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10-13-2013 02:39 PM
chcg12 Had both hard and soft tops. Get the tuffy under seat lock box. its secure and many thieves dont even look under the seat to begin with. This year i ran topless/doorless with spiderweb shade. Park smart and leave nothing visible. One of the previous posters locked his glove box and center counsel but as they said the bad guy just pulled hard and they broke open. I usually leave those unlocked and empty for that reason.
10-13-2013 12:34 PM
jeepcustoms I have a hard top and a new soft top. I have been using the new soft top this summer to enjoy taking it off during the summer. Well, I left the doors unlocked most of the time and had stuff stolen out of it during the early morning hours about a year ago. I then began locking my doors from that point forward and trying to keep nothing in view. Got home last night about 12:30 and came back out to the Jeep at 6:30am to find my driver side back passenger window all cut out. My glove and console were locked, but they just pulled hard to get them open. Plastic is real secure you know. Oh well, the one thing I am having a hard time finding it a replacement side panel for the soft top. Do they sell these separately? I have taken everything out of the Jeep and will leave everything unlocked going forward including my doors even though I hate doing this. I live in a subdivision where this rarely happens, but my Jeep has been targeted twice and another Jeep almost identical to mine sitting on the side of the road has had nothing done to it. My Jeep was in the driveway pulled up to my garage with the outside lights on. Getting ready to put my hardtop back on for the winter, but it made me so sick to see the window cut out when it is just so easy to unzip. I guess it is a good thing I did not catch them. I think I would have shot and then asked questions and I am not normally like that. My temper went sky high when I seen the back window cut out and the love box and console left open. It looks as though several people recommend doing the same thing I am going to do. Leaving the doors unlocked and cleaning out everything in the Jeep seems to be the only thing left to do. Anyone got an idea for the best place to look for a replacement side panel?
05-23-2013 09:18 PM
Barmanvarn I'm looking to LoJack my jeep and jet ski. Going to get one that will allow me to set up a geofence so ill know as soon as either moves.
04-26-2013 06:28 PM
americonium
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Originally Posted by laollis View Post
I want one of those alarms that tells the person they are too close and to move away, but, I can't remember what it was called or where to get it. Anyone know?
Proximity alarm. And if I recall, that would usually get you a key down the side every once in a while...
04-26-2013 06:19 PM
laollis I want one of those alarms that tells the person they are too close and to move away, but, I can't remember what it was called or where to get it. Anyone know?
01-25-2013 01:37 PM
10.21 The alarm on my Jeep is pretty sensitive. I had everything off on my Jeep when I was in Va Beach. Alarm went off when someone tried to steal my floor mats.

Who the hell steals floor mats?
01-24-2013 09:50 PM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Saw a guy uptown one night find his slashed and yet his doors WERE unlocked. He couldn't freakin believe it. They didn't get anything either. All for nothing and they never checked to see if it was unlocked.
I made a sign for my TJ that said, "Mr. Criminal, I have left my door unlocked to make it easier for you. Also, my windows have a zipper!!"

I still just leave my JKU unlocked and just leave nothing of value inside.
01-24-2013 09:03 PM
Beach-Bum
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Originally Posted by underwaterdan
Just got back from best buy. The viper 5901 is 500$. it is an alarm and remote start(even works on manual trans). To add everything you need including install and proximity sensor(with toggle switch to disable it when I don't want it) and all the other crap they need to install it the cost is 750.
If you want to have the viper smart start phone module it is another 200 and a yearly fee too(50 a year, 100 for 3

It is expensive but for 750 you get an alarm with a two way visual pager up to 1 or 2 miles, a remote start for a manual trans jeep, a motion sensor for when topless or soft top all with toggle switches to control it.
I had 3 quotes for my YJ. Just motion sensor alarm $350 for vipers and $250 for prestige
01-24-2013 07:30 PM
underwaterdan Just got back from best buy. The viper 5901 is 500$. it is an alarm and remote start(even works on manual trans). To add everything you need including install and proximity sensor(with toggle switch to disable it when I don't want it) and all the other crap they need to install it the cost is 750.
If you want to have the viper smart start phone module it is another 200 and a yearly fee too(50 a year, 100 for 3

It is expensive but for 750 you get an alarm with a two way visual pager up to 1 or 2 miles, a remote start for a manual trans jeep, a motion sensor for when topless or soft top all with toggle switches to control it.
01-24-2013 06:22 PM
JKDozer
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Originally Posted by MrPiff View Post
For the peace of mind, I'd say $550 might be worth it.

