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Alarm suggestions?

Postby ash1293 » 06 Jul 2018, 07:19

I've recently replaced the door locks and have a visual deterrant in THE way of a steering wheel lock but was just wondering what other measures I could realistically take to deter a potential theif.

Thought about pedal locks or wheel clamps but was wondering if there are any reasonably priced basic alarm systems out there that people would actually recommend? Don't need keyless entry, central locking, remote start etc - just good basic arm/disarm.
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Re: Alarm suggestions?

Postby CovKid » 06 Jul 2018, 11:47

Easy. Interrupt the green low tension supply to the distributor with a hidden switch. Its rudimentary but works for me. If I ever park anywhere I'm not entirely happy with, mine is switched off. Its going nowhere other than on a recovery truck or low loader. Often the simplest solutions are more reliable. And perhaps stick a flashing LED on your dash to deter the vast majority peering in. Other than that, not discussing security in an open thread. Not sure anyone even takes notice of car alarms to be honest. I don't.
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Re: Alarm suggestions?

Postby ash1293 » 06 Jul 2018, 12:57

CovKid wrote: Other than that, not discussing security in an open thread.


You're quite right - :ok

I've a few ideas in mind and all will deter or slow down a potential thief so will explore these options before spending silly money on an over spec alarm with non relevant functions.
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Re: Alarm suggestions?

Postby captain Byrne » 06 Jul 2018, 13:05

Agree with hidden switch. Also a battery isolator switch and a clutch claw.
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Re: Alarm suggestions?

Postby CovKid » 06 Jul 2018, 17:30

I had a funky alarm that shouted at passersby warning them to back off in no uncertain terms but it became a source of entertainment for the local kids - seeing how annoyed they could make it before it totally freaked out. The only time I found I could use it was in the middle of a field. :rofl
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