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Old 10-17-2020, 10:52 PM
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Vehicle security

Unfortunately it looks like I have some people in my new neighborhood paying a little too much attention to my auto and for the first time I'm feeling a need to add some security system(s) to old yeller. I think just a basic remote arm system would do, not interested at all in remote start or unlock. I'm not familiar with modern alarm systems, but here's what I 'think' I need...


- Door switches for all 5 doors (rear hatch). Probably a PITA to install but that's only an initial idea.

- 'Bump' alarm (not sure what it would be called) for if a window breaks or if something is jarred

- Geo-location function like a low track or something similar


Additionally I'd like to install possibly 2 start kill switches. I'm not sure where inline these are normally installed but my impression is that directly in line with the key ignition switch would be common. But then what if someone jumps the starter with a screwdriver...would this type of switch work in that instance? So that leads me to the idea of a second ignition kill switch which would either be wired between the battery and starter motor, or between the starter motor and ground.


And last...security lugs.


So am I over thinking this here? What's your recommendation for what I really need and maybe a good but economic alarm system that can get this done?
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:26 AM
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A basic car alarm from Amazon they run approximately 50 bucks or less for a basic system should work.
The lugs can be found there also.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:33 AM
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You can crank the starter all day that way, but until they hotwire the ignition circuit, no fire. You can put a manual disconnect switch in if you feel the need, hidden under the dash somewhere. The igintion circuit only comes back from the key, they would have to manually install a jumper wire to light up the ignition circuit in the case of trying to take off with it.
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I like the remote switch idea

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It really depends on what you want to spend, this might help.

https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-car-alarms

I kind of like the idea of a fuel cutoff similar to ones used by racers, but that may be a bit more complicated than an ignition kill switch.
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I'm a few days late here, sad to hear you are having these troubles.

Granny's Mercury had a Viper alarm system on it, it worked well until her memory started to go, and she was calling about no starts all the time, because she would lock the car with the fob, then unlock with the key, and the car wouldn't start. It might buy you some time in a theft situation.

Something we do on our equipment is install battery disconnect switches. They take a specific key to reconnect the battery. If you want more info PM me I'll send you info.

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