What I think would be cool is if there were a system where if the motion sensor senses someone it not only sets off an alarm, but notifies you on your cell phone as well. Just in case you're too far to hear the alarm. That'd be something I hop on. Maybe I'll figure something out...
Viper alarms has a unit you need to buy to do just that for the Iphone, a bit pricey though. Not sure but might work with other smart phones without needing to buy anything, didn't really check that out...
01-24-2013 01:21 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
I like this one from the link you posted - TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker-Real Time GPS Trackers-GPS Tracking

However, check out the monthly fees on these things - $30 a month to use it. If there was a one time expense I would go for it, but this is too much.
Ah crap. Didn't see that. Thanks. That makes sense because the LoJac they offer at the dealer was an extra $50 on the payment. Didn't put two and two together. I guess there isn't any such thing as a free (cheap) lunch!
Maybe hide a cell phone in the Jeep and use Find a Phone. LOL.
01-24-2013 12:33 PM
MrPiff
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Originally Posted by RLTW 11JK View Post
Just had a viper alarm installed on my 2011 JK soft top after 3 break in's. the first time they cut the rear passenger side, the last two times they were nice enough to unzip the back window. I had to have two motion sensors installed, one in front under the dash and the other in the compartment in the back storage area. Now if someone gets with 12 inches or so of my jeep its chirps and if they dont move away it alarms fully. I wanted a deterent before they broke in not during. The stock alarm only sounds if the doors open and prevents someone from stealing the car (not pro's I'm sure!) and the alarm has features that will turn off the motion sensors. It was expensive because I could not install it my self and the extra sensor in the back $550.
For the peace of mind, I'd say $550 might be worth it.

What I think would be cool is if there were a system where if the motion sensor senses someone it not only sets off an alarm, but notifies you on your cell phone as well. Just in case you're too far to hear the alarm. That'd be something I hop on. Maybe I'll figure something out...
01-24-2013 12:24 PM
RLTW 11JK Just had a viper alarm installed on my 2011 JK soft top after 3 break in's. the first time they cut the rear passenger side, the last two times they were nice enough to unzip the back window. I had to have two motion sensors installed, one in front under the dash and the other in the compartment in the back storage area. Now if someone gets with 12 inches or so of my jeep its chirps and if they dont move away it alarms fully. I wanted a deterent before they broke in not during. The stock alarm only sounds if the doors open and prevents someone from stealing the car (not pro's I'm sure!) and the alarm has features that will turn off the motion sensors. It was expensive because I could not install it my self and the extra sensor in the back $550.
01-24-2013 07:28 AM
Lusus_Naturae
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Meant to look this up and this got me to:
You can add a tracking device to anything for $149.
The car tracker is $119 or $149. Way less than I thought it would be. And a steal compared to what Chrysler charges when you buy your Jeep. I recall my insurance agent telling me I'd get a discount for Lo-jack. It wouldn't take much for this to pay for itself. Might be adding one to the Jeep...
Spark Nano 3.0 GPS Tracking Device | Our Best Selling GPS Tracker
I like this one from the link you posted - TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker-Real Time GPS Trackers-GPS Tracking

However, check out the monthly fees on these things - $30 a month to use it. If there was a one time expense I would go for it, but this is too much.
01-24-2013 06:13 AM
Lusus_Naturae We pulled into a parking lot at Arby's with the TJ in summer. I had half doors on with a safari top. I had set the alarm as usual and we were reaching the door when I turned to see three teens walking up to the Jeep. One was clearly laughing that about hearing the alarm beep and decided to show off. He got his hand about 5 niches from the door when the alarm chirped off and he jumped back a good three feet and got sucker punched by his friends as well.
It won't stop people, nothing really will if you get someone determined enough. I had a oddball siren I bought for my TJ, really high pitched, and when I heard it chirp I knew I should check on it. The only weird thing I had happen was when I parked at Office Depot the alarm would conflict with their door system.
Worth the $70 to have it available, better than locking/unlocking my doors all the time.
01-23-2013 10:56 PM
Numbercruncher
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Originally Posted by MikeK46 View Post
Don't leave your doors unlocked (this just invites handle jigglers), don't leave anything in the Jeep unless it's in a hidden security box, don't park in dark empty areas.

My window was cut once because I had a drawstring bag in the back. They made off with a pair of sweatpants.
Believe it or not you can buy venomous snakes on the internet. I'll leave a pair of saw scaled vipers in a draw string bag in my jeep (when I buy one) and watch the thief really freak out when he realizes the nearest anti-venin is in Tehran.

NC
01-23-2013 08:06 PM
underwaterdan I am looking at the Viper (5704 I believe) at best buy. I will have to add the prox sensor, you get up to a mile range for the 2 way remote or you can add the smart module to link with your phone. I like the idea of not giving anyone time to use a crow bar or have plenty of time to crack open a tuffy case.
01-23-2013 02:12 PM
DrugDoctor
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Originally Posted by JDsDream
The best things you can do to protect your Jeep and valuables is to drop your comprehensive insurance deductible to $0. It costs very little (12/yr for me) and when/if anything is damaged or taken, it is replaced for free. If someone slashes your windows and steals your sound, you pay nothing for replacement. You're covered for vandalism, fire, theft, broken windshields (rocks), damage from hunting without a rifle (deer). You get the point.

