Thinking about installing security systems for your car? There are wide variety of car security systems some of those types includes: alarms, tracking systems and immobilizing device.

Below are 3 common types of car security systems:

There are two main types of car alarm activation methods. Passive and active. Passive alarms automatically enter an armed state after the ignition is turned off and the last door is closed. Active alarms require the user to press the transmitter button to arm and disarm the system. If you set your alarm to arm passively you can probably get a discount on your insurance. Check with your insurance provider. You may get a discount either way. Most alarm systems can be configured as passive or active arming.

An alarm system should be put in at the same time or before a stereo system is put in. By waiting until after the system is in you run the risk of having it stolen before the alarm is installed. Source:  Caraudiohelp

Tracking Systems
U.K.-based Cobra produces quite a range of car accessories, from headrest-mounted DVD players to parking aids. Looking for GPS tracking systems? Cobra’s got them. But Cobra also sells a car security device known to stop thieves in their tracks. The Cobra 8510 immobilizer’s name alone should give you a pretty good idea about how this car security system works. It’s accredited by the Thatcham organization, which tests and rates vehicle security systems. Immobilizers work by disabling components of the engine that are necessary for startup. By shutting down the ignition system, immobilizers make it extremely difficult to hotwire a car and start it up without a key [source: CarsBuddy]. The Cobra 8510 comes with two keys that can deactivate the system — as long as you keep them safe, your car shouldn’t be going anywhere without you in it. Source:  Howstuffworks

Immobilizing Devices
After a thief successfully breaks into your car, he needs to be able to start it.

Unless he has a key, that means he’s going to have to hotwire it before he can drive it away. That’s where immobilizing devices come in. These devices are designed to prevent a vehicle from starting when a specific event happens or if the key (or key fob) isn’t physically present. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including:

  • transponder keys and fobs
  • fuse cut-offs
  • fuel or spark disablers
  • kill switches

Other immobilizing devices are directly tied into a traditional car alarm. If the alarm goes off and someone tries to drive off, it may activate a fuel or spark disabler that will either cause the engine to die or to never start in the first place. In other cases, these types of disablers are tied into tracking systems instead. Source:  Cartech.about

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