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    Help me protect my truckputer - Narrowed down to three

    I can get a good deal on Code Alarms so I've narrowed it down to these three:
    Code Alarm CA-671 Elite Series 2-Way (LCD) Remote Starter/Keyless Entry/Alarm
    Code Alarm SRT 6700 Elite Series Remote Starter/Alarm/Keyless Entry
    Code Alarm SRT 9000 Elite Series Remote Starter/Alarm/Keyless Entry

    What I want/need:
    Two-way
    Accessory so I can start my truckputer from the remote
    With starter

    Can't think of anything else I need. I'm not really sure what the major difference between those three are.

    What do you guys think?

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    I just installed an AutoPage system with the C3 gps remote control module.

    http://www.c3autopageusa.com/

    System really is outstanding. My client was floored that they could do all the following from their Iphone.

    Arm
    Disarm
    Start car remotely
    Start CarPC remotely
    Locate using GPS
    Check Status of alarm
    receive Text Messages of alarm trips

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    Looks amazing but according to their website, it doesn't work with any Canadian mobile carriers. That renders most of those features useless to me.

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    no mater what your pc is going to get stolen if someone realy wants it you gata ether catch them probibly on camera or harm them/scare realy badly via shock water even just a thing that hits them or a projectile bullet missle usb foam dart launcher the only thing other than the camera that might work is the shock and that might not work tires icelating car and if you think puting anti removil on the pc is good thiel just steel the truck so thats worse and even a loud alarm thiel just droun out and with all the times those things go off it will be like the boy who cryed wolf man those things give so many false positives im glad they dont also make pregnantcy test

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    Quote Originally Posted by atterack833 View Post
    no mater what your pc is going to get stolen if someone realy wants it you gata ether catch them probibly on camera or harm them/scare realy badly via shock water even just a thing that hits them or a projectile bullet missle usb foam dart launcher the only thing other than the camera that might work is the shock and that might not work tires icelating car and if you think puting anti removil on the pc is good thiel just steel the truck so thats worse and even a loud alarm thiel just droun out and with all the times those things go off it will be like the boy who cryed wolf man those things give so many false positives im glad they dont also make pregnantcy test
    I realise that if they want it, they'll take it but I figure an alarm should help. Plus it allows me (as soon as I figure out how) to turn on the PC with the alarm/starter so it's up and running when I get in. I should be able to do that with just my electronic door keyfob but I figure an alarm is better than nothing, no? At the very least it will deter the n00bs that don't want to deal/don't know how to disarm it.

    As far as stealing the entire truck goes; If I can figure it out, what I really want to do is, since it's a Ford and has PATS, I want the pc to be able to shut down the truck if it gets put into drive without the key. Just need a programmer to help with that one as my programming skills are limited.

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    i have been rockin a viper 791xv in my truck for years now. i dont use the alarm though, theyre more headaches then they provide security. i also bypassed my ford pats system... i dug out the RFID chip in my key and taped it to my ignition. that way my car starter can work without any stupid bypass module that i could never get to work. the alarm system does still disable the ignition if no key is there... if you get in the truck and touch the brake pedal with no key in, the engine dies.

    i also use the remote starter's AUX function to turn on my pc whenever i want without the engine running. i have an onboard battery charger, so i plug my truck in at night to keep the battery topped off.. and it also means if i forget to shut my pc off when im done its not big deal. actually its been running for 24 hours now straight, i just reinstalled windows so ive been testing stuff out.

    my truck isnt nice enough to steal though. and anyone that tries will have to be DAMN lucky i wont see them; i havent killed anyone before but i am a fast learner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trader007 View Post
    i also use the remote starter's AUX function to turn on my pc whenever i want without the engine running.
    What exactly is needed to make that work?

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    the remote starter has 5 aux outputs actually... theyre just (-) ground outs when activated... so i hook up a relay to have pos (+) on it all the time, and when the remote starter triggers the (-) aux the relay completes the coil circuit and switches on a fused 20a supply line for everything to use.

    i use it all the time, its perfect for gas station stops and stuff... i just hit aux and the pc stays on while im filling up. very seamless, and the other nice part is i dont have any switches on the dash or anything... its all stock oem looking, everything is controlled by the keychain or hidden switches near the computer itself.

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    The person who I'm buying my alarm from is giving me these options:
    "...I can program the Aux to be a single pulse or even a latched output that holds to ground." Which would be the better option? I don't know enough about what's going on with these alarms.

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    yep, latched is what you want. that way you can use normal cheapo relays. latched just means it will hold the (-) down until you turn the ignition on and back off. this makes it extremely convenient. as you never have to worry about remembering what way the computer was turned on initially, it will always shut off once you turn off the iginition.

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