Posted by artie on February 17, 1999 at 14:07:16:
In Reply to: need or want (alarm) posted by sam on February 17, 1999 at 13:53:48:
Alarms will never prevent a theft or break-in.They act as deterents and sometimes provide reduced insurance rates as a result. The BMW alarm is equipped with a tilt detector, motion detector and additionally flashes the LED indicator below the rear view mirror when armed. If you leave your windows open (by accident) and someone sticks their hand through the window to grab the expensive camera you accidently left on your seat, the alarm will go off. Will this prevent the theft? Probably not but it may turn someone around to identify the crook which will force him/her to drop it.
It's a personal decision each owner has to make. It's like life insurance - you can buy it or you cannot. The choice is yours. If you don't, then your not protected. If you do, at least you can say that you are.