How to decide what alarm system to choose for your car

As with any of your valuable possessions, your care requires protection. A car alarm is a great investment in your vehicle’s safety. It is needed to protect your belongings, to prevent car burglaries and vandalism, to ensure that your car will not be stolen, to protect you in case of an emergency, and to keep your mind in peace. There exist two different alarm systems: one-way and two-ways. In this blog, we will try to make it clear for you what the difference is and how to understand which one you need.

The major difference between a one-way and a two-way alarm system is that the former can only sends commands from the remote to the vehicle, while the latter can transmit data (when the alarm is sounding, if the doors are locked, etc.) back to the remote. Two-way systems come in several different configurations, the most popular of which is a remote with an LCD screen. More expensive versions send notifications from your car alarm to your smartphone.

Here are the following steps you need to take to decide one the type of the alarm system:

  1. Decide on your purpose. If you do not think there is a real threat and your car is protected, you can get just a one-way alarm system will be a wiser option.
  2. Check the operating range of the two-way system if you decide in its favor. They operate on a radio frequency which can have poor communication in particular areas. If you live in a high building, you might not be able to maintain communication with your car alarm. In this case, it is useless to pay more for a two-way system.
  3. Determine if there is something in your car that requires protection. For example, if you have an expensive stereo system, you will benefit from two-way monitoring.
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