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How Car Alarms Help Stop Crime

Everybody needs security nowadays. With the growing number of car thefts not just in America but elsewhere in the world, and with the theft methods evolving continuously, getting our vehicles sophisticated car alarm systems seems like the best decision we can make.

What Are Car Alarms?

Car alarm systems are electronic gadgets we install inside our cars to alert us whenever there is an ongoing attempt to steal it. We are made aware of this event when the alarm emits a loud sound (the nature of which depends on what car alarm system you buy). The alarm can be triggered either by touching it, vibrations, a change in the car’s parking angle and elevation, exposure to volumetric sensors, or fluctuations in the battery’s voltage.

How Effective Are They?

Car alarm systems are effective in deterring thieves from getting their hands on our vehicles. However, they can also be very annoying. Since car alarms do not discern accidental from deliberate movements, they can go off whenever a large truck passes by, or when somebody accidentally bumps into it. Sometimes, even thunderstorms can trigger it, causing a lot chaos and mayhem particulary at parking lots.

Because most of the car alarm triggers are accidental, people do not take heed of them much anymore, thus, making them quite ineffective. To an extent, it is even a useless piece of device and is a waste of money. Buying a car alarm system and having it installed is costly; and the fact that it often goes off the slightest provocation makes it not a useful but an irritating tool.

Recent Developments

Thus, car alarm system manufacturers have deviced another kind of technology that would no longer need the use of sirens. Instead, they made car alarm systems that cause the vehicle to become virtually immobile once an attempt is being made on it. Not only is this method more effective, it is also a lot less annoying. Besides, what use is the siren when people do not care to check it out anymore?

As regards stopping crime, car alarms may work, but they are not 100% effective. As technologies to protect cars advance, so the technologies and methods to pirate them. As long as thieves find new and innovative ways to steal cars, all alarm manufacturers can do is try to keep pace. In short, car alarm systems are still one or two steps behind the enemy. Having said this, it’s not prudent to rest our on our laurels just yet.