Myths and truths about car alarms

Myths and truths about car alarms

There are practically no cars that do not have alarm, and that is because they are looking for some way of warning that can put on notice before an attempted robbery, or that directly deter the thieves of wanting to move on the car.

However, not all alarms operate in the same way. Some are safer than others and are activated differently. To be able to recognize the difference between one and the other alarms and be able to decide, consequently, which is the most effective for your need, we present this classification.


1. Central locking alarms and “anti-loudness” function
They are usually very complete alarms that not only perform a centralized closure of the car protecting each of the openings but are also volumetric and with an impact sensor. These types of alarms are usually quite reliable and probably the class that best helps you recover the car if, despite all the precautions, it is stolen.
They count many times with a system called “anti-ballast” that causes the engine of the car to go off 100 meters from the place of theft. It is important to note that this function can only be effective in the face of imminent theft and in person since it is activated manually. Let them take your car having activated the alarm and meters later you can recover it. Do not forget in this period of time to call the police to assist you.

Synchronized closing alarms
Synchronized closing alarms for all doors are the most common. They are those that are activated by a button and that when it is executed automatically all the openings are protected. They act through an impact sensor and are activated whenever you want to forcefully break into some area of ​​the vehicle.


Alarms against strong blows
It also acts through a synchronized closure but its scope of action is somewhat lower than the alarm described above. This one is activated before strong blows so that when it is heard it will have broken into the car in some way.


Is the alarm brought by the factory cars effective?
It is true that most cars already have an alarm that they have configured since its manufacture. Even so, a large number of drivers choose to add more protection or change directly the alarm that the car has. There are even some insurers that in their coverage have the possibility of alarm without extra charge.
The fact is that they usually look for other protection alternatives with respect to what comes from the factory because the standard alarms are easily deactivated and end up leaving the car unprotected and without the support that is expected.


What to keep in mind when setting up an auto alarm?
The installation of an alarm for the car is something that can be carried out with some maneuver within the home but if you are not sure how to do it, it will be best if you approach a specialized center since what you have to keep in mind is always a good calibration so that it does not sound if a cat landed on the bonnet but is not always silent without being activated by a real alert.
Do you have any more questions about car alarms? Ask us!

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