Vehicle security Informative - Don't use vehicle security

Review by qteondty on 2007-09-14
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I found the zerotheft online for an alarm system. The owner/installer came to my fiance's job to install the car alarm. My fiance asked him if my key contained a chip and Joel Hinson replied oh now it would be a gray color key. Of course it is not to his benefit to say it is because I wouldn't' need an alarm. It amazes us that supposedly business owners take advantage of new customers. If I had known my key had a chip (which the car will not start) I wouln't not had paid 200.00 for an alarm. Why would someone lie especially when he has no vested interest in the siuation. The problem is my fiance trusted his word and never again. Home depot verified the key contained a chip and Mr. Hinson informed me that it was not a security device. If that key has a chip it is a security device therefore, it serves the purpose. He saw an opportunity and took advantage of it.
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-15
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-09-14:
The chip and an alarm system are not the same thing. The chip will only keep a thief from driving the car away - it will let the engine start, but then the engine will die in 10-30 seconds. The chip will do nothing about someone trying to break into your car - or someone stealing the stereo, or your GPS, or your CD's, or cell phone, or stealing the wheels and tires right off your car. Apples and oranges.....
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-14:
If you want to known about your car’s Ignition key is equipped with signal-emitting chips. You should refer to your owner’s manual and/or dealership. Not the guy that tries to sell you a new car alarm system.

Car audio alarms are nothing more than noise pollution. I see car alarms go off all the time in a busy shopping center. No one paid attention to them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-14:
Do not leave valuables in plain sight. This will prevent smash-and-grab thieves targeting your car.

Another good idea is get a detachable-face car stereo system.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-14:
Get a 9mm.
Posted by qteondty on 2007-09-14:
We know this however, I wanted an alarm more for to keep someone from stealing the car since it is a new car. I could care less if someone takes a jacket or cds out of the freaking car. My fiance asked him is this a chip in the key and he said no because he knew if he had said yes I wouldn't have paid him 200.00 bucks. Now I have 2 freaking alarms on my key chain and wasted money. My whole thing and he explained this AFTER it was installed and paid for but, when we asked he could have said something. I was thinking nothing was on the car. Why would I freaking buy an alarm if the chip keeps it from being stolen? I never get valuables in my car or in plain site. Apples and oranges is I am not one of those that leave things in my car that mean a lot duh. I wanted a car alarm to prevent the car from being stolen nothing else and yes to make noise please chips/alarms if someone wants your car nothing will prevent them.
Posted by Skye on 2007-09-14:
qteondty, I understand how you feel, wanting to protect your new vehicle. I have a new vehicle, with an alarm system, that was factory installed. I didn't want anyone touching my new Mazda, for an after market alarm system. I also have the keychip. I just wanted to tell you, that I also bought the club for my steering wheel. Now some may say I'm over doing it, but I am the victim of having a car stolen, and it's suckful, and I still feel very violated. You should never leave valuables in site, unless you want the aggravation of having to replace smashed windows. Thieves will do whatever it takes to steal what belongs to you. You should care about what's on the inside of the car. And one more thing, if they really want the car, they will get it. My cousin, years ago, three attempts had been made to steal his car, and on the last time, they got the car. They put it up on a flat bed truck. Even though there was some witness, he never got his car back. So nothing is really ever safe.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-09-15:
lid..I knew there was something I liked about you..make it a .40 little more power
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-15:
jkt, that works for me ... LOL
Posted by qteondty on 2007-09-15:
Skye thanks and I never ever get factory installed anything. I got my alarm/windows etc done outside just not trying to get a car note that is way out there. I love both don't get me wrong I love the system and it is a pretty blue light rather than the same old red light. Oh my fiance had a detachable cd/remote stereo, alarm, and a club but, now he has a company car with just an alarm. But, I don't care about my insides because they are less replaceable than the entire care. I have an extra jacket, towels and other junk in my car and I have done that for 30 years when I got my first car at 16 and knock on wood never had a car stolen or break in. Sorry I am not using weapons not worth the jail time and don't care about which has more power.lol
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-09-15:
qteondty, thanks for taking the time to come back and respond.
no jail time if legal, but that is your choice..won't argue that.
There are sheep, wolves and sheepdogs....which are you?..think about it.

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