Car Alarm 101, Part 1: Basics

by Joe Ferguson on December 19, 2012

Keeping your car secure these days can be quite the task. Car theft has been around since the inception of the automobile. As our vehicles press on to the future of technological advancement, so do the techniques used to steal them. This is part 1 in a blog series about the different types of car alarm systems in hopes that you’ll be able to choose one that’s right for you.

Car alarm systems, like all products, are available in a wide range from basic to highly sophisticated. The amount of cash you want to throw down on purchasing an alarm for your car will be the determining factor of which style you choose.

A basic car alarm system is comprised of sensors hooked up to a siren. The sensors are connected to a switch in the driver’s door (or other doors) that sounds the alarm when a would-be thief attempts to break in.

Obviously, this is the most basic of alarms and does little to stop the criminal act of grand theft auto, apart from deterring the crook with the blaring of a loud siren. This would certainly get your attention, or the attention of others in the vicinity, but you may end up running outside to see your car speeding down the road in strange hands.

That being said, this is still an economical option for those who just don’t have the money for a more sophisticated system. The deterring factor of having an alarm go off is enough to ward off even the most brazen thief, and there’s a lot to be said for purchasing a little peace of mind. Knowing that you have an alarm system on your car, no matter how basic, can save you from unnecessary anxiety.

No one wants to bank on having a car stolen, but getting an alarm system installed by a reputable team of automotive professionals can save you from this grisly scenario and from a lot of headaches down the road. Find the best alarm system to suit your needs.

Next time: shock sensors!

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