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  • Opus LED as fake alarm?

    A thought just occured to me.

    Has anyone wired up the Opus external LED connector to a red LED on the dash? When the car is off it flashes every 10 seconds or so, it'd look just like a car alarm LED.
    So Steve, how fast is your car?

    Oh, about 1800mhz.

  • #2
    No offense but what is the benefit of having a LED which looks like a car alarm?! just asking...

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    • #3
      its intimidating!
      ALMOST DONE!
      I got LCD, mobo, hdd, GPS h/s, most of wiring

      ALL i need is some stuff and then misc stuff: (offers?)
      PSU, more wires, slim cd/dvd drive, OBDII stuff, wireless adaptor, audio stuff, stuff period.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by luper
        its intimidating!
        Where were you to inform the person who stole my last car with a viper alarm? You were supposed to be behind him saying "Isn't that pretty light scary? I wouldn't mess with that!".

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        • #5
          LOL.

          well... if someone REALLY wanted to steal something or get in something they could. But it prevents the majority of idiots from doing it. A door and window isn't going to keep a burglar away, but it may delay him/her and discourage him/her.

          The light makes me wanna Not touch the car... IF it's a nice car. Not if its on a P.O.S.... which I wouldn't want to steal anyways...

          WHERE WERE U WHEN THEY STOLE MY $1 MILLION!?!?!??! THERE WAS A RED BLINKING LIGHT NEXT TO IT! (red means stop, so most should stop right? )
          ALMOST DONE!
          I got LCD, mobo, hdd, GPS h/s, most of wiring

          ALL i need is some stuff and then misc stuff: (offers?)
          PSU, more wires, slim cd/dvd drive, OBDII stuff, wireless adaptor, audio stuff, stuff period.

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          • #6
            POS cars get stolen just as much as expensive cars.


            Most cars arent stolen because they're gonna get chopped up and resold, they're stolen because some kids want to joyride it and smash it up.

            They'll take whatever is easy to take. Things like steering wheel immobilizers and alarms make your car a less inviting target.


            The thing is with alarms, is that they are ONLY good as a deterrent. If someone decides they want to break into YOUR car, specifically, the alarm won't stop them, even if it is real. If they're just after your stereo equipment, they'll be in and out in 45 seconds, at which point people in the immediate vicinity will be thinking to themselves "Doesnt that idiot know how to turn off his alarm?"

            So I dont see any reason why this wouldnt be beneficial.
            So Steve, how fast is your car?

            Oh, about 1800mhz.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by StrataG
              Where were you to inform the person who stole my last car with a viper alarm? You were supposed to be behind him saying "Isn't that pretty light scary? I wouldn't mess with that!".
              what car/alarm did you have?
              PC Components:
              Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
              My work log

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              • #8
                yeah car alarms don't make people call poilice, but rahter looked at as an annoyance. sadly we keep replying to this topic.

                Simular to women yelloing FIRE rather than HELP...
                anyways-luper
                ALMOST DONE!
                I got LCD, mobo, hdd, GPS h/s, most of wiring

                ALL i need is some stuff and then misc stuff: (offers?)
                PSU, more wires, slim cd/dvd drive, OBDII stuff, wireless adaptor, audio stuff, stuff period.

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                • #9
                  make you can rig the LED to shock the **** out of someone if they get close enough.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peoples
                    what car/alarm did you have?
                    Had 2 cars stolen, 1 car broken into. Mazda MX-6 LS w/viper alarm = stolen, BMW 325i w/viper alarm = $5k worth of audio/video upgrades stolen, Range Rover 4.6 HSE w/stock alarm = stolen. Basically I just have really bad luck, I even swore off cars for a few years after my last car was stolen. All cars were hooked up with various mods. All stolen/broken into in completely different areas over a span of about 4-5 years. Not sure what model alarms were installed, but I never went cheap on them. The Rover was my brother's that was stolen from my high school parking lot in '98.

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                    • #11
                      my old car was broken into, luckly i had nothing worth stealing.....not even the car
                      PC Components:
                      Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
                      My work log

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                      • #12
                        If you park on the street like I have to, something as simple as a blinking LED can be enough to encourage a thief walk to the next car with no signs of an alarm. Of course, leaving your glove compartment empty and open, and having nothing at all in view, even sunglasses, is a good idea as well.

                        One flash every ten seconds isn't worth messing with though. Wire a blue blinking LED to flash when the ignition is off. Or better yet, just get a cheap keyless entry system with an LED, which will make the effort worthwhile.

                        If you look at the list of top stolen cars, it's always late 80s to mid 90s models; Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, Acura Integras.
                        In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

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                        • #13
                          you can start a camry with a penny!

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                          • #14
                            um....not any camry....and i wouldnt broadcast that to the world . One of the reasons the camry is stollen so much is because the master key for the early 90s years is not too hard to get a hold of....if only it was inexpensive to change your locks/ignition cylinder in your car
                            PC Components:
                            Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
                            My work log

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