Vehicle Security for your Prized Mode of Transportation

Vehicle security devices are electronic devices that are installed in an attempt to discourage theft of the vehicle itself, its contents, or both.

They work by alerting the driver with, a siren, a pre-recorded verbal warning, the vehicle's own horn, flashing some of the vehicle's lights, and a paging system.

Vehicles can also be disabled from starting by interrupting various electrical circuits necessary for the car to start with an immobilizer.

The security device should not be confused with immobilizers; although the purpose of both may be to deter car theft, they operate in a dissimilar fashion. An immobilizer generally will not offer any audible or visual theft deterrence.

Two categories:

• OEM (built-in to the vehicle at the factory) • Aftermarket installed at any time after the car has been built, such as by the new car dealer, an auto accessories store, or the vehicle's owner.

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Mix of features.

• Radio receiver

• Immobilizer

• Motion detector

• Wireless USB

OEM alarms

Almost all OEM alarms are typically armed and disarmed with the vehicle's keyless entry remote.

Aftermarket alarms are usually armed and disarmed via remote just like the OEM. Usually they do not have provisions for external disarming, but will typically have an override switch (Kill Switch) mounted in a hidden location.

Since most vehicle security devices are triggered accidentally, people are haunted by the sound of alarms, so people ignore them in most cases. The New York City Police Department claims they are actually making the crime problem worse because nothing is done about the irritating noise pollution.

Frequently, false alarms occur because car owners use high sensitivity settings. This is the main reason why loud bass frequency sound (loud music, other cars or motorcycles with loud exhaust systems, thunderstorms, etc.) can set off the alarms.

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