Always lock your doors. It keeps honest people honest.
Now this is a good idea. I'll definitely check that out
Should have read this before my last post
Oops
01-23-2013 02:01 PM
DrugDoctor
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Originally Posted by R4D4R

Lets say Im some degenerate dirtbag walking the street and I see your Jeep with its windows down or doors off. You go to lunch parked on the street and you turn your proximity alarm on. I see this open vehicle with a cell phone or purse or wallet sitting on the seat or wherever. I just stick my arm in and walk off with it. The alarm may go off, but by the time anyone does anything about it, Im long gone. If you are at least going to have a proximity alarm in the thing, dont let someone be able to stick their hand in before it goes off! Whats the difference between hands in and hands all the way in to grab something? 4-6 inches? If said dirtbag is quick, it may just chirp for a second and not even go off.
I agree with not leaving your wallet in the seat, etc
With the doors off I don't want someone just hopping in the jeep and having all day to Hotwire it, or rip out the radio, or take a crowbar to the locked glovebox (u get the idea)

Is there a good alarm for this? Need names.

I know Nothing can stop a smash-and-grab and therefore I wouldn't want to sink a lot of money into it either
01-23-2013 01:56 PM
Beach-Bum
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Originally Posted by MrPiff

the point isn't to have the police called it's to a. let you know somethings going on if youre in the area or b. scare a would be theif off.
Exactly. A motion sensor alarm scares someone off not to mention when I park my jeep doorless and topless in my driveway it would wake me up. I think it's worth the $250
01-23-2013 01:21 PM
COStrider
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Originally Posted by cphilip

Saw a guy uptown one night find his slashed and yet his doors WERE unlocked. He couldn't freakin believe it. They didn't get anything either. All for nothing and they never checked to see if it was unlocked.
Damn
01-23-2013 01:17 PM
MrPiff
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Originally Posted by 2five22 View Post
Any vehicle alarm is a waste of money.

How many here have heard an auto alarm sounding and called the police? Any one? Any one? Didn't think so. No one else will either.

Use hidden lockboxes if you need to temporarily secure something.
the point isn't to have the police called it's to a. let you know somethings going on if youre in the area or b. scare a would be theif off.
01-23-2013 10:57 AM
JDsDream
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Originally Posted by 2five22 View Post
Any vehicle alarm is a waste of money.

How many here have heard an auto alarm sounding and called the police? Any one? Any one? Didn't think so. No one else will either.
I have! Not because I thought that someone was messing with my neighbors car, the d@mn thing wouldn't stop and I was trying to sleep.
01-23-2013 10:41 AM
2five22 Any vehicle alarm is a waste of money.

How many here have heard an auto alarm sounding and called the police? Any one? Any one? Didn't think so. No one else will either.

Use hidden lockboxes if you need to temporarily secure something.
01-23-2013 06:56 AM
JDsDream The best things you can do to protect your Jeep and valuables is to drop your comprehensive insurance deductible to $0. It costs very little (12/yr for me) and when/if anything is damaged or taken, it is replaced for free. If someone slashes your windows and steals your sound, you pay nothing for replacement. You're covered for vandalism, fire, theft, broken windshields (rocks), damage from hunting without a rifle (deer). You get the point.

Always lock your doors. It keeps honest people honest.
01-22-2013 09:28 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by MrPiff View Post
But one of the problems is I ordered a 10A Rubi with 730N. So i feel as though even if i leave absolutely nothing in it, there's still plenty of valuble stuff to be messed with.
If you want a nice stereo system, change your order TODAY. Don't waste money on the 730. Get the 130 and swap out the entire system. HU, amp, and speakers. It will cost you less, and sound better in the long run.
01-22-2013 08:42 PM
MrPiff
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Originally Posted by CampThree1982 View Post

On my 2000 Sahara I never locked the doors. I left nothing of value in there so I figured I had not much to lose. Once a douche rifles through it and finds nothing they generally move on. Soft top security is an oxymoron.

Imho, the new hardtops look far better and are more functional with the freedom top than the TJ round one piece version I had. I disliked it so much I sold it and stayed with the less secure soft top.
But one of the problems is I ordered a 10A Rubi with 730N. So i feel as though even if i leave absolutely nothing in it, there's still plenty of valuble stuff to be messed with.
01-22-2013 06:30 PM
CampThree1982
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Originally Posted by MrPiff View Post
I'm not exactly sure so I can't answer your question (sorrry), but I just could never see myself leaving my doors unlocked. I feel like it's an invitation.
On my 2000 Sahara I never locked the doors. I left nothing of value in there so I figured I had not much to lose. Once a douche rifles through it and finds nothing they generally move on. Soft top security is an oxymoron.

Imho, the new hardtops look far better and are more functional with the freedom top than the TJ round one piece version I had. I disliked it so much I sold it and stayed with the less secure soft top.
01-22-2013 05:27 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by stzd8 View Post
I wished the read hardtop didnt look too 'blocky', then it wouldn't be so bad having on it.
You get use to it, especialy when the snow starts flying.
01-22-2013 05:22 PM
allblackedout
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Originally Posted by Blastek

you can't simply hotwire the jeep. Your key has an encrypted chip in it that must be inserted to keep the jeep running. Even if you have a key cut, the jeep shuts off after a couple seconds without a programmed key. You can't even drive it off when it's remote started without the key.

The jeep is also pretty heavy, so it's relatively hard to tow out. Probably a lot easier to break into your house and steal your key.

not that i'm an expert in thievery or anything.
Hmm so remind us how you got your Jeep? hahaha just messin
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