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Top 10 Car Alarms 2016

Next to a house, for the general public, their car is their most expensive buy. So shield yours with one of the pinnacle 10 car alarms from our list.

EP400 Smartkey Push Button Start Car Alarm System with 2 Key FobsViper 3305V Responder LCD 2-Way Security System with Keyless EntryPyle PWD901 LCD 2-Way Remote Start Security System with Advanced Impact Sensor4 Button Two-Way LCD Transmiter for Marksman X4, X9 and M9A. works with Carbine PLUS5800, PLUS6800 2-way systemsDX370 - Xpress Complete Car Alarm Security Code SystemFlexzion Universal Car Keyless Entry System Kit 4 Door Power Central Locking Actuator Motors with 2 Remote Controllers Lock Unlock Conversion for Vehicle Vans SUV TruckPyle PWD701 4-Button Remote Door Lock Vehicle Security SystemXO Vision DX382 Universal Car Alarm System with Two 4-Button RemotesBrand New Omega K9 Mundial-4 (New Version) Car Alarm with Keyless Remote Entry + (2) 4 Button Remotes with + Au-84tm Dual Zone Shock Sensor, Aux Input and Stylish RemotedAGPtek® 1-Way Security Car Auto Vehicle Alarm Protection System Remote Control - Support Engine locking, Auto central locking, LED indicator

Sensitive to Your Security

The FBI put out a report in 2014 that said a car is stolen in the United Stated every 46 seconds. For every five minutes you spend researching car alarms, thieves steal seven cars. And that's only accounting for successful thefts; there's much less data on attempted thefts, as car alarms and other deterrents intervene sometimes without leaving any evidence behind.

These are pretty staggering numbers, especially when you consider the fact that so many cars on the road today were manufactured with decent alarm systems built in. The problem with stock alarm systems, it would seem, is that they're predictable. A good thief can take one look at your car, determine its make, model and year, and know how to dismantle its alarm almost instantly.

How many times have you heard a car alarm going off for just a few seconds, only to be immediately silenced? Whether it was the owner deactivating it with their key fob or a criminal knowing which cord to cut you may never know.

But if you had a good enough alarm installed to keep the thief at work long enough, the safest course of action for the crook would eventually be to abandon the attempted boosting. After all, in that scenario above, when the alarm keeps blaring, almost anyone within earshot would eventually start to wonder whether it wasn't their own car making all the racket, and it would attract a lot of attention.

The best aftermarket alarm systems out there do this for you in spades, but they also offer additional benefits. Most of the alarms on our list are sensor-based, meaning that they respond to changes in pressure or light in specific areas. If a small light sensor that's blocked entirely by your closed car door gets hit with a blast of light without first being deactivated, it will trigger your alarm.

Additionally, a lot of these packages include their own key fobs that can trigger your trunk to open, and, in some cases, even provide you with keyless or remote ignition, so you can keep you car locked up safe, even as you warm it up in the winter.

More Than Just A Siren


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I bought a car back in 2011 from a major manufacturer known for outfitting even their most basic models with a decent amount of features. As with most car purchases, I spent the better part of a lifetime in the dealership, filling out paperwork, waiting, drinking coffee, waiting, chatting with the equally bored sales team, and waiting some more. Then, finally, they handed over the keys.

The fob, however, seemed to be missing a button. There was no trunk release. This was a 2010 model, and there was no trunk release. My first car was a 1991 VW, and it had a trunk release. I'd thought that kind of thing had become standardized.

About a year later, after finding scratches on my door and window consistent with an amateur slimjim operator, I looked into some aftermarket alarm systems, and I was delighted to find I could set one up to trigger my trunk. Trips to the grocery store have never been safer or easier.

With the basic alarm sensors and horns covered by each of the models on our list, your decision here will likely come down to the features each offers.

For example, our top rated alarm system allows you to wire your ignition to operate by push-button, with only the presence of the fob required, which is becoming increasingly popular in car designs. Features like these can bring a slightly outdated car further into modernity. Other systems feature remote ignition capabilities, allowing you to start your car from the comfort of your own home, which is especially useful in inclement weather.

