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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by 1flyfisher, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. 1flyfisher

    1flyfisher New Member

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    I have a 2010 GMC and I don't want it to get ripped off by some punks. It has the etched key Pass- Start Theft Detection keys.

    I am thinking about getting a Viper.
    What do you have?
    What should I get?
    Does my Insurance go down?

    What vehicle security do you Have?
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  2. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

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    Let me start by saying if they want your truck/car bad enough no alarm will stop them 100%. Real car thiefs will disable your alarm with seconds via your battery.

    Viper is good...I have Python which is the same company I believe. Onstar now has the ability to disable your vehicle if stolen...well its called Vehicle Slowdown....they can reduce the engine power gradually until the vehicle comes to a stop.

    Does insurance go down? depends on your carrier and how much.

    ignition kill, and glass breakage sensors, door/hood/trunk/tailgate pins to trigger when a door is opened are the most common functions....

    I added infra red to mine..it sets up a infra red grid outside the truck and the alarm chirps 3 times if your too close...how close is on how sensative you set it...infra red is nice to if you want to run in somewhere and leave your windows down.
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  3. 1flyfisher

    1flyfisher New Member

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    Thanks
    I am trying to figure out what I want to get.
    I don't know much about them.
    I was looking at this one.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+-+Viper+3-Channel+Security+System+with+Keyless+Entry+%28Basic+Install+Included%29/6354777.p?id=1076628577516&skuId=6354777

    I am not trying to stop professional thieves. If they want it they will get it. I doubt they want a 2010 GMC Savana AWD van. I am trying to prevent, stop or catch vandals, joy riders and punks from going after my stereo or wheels. I have wheel locks. We have a lot of teens breaking into cars after iphones and ipods and stuff left in vehicles.

    If I could set a sensor for people that if someone comes close to my vehicle say 6" and the thing starts to beep at a reasonable level and then increasingly louder if the vehicle is touched would be great.
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    You can get a battery back up and Back up siren for your alarm so it will still go off even if the battery is disconnected. I have the Viper 5901 with a audio sensor and a proximity sensor. My only complaint is that every once in a while the proximity sensor glitches and goes off randomly. But I guess this is a common problem with the sensors.
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    If your vehicle is parked outside your home a 2 way remote would be nice...if the alarm is triggered you will get a message on your remote...the 2 way isnt as effective at the mall or places like that due to distance issues or things blocking the signal. Alarms will claim they have up to a mile range but I have found even window tint can diminish that range.

    A friend of mine had his new iPhone in his truck and they simply broke the window and took it anyway.....he had an alarm but it didnt seem to deter them.
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