October 10, 2010
Why Car Alarms Don't Work

Ever hear a car alarm go off and had the same reaction as the "green people" below? Well... now's your chance to think of a better solution. The person who submits the coolest idea to Idea Champions by October 31st will receive a lifetime subscription to our new online, Free the Genie brainstorming tool. Go for it!


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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at October 10, 2010 08:30 AM


... the disgusting noise of car alarms, no one gives a hoot when they go off...

...put a kill switch in the ignition so that when the car has been entered without a key, the motor will not engage...

...and one more thing... those annoying cars that honk the horn when you lock the car...is there any rationale for that stupidity?

Posted by: gladys [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2010 10:24 PM

Get rid of the alarm sound. It has become a nuisance and it does not get the desired response - police reaction to a possible theft. Suggest a silent alarm. Camera hidden in the overhead light fixture that, when a break-in occurs, takes a 360 degree photo of the interior and exterior (thru windows) of the vehicle. Then through something like OnStar, sends a burst transmission to a satellite. It is routed to a soft ware program that analyzes the threat and sends a notification to the police and owner's smart phone along with the GPS location.

Posted by: John Schroeder [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 11, 2010 11:44 AM

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