Apart from real estate, vehicles are often the second biggest investment an individual or a family makes in their lives. Not only is it used for menial everyday tasks, but bigger vehicles have also becomes a reliable source of transport for longer distances.An article on the website remotecarstarterhero.com claims that a majority of car owners tend to rely entirely on the default alarm system in their car to keep it safe and another article on consumerreports.org states that because conventional car alarm systems are so easy to disable, the number of car thefts across the country have been on a steady rise. The best way to protect your automobile investment is to add a more secure security system on top of the pre-existing one.
Not only does a custom security system make your car tougher to steal, but it also adds some neat little features which may not be available otherwise. Additional features such as autolocking and unlocking the doors, trunk and arming and disarming the alarm can be one with a single press of a button. Security systems come with small keychain fobs that can control these functions, making it easier to store in your pocket or purse. In fact, some systems are so secure that depending on the type of system you install, many insurance companies will be willing to lower their rates with respect to the security system.
Unlike typical car alarms that only sound an alarm when tampered with, these customizable car alarms do a lot more. Once you push a button to lock your car and arm the alarm system, you will hear the doors locking and an alarm sounds to let you know that the car is armed. If there is a problem, like a door or window left open, a different alarm sounds to let you know there was a problem during lockdown. If a thief happens to stumble upon your car, the LED light indicating that the car is armed may be enough to turn them away from the temptation of jacking your car.
If the thief remains undeterred and still tries to break into your car, an initial warning alarm will go off. If the onslaught continues, a full force siren will blast out. The system’s security setup decides the sort of warning depending on the sensors the thief trips and the magnitude of the damage caused by the break-in. At this point, the alarm can be turned off by using your remote controller fob.
Newer security system models can also be linked to smartphones and smart home security systems for greater control. There are also GPS features that allow you to track your car if it is stolen and an automatic dialing services which will automatically contact the closest police station if the car is stolen.Though many security system manufacturers recommend hiring professionals to fit your car with the security system, it is possible to wire a simpler security system to your car’s database by yourself, saving a lot of money in the process.