Car Alarm Transmitter

Most new cars now come with alarms. That has both good and bad consequences. We've all been annoyed by the sound of a car alarm going off unnecessarily. And many of us have had that happen to our own cars – and it's tremendously annoying, to say the least. Because of that, car alarms can get a bad reputation, but there is a point to them. Most people recommend you get a car alarm if you don't have one, because it's the cars without alarms that are most commonly stolen. And if you're going to invest in an alarm system, it's also really important to buy a car alarm transmitter.

But first, there are some important pros and cons to car alarms. On the negatives side, as stated earlier, they can be loud and obnoxious. But also, they're not great deterrent against experienced car thieves. They'll work, but a good car thief can disable one in a matter of seconds. Also, there is a cost to consider. Car alarms usually run between $100 and $300 to install, and that can be a lot of money to shell out. That's especially true if you haven’t had anybody break into your car before, and you're trying to justify the expense on something that seems unlikely to happen.

But the reality is, it can happen. People do try to steal cars, and if you're not protected, it's much easier to get taken advantage of. And while experienced thieves can disable them quickly, there aren't that many with those kinds of skills. Most people are more desperate than good. And even skilled thieves might decide your car isn't worth the hassle if they see an alarm. So if you do get an alarm system, make sure there is some sign of it, because car alarms do their job as deterrents more than anything. Also, as much as we have become immune to them, people do usually look when they see a car alarm, and it might actually save your car by going off. And while there is an expense to a car alarm, it's nowhere close to the expense of having a car stolen. Even if there's only a 50/50 chance of it saving your car, that's well worth it.

But back to alarm transmitters. Those are the little red button on the keychain of your car alarm. The main use of these is fairly obvious. You use them to turn the alarm on and off. Without them, there's really not much of a car alarm system, unless you have that signal directly attached to the car in some manner. But that's less effective, and much less convenient, especially if you also have automatic locks on the same transmitter. It's less effective because alarms specifically made with key systems are often harder to disarm without the key. And they also make shutting off the alarm much easier, for those awkward situations when the alarm goes temperamental on its owner.

Also, as mentioned before, car alarms work best as deterrents, and car alarm transmitters do exactly the same thing. Most alarms make a sound when you turn them on with the transmitter, which can deter anybody who's already scoping you out (which, scary as that sounds, does happen quite frequently). Also they allow you to set off the car alarm, so if you see somebody breaking into your car without setting off the alarm, you can set it off manually. They're just good, convenient tools, and the simple fact is that cars with alarm systems get stolen less. In that context, car alarms are a very important addition.

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