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    my wiring is such a disaster that i'm positive a thief would electricute himself trying to steal my car pc lol
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    How about Lojack for laprops.

    You can use it on any PC and they say they recover 2 out of 3 stolen PCs with the software on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplex View Post
    I will put the amp and the carPC under the seat, so the thief will have to remove the seats do steal it.
    I will add a some kind of mechanical protection for the screen, like some kind of shutters
    (or blinds, i dunno what is it in English) on it to look like the air duct grill, locked until I turn ignition on.

    Also, my car is very ugly and dirty from outside, so it's not even worth to look inside it
    This thread makes me laff XD

    locked unitl ignition is on? Sounds awesome, just wondering how? Or even nicer would be hidden away until ignition, then mechanically appears from behind the air vents or something =P wish I had dyi skills lol
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    Ok so seriously. I feel bad that your computer was stolen. I the last 20 years I've had one 3000$ stereo system stolen. Yea it hurt at the time. So here is what I learned from it. Get a car alarm with auto locks (15 secs max) and with a 120 db siren inside the car as well as outside.(yes it will hurt if it goes off and they are taking your stuff) Put your amps, computer, and crossovers under seats or in the trunk. Use vandal proof screws once you have it where you want it. Park under well lit areas(here was my mistake besides a factory car alarm.) Remember this; if they want it they'll take it. Carry insurance if you can. Lastly live free, learn, move on and die well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloconDeus View Post
    Ok so seriously. I feel bad that your computer was stolen. I the last 20 years I've had one 3000$ stereo system stolen. Yea it hurt at the time. So here is what I learned from it. Get a car alarm with auto locks (15 secs max) and with a 120 db siren inside the car as well as outside.(yes it will hurt if it goes off and they are taking your stuff) Put your amps, computer, and crossovers under seats or in the trunk. Use vandal proof screws once you have it where you want it. Park under well lit areas(here was my mistake besides a factory car alarm.) Remember this; if they want it they'll take it. Carry insurance if you can. Lastly live free, learn, move on and die well.
    some good ideas-- sums up almost everything i was going to say. thoug i like 2-way alarms better-- most of the time you are very rarely outside of range of the newer alarms available these days, and while it is a good thing for your awareness, it is one of a only a couple of things you can do to prolong the time it takes for thieves to steal something, in hopes that they will either pass over your car for a easier one, or leave it partially ripped out when it gets too hard, there is nothing that you can do that would completely gaurantee that your gear will never get stolen...

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    mount it in the trunk. Under the seat you will probably end up spilling something on your seat eventually and it will hit the PC.
    Yes this happened to me.
    The trunk offers the best protection and is the most inconspicuous spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    mount it in the trunk. Under the seat you will probably end up spilling something on your seat eventually and it will hit the PC.
    Yes this happened to me.
    The trunk offers the best protection and is the most inconspicuous spot.

    Difficult to see the screen in there though.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    my wiring is such a disaster that i'm positive a thief would electricute himself trying to steal my car pc lol
    I find this amusing for some reason


    Sucks that your carpc got stolen, some people are just horrible... well... people.


    Did they tear apart your car to get the USB devices out, or did you just have them laying out? Mine are running all through the panels and under the carpet, so they're near impossible to take out. My carpc is out now, but while it was in the carpc itself was under the seat and bolted down in such a way that you would have to remove the seat to get to it. Same with my amplifier. If it was annoying and difficult to put in, it will probably be to remove
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Difficult to see the screen in there though.
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    I feel your pain go with an alarm with motion sensor

    I live in brooklyn, new york, and you have to have a good alarm so I use the Viper 5900 with two way pager


    Viper 5900 and inside
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    Motion/proximity sensor (best feature) anyone gets close it warns them off

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