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    I will set up my 5110 to call my other mobile phone a Sony Ericsson "k700i" which support an mp3 ringtone in this case a sound of an alarm.
    One specified signal if someone set the alarm of.

    In your case if you got an sms in the midde of the night.. it might be your drunk friend who always sms you or your car calling for backup. Your always have to be alert for an sms.

    What about if the car gets stolen.. 1st i got an carguard alarm and gonna build my own cupe detector with a 12 didgit code panel. and some heavy sirens and maybe a strobo .

    And i often park my car at one place. GPS might be interesstin later on but a sell phone that calls me when somebody is picking on my car is fine for me. I can hear them to in this kind of setup.


    Sorry for my bad english

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullaly
    Interesting...

    I am currently completing a project that uses GPS and GSM to track vehicles as part of my final year at university.
    Having a quick read on your project, from what I understand is that the tracker upload position via internet? How are you doing this?

    Couldnt read much of it as the site require a login.

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    If the tracker managed to sms you the last position before the signal fail then you are still in a luck.

    @mullaly
    Like the GSM/GPS jammer mentioned earlier, a clever thief will always find a way to steal a car. Heck a bank storing multi millions in the safe can still be broken into.

    My car got stollen last year, it was towed away by the theif. Ill rather have some form of security than nothing at all. After all not all theif are clever...I can spend million on security and if they want to steal the car they will get around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindracing
    NiN^ ^NiN

    How about using a solenoid valve to lock the brakes on when the car is stationary after you get a SMS to say it's been stolen?
    Don't people typically buy insurance on their cars to cover theft and accidents?

    From my experience, those with nice cars have insurance. Cars that aren't nice or aren't worth much don't have theft insurance.

    I'm just saying that it seems like a lot of time and money to waste on something that's rather fruitless. Typical siren alarms are used to keep the honest people honest. Meaning that those not really committed to stealing your car would be scared away. Like most people say, if someone really wants your car or something in it, they'll get it.

    Lock your brakes, they tow it on a flatbed. Park with the front of the car against something, they'll bumper tow it. Park with the back of the car against something, they'll put it in neutral and tow it (rwd). Devise the most clever siren system, they'll cut the power. Yes, theives are smart - Street smart.

    The only time I heard of a theif getting caught was when one broke into my woman's car in Milwaukee. The guy cut himself ripping apart the dash and the evidence team took something with the blood on it. They were able to match it to the person because there were no fingerprints or anything else to match.

    If you devise a system that will take them forever to disarm, they'll strip your car where it lays. It takes a theif about 30 seconds to steal most radios (carputers for that matter). You'll still be rubbing your bleary eyes in the middle of the night when the alert goes off. By the time you figure out it's not the alarm clock....you've just lost your system, or worse....your car.

    If all this work is for bragging rights, to say your car can call you when in trouble, then I understand. On a practical note - I just don't see it. Sounds like a lot to buy a new phone, data cable, upgrade to a plan that offers data, and so on....
    No line of site and GPS doesn't work. No cell tower and the cell stuff is out. If you plan on having it powered off the car.....the car doesn't have to be on to get stolen.

    Invest in insurance, or do it right....

    Shave ur door and trunk locks, install 10 inch thick windows, rolling code wireless unlock, weld your rims to your hubs, tint all your windows 100% so they can't see what you have, load two Rotweiler dogs in the back. C4 under the seats for when someone other than your weight sits in them...

    Oh, and don't forget to park your car inside a garage...

    Seems like a lot of overkill for little return. If you're that worried about your car getting stolen, I'd think more about your system being stolen. The more you talk about your system and show it off - the bigger the threat. I didn't get a single thing stolen when I was in Milwaukee from my car. I come back home in Illinois and show people I work with at a mall my system and a couple months later my screen is ganked.

    Here's an idea - just turn your car into the Batmobile- that way when you leave it locks down the whole vehicle and protects it from things like gunfire and explosions as well.
    14 seconds to lockdown - Ford SYNus
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    There was a similar discussion on Skylines Australia a while back (are they referring to the same technology?):

    http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/for...light=dash+kit

    There are also some commercial versions of this kind of thing, except they're not as customised as this and don't use carputers. I believe they are called Ezitrak or quicktrak, http://www.ezitrak.com.au/, http://www.quiktrak.com.au/solutions/vehicle/ (although ezitrak appears to be closer to what your trying to do).

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    looking around for an old phone to use with this kit if I ever decide to purchase it, found my dad's very old Nokia Phone (I think it's a 3810, all thats written for a model number is NHE-9) Pic: http://www.cellink.com.au/products/images/nokia3810.jpg, and luckily enough I also found the data cable + drivers with the phone. Wondering if it will work with the kit....
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    Are you honestly that worried that a thief will see a 94 Ford Probe as their jackpot of the century? Of course it's possible.. but they do put vehicle immobilizers and tracking units into upscale cars at the factory for a reason.

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    who cares if someone wants to steal it, it's just something to make and experiment with! (and have a little fun in the process!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31
    Having a quick read on your project, from what I understand is that the tracker upload position via internet? How are you doing this?

    Couldnt read much of it as the site require a login.
    yes GPRS on the GSM network provides a gateway to the internet. This is done by using a GSM module. (http://www.gm862.com)

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    If you had/have your Amateur Radio license, you can do this just like I do over the radio.

    Check out http://map.findu.com/ke4nyv-15

    The data is old because I currently have evrything torn out to put in my custom built equipment box for all of my radios and new Alpine DVD player. But when its back on later this week, you'll see me live wherever I am.

    If you want to see how I do this, check out:
    http://www.ke4nyv.com/aprs.htm
    http://www.ke4nyv.com/hamhud.htm
    http://www.ke4nyv.com/hudvee.htm
    http://www.ke4nyv.com/tinytrak.htm
    http://www.ke4nyv.com/gpsstuff.htm

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