There is a wide array of car alarm systems tailored to a diverse range of vehicles and individual circumstances. Consider someone who parks in a garage at night and works from home; their alarm needs would differ from someone living in a high-risk area with the vehicle parked on the road.
For some, installing a car alarm isn’t just about security but also about securing insurance discounts. In certain cases, insurers mandate alarms for specific vehicles, often favoring Thatcham-approved systems that come with an installation certificate, a service we offer.
Should you seek a car alarm on an older vehicle featuring central locking, we offer both supply and fitting services for these. Alternatively, we can also install remote central locking systems without integrated alarms for some vehicles.
To discuss your car and your requirements further, please contact us.
what alarm would we recommend?
At Enhance we are a specialist car alarm company, and only recommend and install good quality products.
Depending on your requirements, the two alarms that we would recommend are either Pandora Alarms or an AutoWatch alarm.
is the alarm thatcham approved?
The Autowatch 695 alarm is a Thatcham approved CAT 2-1 upgrade alarm system, designed to be used on full CAN Bus, semi CAN Bus or conventional wiring systems.
The 695CAN alarm can be fitted to any compatible new vehicle that requires an alarm.
This system is designed to be easily operated from the vehicles original remote controls without the use of an additional remote control. However, if your vehicle has only one remote control supplied as standard, adding an additional Autowatch remote control will prove more cost effective than buying an original remote control.
If your vehicle isn’t on the “Can” system then we would recommend either an Autowatch 458 alarm or an Autowatch 457 Alarm & Immobiliser.
Why install a car alarm?
Having a car alarm installed offers several important benefits:
1. Theft Deterrence: Car alarms act as a deterrent to potential thieves. The loud siren or alarm alerts people in the vicinity, making it harder for thieves to steal the vehicle discreetly.
2. Insurance Benefits: Some insurance companies offer discounts for vehicles equipped with approved alarm systems. Having an alarm can reduce the risk of theft, which insurance providers often reward with lower premiums.
3. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system provides peace of mind. It adds an extra layer of protection to your vehicle, especially in high-risk areas or when parked in unfamiliar places.
4. Protecting Valuables: A car alarm not only safeguards the vehicle itself but also protects valuable items inside. Many modern alarms can also include sensors for doors, trunks, or hatches, deterring thieves from breaking in to steal belongings.
5. Compliance with Insurance Requirements: In some cases, insurance policies may mandate the installation of an alarm system for coverage. This is particularly true for certain types of vehicles, such as Range Rovers, or in regions with higher rates of car theft.
Overall, a car alarm serves as a proactive security measure, reducing the likelihood of theft or unauthorized access to your vehicle and its contents.
My car already has a factory fitted alarm, do I need another one?
Most factory fitted car alarms are prone to weaknesses for a number of reasons:
1 – They are all installed in the same way in the same place, allowing the theives to be more familar with the system and what to do to bypass it for each vehicle.
2 – They are linked to your vehicles remote key, so if someone clones your key they are also cloning your seucirty system.
3 – They only include basic features, after market alarms allow more integrations such as tilt sensors, glass break sensors, GPS tracking.
We usually add our after market alarm systems on top of your factory fitted alarm giving an additional layer of proetction. They integrate to be able to work together seamlessly but give you the extra protection if there is a potential theft on your vehicle.
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