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Old 06-10-2019, 03:50 PM
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Viper alarm system?

Just wanted to get opinions on the viper alarm system or recommendations for other systems. Recently there have been a lot of Jeeps stolen in the area and just so happens that I denied the security package from the dealership because it was an extra 4K. Any info is appreciated!

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Just wanted to get opinions on the viper alarm system or recommendations for other systems. Recently there have been a lot of Jeeps stolen in the area and just so happens that I denied the security package from the dealership because it was an extra 4K. Any info is appreciated!

What!

Wow.... anyway. Not sure about where you are but around here a car alarm going off barely gets noticed maybe a "shut your alarm off a-hole I'm trying to take a nap..."

IF you are really concerned and obviously you are or you wouldn't have started a thread - Try a visible redundant system that represents an investment of time to the would be thief. (brake pedal lock + the Club + window etching) They want an easy in/out target. Thieves have a really strong aversion to getting caught. Light and visibility is a deterrent as well.
A tracking device isn't a bad idea either.
IF they want it they will winch it into a box truck and drive away anyway.

* In most cases I do not suggest the devices that notify the owner that the vehicle is under attack - that just invites an escalation face to face most people are ill equipped to handle.
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My dealer wanted 2500.00 for an alarm system and I was not having it.

Mr. RubiconSS is correct about alarms just being ignored in many areas. I work at the airport and when the fighters take off for training several times a day all the cars with alarms in the parking lot go off and not a soul blinks an eye. Now for suburbia it would be effective in most cases.

For me making an ignition interruption circuit with switch and a mid grade viper will do the trick. Nothing will stop a professional thief equipped with a flat bed and a 3 foot drill bit. But it should frustrate the punk a55 kids.


Also keep your key fobs in a faraday cage " cigar box lined with foil " to keep a pro from scanning your keys from the front door.
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Viper is good. Better than the oem. Get the high end 2 way remote package though. When the alarm goes off, so does the remote.


If you don't already have the oem remote start, you may as well get the combo start/alarm. There are a lot of features on them. Far more than the stock systems.
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