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Car Alarms will not go off if Window is Broken

   Wed, January 24, 2007 - 11:33 AM
Did you know that when they break into your car and they just break a window and they do not open a door that your car alarm does not go off?

I was shocked to discover this. If my alarm had gone off last night, I would not have lost my things from inside my car but now I know why the alarm did not go off.

You have to pay more and add a better alarm to your car to have an alarm that will go off when they just break a window.

Live and learn.



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Wed, January 24, 2007 - 11:51 AM
It depends.
Depends upon the type/features of your anti-theft system. Always get a system that has "shock sensors." This will sense any sharp hit to the car, like what happens when a window is broken.

My alarm won't go off if you bump the car, or if you shake it, or if the wind batters it. But quickly (very quickly) slap the window with your hand, and it does.

So sorry about the theft. That sucks. The stereo was stolen out of my Cherokee last year, right in my own damn driveway, in a usually very safe neighborhood. Grrr.
Wed, January 24, 2007 - 3:42 PM
Reality!
Dear, again I feel for your stolen property. And how that feels. BUT think....you could have confronted that person and lost more.
Things can be replaced....BUT nothing can replace a woman as you.
Advice!!!!
Easy....Take All, Leave Nothing
Harder.....buy a better alarm.
Hardest....change locations.
As A Pirate I once met said.....
Take All...Give Nothing Back!
That is how Pirates Think.
SO...Think as a Pirate be...and Ye be Safe!!
David
Fri, January 26, 2007 - 3:21 PM
Car Alarms will not go off if Window is Broken
The newer models might catch this but a shock detector will not. My car got broken into last month, it's a 2003 Subaru, and they broken the window not by punching it or throwing a brick at it but by sliding a screwdriver under the molding and twisting. The stress causes the glass to shatter. The cops told me that some thieves have one of those spring loaded center punches. Just push on the glass and the glass shatters. Fuckers.