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Well, I leave to pick up my Insight tomorrow night.

While waiting to get to drive it I looked around on the internet for accessories. I would really like to have an alarm, not just remote doors, and I looked at Honda's OEM alarm. It looks pretty neat except I am not sure if it has a shock sensor???? It has a sensitivity adjustment, but does not indicate that it has a shock sensor. So I am wondering if the sensitivity is for the 'electrical draw' type of alarm. I have seen these alarms where they measure the current from the battery and when a light or a few lights comes on it sets the alarm off.

What alarms do you have?

If you have a Honda OEM alarm, do you like it? Did you install it yourself? Were there and unforseen advantages or nifty features?

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Plane - Yes, the OEM alarm does have a glass breakage detector. It has a mic somewhere ( never have been able to find it ! ) and as you pointed out. a sensitivity adjustment.

I've been happy with mine except, as you know, it uses the car horn for alerts ...... the stock horn sounds very weak for my taste. I was gonna have it replaced till I found out you have to remove the front bumper to get to it :shock:
 
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I've always thought car alarms are counterproductive, at least if you live in a crowded neighborhood. Say yours goes off at about 3 AM, for no particular reason (as they most often do). You sleep through it, but your irate insommniac neighbor decides to shut it up with a baseball bat :)
This used to happen to me frequently where I used to live. Though I managed to keep myself from beating on people's offending cars with various blunt objects, I did report them to the management office, as excessive unneccesary noise was a lease violation.

Alarms don't prevent or deter vandalism or theft. They just piss off your neighbors. A professional car thief will have your alarm disabled in seconds, before it goes off. and when was the last time you heard a car alarm and thought "Gee, someone's car is being broken into... I sould call the police!" No, you probably, like most people, instead think "Hurry up and turn that %&*# thing off, you annoying #@!*&!".
 

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Act. all DEI is the best. DEI makes security systems like The Viper, Or wasp, etc. There the best security systems there are. You can get them with radius sensors, or auto start(available for auto), pagers, wheel sensors, etc. As far as the best DEI security package, it would be the award winning DEI Viper 550 ESP Security & Remote Start System 553V.
 

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Mitch, I think you could install another horn somewhere in the engine compartment and just leave the original one in the bumper. You would only need to transfer the wire connection to the new horn.

I heard of a fellow many years ago who mounted the air horn from a diesel locomotive in his vehicle and supplied it with a bottle of compressed air. Of course this was completely illegal. Not that anyone we know would ever have a reason for using such a thing. :wink:

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