Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > alarm systems for open Jeeps

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: alarm systems for open Jeeps Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-27-2014 04:36 PM
OhSixTJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom95YJ View Post
I've had wranglers for over 10 years alarms are pointless no body pays attention to them , the best thing to do is not keep anything of value in it. Hell I don't even lock mine
I don't care of no one pays attention. That's not the point. My system is 2-way. So it lets me know. That's what I care about.

I also lock my doors. It's my only (personal) vehicle so I do have some stuff in it at all times.
03-27-2014 03:41 PM
Tom95YJ I've had wranglers for over 10 years alarms are pointless no body pays attention to them , the best thing to do is not keep anything of value in it. Hell I don't even lock mine
03-27-2014 03:40 PM
LJ Dave My sensor is located under the automatic shift bezel in the center console.
03-27-2014 03:39 PM
LJ Dave I had to tune my a little for the first week but after that it has worked great. I found a happy medium that works with my hard doors, soft doors or no doors, and with my top up or down.
03-27-2014 03:16 PM
OhSixTJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galenat View Post
I was looking at a Viper system with the perimeter sensor, but the installer was talking me out of it, saying that they would need recalibration every time I swapped my tops or even dropped the soft top. I am interested in your real world experience.
What I did was tune it down to not be a nuisance with the top on. But with the top down, it's just right. It warns with the top off but you need to be next to it for a few seconds before it does.
03-27-2014 02:50 PM
bilash31 They may have improved greatly over the years but I had one on my YJ when I lived in FL. The damn thing would go off every night from any winds, animals, etc. I hated it and disconnected it shortly after I got it installed.
03-27-2014 01:54 PM
Galenat
Quote:
Originally Posted by muddyninja1 View Post
Viper alarm system with dual stage perimeter sensor. If you get too close it jeeps to warn you away, if you reach into the interior of the Jeep, the alarm goes off. They can be a pain to get set right where you want them, but worth it.
I was looking at a Viper system with the perimeter sensor, but the installer was talking me out of it, saying that they would need recalibration every time I swapped my tops or even dropped the soft top. I am interested in your real world experience.
03-26-2014 11:21 PM
samizdad With the soft top, I don't lock the doors. Figure someone will just cut the window. My center console and glove box locks are broken. I bought a small lock box with a cable on it from Walmart for $7 on clearance. I ran the cable through my seat frame and just put the box under my seat. I really only keep my radio faceplate in it. I just don't leave anything I don't want to lose in the Jeep. I am thinking about the instatrunk. It makes for a nice secure place for stuff. On sale now too. I had a pager style alarm in a CJ a long time ago. I put some stuff under the seat cover that they used under floor mats at stores. It was pressure sensitive so if someone sat in the seat it would trigger the alarm.
03-26-2014 10:46 PM
LJ Dave I also have a Viper alarm with proximity sensor. Never lock my doors but arm the alarm.
03-26-2014 10:34 PM
Pittsburghwrangler mmmmmmm.... hhhhhhhhmmmmm.... locks???... do jeeps have those?


only joking but for real ive used mine once... if it's valuable don't leave it in your jeep, especially with a hard top

Edit: meant soft top not hard top
03-26-2014 10:31 PM
muddyninja1 Viper alarm system with dual stage perimeter sensor. If you get too close it jeeps to warn you away, if you reach into the interior of the Jeep, the alarm goes off. They can be a pain to get set right where you want them, but worth it.
02-07-2014 08:36 PM
wfluedtke
Quote:
Originally Posted by scgeek12 View Post
but then i realized anyone else could just unzip them from the outside too
My brother locked his doors and had his rag top sliced open. Only thing missing was $3 and some odd cents from the cup holder. I never lock my doors. If I have anything of value, I lock it in the counsil or glove compartment. But even that's rare. If it's valuable, it stays out when I'm out.
02-07-2014 08:21 PM
mmmanimalfat
Quote:
Originally Posted by LJ Dave View Post
I did this on my last XJ. I hid the switch next to the driver's seat mounting bracket, under the seat and you couldn't see it if you didn't know where it was, but it was easy to reach to flip it on or off. Gave me some piece of mind on that older vehicle with no other key-based security system.
This, or a clutch, ignition, or even starter disable switch. (Or a combination of these) Add to this that the Tj center console locks and you're on to something...hint hint. I like manual disables because
A. There is less to go wrong. And
B. it is more difficult for a thief to "make it work".
02-07-2014 05:17 PM
LJ Dave
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcmtex View Post
If only for theft of the jeep itself has anyone insatalled a kill switch on the fuel pump?
I did this on my last XJ. I hid the switch next to the driver's seat mounting bracket, under the seat and you couldn't see it if you didn't know where it was, but it was easy to reach to flip it on or off. Gave me some piece of mind on that older vehicle with no other key-based security system.
02-07-2014 03:55 PM
SoCalSteve
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi Ho View Post
a Doberman
want one so bad. I love those dogs!
09-07-2013 09:14 PM
dcmtex If only for theft of the jeep itself has anyone insatalled a kill switch on the fuel pump?
09-07-2013 08:19 PM
JeepandMud
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post

