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Old 05-02-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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Anybody recommend an alarm/security system for the camaro?

I realized long ago that it doesnt come with an alarm system...
any recommendations


I am talking about something that will scare the hell out of people trying to mess with my car or trying to break in.
I tried to see if any type of alarm goes off when I tried to jack open my door and nothing happened.

aftermarket? or factory built?

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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I think we have one built in.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:17 AM   #4
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:06 AM   #5
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This came with my Camaro.
Very funny...
but i'm talking about alarm or blackbox video/audio recording system
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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Very funny...
but i'm talking about alarm or blackbox video/audio recording system
It's called onstar.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #7
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It's called onstar.
A ****** scratched my car once and onstar service lady claimed that onstar does not record video/audio
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:20 AM   #8
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A ****** scratched my car once and onstar service lady claimed that onstar does not record video/audio
So, you want a camera and a blackbox built into your car? Most car security systems are there to prevent your car from getting stolen, not to prevent vandalism.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:26 AM   #9
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So, you want a camera and a blackbox built into your car? Most car security systems are there to prevent your car from getting stolen, not to prevent vandalism.
What I am looking for is an alarm system
Does a 5th gen camaro come with one?

If the alarm system comes with a video recorder with reasonable price then it would be best
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:32 AM   #10
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Sorry OP, seems like a lot of people feel like being 's today

I have seen people install Viper alarms on their Camaro's and they seem pretty sensitive to touch.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:34 AM   #11
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VIPER.....

It also has a lot of add-ons you can add on to the alarm.

For example..

1. Proximity sensors....you can have your windows rolled down and if someone were to reach into your car without touching anything the alarm would go off.

Another proximity sensor when someone gets within 5 ft of your car it gives a warning.

2. Wheel tilt....Alarm goes off when it feels the car not leveled when someone tries to steal your wheels

They have a lot more!


And for all you knuckle heads the factory alarm only goes off if the car is opened without the keys or remote. So someone could take a spark plug smash it, take a piece of the broken spark plug throw through your window. Then it shatters, push the window through climb through the window and take everything they want inside the car and then push the trunk button. Climb back out the window so the alarm doesn't go off. Then go through your trunk and you wake up to a burglarize camaro!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:36 AM   #12
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So, you want a camera and a blackbox built into your car? Most car security systems are there to prevent your car from getting stolen, not to prevent vandalism.

Pretty much.

Besides, someone scratching your ride won't set off a shock sensor anyway.

Even if you did capture the audio/video, the police aren't going to do anything but file a report.

If you managed to get an identity on the vandal, it's on you to waste your time and money taking them to court and hope you'll collect a dime from them.

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Onstar > lojack
Have the number for a good paintless dent repair guy and detail shop on standby
Get a low comprehensive deductible on your insurance
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:39 AM   #13
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VIPER.....

It also has a lot of add-ons you can add on to the alarm.

For example..

1. Proximity sensors....you can have your windows rolled down and if someone were to reach into your car without touching anything the alarm would go off.

Another proximity sensor when someone gets within 5 ft of your car it gives a warning.

2. Wheel tilt....Alarm goes off when it feels the car not leveled when someone tries to steal your wheels

They have a lot more!


And for all you knuckle heads the factory alarm only goes off if the car is opened without the keys or remote. So someone could take a spark plug smash it, take a piece of the broken spark plug throw through your window. Then it shatters, push the window through climb through the window and take everything they want inside the car and then push the trunk button. Climb back out the window so the alarm doesn't go off. Then go through your trunk and you wake up to a burglarize camaro!
There is the perfect answer i needed! Any price range for each system?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:42 AM   #14
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There is the perfect answer i needed! Any price range for each system?
I have a viper alarm with proxy sensor on my jeep and it ran me about 400 with install.

That was a few years ago.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:47 AM   #15
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I have a viper alarm with proxy sensor on my jeep and it ran me about 400 with install.

That was a few years ago.
That seems to be a reasonable price!
What are the features?

I live around an area where bike wheels get stolen wtf.....
Ive several car parts theft but not too many.
But i would like to prevent the slightest possibility
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:47 AM   #16
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Yea a nice one with 2 way paging should be around $350-$400, you should be able to find each add on for less than $80.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:08 AM   #17
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #18
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Do you have "CAR TOYS" in your area?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #19
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"So someone could take a spark plug smash it, take a piece of the broken spark plug throw through your window. Then it shatters, push the window through climb through the window and take everything they want inside the car and then push the trunk button. Climb back out the window so the alarm doesn't go off. Then go through your trunk and you wake up to a burglarize camaro! "

Thanks now I won't sleep for a week.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #20
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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There is the perfect answer i needed! Any price range for each system?
Just note that Viper does NOT record audio/video. As a matter of fact not a single car alarm does. What you are wanting is a surveillance system. A surveillance system designed to be used in a car will run a few thousand just on hardware.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #22
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i know 2 guys that stole a gto , my dumb a$$ inlaws , and when they went to court onstar had recorded them talkin in the car after it was reported stolen . onstar directed the cops to them in like 45 mins after it was taken and they were in the process of takin the wheels off. both got 5 years.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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VIPER.....

the factory alarm only goes off if the car is opened without the keys or remote. So someone could take a spark plug smash it, take a piece of the broken spark plug throw through your window. Then it shatters, push the window through climb through the window and take everything they want inside the car and then push the trunk button. Climb back out the window so the alarm doesn't go off. Then go through your trunk and you wake up to a burglarize camaro!

I hope there are no thieves on this forum because this is the perfect procedure.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #24
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I hope there are no thieves on this forum because this is the perfect procedure.
Wouldn't a brick work better? I have the Viper and I'm pretty sure it goes of no matter what goes through the window.

Alerts me on my smart phone as well.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #25
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i saw this camera/blackbox

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