This guide aims to cover the best car alarm solutions on the market based on our own research and that of customers. Price along with features and overall security levels and ease of install have all been considered below in determining which is the best alarm system.
Viper 5902 2-way Responder
Its complete name is the Viper 5902 Responder HD Color SuperCode SST 2-Way Security and Remote Start System. It is a 2-way remote control and security system with a range of about 1 mile.
It is perhaps the best car alarm with remote start in the market; and not only can you do remote start for the car, but also make the windows roll down if it starts raining, pop up the trunk, and do other programmable actions. It has an entry-level price for a complete 2-way responder remote start and alarm system.
Install Essentials 508D Radar Field Disturbance Sensor
This car alarm works by detecting moving high-density objects using Radio Frequency (RF) field-disturbance technology. This is a perfect device for anyone with a convertible. This solution is not used by itself, but is integrated with other solutions. It is an affordable device, and can be configured to react differently to different types of threats. For example, you can set it to chirp meekly if someone is far from your car, but it can be made to go off if they come closer or enter the vehicle.
Python 991 Responder LC3 SST Security/Remote Start System
Python is one of the most popular brands of car security systems. The Python 991 responder is a 2-way system with a range of one mile. Its price is slightly less than the Viper 5902 reviewed above. The remote has a LCD screen with a configurable display. This LCD screen comes in handy especially when it confirms commands and system triggers. There is also a companion remote with the system.
XO Vision DX370 Universal Car Alarm System with Two 4-Button Remotes
This car security system comes with two 4-button remotes. The primary security system of this product is the shock sensor that emits an alarm or warning when the vehicle is moved or hit. This is a two-way system that also allows you to find your car by activating the car-finder. The car finder starts an alarm installed in the car, as well as flashes the vehicle’s lights for 30 seconds.
Viper Responder 350 two-way Car Alarm Security System
This system comes with one two-way remote with LCD screen, as well as one 4-button one-way remote. This is one of the cheaper two-way security systems. It features keyless-entry, VRS recovery system that helps to prevent unauthorized use of the vehicle. It comes with Nuisance Prevention Circuitry, which makes sure that you are not disturbed by repetitive triggering sequences. It has a range of up to 1,500 feet. So, what is the best car alarm on the market? Well, at entry level prices, this arguably comes top for any two-way system.
This is another popular 2-way responder model that has a one-mile range and comes with LCD screen remote. This model is similar to Viper 5901. The remote can check the internal temperature of the vehicle from afar. The remote is chargeable using a mini-USB plug. Other features include trunk release, key-less entry, cabin and proximity sensors and advanced remote start options.
Directed Avital 3300 two-way Security System
This system comes with one main remote with LCD, and a companion remote. As a two-way system, it has a range of 1,500 feet. The system will confirm the car owner’s commands on the LCD screen. The security features include a zone-2 impact sensor, fault-proof starter, nuisance prevention, as well as Revenger siren. As an entry-level model it is one of the best car alarms in that price-range.
This is one of the cheapest car alarm systems reviewed here. However, it still comes with a host of features, such as a two button transmitter, shock sensors that detect any disturbance with the vehicle as well as a 125 dB 6-tone siren. It can monitor doors of the vehicle with its Door Locks Outputs. The system has a valet mode, panic mode, and anti-carjack mode. This is probably the best car alarm system for anyone who does not wish to spend a fortune on a security system.
Master Lock 4841DATSEN
Its complete name is the Master Lock 4841DATSEN Auto Sentry Wireless Anti-Theft Vehicle Alarm System. Its security system detects shocks to the car, breakage of glass panes and voltage drops for the vehicle. It also comes with a pressure sensor that can detect unauthorized entry into the passenger compartment of vehicle. The alarm is a 110 decibel siren that should stop anyone from coming too close to the car. One of the unique features of this system is that unlike many other systems, it is very easy to install.
Whatever your budget, this buying guide should help you to secure your car against intruders and trespassers. Not to mention the peace of mind provided against the worries of a thief making away with your car.