In the past weeks we've had several break ins in my parking lot so I think it's time for an alarm. Plus, the remote start will be nice for winter.
After talking to the extremely unmotivated and not too bright guy at Best Buy, I'll be having a local audio/alarm shop install the system for me. I'm more than capable of doing it myself... it just comes down to time that I don't have.
My two options are:
1. Code Alarm CA6553
installed for $599.99 out the door (this includes bypass and labor)
2. Any other system I bring them (probably http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5704v-Feature-Alarm-Remote/dp/B005ZHFXKU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384640662&sr=1-1&keywords=viper+5706v) $175
plus an immobilizer bypass $50
plus 3-4 hours labor at $65/hr $195-$260
which comes out to between $420-$485
But that could be subject to change if they need extra components or it takes longer than expected where the other one is a fixed price.
Does anyone have experience with either of these brands? Advice to offer?