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How hard to install an alarm?

I've never installed one so I'm not sure what's involved. I've got a guy that will come to my place and install one for $150. But I've seen some for sale cheaper. Not sure if its worth my time to just install one my self of have my buddy send a worker over to do it for me?

My truck was broke into last Monday and my wife is convinced they are coming back. So every time a frog farts out side she wakes me up to check it out. This may ease her mind a little.....


Also for those that know. My plan is to have on board air and train/fairy boat horns. His hard would it be to wire them in to dump the air load if my alarm goes off?

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You can wire a cheap alarm fairly easily if you've got a good sense of wiring, but $150 is a good deal. The only issue with having the horns wired to your alarm is that your neighbors are going to be pissed every time the alarm is accidentally set off.

I had an alarm (professionally installed) that set off my horn with the alarm. I had wired my airhorns to sound when I pressed the stock horn, so every time that thing went off because of wind, or someone driving by with a loud system, I'd be rushing outside to shut off the alarm.
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Put an NRA sticker on the wing window.

...or a note: "We're sorry, but due to rising ammunition prices, we are no longer able to provide a warning shot."
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Or wire an electric fence to it that runs through all body panels so even touching it will light em up lol

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Good price, depending on your alarm. I would pay a professional to do it. NICE alarm/remote start's are very cheap these day's and install included.

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True, the hardware is affordable these days. But there are a LOT of BAD installers out there. If the dude has any scotch-locks in his little tackle box of goodies, get in your truck and drive away quick.

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Lol Brad. Problem is there are some really high dollar neighborhoods all around me. So we all get hit a lot


This guy is a professional installer for kicker so I'm going to assume he knows his stuff..

Maybe I just need a trunk monkey?

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Lol Brad. Problem is there are some really high dollar neighborhoods all around me. So we all get hit a lot
Trend here is rising property crime in the "nice" neighborhoods. Big lots, lots of space between the houses, few retirees (read: home more often), whole blocks with no one home mid-day, no one around to hear the B&E. We're in an old, mixed neighborhood, seniors, students, families, there's always people around.

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