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aftermarket alarm and locking doors

I have a viper alarm on my dmax and would like to put a aftermarket alarm if I dont have a stock one, (long story) in the powerstroke. My question is, is there a alarm where I can lock my doors with my rocker switch on the door and then unlock my alarm with a keyfob without the alarm going off? Or where I can unlock the door with my key without the alarm going off?

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I got my alarm/remote start from this guy KC Autosound great guy and killer service, I had some bumps along the road installing it myself called and emailed him he got back to me to help me out even on his day off. TOP NOTCH service!
He may be able to hook you up.

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Oh and he can set you up with a lot of accessory options that can be controlled thru the remote, mine is a compustar 2way, it has a nice LED remote that has like a 3600' range. I love this remote start/alarm, works awesome. I have the door locks and the extra relay for the driver only unlock just like the factory key fob works.

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Yea your a bit far for me to get a alarm. Thanks though.

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My question is, is there a alarm where I can lock my doors with my rocker switch on the door and then unlock my alarm with a keyfob without the alarm going off?

Or where I can unlock the door with my key without the alarm going off?

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The answer to your first question is yes, technically. You could have the alarm "arm itself after the ignition is turned off and the door is closed. It's called "passive arming." So you could lock the door with the switch on the door, walk away, and the alarm would arm itself about 30 seconds later.

The answer to you second question is no, technically. If you have an aftermarket alarm and you open the door, the alarm will go off. You have to jump in the truck, put in the key, and turn on the ignition. Then you will have to locate the valet switch and press it to turn off the alarm. Keep in mind that it will be going off while you are doing this procedure. So it's good to know there the valet switch or button is. Side note: Some alarm manufactures have 2 different buttons, one for valet and one for alarm overide.programming. It's good to know what system you have. Good luck!

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Thanks Df. What is the difference between the 2 buttons?

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The answer to your first question is yes, technically. You could have the alarm "arm itself after the ignition is turned off and the door is closed. It's called "passive arming." So you could lock the door with the switch on the door, walk away, and the alarm would arm itself about 30 seconds later.

The answer to you second question is no, technically. If you have an aftermarket alarm and you open the door, the alarm will go off. You have to jump in the truck, put in the key, and turn on the ignition. Then you will have to locate the valet switch and press it to turn off the alarm. Keep in mind that it will be going off while you are doing this procedure. So it's good to know there the valet switch or button is. Side note: Some alarm manufactures have 2 different buttons, one for valet and one for alarm overide.programming. It's good to know what system you have. Good luck!
That pretty much covers it. If not properly wired and u lock it with the switch before getting out, in most o these trucks the GEM module will go to sleep and the alarm will the not unlock the doors. Proper testing and wiring will prevent this problem. Best thing is to get something with a remote start if it's auto trans and a 2way pager. Hook up the horn and a big siren. Most alarms get ignored now a days so u want it to make as much noise as possible for the time it will sound. Oh, and u can program for passive locking so it locks itself to.


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Thanks Df. What is the difference between the 2 buttons?
One would be a push button and one would be a toggle switch if the manufacturer does it that way. Most alarms use a single push button for both functions.

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