A car alarm system is important not only for the protection of your car, but also for that of personal items which may be inside the vehicle. Understanding some important features of car alarms will ensure the safety of your possessions.
Below are 3 important features to consider when buying car alarms:
Motion sensors let you leave the top down or the windows open. They are also good for protecting the cargo areas in vans and trucks. The sensors will sound the alarm if someone invades your space.
Glass-break sensors sound the alarm when they “hear” a window breaking. This protects you from the thief who believes he can bypass your alarm by not opening the door.
A tilt sensor monitors the tilting of your parked vehicle caused by an attempt to jack up or tow your vehicle. Source: Crutchfield
The car alarm remote, also known as a keyless entry system, is used to lock the doors and set the alarm, and unlock the doors and deactivate the alarm. However, in case the owner cannot find the car in a busy parking lot, a panic button on the remote is an option. A person can also set off the alarm in case of an emergency or threat. Look for remotes with auxiliary channels for adding optional sensors. Two or more remotes are necessary if there is more than one driver. Source: Ebay
You can buy a car alarm, install it, and be done, but the best car alarms are modular, meaning you can pick and choose the features you need, and either install them all at once or go back and add things you want later on. Source: Cartech.about.com
A professionally installed system usually requires and installation fee. The benefit of a professionally installed system is that you don’t have to worry about making a mistake during the installation process. A professional will ensure that the system is set up properly and answer any questions you have. Professionally installed systems can be either wireless or hardwired; it’s important to find out beforehand because some require a landline. If you’re not sure how long you’ll be in your current home, it’s important to note that if your system requires professional installation, it usually means there are stipulations for moving it to a new home. Source: SafeWise