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Dear Cody – 2 Way Pager Car Alarms, What’s the Point?

2-way paging
2-way paging

And no, this isn't the real Caeser's palace.

Dear Cody,

I noticed that you sell these so-called “2-Way Paging Car Alarms” and I have to say, pagers? Really? What is this, the 90’s? I mean come on, what is this car alarm going to do, let me know that someone was trying to call me and give me a number to call them back at? This is stupid! Why do you guys sell this outdated technology? Are you trying to be retro? Are you trying to be hipsters? I heard that car phones have made a comeback because hipsters use them to be cool. Is that the next product you’re going to start selling? Get with the times Sonic and stop ripping people off with lame, outdated technology.


Future Man

Cant imagine why these never caught on...


Here’s an idea for something you can sell… Laserdiscs! Yeah, why don’t you sell Laserdiscs and Laserdisc players since you’re apparently in the business of selling old outdated 2-way pager technology.

Dear Future Man,

Uhhh… I really think you’re confused on the whole 2-way pager thing. We aren’t talking about the belt clip things that spawned the classic form of communicating by using letters to spell things when you turn the pager upside down. Examples include “07734” which means “hello” when turned upside down. Other examples include using 8’s and 0’s but I wont go into that.


2 way pager

THIS is the pager we're talking about

2-way paging with car alarms means that the remote communicates with the alarm brain (1 direction) and the brain can communicate back to the remote (2nd direction) hence 2-way paging. The brain sends signals to the remote to alert you of different things like your alarm going off, your car starting if you use a remote start, and to verify if a command was actually received. Like if you press the “lock” button from far away, you might not actually know if your doors locked. The 2-way pager will let you know.

Additionally, 2-way paging also means that the alarm could possibly communicate with your Smartphone. Same concept, only instead of using a key fob, it uses your phone. If you ask me, that’s pretty 21st century.

So yeah, I guess the name “2-way paging” can be a little confusing but it’s not the same thing you’re thinking about. Although maybe we could bring back pagers, HD DVDs, Walkman’s and Laserdiscs. We did sell a lot of lava lamps when we carried them.. Hmm… I’ll get with the purchasing department, thanks for the idea!

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Different Types of Car Alarms and Remote Start Systems

AutoPage C3-RS730 LCD

By Kyle D. – Product Specialist

Lets be honest, factory car alarms just don’t cut it. More often than not they don’t trigger and what good does it do if you aren’t near enough to hear the alarm go off? Alas, we have the technology, and with technology comes power. You have the power to install an aftermarket alarm system in your vehicle that has a higher sensitivity, 2-way paging function, and even remote start. There are many types of car alarm systems for you to choose from.

Standard Car Alarm:
A generic add on alarm system will come with a shock sensor, siren, and a remote control. A great example of a standard car alarm is the Viper 350 Plus.  These systems often come with a few features, such as starter kill, panic mode, and lock/unlock. A standard car alarm mimics your average factory alarm system, except with more control options

Car Alarms with 2-Way Paging:
2-Way paging car alarm systems go a step beyond the norm, and add two way communications to your alarm. Look at the Viper Responder 350 for an example of this. If you lock your vehicle, the remote will inform you that your vehicle was successfully locked. Likewise, if your vehicle is being broken into, the alarm will notify the owner that their vehicle is in trouble. 2-Way paging systems have range limitations with some going as far as 1-mile from its transmitter.

Car Alarms with Remote Start:
Starting your vehicle from a mile away is not only cool, it’s beneficial. Car alarm remote start systems combine car alarms with the ability to start your vehicle from a distance. The AutoPage C3 RS-665 is a great basic remote start system. If it’s snowing outside, you can turn your vehicle on to heat it up before you get to it or even cool it down under the summer sun. Security features are built in and active while your vehicle is running without its driver. If you have a turbo charger, some of these systems come with turbo timers that keep your vehicle running a few minutes after its been shut off.

Car Alarms with 2-Way Paging and Remote Start:
To get all the features in one package they have 2-way car alarm remote start systems that give you the best of all the worlds. Consider the AutoPage C3-RS730 LCD for an all-in-one system.  Remote start your vehicle and receive confirmation on your remote control that it started successfully. Lock and unlock your car, get temperature readings and more with these aftermarket alarm systems.