Only 3 wires go under the hood. The hood pin switch and the power leads for the siren.

I just installed a 5704v in mine a couple of days ago.
That's good to know. Thank you.
09-07-2013 03:49 PM
Heidi Ho a Doberman
09-07-2013 03:10 PM
OhSixTJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post

There can be some fender deep water holes that are unavoidable. Wondering now if there is anything I can do to somewhat water proof or at least water resistant the wires?
Only 3 wires go under the hood. The hood pin switch and the power leads for the siren.

I just installed a 5704v in mine a couple of days ago.
09-07-2013 02:52 PM
JeepandMud
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post

Unless your submersing the entire engine compartment and/ or the alarm installation/ wiring was done poorly, there should be no issue.
There can be some fender deep water holes that are unavoidable. Wondering now if there is anything I can do to somewhat water proof or at least water resistant the wires?
05-19-2013 02:22 PM
Patrick H
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
For those that have the viper system, how does it do going through mud? That's one issue I'm facing when I go for the viper. And from what the sales person has told me, they mount the wires under the hood and could very easily get wet when going through mud or a water puddle.
Unless your submersing the entire engine compartment and/ or the alarm installation/ wiring was done poorly, there should be no issue.
05-19-2013 02:11 PM
JeepandMud For those that have the viper system, how does it do going through mud? That's one issue I'm facing when I go for the viper. And from what the sales person has told me, they mount the wires under the hood and could very easily get wet when going through mud or a water puddle.
03-20-2012 11:16 AM
lucky4075 Someone mentioned it a few posts ago, but how well do y'all think a driveway sensor thing would work? Usually I throw the trail cover on at night during the summer with the top/doors off. What if you just threw the sensor thing in the back seat or wherever- shouldn't that work pretty well at detecting someone taking the cover off/reaching in?
03-20-2012 10:45 AM
Grateful Parrot
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJNewbie View Post
My buddy has a Viper alarm in his YJ. it has a shock sensor, sensors on the trunk/hood/doors(when they're on the jeep), starter kill switch and a motion sensor for inside the jeep for when the doors are off. It's a 2way pager system, so it sends a msg to him when it activates for any reason. he can reset it from the pager. If you have a smart phone, you can monitor it from your phone, even remote start it.
I have a viper as well. Mine isn't as remote as this, but it does have the shock, motion.

Yeah there are alot of false during my summer months, but when I park in the city, any little deterant from vandalism, I'll live with the bitching public.
03-19-2012 11:47 PM
trainsktg It hasn't prevented theft of contents, but I've had the same exact Club in every vehicle I've owned...Cuda, T/A, Ranger, YJ, two pickups and now a TJ... and I've never had one stolen. My wife refused to use the one I bought her until her Jetta got stolen .

keith
03-19-2012 05:12 PM
Cacc50 I have the flip n lock. That thing rocks.
12-29-2011 05:53 PM
kylekae I have some sort of aftermarket alarm that works great and it unlocks the driverside door too. If you kick a tire or try to open a door or climb into a seat it goes off. I bought Jeep used so no clue of the make but they are out there
12-27-2011 12:39 PM
m24kelly There are trail cams that you can probably hide. Some even send you the picture when they are set off.
12-27-2011 12:38 PM
Another Guy In A Jeep ehhh just put ur important stuff in the glove box and middle console and lock em
12-27-2011 12:32 PM
DgonzTj
Quote:
Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
lol i have a real rotti... has deterred thieves from the house before so maybe i'll tie her to the bumper at night
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC