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Old 09-09-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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hello, im lookign into a motion sensing alarm, since i may have only a soft top, i was wondering waht your experiences were and where you got them form and for how much?

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I had a Viper Alarm, with a prox sensor. The Proximity sensor detects movement and it is adjustable. They problem i had was it going off when ever it stormed. If I had the top down and the leaves or tree limbs would sway it would go off. I bought it from Circuit City a cpl of years ago. I used to work there so i got the discount. But I wanna say it was around $300. The alarm itself was top of the line. You can add the Prox sensor to most alarms. Hope this helps
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Dont get one, keep nothing on the inside and your golden.

Waste of money tbh.

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I'm interested as well, somebody tried to get my stereo out the other day.
Idiots were leaning against a couple hundred bucks worth of CB and linear trying to get a $20 yard sale stereo.
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I'm interested as well, somebody tried to get my stereo out the other day.
Idiots were leaning against a couple hundred bucks worth of CB and linear trying to get a $20 yard sale stereo.
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yeah the jeep has a sub two extra speakers, tow amps, a flip down headunit, and i may keep my lacrosse stuff in it during school in the spring idk yet

how these two things look?
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O2mJfk4...1&I=514CG533I4
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fpHwfzD...805&I=514AU94T

btw it has a lowjack on it, but the alarm part doesnt work, and its not a motion sensing alarm anyway
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IMO, alarms are a wast of money. Never have had anything taken from my Jeep, and I leave the top down all the time. Even tho I usually don't have anything worth taking, I have left my computer in it over night with the top down and nothing has happened.
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Have much crime in harvest Alabama?

My hard top was stolen this spring, the Heep sat in the drive way all summer with no top on it and nothing was messed with. I put a new soft top on and within a week somebody got in and tried to steal my radio right in front of the house.

If I could get away with claymores I would.
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Have much crime in harvest Alabama?

My hard top was stolen this spring, the Heep sat in the drive way all summer with no top on it and nothing was messed with. I put a new soft top on and within a week somebody got in and tried to steal my radio right in front of the house.

If I could get away with claymores I would.
True. Ain't much crime anywhere around here. Cept when our house was robbed, but that was an inside job. Anyway. Like I said, I really don't leave anything worth anything in the jeep, and I always park where it is well lit and as close to wherever I am going as possible.
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The key is that people take what they can get easy. If they cant see it, they wont go lookin for it. I keep everything of value under the back seat of my wrangler.
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The key is that people take what they can get easy. If they cant see it, they wont go lookin for it. I keep everything of value under the back seat of my wrangler.
Just out of curiosity.... where do you park your Jeep when you leave valuable items under the seat? Location, description and license plate number should be good enough.......Not that I'm planning on stopping by or anything.....
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yeah but the subs, speakers and headunit cannot be hidden under the seat!

i understand everyhting else ill keep in the tuffy console, but this stuff as wel as my lax stuff will be in plain sight
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yeah but the subs, speakers and headunit cannot be hidden under the seat!

i understand everyhting else ill keep in the tuffy console, but this stuff as wel as my lax stuff will be in plain sight
CD player, speakers, and subs are tough to take. I had a nice sub, amp, and 300 dollar cd player, and with the backseat out, they were very visible. Never had a problem. IMO, save your money. An alarm isnt going to stop them from taking what they want.
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thats true enough, well i dont have much moeny to spend anyways, and it has the lowjack on the doors, but all that does is shut the ignition off when the doors are opened, so it doesnt do anything about stealing things in the jeep, just the jeep itself
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thats true enough, well i dont have much moeny to spend anyways, and it has the lowjack on the doors, but all that does is shut the ignition off when the doors are opened, so it doesnt do anything about stealing things in the jeep, just the jeep itself
buy a gun, its cheaper than any of the alarms your lookin at. we (my buddy and I) had someone trying to get his stereo out of his bronco (no top on it) and we walked out when the guy was in it prying on the stereo with a knife. needless to say the idiot got out, pointed the knife at me and said "you want some." I pulled my glock and asked him if he did, the guy dropped the knife and I threw his ass on the ground handcuffed him and waited for the working men and women of the PD.
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buy a gun, its cheaper than any of the alarms your lookin at. we (my buddy and I) had someone trying to get his stereo out of his bronco (no top on it) and we walked out when the guy was in it prying on the stereo with a knife. needless to say the idiot got out, pointed the knife at me and said "you want some." I pulled my glock and asked him if he did, the guy dropped the knife and I threw his ass on the ground handcuffed him and waited for the working men and women of the PD.
I dont even wana know why you had hand cuffs on your self? Fuzzy?

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no those are under the bed . I'm a sheriffs deputy, so I carry off duty. one of the perks of the job
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no those are under the bed . I'm a sheriffs deputy, so I carry off duty. one of the perks of the job
Talk about picking the wrong vehicle.

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ya thats what he said to the cop who got there first. I think that his eyes popped out of his head when I pulled on him and pissed his pants a little when I started yelling. lol but damn that was priceless.
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Picking a off duty police officers vehicle..Priceless.

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Get an alarm! I use my jeep way to much to not put anything valuable in it. Plus when I'm offshore my wife likes to take it when its nice out, and the panic button is a nice feature. Never had to use it yet, and never had anything stolen out of a vehicle. But, the first time I do, I'll say I'm glad I got it instead of I wish I had!
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no those are under the bed . I'm a sheriffs deputy, so I carry off duty. one of the perks of the job
As an LEO, how many vehicle burglaries have you seen where the alarm went off and the thief continued to work on removing a stereo or other bolted down item?

The guy that tried to get my stereo the other day did it right in front of my house and I never heard a thing even though I was in the living room.
Had I known what was happening I'm heavily armed and would have loved to catch the little bastard. We've had a great deal of crime in the neighborhood recently.
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i cant carry nor buy weapone, for one

and two thats what i was thinking, the school parking lot fo rthe kids ios like 1/4 mile away froma nything across the field so it might only be a minor neusinca to the theif and no one whould hear it

idk though, well see how i feel after a few weeks/months
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If your looking into alarms get one with a 2 way pager to let you know when it goes off
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As an LEO, how many vehicle burglaries have you seen where the alarm went off and the thief continued to work on removing a stereo or other bolted down item?

The guy that tried to get my stereo the other day did it right in front of my house and I never heard a thing even though I was in the living room.
Had I known what was happening I'm heavily armed and would have loved to catch the little bastard. We've had a great deal of crime in the neighborhood recently.
the chicken shit little bastards are well...chicken. a good portion of them run off if they have an alarm go off. some are smart and find out where the power wire to the alarm is and cut it. good thing for us alot of them are prior's so we can hook from prints they leave behind because they're so doped up. sounds to me like you need a motion sensor flood light near your jeep, that usually detures them, or just sit up all night in a tree or ontop of the house in camo and wait for'em
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If your looking into alarms get one with a 2 way pager to let you know when it goes off
Viper alarm system, if anyone is going to be looking at getting an alarm. viper is a great system and it has the pagers.
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the chicken shit little bastards are well...chicken. a good portion of them run off if they have an alarm go off. some are smart and find out where the power wire to the alarm is and cut it. good thing for us alot of them are prior's so we can hook from prints they leave behind because they're so doped up. sounds to me like you need a motion sensor flood light near your jeep, that usually detures them, or just sit up all night in a tree or ontop of the house in camo and wait for'em
I tried the tree idea once but I we have locust trees and they have three inch razor sharp spikes. It's not nearly as fun as it might sound

I'm installing a motion sensor with a beep and a video camera on the front porch this weekend, I'm also going to install an alarm in the Heep for when I go mall crawling.
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I hear them damn things go off all the time at work and some at home. Idiot owners either set them too sensative or just don't know what their doing. No one even pays attention to them any more as far as I can see. Besides, criminals these days know how to deal with them anyway.
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if it's a real criminal there going to just take the whole car. But if it's some dumbA** kid the alarm usally is enough to deter them and get some kind of attenion. And they will usally move on to an easyier vehicle.

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