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Old December 23rd, 2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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What is the best way to prevent theft for a cherokee?
I am looking into a security system that also has keyless entry and remote start.

It disables starter and all that jazz, but is it really worth it?

If you have a security system, what brand? How much did you spend?

I talked to Circuit City, Car Tunes, and MickeyShorr, everything from 200 to 600. I like the idea of the two way keyfab thing. Thanks
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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If you are picking from those 3 places I would only go to Car Tunes. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from the other 2 along with Best Buy. Any car security system is only as good as it's install and any professional theif can get by any system out there. The thing that makes a differance is what you are driving and how much of a draw it is. If you think you XJ is going to catch the attention of a serious crook then make sure you add some kind of kill switch to it and make sure it's in a very good spot. Kill switches that are mounted under the dash, under the seat, in the glove box, center console, and in the ash tray are some of the oldest and easiest to find. I've never been a crook but I have been called out to bypass many alarms/kill switches when I was doing this type of work. Trying not to get to crazy with the system but to detur the common theif I would reccommend a Clifford system. You can expect an all day install too and depending on what kind of bells an whistles you want to add expect anywhere from $500 and up.
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most of the time the thief will break into the vehicle and pop the hood and cut the battery cables to kill the alarm and steal your stereo. but trying to steal the vehcile would be quite easy regardless of what system you choose, just depends how hard you really want to stop them. if they want it they will get it.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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Crime Stopper, $200.00
Has 2 way page and the remote goes through batteries like shit through a greased goose!
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So in that respect, is a two way system (where it tells you whats happening as its happening on the keyfab) actually worth it? I don't want to be a hero when it comes to a possibly armed perp, thats why I have insurance. I guess I can see why some folks take their chances.

Car Tunes has Code Alarm systems only, any feedback on those?

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Old December 24th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #7
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How bout one of these....



Well...on second thought it doesn't really help you with keyless entry and remote start...well sorta keyless, at least you wouldn't have to lock the doors.
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the dog works for me; haven't had anything stolen since i've kept her in there
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Old December 26th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #9
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i can hook you up with the latest in technologies. its a remote start, alarm,keyless entry, and it has a two way paging remote. sound similar to others untill now. this one has a built in camera that attaches to the dash or rear view mirror and is flexible so you can face it to the drivers door or what not. as soon as the alarm is set off it starts to take pictures continuously and send them to your remote. imagine, sitting in the bar, seeing some thugs leaving who look like they are trouble, 5 minutes later, your alarm goes off and you see them on your remote. save the pic,put the beer down, go whip some ass. then you have a picture to prove it was them when the cops get there. let me know its avaiable
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i can hook you up with the latest in technologies. its a remote start, alarm,keyless entry, and it has a two way paging remote. sound similar to others untill now. this one has a built in camera that attaches to the dash or rear view mirror and is flexible so you can face it to the drivers door or what not. as soon as the alarm is set off it starts to take pictures continuously and send them to your remote. imagine, sitting in the bar, seeing some thugs leaving who look like they are trouble, 5 minutes later, your alarm goes off and you see them on your remote. save the pic,put the beer down, go whip some ass. then you have a picture to prove it was them when the cops get there. let me know its avaiable
What kind of money are we looking at for a system like this?
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Old December 28th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #12
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depending on the vehicle year,make,model. anywhere from$500 to $700 installed. remember,this is for the most current starter available. if you go to dukes car stereo or best buy or any of the "big wigs". you will pay for the 2 way unit and basic installation which dont include door locks and trunk. they upcharge from $50 on up to $100 extra if you want the full deal. you dont get the camera. the viper top of the line unit is about $500 installed plus the other add ons such as bypasses door locks etc... this one is a fair price. if you want to put it in yourself i can proly get it a little cheaper
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Old December 28th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #13
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www.scytek.net/pdf/product_precisionVision_visionGuard8000_manual.pdfhere is some info of it.
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How about theft insurance :)
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
thats always good to have. you can add custom and equipment insurance at different rates depending on how much you want covered
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Judging from that link, this system is very good in capturing photos of ninjas breaking out your window.
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most of the time the thief will break into the vehicle and pop the hood and cut the battery cables to kill the alarm and steal your stereo. but trying to steal the vehcile would be quite easy regardless of what system you choose, just depends how hard you really want to stop them. if they want it they will get it.
Unless you just wire your starter to a button under teh dash somewhere.
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Judging from that link, this system is very good in capturing photos of ninjas breaking out your window.
well duh, aint most of the shit now days made in Japan or
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Old December 29th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #19
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I found a nice two way code alarm at car tunes for 259 installed with lifetime warranty, I am gonna go that way.

The reason to not just have theft coverage is because I don't want the vehicle stolen, adn I don't want to pay a deductable, and I don't want rates to increase, plus auto start is nice :)
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Old December 29th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #20
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Ive got an anti-theft switch from 12volt guy and I used to interrupt the power to turn the started. Its a 1000amp switch that comes with i 10 ft of believe 2 gauge wire and It uses a custom plastic key that has to be in the socket or my truck wont start. It will kick out the solenoid, but thats it. Its a great deal at 65, but i got mine for 50 cuz im sweet. It obviously wont stop someone from gettin in my truck, but thats as far as they are gonna get.
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