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Do New Cars Come With Car Alarms?

Mary Kate McCray | 7 months ago | Featured|Newest|Security|Technology

With recent advances in automotive technology, it makes sense that all cars now come with car security systems, right? Well, unfortunately, that is not the case. Investing in the car of your dreams is a big step, so you need to make sure your automotive investment is protected. 

Car security systems vary from vehicle to vehicle, which is why it’s so important to check all of the paperwork before making a big automotive purchase. In this post, we’re going to tell you how to check if your vehicle has an exiting car alarm system, and what to do if you discover your car didn’t come with a security system. 

How To Check If You Have A Car Alarm 

Many people who own vehicles with advanced factory features, such as keyless entry systems, tend to assume their car has a security system as well. This isn’t always the case, however, so it’s important that you double check. 

Check The Fob And Owner’s Manual

If you have bought your car used, there’s a pretty easy way to check if your vehicle came with a car alarm installed: check the owner’s manual and  look at the keyfob. Your vehicle’s manual is a great resource for finding out if the car came with an alarm. However, it obviously won’t tell you if an aftermarket system was installed.  

 If you have an aftermarket key fob, then your vehicle likely has an alarm system. Sometimes, like with Compustar, this will be a secondary keyfob that is separate from your vehicle’s key. 

Simulate A Break In

If you purchased a new car, or your used vehicle only came with a factory key, there’s another simple way to check if you have a security system. First, take a trip out to your vehicle with your keys in hand. You will simulate a car break in to see if your car responds.

  1. Roll car your car window.
  2. Remove the keys from the ignition and step out of the car. 
  3. Using your key, lock your car doors, with the window still rolled down. 
  4. Wait about 30-45 seconds. 
  5. Reach through the open car window to unlock the car, and open the door. 

If you have a security system installed, then you will hear the car alarm sound when you open the door. If your car alarm doesn’t sound, then try repeating the process, if it still does not sound, then you likely do not have a car alarm. 

Look Under the Hood

Finally, after you’ve gone through the steps above, you should then check your vehicle for the car alarm hardware. You can do this at home, but I suggest you visit a local automotive expert. If you take it to someone who knows what they’re looking for they will be able to tell you what type of system your vehicle has, what it should be able to do, and how it works. 

Where To Purchase A New Car Alarm 

Once you’ve determined whether your new car came with a car alarm or not, it’s time to decide what to do now. Maybe you don’t have a car alarm system, or maybe you’d like to enhance the system you do have. Either way, Compustar offers high quality products ranging from vehicle security accessories to complete vehicle security and remote start kits. 

Choosing a car alarm system can be a stressful process. There are so many options from which to choose! Here at Compustar, we make a wide variety of vehicle specific car alarm systems, but we also curate bundles and kits that make it easy for you to find the system with the features you want. 

You really can’t go wrong with a Compustar system, but here are the three best car alarm systems we currently offer: 

Good:  The Compustar CS850-A

This bundle is such a great starter kit. Everything you need for your system is included in this package, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing any remotes or accessories separately. This particular system includes two 1-way remotes with 3000’ feet of range, the control module, shock sensors, and an alarm. Check out all of this kit’s features below:

  • Keyless Entry
  • 3000′ Max Range
  • Security
  • 2 x 1-Way Remotes
  • Dual-Stage Shock/Impact Sensor
  • 105dB+ Alarm Siren Included
  • 1-Year Remote Warranty

 

Better: The Compustar CSX7900-A

This kit is a step up from the CS850-A we talked about above because it includes a 2-way remote instead of 1-way and it comes with a Drone telematics module. This kit has all of the essentials of a great car alarm system. If you want a good alarm system, a 2-way LCD remote really is the way to go because it has the ability to notify you when your system is triggered. In addition, the Drone module gives you access to the DroneMobile app which allows you to monitor and control your system from your smart devices (smartphone, smart assistant, smart watch, etc.). 

Features list 

  • 1-Mile Max Range
  • 2-Way Alarm Alerts
  • 2-Way LCD Confirmation
  • Security
  • Keyless Entry
  • Diesel-Engine Safe
  • Dual-Stage Shock/Impact Sensor
  • 105dB+ Alarm Siren Included
  • 3-Year PRO Warranty
  • 1-Year Remote Warranty
  • Limited Lifetime System Warranty
  • Smartphone Control
  • GPS Tracking

 

Best: The PRO CSXP9900-AS

This bundle is the best of Compustar all in one box. You get our best remote (the PRO T12, which is a 2-way LCD remote with 3-miles of range), you get our best remote starter and alarm (the CM-7000), shock sensors are included, and this bundle now comes with that Drone LTE module. If you’re looking for the best car alarm system in 2020, then this is the kit you should purchase. You have so much control over your system which will give you the peace of mind you’re looking for. 

Features list 

  • Remote Start
  • Keyless Entry
  • 3-Mile Max Range
  • 2-Way Alarm Alerts
  • 2-Way LCD Confirmation
  • Diesel-Engine Safe
  • Dual-Stage Shock/Impact Sensor
  • Tilt Sensor
  • Built-in Accelerometer
  • 105dB+ Alarm Siren Included
  • USB Rechargeable
  • 3-Year PRO Warranty
  • Smartphone Control
  • Limited Lifetime System Warranty
  • GPS Tracking