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corsa02
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Registered: 14th Jan 05
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   21st Jan 05 at 00:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My car got broken into.

First night back at UNI and in the morning go to find the back windscreen broken.

Had an alarm fitted, and to my knowledge was OK.

I suppose it didnt go off.

Anyway had my suitcase stolen from the boot, had no ice yet!

Went down to the local car shop and got my self a CAT 1 Toad, excellent.

Told me the other was a shoddy job and was'nt fitted properly! It was'nt working at all!!!!!

Got my self some ICE now and will be having Dual Sensors fitted soon so if people hang about the car too long - BOOOOOOM

Anway i just thought it was very sad as the geezer/s had no idea what was in the boot. Just took the chance of finding something - the low lifes!!!!!

My ADVICE TO ALL IS - GET A DECENT ALARM. WILL HELP WITH THE TROUBLE NOT HAVING ONE CAUSES.

AND DON'T GO ON THE CHEAP, RATHER HAVE ONE THAT WORKS THAN ONE THAT DOES'NT. DUAL SENSORS ARE A GUD IDEA IF YOU GOT EXTRA 100 TO SPEND.

Anyone else got tips on securing your car - post here - lets make it hard for the bastards!
Jambo
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Registered: 8th Sep 01
Location: Maidenhead, Drives: VXR Arctic
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21st Jan 05 at 00:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sorry to hear that mate,


Not to be arrogant but its the first mod i did to my car and would do to any other cars i buy!

Hope the basterds didnt get away with much
Drew
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21st Jan 05 at 00:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1stlt, maybe ur alarm did go off, as these days noone gives a shite about alarms going off, look, and walk by.


quote:
Told me the other was a shoddy job and was'nt fitted properly! It was'nt working at all!!!!!


all companies say this about other companies, even if there was no problems with the install
Andy Stocker
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21st Jan 05 at 00:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corsa02
My car got broken into.

First night back at UNI and in the morning go to find the back windscreen broken.

Had an alarm fitted, and to my knowledge was OK.

I suppose it didnt go off.

Anyway had my suitcase stolen from the boot, had no ice yet!

Went down to the local car shop and got my self a CAT 1 Toad, excellent.

Told me the other was a shoddy job and was'nt fitted properly! It was'nt working at all!!!!!

Got my self some ICE now and will be having Dual Sensors fitted soon so if people hang about the car too long - BOOOOOOM

Anway i just thought it was very sad as the geezer/s had no idea what was in the boot. Just took the chance of finding something - the low lifes!!!!!

My ADVICE TO ALL IS - GET A DECENT ALARM. WILL HELP WITH THE TROUBLE NOT HAVING ONE CAUSES.

AND DON'T GO ON THE CHEAP, RATHER HAVE ONE THAT WORKS THAN ONE THAT DOES'NT. DUAL SENSORS ARE A GUD IDEA IF YOU GOT EXTRA 100 TO SPEND.

Anyone else got tips on securing your car - post here - lets make it hard for the bastards!


Seems a little drastic blowing the car up
Andrew
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21st Jan 05 at 00:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Scum

One of my mates has had his car keyed, tyres sliced, wheel trims knicked and also a window broken. IT'S JUST NOT ON!
Cybermonkey
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21st Jan 05 at 00:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Peugeot Nut
Scum

One of my mates has had his car keyed, tyres sliced, wheel trims knicked and also a window broken. IT'S JUST NOT ON!


Wasn't that you
and-m
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Registered: 5th May 02
Location: Liverpool. Drives. Skud vRS.
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21st Jan 05 at 01:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

People leave stuff on show, ie speakers on parcel shelves, stuff in the front, and they wonder why people break in.

Leave nothing on show whatsoever, leave the globeox empty and open, dont give them an excuse.
Swiftie
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Registered: 7th Jan 05
Location: Greater London
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21st Jan 05 at 01:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking at MAX P, latest its been quoted that some geeza got the new Clifford Viper bought and installed for 325... UUumm how the feck is that possible coz with the features of the alarm I would've thought it was more than 325 just to buy
3CorsaMeal
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21st Jan 05 at 10:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'm gonna park in a uni carpark and hide in the boot of my car
barteh
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21st Jan 05 at 10:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corsa02
My ADVICE TO ALL IS - GET A DECENT ALARM. WILL HELP WITH THE TROUBLE NOT HAVING ONE CAUSES.



more to the point, get it fitted properly by someone who is properly qualified?
bradfincham
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Registered: 20th Sep 02
Location: East Of England Drives: Clio 172
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21st Jan 05 at 10:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it was cat 1 you should get some money for that! they guarantee it.

