Car Alarm Advice

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I have an intelliguard 950, by Clifford. There is a microwave detector
in the car, out of site, that knows if anything gets in, or is put in,
the car. There is also an immobiliser system with it. The software
allows you to set up lots of things, the one I like is the alarm
sounding and the vehicle braking and cutting out if you start it
without putting in a code, so stealing the keys only gives a thief 2
minutes. Not cheap but I value the car, I would value it lots if I was
on safari with it and it was my way home.
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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One of my sons knows an alarm installer. According to this guy the
Italian alarms are the best.
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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My son does not often see the guy now, it was a friend of an ex. Your
alarm will not be recognised by insurance companies without a
certificate of installation from a registered installer.
You could fit one yourself if you could get it, and that should be
possible. When looking at Clifford do not look at the Clifforduk.com
alarms website as they are not proper Clifford, it is a company riding
on the name, so are Cliffordalarms.co.uk. Clifford.co.uk are the ones.
They have a local list of suppliers but some of them will tell you
they sell the kit for =A3xxx and fit it for free, which is rubbish, they
just want the fitting. Try to find one that will sell you the kit at a
proper price or call Clifford direct.
FYI, the company that makes Clifford alarms are 'Directed electronics inc.'
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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Hi Clive,
Interesting. I prefer to fit the alarms, particularly on expedition
vehicles so that the owner knows what is wire in where in case the
alarm plays up.
It also saves doubling up work - if you are already pulling apart the
dash and removing other trim you can do the whole lot all at once.
I guess it is worth finding out if the lack of an alarm certificate is
actually an issue with the insurers when travelling in Africa - the
international insurers may not be so fussy. Having said that I have
never been asked to provide an installer certificate for the alarms on
the cars I have.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540 362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Clive,
Interesting. I prefer to fit the alarms, particularly on expedition
vehicles so that the owner knows what is wire in where in case the
alarm plays up.
It also saves doubling up work - if you are already pulling apart the
dash and removing other trim you can do the whole lot all at once.
I guess it is worth finding out if the lack of an alarm certificate is
actually an issue with the insurers when travelling in Africa - the
international insurers may not be so fussy. Having said that I have
never been asked to provide an installer certificate for the alarms on
the cars I have.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540 362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Julian,
I had to provide a certificate for both mine, and my wifes
alarms, or maybe it was the immobilisers. Perhaps the fact that they
are both imports was the reason.
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
 
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I had to provide a certificate copy for my new alarm /immobiliser. If I
didn't they would still insure me but at a higher premium, about 10% ISTR.
Pete
 
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Hi,
The main issues with the alarm is that I want to be able to fit it to
make sure it is fitted to suit the riggours of overlanding (see below)
and also to avoid doubling the effort since I am going to have the dash
and a lot of the internal panels out for other wiring.
As a compromise, in order to get the installer certificate, we are
going to try to find a local installer who can do it on site whilst the
vehicle is apart, which makes life easier for them and it means I can
ensure that the installer doesn't use the piggy back style snap
connectors which have a habit of snapping the host wire.
With regards brands, the advice seems to be that the Clifford alarms
are over engineered and prone to be temperamental, where as something
like a Toad alarm would be much more suitable.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540 362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi,
The main issues with the alarm is that I want to be able to fit it to
make sure it is fitted to suit the riggours of overlanding (see below)
and also to avoid doubling the effort since I am going to have the dash
and a lot of the internal panels out for other wiring.
As a compromise, in order to get the installer certificate, we are
going to try to find a local installer who can do it on site whilst the
vehicle is apart, which makes life easier for them and it means I can
ensure that the installer doesn't use the piggy back style snap
connectors which have a habit of snapping the host wire.
With regards brands, the advice seems to be that the Clifford alarms
are over engineered and prone to be temperamental, where as something
like a Toad alarm would be much more suitable.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540 362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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