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    I have recently updated my sound system and am really worried about having it stolen as we all are. I dont have a security system right now but am planning on getting one very soon. Does anyone know where you can get some security sticker/decals to put on your car, such as viper or python specifically. I would really be interested in a big *** one to put on the rear window. Any comments would be appreciated. THanks.

  • #2
    You do realise that putting a sticker on your car like this will only attract people...right?
    Jan Bennett
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    • #3
      I don't think real alarm companies sell their stickers without an alarm, would kind of put them out of business really.

      Also , IMO, putting the stickers for the make of alarm you have on your car tells a potentional thief exactl what he is up against, so he knows just what to do to get past it. Better to buy two totally different alarms by different companies (get together with a friend on this one) and then use the stickers from the wrong alarm.

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      • #4
        Stick in a flashing LED for now, probably not worth the hassle though, might as well get the proper alarm ASAP.

        or if you really want those big sticker, you may be able to get them vinyl cut but it may not look 100% right.

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        • #5
          This is why I left the stock "This car is equipped with an Anti-Theft device" stickers on when I installed my Viper.

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          • #6
            I dont think a flashing LED is a good idea. That just attracts attention and will probably give thieves a good reason to check out your car instead of just walking past it. A car alarm sticker might turn off the noob thief, but it would just attract attention to a professional thief. An alarm sticker on a normal car also suggests that the owner put the alarm in because the car might contain equipement worthy of being stolen. Attracting attention to your car is the last thing you want to do.

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            • #7
              I agree with all. If someone has an aftermarket alarm thieves wonder why so it attracts them. Remember an alarm doesn't prevent theft, it is designed to slow a thief from taking the car. If you are worried about the theft of your equipment, take some precautionary measures, (I.E. bolt the sub box to the floor use high quality nuts and bolts not drywall screws) Use safety screws on all equipment mounting. Don't leave anything in plain view. Park in a garage or well lit area. Nothing will guarantee against theft, because if a thief wants it they will take it one way or another. The idea is just to make it as hard as possible for them.
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              • #8
                I've had a system in my ride ever since I starting driving...and it's not been just a simple system mind you.

                I've been broken into once. It happened while I was in high school. They came onto school property and broke into 6 vehicles at once.

                I grew up in houston, went to school in college station and now live in Dallas.

                It's all about where you park and to watch your surroundings.

                You should never pull into a parking lot with your system bumping. You're just advertising.

                Just some food for thought.
                Jan Bennett
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                • #9
                  I agree with all the advice about the sticker just suggesting that i have some nice equipment but if someone sees me driving around thumping and can hear the equipment, and follows me somewhere, i would rather them be worried about the alarm then just busting on in. But the best idea is probaly just to get the alarm system as soon as possible. THank you for all the posts and good ideas.

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                  • #10
                    Hey Ford, when you get your alarm let me know. I still have the stickers from mine and have been looking for someone to trade with. PM if your interested, I can send them to you whenever. Lata.
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                    • #11
                      LEDs, alarm stickers, brand stickers, they all attract attention. Playing your system loud enough to be heard for a good distance is the worst though. Any oportunity thief in the area will watch you park and regardless of an alarm they will pounce in and swipe anything they can get out in 60 seconds or less. We all ignore alarms these days so don't kid yourself into thinking that it'll prevent anything. It might make the thief limit his theft to your deck at best, but it's not going to keep him from breaking your window and at least grabbing anything that might be laying around.

                      I had a deck stolen once while parked overnight in front of my grandma's house in a retirement villiage. They tried to take my sub and amp, but the box took some finesse to get out because of the small trunk opening and they gave up. To top it off, I had left a screwdriver in the car and they used my own tools to take my deck out, what a slap in the face.

                      A couple things that I would suggest if you're really worried about theft. (in no particular order)

                      . Get stereo coverage with your insurance. It can be kind of expensive sometimes, but so is your stuff. If you've got a couple thousand dollars worth of stuff that can walk off easily, then a couple hundred a year to protect it isn't that bad. Although you have to have full coverage on the vehicle to get that option, so it may not work for everyone.

                      . Like others have said, pick your parking carefully so you're close to lights and/or high foot traffic. Thieves don't like to be seen, so park where people are walking past a lot and you're less likely to get messed with. Plus, if you're parking somewhere that has a tendancy to clear out as time goes by and leave your car all alone in the far reaches of a lot, then if you can, go out every couple hours or so and move your car closer... and keep the stereo off when you do that.

                      . Like others have said, watch your volume levels when you get close to your destination. If there is a thief hanging out in the parking lot of the mall, and they hear you drive in, then they'll probably be headed your way.

                      . Disconnect your trunk release from inside the cabin. I know it's annoying, but most cars have a way to lock or disable the trunk release latch and make you use a key or remote to open the trunk. This can stop a thief long enough to save the part of your stuff that is back there. Most cars these days also have folding rear seats though, so that can be a moot point unless you can also lock down the seats. Smashing glass only takes a second, and prying a plastic dash apart is very easy. Prying a trunk open can be done of course, but may take just long enough to make a thief move on.

                      . Remove anything that is removable. Take your head unit faceplate, take your touchscreen, take your CD case. Or at the very least hide these things under seats or in the trunk. Give the appearance that what they want isn't in the car at the moment.

                      . Disguise. I've seen some CarPC installs that put a touchscreen in the dash and recess it a little so they can place the fake face of the factory deck on top of it so it looks factory still. I think this is a great idea and unless you've broken the rule about blasting your stereo on the way into a parking lot, your car shouldn't invite any attention.

                      . Lie. Ok, this one might be hard to swallow, but get a static stiker made of a cheap knock-off brand and toss that on a window just for when you're parked. Like toss a Rockwood or Sparkomatic sticker in a window when you park at the mall. That might make a thief go away because that crap isn't worth pennies at a pawn shop.

                      Just some ideas I had rolling around in my head...

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