: Car Alarm



capt. dan
12-13-06, 08:11 AM
Had my car alarm go off last night at about 2:00 am. By the time I got down to the garage it had shut itself off. Unlocked the door with the key fob but then it would not lock for about two minutes. Anyone ever have this happen to them. Dont have any pets and no one was in the garage to mess with the car. This morning when I went to unlock the car with the fob the horn beeped. It normally does not beep.

Dan

nikon
12-13-06, 08:40 AM
it beeped when you unlocked the doors to let you know that your alarm went off...and yes I've had it not respond when i try and lock the doors...I usually open the door or stick the key in the ignition and that seems to fix it..dunno what couldda set your alarm off though.

jnrandall
12-13-06, 09:22 AM
Is this enough security for most?

Living in the big city, I felt totally inadequate with it and added an aftermarket alarm. So now my doors, glass, trunk are monitored in addition to shock sensors and ignition kill. This alarm is also one of the only systems that has a real (safe and legal) remote start for manual transmissions.

You NEED a remote start! :)

nikon
12-13-06, 09:45 AM
Is this enough security for most?

Living in the big city, I felt totally inadequate with it and added an aftermarket alarm. So now my doors, glass, trunk are monitored in addition to shock sensors and ignition kill. This alarm is also one of the only systems that has a real (safe and legal) remote start for manual transmissions.

You NEED a remote start! :)


Really?? what alarm, Ive been wanting a remote start..Ive had em on all my other cars and love it, but this is my first manual daily driver...I just did'nt want any mistakes to happen that would end up costing me...please get me the name and model #.

atdeneve
12-13-06, 10:00 AM
Yes, info please. That would be nice. On both the alarm and remote start.

jnrandall
12-13-06, 10:14 AM
I got the base one. They have fancier ones that'll page you when the alarm goes off up to a couple of miles as well as have a display on the remote that tells you where your vehicle was attacked, i.e. driver's door.

Compustar Alarm Link (http://www.compustar.com/1WAM4R.htm)

Alarm Features
- Includes dual stage shock sensor
- External Siren (six-tone)
- Super bright blue LED's
- 2-auxillary outputs
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Includes starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging


Starter Features
- Includes dual stage shock sensor
- External Siren (six-tone)
- Super bright blue LED's
- 2-auxillary outputs
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Includes starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging - Factory style alarm
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Timer start every 1.5 or 3 hours
- Cold start with optional Temperature Sensor
- Includes anti-grind/starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging


Alarm/Start Features
- Includes dual stage shock sensor
- External Siren (six-tone)
- Super bright blue LED's
- 2-auxillary outputs
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Includes starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging - Factory style alarm
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Timer start every 1.5 or 3 hours
- Cold start with optional Temperature Sensor
- Includes anti-grind/starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging - Includes dual stage shock sensor
- External Siren (six-tone)
- Super bright blue LED
- 2-auxillary outputs
- Cold start with optional Temperature Sensor
- Dedicated trunk output
- Horn honk output
- Includes anti-grind and starter-kill relay
- Driver's priority unlock
- Ignition controlled door locks
- Trunk release output
- Remote start
- Diesel features built-in
- Manual transmission compatible
- Upgradeable to two-way remote-vehicle paging

JamesRocco
12-18-06, 05:07 PM
Thats definitely what i need. How much for the base?

jnrandall
12-18-06, 06:08 PM
I recall paying $365 installed in NY.

urbanski
12-18-06, 06:46 PM
how the hell are you guys going to autostart a manual?

JamesRocco
12-18-06, 06:55 PM
Excellent price for all those features. Definitely going to invest in this. Might go with the one that pages you when your alarm is sounding though. That feature is pretty sweet.

jnrandall
12-18-06, 07:21 PM
how the hell are you guys going to autostart a manual?

Hey Urb,
Here's a line from the Compustar FAQ. This starter is soooo cool.

8. I have a manual transmission. How do I set my vehicle up to remote start?

A: You have to set reservation mode. Reservation involves leaving your gear in neutral. You must set your e-brake and a few seconds later remove the vehicle'skey from the ignition. Your vehicle will remain running until you exit your vehicle and close all doors. The motor will shut down and your remote will receive a page back (2-Way remote) and lock and arm the system.

urbanski
12-18-06, 07:24 PM
would you trust the ebrake in our cars?

jnrandall
12-18-06, 07:31 PM
This alarm only works for those who vehicles are left in neutral when they get out. The remote start will not be accessible if the car is left in gear. Essentially - If these steps are not followed in this basic order, remote start won't be available.

1. I pull into a spot
2. I depress the clutch and the brake
3. I place the car in neutral
4. Take foot off clutch and set eBarake
5. Take foot off brake
6. Remove key from ignition (car still running)
7. I exit the vehicle and close the door (car still running)
8. About 2 seconds later *chirp - car shuts off *chirp chirp - car arms itself

Upon my return,
I press the remote start button and VROOOMMMMMMM
I unlock the doors, get in, key in, and VROOOOOOMMMMM -- I'm out! :)

1Sonterra
12-18-06, 08:10 PM
how the hell are you guys going to autostart a manual?

Exactly what I was wondering....what do you do....leave the car in neutral with only the parking brake applied? What about the clutch / and or if you accidentally leave it in gear??

nikon
12-18-06, 09:28 PM
Exactly what I was wondering....what do you do....leave the car in neutral with only the parking brake applied? What about the clutch / and or if you accidentally leave it in gear??

read above for your answer...and as for trusting the e-brake...I guess it's not a prob for me in Fl, but the e-brake is all I use...I never leave it in gear.

Dennisscars
12-18-06, 11:22 PM
This is the only one that I've found that really works...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9020015549063780149&q=alarm+monkey

kueh
12-19-06, 12:40 AM
Anyone know where in Chicagoland area you can get this and where to get it installed?