Car Alarm 101, Part 2: Shock Sensors

by Joe Ferguson on May 16, 2013


car-alarmKeeping 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 2 in a 3-part 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.

In our last discussion we focused on basic door sensors. While basic sensors do offer peace of mind and limited protection from theft, there are better options on the market. Today we’ll talk about shock sensors and the enhanced protection they can provide for your car.

A car alarm with shock sensors are, for lack of a better term, smarter than door sensors. These more responsive alarms are pretty simple to understand.

If the car is struck or shaken, various sensors signal the intensity of the commotion to the “brain” of the alarm. The brain then sends out an audio response tailored to the level of activity. If the car takes a light hit, the alarm may sound a single honk to serve as warning for any potential carjackers. If the activity is deemed severe by the sensors, the alarm goes into full-scale audio assault on the ears of the would-be thief.

Now this sensitivity to outside forces can result in some false alarms. Strong gusts of wind, falling branches, and accidental contact could lead to a faulty response from your car’s alarm system. This is a small price to pay for knowing you have a responsive alarm keeping your car theft-free. Having a responsive alarm, like one with shock sensors, can greatly reduce the chance of theft or damage that could result in serious repairs or window replacement.

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.

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