Classification Of Car Alarms

Administrator posted this 28 March 2019

Car thieves appeared as soon as the cars were commercialized. The first recorded car stolen was mentioned in 8.06.1896, and considered theft of the car brand Peugeot, from the private garage of a Parisian and Baron Julien. The thief was his mechanic, ironically enough. At that time, the owning of the car was a luxury & too conspicuous attribute. However, this story ends here. The precedent was not considered by the media and didn’t receive publicity, and therefore, there is no reliable information about the capture of the offender, and whether the car was returned to the owner is unknown.

The first anti-theft systems were mechanical and information about them appeared in 1913. It was lockers of the steering wheel and the crankshaft. More advanced immobilizer was created in 1920, this system has become a prototype for modern devices.

Theft of cars is still a topical issue. In some countries, you are not protected even while driving (hijacking risks). Namely, before traveling by car, learn the features of traffic rules and behavior on the road in the country you want to visit.

The carjackings are committed for various reasons, for frequent it is the sale and resell parts of your car, especially if it has custom wheels, a custom engine, or high-end seats. The second reason for the theft of the “joy-ride”, in the latter case the thieves are often teenagers and young people. Sometimes car thefts are committed for the purpose of committing another crime.

How to protect your car? We have already written about what can help you improve the safety of your car, and about what schemes of theft and road scams exist. But the tritest and primary way of protection - installation of the automobile alarm system.

Categories of alerts (not to be confused with immobilizer, which has no audio or visual signals in case of jacking, even so, it blocks the car system):

  • OEM - standard equipment
  • Aftermarket - installed by the car dealer or directly by the owner of the car

Classes of car alarms:

  • Initial
  • Budget option (basic functions and tasks)
  • Standard (advanced functions, communication with the key holder of the car owner)
  • Elite (communication with a number of equipped devices, advanced functions, and tasks, communication with the owner via the GSM module).

Types of signaling system

  • One-way (the most common alarm, is standard for not expensive cars);
  • Two-way (Improved alarm system, which has feedback with the owner of the car);
  • GSM-signaling (Satellite) (highly developed signal warning that has a connection with the satellite. It betrays data about the theft to the police services, to the owner, hence such a car can be tracked)

Even more in depth, considering this topic, it is necessary to distinguish the kinds of signal systems.

  • Passive Alarm—system activation occurs automatically when you take out the key from the ignition and lock the doors.
  • Active Alarm—the owner turns on the system after closing the car. It provides more control to the driver.
  • Tracker—allows you to track the car using GPS. However, if the system is represented by a portable and switchable tracker, the thief will not be difficult to remove and discard it at any convenient time.
  • Immobilizer—as mentioned above, the device blocks some of the vehicle modules, such as engine block.
  • Sound Alarm—is the most common type of alarm.
  • Silent alarms—their advantage is that the system will send you data about the theft and, depending on the type of alarm, data about its movement. At the same time, it will not give any kind of thief, therefore there is a chance that he won't try to turn off the system since he will not know about its presence.

One simple but surprisingly effective way to reset a potential thief is to put a sticker in the back window that suggests you have an alarm or tracking system in your car.

What cars are stolen more often? Simply, this is the most common cars of mass use. The less unique a car is, the harder it is to find it, and the easier it is for thieves to sell the car and/or its parts. In addition, the signal and anti-theft systems on supercars and cars of E-, F-, S- classes - are more complex. Such cars rarely stand at the side of the road or in the courtyards of residential areas. Owners of expensive cars store them in private garages, which are also on a separate alarm system.

Thefts at nice-looking neighborhood areas are also not uncommon. Thieves at night can simply pass through the area in search of the unlocked car. As statistics show, for 100 cars on average there are 5 not locked, one or two of which even had a spare key inside.

Car thieves are well aware of the types of alarms and features of their functionality, so no one will give you a 100% guarantee against the carjacking. True and the main way to protect against theft is your own vigilance.