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What to buy...car alarm #322029 Nov 9, 4:07pm Nov 9, 4:07pm
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What to buy...car alarm
well as some of you know my car was vandalized at school and had about $3000 worth of damage. I have a security system now stock Toyota thing. I'm going ot buy a new security system that has the 2 way pager. I really dont want to spend over $500. Can you guys give me some names of security systems that meet my requirements? I want it to be very picky...(siren will go off on anything.) And by 2 way pager i mean the ones that alert you if the Hood, trunk, door ect has been touch. It doesn't have to have remote start but if it does it has to be compatible with my 5 speed. Thanks for the help. If you have a link or pictures go ahead and post them!


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Weasel] #322030 Nov 9, 4:39pm Nov 9, 4:39pm
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im about to buy a new alarm for my 5-speed 2... the alarms a viper n it does basically all that you mentioned... not sure they availible in the states so can't help you on that 1 grin

Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Bakablo1] #322031 Nov 9, 6:40pm Nov 9, 6:40pm
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I have a viper alarm... its pretty awsome, i would highly reccomend them. tons of options aviable and cost is pretty dependent on how in depth you go with the sensors...I would reccomend getting it installed at a car audio shop( not best buy) ir do it yourself... it is important to hide everything really well, and best buy type places just dont do that great a job(in my opinion) The alarm is only going to be as good as the install... done wrong and it can be useless.

Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: ElectricIcE] #322032 Nov 9, 8:12pm Nov 9, 8:12pm
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I have the viper 2-way pager alarm - 690XV (no remote start) and I don't like it. It works but only up close (like 200 feet). The range is really the only issue I have with it.

I would go with the Compustar SS. From what I have heard that thing has a mile and a quarter range since it uses Mil-spec spread spectrum technology (hence the SS).

Viper does have the GPS option but that's like $1000, and then there's a monthly fee that's not too much. Now that system obviously has a MUCH longer range than a mile and a quarter hehe. You can have it so you get a call on your cell phone (assuming you have service) if your alarm detects anything.


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: QTRMLR_1] #322033 Nov 9, 8:19pm Nov 9, 8:19pm
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and since the range is so bad on the viper 2-way it's useless unless you're in your house and the stereo is blasting but you feel the vibration in your pocket (if it's on vibrate mode). Or it could help in a grocery store etc if you park close to the entrance. I've tried it in movie theaters and it's too far or the walls are too thick for any transmission. When I have to walk a distance from where I park, I only use it to see if I remembered to set my alarm. That's one benefit of the LCD screen.


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: QTRMLR_1] #322034 Nov 10, 7:36pm Nov 10, 7:36pm
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if you have a Team Electronics where you live go there. theres a computech 2 way pager with the little screen thingy. 360 bucks with install i believe. i got an alarm 3 weeks ago but i opted for the more bacic unit (same system with standard remotes and it was 230 with install) theres a lifetime warranty and all that good stuff i think it would be worth it


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: eric_h] #322035 Nov 10, 7:38pm Nov 10, 7:38pm
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I think i'm going to buy the CompuSTAR SS. works up to 1.25 miles away has the pager and everything


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Weasel] #322036 Nov 10, 7:40pm Nov 10, 7:40pm
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i almost got one , but I would have had to travel 200 miles every time I needed it worked on smile so I went with the Viper 985

Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Larry_GTS] #322037 Nov 10, 9:35pm Nov 10, 9:35pm
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Just for reference the webpage for the Compustar SS is
http://www.compustar.org/products/2WSS.html

compustar.com is this page with a couple smiling lol. they should really buy that domain haha.


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: QTRMLR_1] #322038 Nov 10, 9:55pm Nov 10, 9:55pm
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Get the paging system and also make sure you get one that has an engine start option on it.


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: QTRMLR_1] #322039 Nov 10, 11:42pm Nov 10, 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
I have the viper 2-way pager alarm - 690XV (no remote start) and I don't like it. It works but only up close (like 200 feet). The range is really the only issue I have with it.

I would go with the Compustar SS. From what I have heard that thing has a mile and a quarter range since it uses Mil-spec spread spectrum technology (hence the SS).

Viper does have the GPS option but that's like $1000, and then there's a monthly fee that's not too much. Now that system obviously has a MUCH longer range than a mile and a quarter hehe. You can have it so you get a call on your cell phone (assuming you have service) if your alarm detects anything.


thats odd, i got the 2 way pager and i can get mine started up from way the hell out


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Xer0GT] #322040 Nov 11, 5:22am Nov 11, 5:22am
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thanks guys


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Weasel] #322041 Nov 11, 7:05am Nov 11, 7:05am
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I have the Clifford Two way. It works wonderful. I was shopping one evening and it told me that my trunk had been opened so i called the cops ran out and caught some ass in my trunk tryin to steal my system. Between my gf and i we were able to squish him in the trunk till the cops came. You should have seen the looks on thier faces when i opened the trunk rofl

Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: risa] #322042 Nov 11, 1:44pm Nov 11, 1:44pm
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had to get up and check the box in my bedroom. actually i have a compustar 2-way. i think my range is like a quarter mile.

it works, but my sensitivity is set up really high, fart can hondas like a block away set off my sensor, motor cycles and heavy vibrations from trucks sets of the alarm.

i'm iffy on the pager though. sometimes i'll be looking right at my sensor going off or something, and i get no page. other times trying to shut the alarm off, the button takes multiple attempts.

2WFM-A is what i have. paid under $400 for the unit and install. address: www.compustar.org


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: e_degala] #322043 Nov 11, 8:11pm Nov 11, 8:11pm
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^^ SS > FM


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: QTRMLR_1] #322044 Nov 11, 8:14pm Nov 11, 8:14pm
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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: kauzi5] #322045 Nov 11, 8:16pm Nov 11, 8:16pm
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I sell Compustar's,, i think they are great. 2 way pager and remote start AND turbo timer built in...


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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: Jason Alexander] #322046 Nov 12, 2:57am Nov 12, 2:57am
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Re: What to buy...car alarm [Re: RookieGTS] #322047 Nov 12, 5:42am Nov 12, 5:42am
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thanks guys i'm gonna go with the SS


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