One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from automobile theft is to not leave your car unattended while it is running and parked. Starting your car in the morning to get it warmed up for your morning commute screams COME STEAL ME to carjackers lurking in neighborhoods. Leaving car doors unlocked or windows down also exposes you to theft and makes you that much easier of a target. Avoid these simple mistakes and your chances of getting your vehicle broken into are drastically reduced. Having a quality car alarm system installed from Lexington Lifted also can help prevent car theft.
A car alarm system from well-known manufacturers such as Viper, Python, and Compustar can set off a high pitch and loud siren when your vehicle is tampered with. You can also have the capability to get alerts right on your smartphone when an alarm is active and have the ability to track your car right down to its location if it is stolen. A car security and alarm system can give you peace of mind that your vehicle is protected with modern theft deterrent. While car alarms cannot prevent all thefts, they sure can help to deter a thief from breaking into your when they know an alarm is imminent.
Even though modern cars have sophisticated anti-theft devices built-in, aftermarket alarms are still very much in demand. Modern technology doesn’t seem to have deterred thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that the United States experienced a 9.2% rise in vehicle thefts in 2020, 870,000 more than in 2019. Protecting older vehicles without anti-theft devices or those with limited security features is possible using aftermarket alarms.
Like cars, car alarms have seen major technological advancements ever since their inception in the 1970s and 80s. Two types of modern car alarms are available. One-way and two-way alarms.
One Way Car Alarms
If someone attempts to enter, one-way alarms will set off lights and sound an alarm alerting everyone in the vicinity and within earshot of the siren. This draws attention to the vehicle and can deter and scare a potential thief away.
Two Way Car Alarms
Two-way alarms set off a siren and flash the head and taillights while also sending data to your key fob and your phone. This alerts you more directly than an outside alarm or one going off blocks away. You can also have keyless locking functions and GPS tracking via two-way alarms.
Modern anti-theft devices and car alarms provide an extra layer of protection that is not available from many vehicles’ original factory systems. Although installing an alarm system may result in lower premiums for insurance, we recommend that you check with your agent before making any changes.
When shopping for an alarm system, top considerations include compatibility with your car, range of remotes that can be used to communicate with it, and ease-of-use, as well as price, features, and maintenance. Call us today at Lexington Lifted for help, guidance, and all of your car alarm installation needs.