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My Insight came with a sticker in the window, something to the effect of "This vehicle is equipped with an optional factory-installed security system. Registration $155."

Anyone know what this is (wasn't listed on the sticker) and if there's an Insurance discount for activating it?

I didn't get a keyless remote with my car, but I'm sure I could order one from the VIN through a dealer.

Speaking of Insight Encounters, a "twin" was in line behind me by the ballpark this evening. Kind of cool for the spectators to see on their way to the game. :D
 

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I am not sure I understand about "registration" but the "factory-installed security system" is just an alarm that uses the horn in the case of a breakin. It is not connected to anything that needs 'registration' to my knowledge.

All cars comes with 2 remotes and 3 keys. The ones with the alarm has a different remote type with one or two button added (arm/disarm).

But the remotes should have come With the car. They cost a lot, I do not remember but it was high to my taste (?? $75 x 2 = $150 ??)
 

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If you want to get keyless remotes for you car you can do so a lot more cheaply than through the dealership. Occasionally an Insight remote pops up on eBay, but they're kind of rare. But, if you don't mind having an extra trunk pop button that does nothing, you can get S2000 or CRV remotes and program them yourself to work. I only got one key with mine and got a used CRV key flob on eBay for something like less than $20. Then I was able to take my working key to the dealership and had the transponder cloned and the new blank cut for another $15.

Now if you have the security system I don't know for sure if thats the right path, but I wouldn't see why the keyless flobs wouldn't work.
 

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I wonder if this "security system" is the glass etching product? They etch your windows with a little "security" notice and then offer you the chance to pay for it. The notice is supposed to deter crooks (because supposedly the etching makes the vehicle trackable) but the notice isn't removed if you refuse to pay. Your car simply is not registered. Since the crooks have no way of knowing whether a car that is etched is registered or not, there is really little incentive for the car owner to pay. And since the crooks know that there is so little incentive, they are undeterred by the etching.
 
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