A few systems also outfit you with even more detailed feedback. They do this by relaying nuanced information to a separate fob with its own screen. That screen tells you everything from lock and alarm status, to battery power and door openings.

A Not-So-Easy Getaway


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It didn't take very long after the invention of the car for auto theft to become an industry unto itself. The first documented case of car theft took place in 1896, and it's been off to the races ever since.

By 1913, auto theft numbers grew to a point where a prisoner in Denver, Colorado designed a device to prevent thieves from stealing cars. It was a manually armed sensor placed in the ignition system. If you recall, cars in those days required their drivers to actually hand-crank the engines to get them started, not too unlike the kickstarters on motorcycles.

If a thief attempted to crank the engine with this first car alarm in place and armed, a small sound emitted from within to draw attention to the scene. Another development a couple of years later actually used a kind of early fob designed to act as a receiver and vibrate if the owner's car were under duress.

Advances in radio technology led to more complicated transmission, reception, and sensitivity in alarm systems, as well as the inclusion of flashing lights for deterrents and immobilization of a vehicle to prevent a successful thief from getting anywhere with the car.


#10.AGPtek® 1-Way Security Car Auto Vehicle Alarm Protection System Remote Control - Support Engine locking, Auto central locking, LED indicator


- Main unit working voltage: 12V
- Remote controller quantity: 2
- Package size: 21 * 16.5 * 8.5cm
- Package weight: 752g
Note: This product is just suitable for electric lock and not suitable for air lock.


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#9.Brand New Omega K9 Mundial-4 (New Version) Car Alarm with Keyless Remote Entry + (2) 4 Button Remotes with + Au-84tm Dual Zone Shock Sensor, Aux Input and Stylish Remoted


PERFECT ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM. ALL K-9 MUNDIAL ALARMS, 2 THRU 5 ARE ALL WIRED THE SAME. SO IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE ALARMS AND THE MODULE GO OUT JUST ORDER A NEW ALARM SYSTEM REPLACE THE MODULE AND YOU"LL BE GOOD TO GO.


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#8.XO Vision DX382 Universal Car Alarm System with Two 4-Button Remotes


The XO Vision DX382 is a great way to protect your vehicle without emptying your wallet. You'll get modern features like remote arming/disarming, anti-car-jacking protection, an advanced electronic shock sensor, and of course, a little peace of mind.


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#7.Pyle PWD701 4-Button Remote Door Lock Vehicle Security System


The PWD701 is an advanced security system kit from Pyle. Secure your vehicle and gain the benefits of a wireless security system, controllable by remote. This kit includes two 4-button transmitters, a status indicator LED, valet/override switch, dual stage impact detector, and anti-carjack functions - everything you've come to expect from a modern vehicle alarm system. Alert yourself and scare off would-be car burglars with the 120dB two-tone siren. Activate remote chirp to find your car in a crowded garage. Choose passive or active arming depending on the situation. Your alarm system is also extendable: remote keyless entry, trunk release, auto start, and power window roll-up are optional additions (not included).


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#6.Flexzion Universal Car Keyless Entry System Kit 4 Door Power Central Locking Actuator Motors with 2 Remote Controllers Lock Unlock Conversion for Vehicle Vans SUV Truck


This is a universal 4 door power lock kit,will enable you to lock and unlock your car doors using a remote fob. With this powerful kit, you could transform manual door locks to automatic door locks within one hour. This system comes with one 5-wire actuator, three 2-wire actuators, two remote controls, door lock module, wire harness and a complete set of accessories for installation. Fits any vehicle, SUV, car or another auto.


