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When I purchased my 09 Used, I read a lot of information on how poor the Security System is and how easy it is to Steal.

Any way, I had a Viper Alarm installed tied in with the factory Alarm. I liked the Smart Start feature from the IPhone as well as other features. I had them connect the mirrors to fold when the alarm auto arms itself, and the open when you disarm the alarm.

Story:
Wife took my truck to Great Adventure over the summer, she did not tell me she was taking the struck. At about 1:30PM I get an alert on my IPhone that the Alarm was triggered. I called my wife, that's when she told me she took the truck because she needed more room and she set the alarm off by accident.

About 1 hour later, I get another alert the Alarm is going off. I tried calling my wife, no answer. Did not think about it any more. Plot thickens... My neice lost her iPhone at the park, she swears she put it in the glove box... We tracked the phone to a house in NJ, after calling the Police and Locking the phone with a message that phone was stoled and tracked, we call the phone and a lady answeres and said her son found it in the diner :tisk:. Arrangements are made to return the phone.

2 days later, I go to get into the truck and notice the Key Cylinder is pushed in, just floating in the handle. Now it all makes sence!!! :suspect:


Wife went to truck to have lunch. Tripped alarm.
Neice put phone in glove box.
Everyone went back to the park.
Some knucklehead punched in the Drivers Lock Cylinder..... ( Note: If you turn the cylinder with ANY key while it is floating in the handle, it WILL shut off the factory Alarm, which it did, however, the knucklehead did not know there was another alarm on the truck. Once he opened the door, the alarm tripped, no time to take the truck, the rear seats, or anything else, just open the glove box and take the phone. Horn blaring.... not knowing what was gong on, they left.

Thank You Movin On Sound for the Viper System!!! It save a $100K truck.

It is that easy to break in to a Escalade. Punch in the lock cylinder, put any key in the cylinder and unlock the door. From there who knows, there in....


I had the dealership replace the Driver Door Handle with a Rear door handle. Yes, I know, what happens if the battery goes dead..... Same thing you do if keys are locked in car and you have no second set. :yup:
 

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I had an escalade hybrid and that's one of its advantages. Unless the they want a 300V electric shock turning the key is more complicated than that and I had a shock sensor installed too.
 

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The 300v is only in the hybrid system the rest of the vehicle still uses 12v
 

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Shock Sensor as in 300V :suspense:

They set up the Viper with:
Remote Start
Auto Close and Open Mirrors
Shock Sensor
Jacking Sensor
Remote Start
Geo Fence
Aux Open Rear Glass
Aux Open Rear Hatch
They can program Aux to control just about anything.
- Turn off car, close all windows and Sunroof etc.
 

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Yeah they installed the express kit adapter it ties into the data stream, very nice piece, i installed the smart start on my 05... Are your mirrors programmed to fold with ignition off?
 

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No, once the Alarm sets, they close. If I hit unlock from the Viper Remote or the IPhone App, they fold out and unlock the doors. If I don't open any doors, after 30 Sec, the Doors will lock again and the mirrors will fold in again.. Pretty nice setup. The Factory remotes still work and is seamless with the viper. The only difference is if I unlock the doors with the factory remote, the mirrors will stay in the in position. I have to use the button inside to open them.
 

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Ok cool ill throw one in my 08 as well... Thanks for the info
 

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With all the Aux channels, they can make it do just about anything. Windows, Sunroof etc. They also make an optional Siren with its own backup battery should they compromise the main battery etc. I'm not fond of aftermarket stuff, but it only takes once.

Some additional advantages:

1. Remote is 2 Way up to 1 mile. with a display ( They have several to choose from ) You can see that Remote start actually worked, you only need to press 1 button.... not unlock, lock then remote start etc. When the Alarm arms, the remote can also be set to Vibrate and beep as conformation.

2. Remote gives you tons of status info if you need / want it.

3. If battery is going low, it will also alert you.

4. If battery is low and temp is XXX, it can also be set to remote start the truck to charge up the battery. This is a setting by the installer. Last thing you want is remote start in your garage.

If you go to Viper support page, you can see the Programming manual and all of the setting options.
 
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