Best Car Alarms
You are welcome to "guinea pig test" the latest and greatest "best car alarm"... the newest, fanciest, most-bells-and-whistles alarm on the market.
You are also welcome to flush your hard-earned money down the toilet... I just wouldn't advise it.
When is the last time you saw a news story about a car alarm that actually stops thieves? A mainstream news piece? Never? Here's why...
The problem with the latest and best car alarms is that... in the real world... against real thieves, those "high-tech" alarms ARE UNPROVEN. They have no track record, or a minimal track record at best.
And the unfortunate track record of older car alarms... is that thieves defeat them daily.
Even the best car alarms fail for 2 reasons:
- They are quickly and easily defeated by professional thieves
- And they are often ignored. (Think about it, when is the last time you went outside the check on somebody's car alarm going off?)
A 2-way remote paging car alarm sounds good... as long as you are into the idea of a confrontation with a potentially armed thief. Unfortunately, many thieves carry weapons, including guns, knives and screwdrivers.
Thieves can use a code grabber to copy the code sent wirelessly from the alarm activator on your keychain... essentially giving them a wireless key to not only disable your alarm, but also unlock your entire vehicle.
According to CBS' The Early Show and 48 Hours, these code grabbers, available for under $100 from the Internet, even work against suppose it "anti-scan" or "rolling code" car alarm systems.
The best car alarms come with starter-kill, which is a good idea for automatic transmission vehicles (useless on manual transmissions). Starter-kill alarms will stop most amateur thieves. Unfortunately, professional thieves will open your hood & jump the battery to the starter or ignition.
Here is an actual account of determined thieves attempting to a 2006 Ferrari 430, by jumping the battery to the ignition. Obviously, they thought were up against just a starter-kill or ignition-kill car alarm:
"The Ferrari's ignition assembly was destroyed and the battery was dead. The thieves actually tried to run wires from the battery to the ignition to try to HOT WIRE and steal the Ferrari! BUT NO WAY !! Thank God for the Ravelco that my car was still there." - Pierre T, Montreal, Canada
So do you have any hope in protecting your vehicle against professional, determined thieves? Or should you just give up and start sleeping in your vehicle with a loaded gun?
Luckily there is an antitheft device, better than the best car alarm, with a 32-year, undefeated track record of stopping all kinds of thieves, including determined & professional thieves.
During a theft attempt, when the factory-installed or dealer-installed vehicle alarm system has already been bypassed, only the Ravelco keeps the vehicle from being stolen. Often, this is proven by a police officer who plunge the Ravelco in & turns the screwdriver stuck in the steering column, at which point the vehicle starts..
Car thieves have NEVER beaten the Ravelco anti-theft device.
... but don't take our word for it. See what POLICE OFFICERS, automotive professionals, the media & our customers have to say. The Ravelco anti-theft device has been featured on ABC News, in GM High Tech Performance & Car and Driver Magazines, and many more media outlets. Below are links to video and articles.