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Old 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Moose View Post
Tag, I had one of my previous Camaro's broken into. :(

Afterwards, I looked into getting an alarm, but after speaking with several people, including the police officer who took the report, it was suggested I save some money just go with the factory alarm. Reason being, if the thieves want your car bad enough, they'll get it no matter what alarm you install. The officer told me of stories where the thieves would drag cars onto a flatbed, etc.

So, per his suggestion, I stopped at a local automotive store and purchased 'The Club' (which I know is easily removed in seconds), as well as "This car is alarmed ....." decals which I placed on the side windows.

The officers reasoning being that you want to make your car appear to be more difficult for a thief to steal. If they walk up and see your car with the "security devices" versus one next to it without any, the thief may choose the other car. From his experiences, theres not an alarm out there to stop them.

If I were to purchase any aftermarket system, it would be 'Lo Jack'. I may not be able to stop a thief, but there'll be a better chance the car is located before too much damage is done.

A simple solution though, I never take the SS anywhere where it'll be parked for more than 15 minutes.
All true... unfortnatly even Lo Jack has been hacked... $110 lead blanket + flatbed and it cant transmit, Yes its been done especially with pro car thiefs...

Make sure you have insurance and just make smart decisions.. park in the garage, park in well lit places, park where you can see your car, park where it would be obvious if someone is trying to steal it..

Other wise there is nothing you can do.
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