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#5.DX370 - Xpress Complete Car Alarm Security Code System


Two 4-Button Remote Transmitters, Hi-tech Hopping Code System, Plug-in Dual Shock Sensor, High Frequency 434 MHz, Valet Mode, Vehicle Locator and Panic, Door Open Lights Flasher Alert, Starter Disable, Protected Valet Override Switch, Active or Passive Arming, Second Stage Unlock Output, Remote Anti-Car Jacking Activation, Door Open Anti-Car Jacking, Ignition Turn Anti-Car Jacking, LED System Status Indicator, High-Decibel Multi-TOne Siren, Parking Light Flasher, Remote Starter, Trunk Release, Windows Roll-Up, Dome Light Supervision, Horn Honk Output, Pager Call Output.


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#4.4 Button Two-Way LCD Transmiter for Marksman X4, X9 and M9A. works with Carbine PLUS5800, PLUS6800 2-way systems


4 Button Two-Way LCD Transmitter for Marksman X4, X9, and M9A. Also works with Carbine PLUS5800, PLUS6800 2-way systems Marksman automotive security system replacement transmitter by Magnadyne. Replaces the 2-way transmitter with LCD screen supplied with Marksman automotive security and remote start systems.Utilizes 433mhz Code Hopping technology for secure RF communication and extended the range up to 1/2 mile. Black 4 button, 2-way transmitter with LCD screen 3 Black buttons and 1 red button Chrome metal keychain holder Beep response indicator when the remote is transmitting 433mhz with code hopping technology Supplied with required AAA battery Compatible with Marksman model X9, M9A and X4 alarm and remote start systems Also compatible with Carbine PLUS6800 and PLUS5800 alarm and remote start systems Transmit center frequency: 433mhz Code combinations: More than 2 billion Power supply: AAA battery (supplied) Number of buttons: (4) Basic Operation: Arm/Lock, Disarm/Unlock, AUX channel activation, Remote panic Nominal range: Up to 1/2 mile Requires programming: Yes (see download manual below) FCC ID: H50TR17 Mfg model number: X4RF-LCD


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#3.Pyle PWD901 LCD 2-Way Remote Start Security System with Advanced Impact Sensor


The PWD901 is Pyle's most advanced security system kit. Secure your vehicle and gain the benefits of a wireless security system, controllable by remote. This kit includes two transmitters: a standard 4-button transmitter, plus a two-button transmitter with a status LCD screen for more detailed information about the status of your vehicle. a status indicator LED, valet/override switch, dual stage impact detector, and anti-carjack functions - everything you've come to expect from a modern vehicle alarm system. Alert yourself and scare off would-be car burglars with the 125dB siren. Activate remote chirp to find your car in a crowded garage. Choose passive or active arming depending on the situation. Remote start lets you cool or heats your car to the perfect temperature before you get in. Your alarm system is also extendable: remote keyless entry, trunk release, auto start, and power window roll-up are optional additions (not included).


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#2.Viper 3305V Responder LCD 2-Way Security System with Keyless Entry


After searching around and reviewing many alarm models that are on the market, I ended up choosing this alarm because it was the most affordable, packed some great features, and is made by a name I know I can trust. If you are looking for a product that is going to protect your vehicle, this is a great choice. The only feature I have found that it DOESN'T have is REMOTE START, though it supposedly has the option (I haven't been able to find out how it is utilized through my research). I installed this unit myself, therefore I have read all about it.


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#1.EP400 Smartkey Push Button Start Car Alarm System with 2 Key Fobs


What is SMART ENTRY? The remote fob has a transponder which is detected by the main unit wirelessly, when you're within the Smart Key detection zone range, confirming that you have the keys on you. The car will then go into unlocking standby when it recognizes transponders' security code it fully unlocks, allowing you to enter the car. Once inside, the transponder transmits a security code which deactivates the immobilizer, the car is then ready to be started. We use LFID(low-frequency identification) technology. Just walk close to your car EP400 will communicate with the remote fob and lock and unlock automatically. EP400 will make your car much more convenient to use. KEY-LESS GO (PUSH START) When transponder transmits a security code and deactivates the immobilizer, the car is now ready to start. You can simply push the button to start the car. Without the EP400 fob, the car won't start.


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