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    Ok guys, so friday morning I am getting a KVT-614 installed. I'm also going to have a modded ps2 slim in the glovebox. I work dayshift in a parkinglot full of people.. so like someone would have to be ballsy enough to break my window(my door is always locked and windows always up) and unlock my door and pull th head unit and ps2 out in borad daylight in a parkinglot where there is almost always someone outside..then at home I live in a very very very low crime rate community the worst crime I ever hear of here is maybe someone's house being egged.. that being said i still feel maybe i should have some sort of an alarm incase someone does get ballsy, the alarm will scare them off... any suggestions?

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    Make everything as difficult to remove as you possibly can and as hidden from view as possible.
    An alarm can help, but if someone wants stuff from your ride, it takes very little time to smash a window and rip out an unsecured headunit. By the time someone responds to the car alarm (and isn't just annoyed by it), the thief is long gone.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      OK well my ps2 will be a slim model and will be in the clove compartment. i there a way to lock ur glove compartment if it doesnt allready have a lock on it?

      also is there anything than u can put on the dask to make it harder to get the HU out?

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      • #4
        Most vehicles have a steel bar across the dash or something large and metal that is part of the chassis/body or attached to it. Use metal strapping to attach the headunit to that.

        As far as the glovebox, locking it is really pointless. It's all plastic and can easily be ripped out. Again, if you can use metal strapping to attach the PS2 to a part of the chassis/body, a smash-and-grab thief will not be able to get it out quickly.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          ya. i think ill just keep it in the dash because again 1(noone wil see it in the dash anyways so the only eople that wpould know about it are my friends that i trust, and i dont wanna attach it to the dash because i may need to move it around to do stuff with it frequently. I highly doubt anyone would break in.. but if they did.. i could live with them getting a $100 item.. my main concern is the $700 HU...so when i get it installed tomorrow ill ask if they can bolt that sucker down.

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          • #6
            A good installer should do that by default.
            Unfortunately there are a lot of installers that don't want to take this extra step.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              You can tint the windows, makes it harder to see what's inside.

              Alarm will not prevent people breaking in 100%, just minimize the time they have to steal your stuff, so brace it somehow.

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              • #8
                Also make sure insurance (Renter's/Home/Auto) is always paid

                I thought about tinting but I am concerned about visibility at night.
                FAQ to the FAQ - Great Starting Point

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