Originally Posted by jocww
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?
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!