3 Common Car Security FAQs

Thinking about installing a car security system? Luckily, we’ll share some of the most frequently asked questions about car security that might help you in choosing a security system that can best fit your needs.

Below are 3 common car security FAQs:

Do I need a security system for my car?
Experts will tell you that if you do not want your car stolen or burglarized, you will want some visible layers of protection to discourage a thief. At the very least, you will want to park in a safe place with your doors locked, use an engine disable / starter kill, to prevent a thief from hot wiring your car. However, to offer protection against a thief entering your car and stealing the contents, you should probably have a full featured security system: an alarm with a siren, a brain module with a sophisticated microprocessor, and a shock / impact sensor. Source: Clifford

Which system is best for me?
That really depends on your own specific needs. For example, if you have a deluxe sedan, you might want to add an alarm with automatic door lock activation for security reasons, and a remote trunk release for convenience. If you have a large van, you may want to consider adding an alarm with a glass-break or motion sensor to protect the entire van interior. You may want to only add a security system to your vehicle, but you might consider getting one that includes a remote start function as well. Source: Crutchfield

How do factory security systems compare with aftermarket systems?
It depends on several factors, and you should try to compare apples with apples. For instance, most factory “security systems” are actually “antitheft systems,” meaning that they are essentially engine disable/starter kills and not full featured security systems with a sensor. But say that you are comparing true security systems. If they are both quality systems, carefully installed, then the main factor that weighs against factory security is the assembly line: all systems for a particular make and model year will be installed exactly the same, with publicly-available instructions in the service manuals telling thieves how to disable them! Also, many factory security systems lack a shock or impact sensor and rely on door triggers. Source: AutoStart

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