Over a million vehicles will be stolen this year. Don't be a statistic - so called "factory security" simply does not provide the protection you need to keep your vehicle and its contents safe.
"When there were horses, there were horse thieves..."
It's pretty simple really. There are bad people out there who want to steal your vehicle, or break your window and steal contents out of your car. According to the FBI, nationwide in 2006 there were an estimated 1.2 million motor vehicle thefts, with property losses estimated at $7.9 billion, averaging nearly $6,650 per stolen vehicle. And that doesn't take into account the value of contents stolen from vehicles ($1.3 billion) plus accessories like wheels, airbags and headlights stolen off vehicles (nearly $530 million).
Cars get stolen every day (actually every 26 seconds!)
Auto theft and content theft is a nationwide problem, and cars get stolen in virtually every city and town in North America. After market security systems are designed to deter thieves on multiple levels:
The bright blue flashing LED next to your mirror or on your dashboard, and the Viper sticker on your window lets thieves know your car is protected by the best-selling security system in the world. Experienced thieves don't want the hassle – they typically move on to an unprotected vehicle.
The system detects blows or impacts to the vehicle with the dual-stage Stinger® DoubleGuard® shock sensor, which is sensitive enough to distinguish a light touch (which elicits siren chirps) from an aggressive intrusion attempt (which provokes the full wrath of the Revenger® 6-Tone Siren).
Every security system comes with the Failsafe® Starter Kill, designed to prevent "hot wiring" and to keep your car where you parked it. The combination of the shock sensor, siren and starter kill immobilizer provides multiple layers of protection against content theft and auto theft.
Experts recommend Layers of Protection
The four major layers recommended by the National Insurance Crime Bureau are:
An after market security system is your best bet for layers 2, 3 and 4 – and even though we don't sell Common Sense, we think it definitely might be common sense to protect your vehicle investment!
The average stolen vehicle costs the owner $6,600 – plus a lot of hassle!
When your vehicle gets stolen – it opens up a can of worms. You need a police report, and then you need to deal with your insurance company. Then you have to rent a car, or bum rides from people, or take the bus. You might get your car back or you might not, which delays your decision to buy another one. And if you do get it back it might be trashed. It's so much better to avoid having your car stolen in the first place, with a well-installed Viper alarm.
False Sense of Security – you may think you're protected...
But you may not be. Many people come home from the new car dealer with some kind of remote control on their keychain. (We call this a "factory remote" because it came from the factory that built your car.) But is there a true, full-featured security system on your new car, or just keyless entry? One way to check is, roll your window down part way and lock your car with the remote. Now reach in and open the door. Does your horn honk? No horn – no security.
If your horn does honk, that means you have some security – if the thief opens your door. But what if they break a window and then reach in or climb in? Very few factory security systems include a shock sensor. That's the advantage.
Real security, and peace of mind!
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