What car alarm systems are you guys running on your SI?

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I've been trying to shop around for an alarm system since I've never bought one before and always used the "OEM" system that was given to me. I've found the viper 5706v and called my local reseller and they told me that they can't install it on the SI due to push to start. Anyone else have problems with this? Suggestions would be helpful as well!

 

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Sorry, I get long winded in my replies, but I want to be complete in my answers.

There is a video on YouTube of a hatch owner whose car was stolen from his driveway. Most of the theft was caught on camera. In a few minutes, the thief popped the driver doorlock and then popped the ignition and drove away. The car is remote entry, but uses a key to start.

Your car works this way: When you use the remote to unlock the door, or touch the door handle, a code is sent between the remote and the receiver in the car. Once the car is unlocked, when you press the start button, a second code is sent between the remote and receiver before the start engine sequence. You ever notice there is a half second delay unlocking the doors and starting the car? Codes are exchanged. Not even using a code scanner will help a thief get in and drive away as each code set is generated randomly. So, the only way to steal your car is to tow it.

You need an alarm that protects the wheels, body, glass, and trunk. Also an alarm that can send a trigger signal to your car's horn or auxilliary horn. So, that Viper should work.

I have a KAAR system installed by the dealer. It is not as bad as some think. Depends on the install. Mine has a shock / Tilt sensor , is wired to the door locks relay so if someone picks the door locks, the relay is tripped, alarm sounds, ignition dead.

Whatever alarm system you get, you should have a shock / tilt sensor. Shock sensors only detect impacts, but a tilt sensor detects jacking up the car as small as an inch in height.

Lastly, get some wheel locks. The best way is the gorilla way. That is, 2 or more locks per wheel.
 
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Sorry, I get long winded in my replies, but I want to be complete in my answers.

There is a video on YouTube of a hatch owner whose car was stolen from his driveway. Most of the theft was caught on camera. In a few minutes, the thief popped the driver doorlock and then popped the ignition and drove away. The car is remote entry, but uses a key to start.

Your car works this way: When you use the remote to unlock the door, or touch the door handle, a code is sent between the remote and the receiver in the car. Once the car is unlocked, when you press the start button, a second code is sent between the remote and receiver before the start engine sequence. You ever notice there is a half second delay unlocking the doors and starting the car? Codes are exchanged. Not even using a code scanner will help a thief get in and drive away as each code set is generated randomly. So, the only way to steal your car is to tow it.

You need an alarm that protects the wheels, body, glass, and trunk. Also an alarm that can send a trigger signal to your car's horn or auxilliary horn. So, that Viper should work.

I have a KAAR system installed by the dealer. It is not as bad as some think. Depends on the install. Mine has a shock / Tilt sensor , is wired to the door locks relay so if someone picks the door locks, the relay is tripped, alarm sounds, ignition dead.

Whatever alarm system you get, you should have a shock / tilt sensor. Shock sensors only detect impacts, but a tilt sensor detects jacking up the car as small as an inch in height.

Lastly, get some wheel locks. The best way is the gorilla way. That is, 2 or more locks per wheel.
Ok ive been looking around for car alarms but most stereo/alarm shops are telling me they don’t have anything that incorporates the door handle unlock function without the car alarm going off idk what to do if I should pay the big price of dealership alarm because of the fact of other alarms not from Honda won’t work with the door handle unlock method
 

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You ever notice there is a half second delay unlocking the doors and starting the car? Codes are exchanged. Not even using a code scanner will help a thief get in and drive away as each code set is generated randomly. So, the only way to steal your car is to tow it.
Actually, there is a new method making the rounds now of cars like ours with the proximity door handle unlock & push-to-start enabled. This method involves two people and depends upon the common practice of people placing their car keys near the front door. Basically, the thieves will use a repeater device to extend the range of the car's key detection so the car believes the owner's key is in the thief's possession when in actuality it's still sitting inside the house.

The detection range of the proximity keys is only 5-10ft, so just make sure your keys are farther away than that from the front door and you're not vulnerable to this type of hack.

 

 
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