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Old 03-18-2004, 04:18   #1 (permalink)
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Car Security..any recommendations??

Hi all,

As there are a few Ford employees and other knowledgeable folk here...I was wondering what is considered the best car alarm/ security device on the market for my xr6.

NRMA gives the Falcon security a good rating, but I want to improve my ratio against the crims......obviously I don't want it to be stolen.

I don't want an alarm which goes off in the middle of the night and wakes the neighbours for no reason, and creates a "cry wolf" situation where everyone just ignores it when it activates.

Would a bonnet lock (to prevent entry to the immobiliser) be a better option??

I am also using a club lock.....

Any thoughts??

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Tod
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Old 03-19-2004, 05:44   #2 (permalink)
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2 Rottweilers. Magnum 50 calibre. Pretty good car security.
Club Lock ,waste of time. If any scumbags want your car they will get it.
Numerous reports of cars on car trailers, with alarms going off. Unless a police car comes along, (highly unlikely) car is gone.
Most security systems are to stop joy riders.
In the good ole days, they hung horse theives, as a horse was considered important, for life. Maybe , this should apply to car theives.
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i seen a divi van drive straight past a car that had its alarm going off the other day..sort of defeats the purpose dont you think?
club lock...why not leave the keys in the car...its just as easy!
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Most security systems are to stop joy riders.
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True....that's the idea..have got to at least make them think twice about it.

thinking I might go the alarm, bonnet lock and the club lock..should slow them down long enough to hopefully get bored and move on....

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i seen a divi van drive straight past a car that had its alarm going off the other day..sort of defeats the purpose dont you think?
club lock...why not leave the keys in the car...its just as easy!
See that's what I'm worried about....is there any point to installing systems that don't do what they were installed for.......I think maybe not. Luckily it spends most of the day locked up in garages at home and work...it's the other times I get nervous

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See that's what I'm worried about....is there any point to installing systems that don't do what they were installed for.......I think maybe not. Luckily it spends most of the day locked up in garages at home and work...it's the other times I get nervous

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Yeah, I have the same issue. I have an alarm fitted and more importantly a little red blinking light to say I have an alarm. Apart from that I basically keep it in a locked garage and never use it just to zip down to the shops etc. Club locks are pointless, not even worth the time to fit it.

To be honest, because I never leave it out at night or park it in secluded areas at night I have found that I have more issues with idiots opening doors on it or scratching it.
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Re: Car Security..any recommendations??

I just got a cobra alarm fitted and i am very happy with it.

Self arming, no going off in the nite, 3 point immobilizing.
They come to ur home and fit it, plus it took $450 off
my insurance.

I dont have the number, but ring cobra and they will speak
to you and work out whats the alarm for you.

All i can say is i am very impressed with the alarm and the
service they gave.

Hope this helps, good luck.
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I just got an alarm fitted to my car yesterday. Only a cheapo Black Widow one, I have NOTHING of value in my car, but I just wanna stop joyriders, and the type of car would be easy to break into (86 magna). Its already been broken into once leaving me with no tape player and a centre console smashed into pieces

Like the others have said, dont bother with club locks. An immoboliser would be good though, and the savings you get off your insurance would mean that you would get your money back in no time! Good luck!
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Wow I didn't expect the clublock to get such a bad rap! Will investigate the Cobra today, also looking at the bonnet lock.....I understand all cars since 2001 are required to be sold with an immobiliser fitted.. and Fords one is considered excellent.

Thanks for all your comments..I appreciate it.

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Regarding the immobliser fitted in vehicles 2001 onwards, how good is it? would it be a good deterant or is it just a cheapy that would slow a tea leaf down an extra 30 seconds
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