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What’s the best car security system to instal?

October 16, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Security System

My dad’s truck has been keyed twice this year. To prevent this from happening again and to save us some trouble my dad and I are planning to instal a security system for the truck. What’s the best car security system, but one that isn’t too pricey either.

Last year his truck got broken into and stole his stereo system, speakers, and damaged the dashboard.

the best way to stop keying the paint and quick stereo grabs is to garage the vehicle.

The older "Viper" system had a proximity alarm.. " Step away from the vehicle!" when someone got close enough to touch it. Something like that will discourage the average jerk, and call attention to the truck if something does happen.
Choose parking spaces better.. high visibility, well lit, near human traffic who will see what happens.. away from quieter areas where people won;t pass by.

Stereos come with disable codes.. most GM and Toyota stock stereos have a disable key code that you have to activate. At least the thief won’t profit.
Newer stereos have the removable faceplate – even better.

Security is a layered process..
don’t allow the criminal or vandal to easily access your truck, and limit the amount of time they feel safe doing their thing.
if you can video the process, great.. it may not stop them, but you might be able to find the perp.
if you can upgrade to security glass, that makes it harder.. but it may require special permits.
a visible camera and a motion-activated light act as deterrents.
a sticker that says "no radio" might help
don’t leave anything visibly left in the truck.. GPS, tools, coins, shopping, etc.
label the radio " this won’t work if removed"… and record all the serial numbers so police can try to trace them, or at least enter it in NCIC database.
make it as difficult as possible to remove the speakers.. or make it so that the speaker or radio breaks when forcibly removed. Your loss is the same, but criminal doesn’t profit.
.. perhaps ‘ink bomb’ or dye packs.. again, will damage truck but also mark the criminal

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One Response to “What’s the best car security system to instal?”
  1. Tweeter & the MonkeyMan says:

    the best way to stop keying the paint and quick stereo grabs is to garage the vehicle.

    the kind of stuff you are mentioning is a lot different than a system designed to stop theft.
    Most auto security systems are designed with theft in mind.
    very few are great at stopping vandalism or snatches like stereo, tools, or air bags.

    The older "Viper" system had a proximity alarm.. " Step away from the vehicle!" when someone got close enough to touch it. Something like that will discourage the average jerk, and call attention to the truck if something does happen.
    Choose parking spaces better.. high visibility, well lit, near human traffic who will see what happens.. away from quieter areas where people won;t pass by.

    In some towns/ areas.. if you are in a parking lot with a big truck and you park to close to another car.. or take up two spaces.. some passive-aggressive creeps will key your car to "teach you a lesson".

    Stereos come with disable codes.. most GM and Toyota stock stereos have a disable key code that you have to activate. At least the thief won’t profit.
    Newer stereos have the removable faceplate – even better.

    Take a little time, and depending on your tools, try to build a tamper-resistant cage for the speakers.
    Something heavier than chicken wire… but not quite rebar.. but a shaped cage over (useful, and visual deterrent) and below the speakers where you can.. and whatever you can do with door spkrs.
    Use rivets, spot welds, or at least unusal/security screws with locknuts and loctite bolt sealant.
    .. to make it as hard as possible to remove the speakers.

    Security is a layered process..
    don’t allow the criminal or vandal to easily access your truck, and limit the amount of time they feel safe doing their thing.
    if you can video the process, great.. it may not stop them, but you might be able to find the perp.
    if you can upgrade to security glass, that makes it harder.. but it may require special permits.
    a visible camera and a motion-activated light act as deterrents.
    a sticker that says "no radio" might help
    don’t leave anything visibly left in the truck.. GPS, tools, coins, shopping, etc.
    label the radio " this won’t work if removed"… and record all the serial numbers so police can try to trace them, or at least enter it in NCIC database.
    make it as difficult as possible to remove the speakers.. or make it so that the speaker or radio breaks when forcibly removed. Your loss is the same, but criminal doesn’t profit.
    .. perhaps ‘ink bomb’ or dye packs.. again, will damage truck but also mark the criminal
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