burrard Street). Anyhoo...I think just a simple alarm and maybe a club type device is enough to make thieves look for an easier car to steal.
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:17 PM   #14
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Well ICBC do suggest that you leave your glove box open to show them you got nothing in there. Now this would only work if you have a under seat bin like some US minivan where you can hide your stuff.
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:25 PM   #15
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Well ICBC do suggest that you leave your glove box open to show them you got nothing in there. Now this would only work if you have a under seat bin like some US minivan where you can hide your stuff.
I think you're missing the point, DON'T KEEP SHIZ in your car...a car with items left in it is 90% more likely to be broken into.
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Old 03-27-2004, 03:36 PM   #16
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is that why your interior is 90% stripped out?
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Old 03-27-2004, 04:01 PM   #17
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Yup, I used to have a soft top, left the doors unlocked (so they wouldn't knowfe the roof, and kept NOTHING in the car. Always had to walk around with a back pack though to store CD's and ****.
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:08 PM   #18
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Yeah I used to be one of those unlocked/window down type.. But now I have a nice car that might be the target, more than what's inside.. So now I gotta protect the whole thing.
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