The revolutionary 2 way car alarm facilitates communication between you and your car, giving increased security and greater peace of mind and making it easier to prevent car vandalism and theft. If you have a standard car alarm and someone tries to steal your car, your car alarm will sound, but you will only be aware of this if you are within earshot. Additionally, many people tend to ignore other people’s car alarms, as they go off so often and are often no great cause for concern (triggered by someone simply brushing past the car, for example). With 2 way car alarms, the owner is immediately alerted to the problem no matter how far away they are from their vehicle.
The 2 way car alarm has all the typical features of normal car alarm systems – sound alarms, mute alarms, a vehicle tracking device, an anti-hijack system, automatic central locking and trunk release – but also many other features to enable you to receive information from your car from a distance. These include battery indicators, theft proof reminders and unlocked door alerts. The remote control element of 2 way car alarm systems allows users to create a locking password and start or stop the car’s engine from up to 1000 meters away.
These alarms are available from a variety of stores; probably the best place to start looking for one is online. Online retailers have lower overheads than offline stores, and there is fierce competition between websites to secure, and hold on to, customers. Begin your search by browsing through different websites and reading reviews posted by other customers; this is often the best way to work out what product is best for you, and to know what to avoid by learning from other consumers’ mistakes. Keep in mind your budget, but don’t be tempted to go for the cheapest 2 way alarm you find; remember that in most cases you get what you pay for and it is worth spending a little more to ensure that you receive a quality product.
If money is no object, and to give you an idea of a set of top end features, check out the Crimestopper SP-600 2-Way FM OLED Pager Long Range Car Alarm with Remote Start and Keyless Entry, which will set you back between three and four hundred dollars, depending on the retailer. It receives consistently positive reviews from buyers, who seem to agree that it is worth the high price range. Measuring 10 inches by 10 inches and weighing four pounds, the SP – 600 is a 2 way car alarm and remote start system with a huge variety of programmable features. It includes a turbo timer to allow the engine to continue running for up to five minutes; an interval timer to start the engine at a pre-set time of day; an engine run time system for three, ten, fifteen or twenty minutes; and engine speed sensing. There is also animated color OLED graphics and alert tones for different notifications including alarm status and engine start. The available language settings are English and Spanish. Some users do complain that it can take a bit of time to get used to this model, but a thorough read of the user manual should give you the confidence to use it.
A good budget option for a 2 way pager car alarm is the Scytek Astra 777 2 Way Paging Car Alarm System. Generally retailing at around seventy dollars, it is a basic model but still has some good features, including alarm trigger zone identification, remote capability and shock sensor. Other less expensive products worth consideration are the Viper 488V Led 2 Way remote, the Crimestopper SP-300 2-Way FM LCD pager car alarm with keyless entry and engine disable and the AutoPage RF-425LCD 4 channel keyless entry car alarm with 2 Way remote. Again, take some time to read through the manual before you use your alarm for the first time; it may take a bit of time but it will be worth it, and save you referring back to the instructions constantly every time you are unsure about something.
If you are keen to find a bargain, check out online auction sites where you can bid what you think the item is worth; make sure you know what you are getting however, in terms of condition and quality. Be clear what the seller’s returns policy is in the event you receive a faulty item. Wherever you choose to buy your new 2 way alarm from, doing preliminary research and knowing what your options are before committing to a purchase is key. Your alarm has an extremely important function and you want it to live up to those and your expectations.
This product is also a good gift for someone who travels a lot with their car, such as a salesman, or perhaps you are thinking of buying it for your son or daughter before they take their car away to college. It will give them the peace of mind to leave their car in the event that they have to park it in a less secure area, and this will give you peace of mind too.