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The idea of a car alarm is that it alerts others to the theft of a vehicle audibly, usually with a loud siren. All new cars will be fitted with an alarm and older ones may have an after-market system. The concept is system: a circuit is installed using sensors, and these can detect when a burglary is taking place.

Installing a car alarm is not a difficult job if you are competent at DIY and have the right tools. If you have experience with auto electrics it helps, but there is very little to worry about. You may have a friend who has installed one before; if so, their advice can be valuable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and feel free to see if the shop where you buy your alarm has any advice.

To install a car alarm you should follow the steps outlined below. Before starting the installation always make sure you read the instruction manual. Now, let’s have a look at how it’s done!

  • The first step is to earth the siren by fitting to a metal object. Any ingress of water will damage the horn, so position it carefully.
  • The second step is to install the wires; drill a hole in an appropriate place and make sure the wire can reach where the operating system will be fitted. This is a simple step but care should be taken to avoid damage.
  • The third step is to make sure the wires can reach the battery where required. This wire also needs a fuse attaching – check the instructions for details.
  • Follow the instructions again when it comes to fitting the sensors.
  • Next you need a hole for the indicator light, wherever you choose to fit it. Again, make sure this is done with care to avoid damage. Fit the light as directed.
  • You need to connect the alarm system to the car’s automatic systems; this includes lights that operate when the doors are opened, any automatic door lock systems, and others that may be triggered if the car is tampered with. It is best to consult the owner’s manual for a wiring diagram, or you may find one online.
  • Now comes the final bit: following the instruction carefully, you need to make a connection between the central operating unit and the sensors; then you will need to make sure the operating unit is securely fixed in place in the chosen position, and hide the wires so that they cannot be tripped over.
  • Once you are satisfied with the installation, simply finish the job by making the link to the power supply.

Remember, it is dangerous for touching wires to be left unattended; only those that need to be joined should be touching. Make sure also that you use the right tools for the job, and protect your hands from sharp edges. This is the simple, and affordable way, to make sure your car is protected.

Kyra fanbri – owner of Professional Locksmith Company working in 4 main states:  Arizona, New York, California and Florida. We provide all kinds of locksmith services, both for residential and commercial needs. Dandlock – The last locksmith you’ll ever need