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Car alarm?

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Old 04-09-2019, 09:47 AM
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Car alarm?

Dropped my car off this morning for alarm install. An hr later I get a call that it's gonna cost $1300.
Have any of you added an alarm?
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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Aren't they standard along with immobiliser?

Aftermarket or OEM?
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:52 PM
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have you checked with insurance as to what your 'savings' will be with an alarm?
IME not much .... I could get the maximum discount by having the VIN etched into the glass for $50 vs the cost of an alarm at $$$$$$

did you consider LoJack which costs less and has a decent recovery rate?

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and for prior post ... yes there was an alarm option beyond the standard 'immobiliser'
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:15 PM
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Sorry, I thought they were standard and not an option.

Surely an independent alarm company can install a good insurance approved alarm cheaper.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:07 PM
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I wanted alarm in hopes of preventing someone from breaking in when I'm mountain bike riding. Don't want to pay $1300. Instead I got a flashing red light that looks like an alarm system armed.
 
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