Tag: Vehicle Security System

Alarm and Security Vehicle Bypass Modules

Woo! You just got your brand new car alarm security system with remote start installed to protect your sweet sound system that you bought from Sonic Electronix, and to warm up or cool down your car ahead of time. Awesome… All you gotta do is push that remote start button on your remote and your car should come to life and… Nothing! Your car isn’t starting! Why not? You forgot your bypass module dude, that’s why!

What the heck is a bypass module?! Most newer vehicles use a chip in your key that lets your car know that someone with the right key is trying to start the engine. This way, if someone breaks in and tries to hotwire your car, your engine wont start. Well, if you’re trying to start your car remotely your key isn’t going to be in the ignition so your car isn’t going to start!

So how do you get around that? With a bypass module of course! A bypass module can work in several different ways. Some of the older modules require you to leave a spare key inside to program them which can be a little inconvenient. Fortunately the technology has evolved pretty substantially with auto learning modules that are very simple to program. If you want to step up to some of the nicer modules you can check out the Omega OL-MDB-ALL, the idataLink or the Omega Blade. All of these modules require a simple programming which we actually take care of you for free because we’re that cool. Just leave your vehicle information on the order and we’ll take care of it. If you have a compatible Omega alarm system you can save yourself even more time by installing the Blade bypass module. With its easy slot cartridge design, it literally is a plug and play system.

So, the moral of the story is: Don’t forget your bypass module! You’ll end up looking like a fool if you try to show off your new remote start alarm system to your friends if you don’t get your module. We offer a comprehensive guide on our site to help you determine if you need one, or you can always give our friendly and helpful tech support a call if you still aren’t sure and we’ll be glad to help you out. Get your module today!

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Things to Look for When Buying an Alarm System

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The Holiday Seasons are a great time to pick out an alarm system for a gift. They’ll protect your possessions, your transportation, and also add some convenient features to make driving a better experience. Adding an aftermarket security system is easier than one may expect. In fact, alarm installation shops can help you install an aftermarket alarm system into most vehicles. Do a bit of research on your vehicle with a professional installer to ensure an alarm system can be installed into your car, and after verifying you can, the next step is choosing your security system.

Alarm Systems have a lot of features to offer, from LCD displays to help confirm the status of your vehicle, or extended paging range which in some circumstances can reach up to one mile. There’s also tons of small personal adjustments you can make with your alarm system to truly personalize it to your expectations. These features vary from being able to remote start a car (if your alarm is equipped with a remote starter, like the Autopage C3-RS915-LCD) at a specific time of the day. This is especially convenient if you want to coordinate your vehicle to start on your schedule. This can help the car get nice and warmed up before you’re ready to jump in on your daily commute. Giving a vehicle roughly 2-4 minutes of warm up time before accelerating away is much better for your vehicles fluids to all reach a consistent temperature and will extend your vehicles lifetime.

Let’s not forget the alarm systems main feature is to deter theft. Most vehicles don’t come equipped from the factory with an alarm system. A common misconception is that since your vehicle may chirp or honk when you lock the doors that an alarm system is now active. This isn’t the case, and can put you at risk of vehicle theft. Equipping a vehicle with an alarm system is always a plus, and with the Holidays coming up, they make a perfect gift for almost any car!

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