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Poll: Alarms: Two Way vs One Way

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:34 am
by jT
Do you have, do you use, have you had, have you used, ever seen, etc etc a two way car alarm pager/remote? What do you think about them and their practicality and usefulness?

Looking for a remote start + alarm upgrade for the new car and theres so many options out there! I kind of like the idea of the 2way remote, yet I don't know how useful it would actually be, especially since there won't really be anything in the car that needs protection like that (nor would my fiance jump out of bed to go see what's wrong).

I do know at least one instance that I've witnessed a 2way being useful -- dude's van was attempting to be stolen and the pager got him up and outside.. no GTA that night.

On a side note, from the remotes that I've seen, I don't really like the actual remote fob of the 2way systems..... they just don't look nice.

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:45 am
by LilSparkPlug
I love my two way alarm. I have a Prestige XR9000. I like that it tells me when the car is locked or unlocked. It also has another features, like telling you the temperature inside the car, being able to start the car when it reaches a certain temperature (or drops to one), turbo timer, parking meter timer, and so much more.

I wouldn't go back to a one-way after having a two-way, but that's me personally.

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
by Themaggots
Image

The Viper 5901's remote looks pretty nice to me.


The 5902 version even have color and animation on it but it costs a shit laod more.

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:09 pm
by heydockyle
Cost of yours crystal?

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:39 pm
by SOKADAO954
heydockyle wrote:Cost of yours crystal?

google is your friend :thumbup:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_141 ... nAod0X0bqQ

Themaggots wrote:
The Viper 5901's remote looks pretty nice to me.


The 5902 version even have color and animation on it but it costs a shit laod more.
The 5902 is around $400 +
But its bad ass alarm work within 1 mile range. :rockon:

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:39 pm
by heydockyle
Google is time consuming lol. Thanks

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:52 pm
by jT
Unless he meant cost of getting it installed locally.. which is nowhere near the same price as buying the kit online.

Ive been quoted about $450ish for an older discontinued Hornet model, and up to $600 for some compustar (i think?) model.. got to check at one or two more places

The compustar one he said they program the key code into the unit or whatever for the engine immobilizer to work, and the hornet one they attach the actual chipped key into a bypass thingy so then i guess you could start the car with any key regardless of the chip.... and of course he said that method is the most reliable where the programmed code could fail sometimes... blah. the choices!

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:49 am
by Caraudioholic24
I install the viper units and love them. It all depends on what options you want and what you expect from the alarm. If you want any help pm me as you arent that far. Maybe I can help you out.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:55 pm
by drftz31
I have the 5701 viper alarm system.. it came with both 1 and 2 way remotes and one different is that the 2 way get paged when the alarm goes off. But both remote do the same thing... i love my alarm system and it also has a build in turbo time and many other lil things.

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:55 am
by sxmania
I also vote 2 way, so many times with the old alarm if it decided to not arm or dissarm randomly or whatever you'd never know. With 2 way you get confirmation and a pretty picture telling you whats going on :)

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:11 pm
by LilSparkPlug
heydockyle wrote:Cost of yours crystal?
After all the bells and whistles almost $700.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:56 am
by trinity_rush2001
After all the bells and whistles almost $700.
what did u have added as far as being extra i assume different sensors and such?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:45 am
by Caraudioholic24
LOL do you REALLY want to know. LOL

A poor leaf falls on her car and she pulls out the machine gun ready to kill!!!!