ALWAYS get a good alarm, them microscan things are shite, also heard bad about autowatch save yourselves the hassle and get a good alarm.
My clifford goes off if the wind blows, maybe annoying but when someone goes near the car it gives them 3 chances then goes off!
mwg
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Registered: 19th Feb 04
Location: South Lakes
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21st Jan 05 at 11:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What sort of features would you look for when buying an alarm? I havent got one at the moment but Im seriously thinking about getting one as keep hearing about peoples cars getting broken into

Would be looking for one that also gave a saving on my insurance if possible.

Ive seen the adverts for GAP security and the like but I dont understand what half of the features are and what they do?
barteh
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21st Jan 05 at 11:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get a toad Ai606.

i got a clifford, concept 600, with all the works, with remote key fob start, auto shut windows, but id rather have a standard Toad ai606.

Cliffords are not reliable when it comes to every day to day use, if it rains, i gotta disable the alarm and put it in valet mode, all cliffords hate getting wet.

Ive had two clifford alarms and one toad Ai606, trust me.
mwg
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21st Jan 05 at 11:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What sort of price is reasonable including fitting? Any websites I can look at and see the spec for the Toad alarms and where I can get one installed?
bradfincham
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21st Jan 05 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Barteh sounds liek yours was fitted badly,
at the end of the day its the fitter, i would go to a place with a good reccomendation in future mate.
I have no problems with my clifford at all, and i have the proximity sensor quite sensitive.
Any cat 1 from clifford/toad promises to be good!
Steve
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Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
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21st Jan 05 at 11:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why do we need advice from you? cant we think for ourselves?
mwg
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21st Jan 05 at 11:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Steve
why do we need advice from you? cant we think for ourselves?


No need to have a dig when he is only trying to make people aware cos some people go round thinking it will never happen to them so they think they dont need to worry about it
bradfincham
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21st Jan 05 at 11:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

steve GTF! the lads trying to help
barteh
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21st Jan 05 at 11:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by bradfincham
Barteh sounds liek yours was fitted badly,
at the end of the day its the fitter, i would go to a place with a good reccomendation in future mate.



I did just that, i have had both cliffords fitted by 2 clifford approved contractors, and both alarms had the same problem.

Its a very well known problem.
bradfincham
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21st Jan 05 at 11:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mmm, i have concept 500,
never had a problem with it.
I just turn me sensitivity down in the winter, and up in the summer!
SetH
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21st Jan 05 at 11:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yesh i r have the daddy of alarms. Clifford G5 with avantgard

I truely own you all at car security.
Steve
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21st Jan 05 at 12:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fair enuff tell us about car, but not advice on what alarms we do and dont want, he clearly isnt an expert
bradfincham
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21st Jan 05 at 12:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its advice mate!
something you should take and go to megane sport or something!
Steve
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Carr
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Location: Leicestershire (Home) Ambleside, Lakes (Uni)
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10th Mar 05 at 08:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corsa02
My car got broken into.

First night back at UNI and in the morning go to find the back windscreen broken.

Had an alarm fitted, and to my knowledge was OK.

I suppose it didnt go off.

Anyway had my suitcase stolen from the boot, had no ice yet!

Went down to the local car shop and got my self a CAT 1 Toad, excellent.

Told me the other was a shoddy job and was'nt fitted properly! It was'nt working at all!!!!!

Got my self some ICE now and will be having Dual Sensors fitted soon so if people hang about the car too long - BOOOOOOM

Anway i just thought it was very sad as the geezer/s had no idea what was in the boot. Just took the chance of finding something - the low lifes!!!!!

My ADVICE TO ALL IS - GET A DECENT ALARM. WILL HELP WITH THE TROUBLE NOT HAVING ONE CAUSES.

AND DON'T GO ON THE CHEAP, RATHER HAVE ONE THAT WORKS THAN ONE THAT DOES'NT. DUAL SENSORS ARE A GUD IDEA IF YOU GOT EXTRA 100 TO SPEND.

Anyone else got tips on securing your car - post here - lets make it hard for the bastards!


How does this work because surely that would mean if you were in a supermarket car park and there for a while and someone parked next to you and went in to the supermarket for a wahile aswell it would go off?

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