A Guide To Installing a Bulldog Car Alarm
Installing a Bulldog car alarm is a very easy process that will only take a few minutes and you'll only need a few items to complete the job. You should check each step as you complete them and double check to make sure you get all the steps right. Bulldog has a nice variety of car alarms and many of them have been designed to make installation a quick and easy process.
The Bulldog Car Alarm DIY Security system is very basic. You can easily install the system on your own. You don’t have to pay a professional to set it up. Moreover, these systems are cost-friendly. They are perfect for someone wanting complete car security with less money. You can get a Bulldog car alarm for about $50. They are ideal anti-theft mechanisms for those who cannot afford expensive ones.
The disadvantage is that as these are basic systems and lack upgraded features. They don’t rely on any instant paging or messaging facilities. Nor do they have the modern GPS-enabled tracking system.
Things to Keep in Mind
If you do have problems with the installation, you can contact Bulldog Security directly to ask a technician questions using the number they provide at Bulldog Security. You’ll need to provide your name; telephone number and area code; year, make and model of vehicle you’re installing the car alarm in and the model number of your Bulldog car alarm system.
Ensure that the yellow antenna wire is as straight as you can make it for maximum range. Turn off all mobile radio equipment, such as cell phones, radar detectors, and stereo amplifiers off before exiting the vehicle, otherwise the car alarm will detect the power drain and the alarm will sound.
You need a screwdriver or drill, self-tapping screws (included) and a volt/ohm meter (optional) in order to complete this installation. This car alarm only requires the connection of a few wires and about ten minutes to complete.
We'll be using the Bulldog model 2030 car alarm for this example installation. Open up your Bulldog alarm and spread all of the included parts on a table and organize them.
Ensure that all of the parts you need are included. You can use the installation instructions manual to help you.
Find a solid, well-grounded metal surface beneath the hood. A metal fender or plate will do. Point the siren down to prevent water from collecting in the siren and to increase sound level. Make sure you do not mount the siren near moving or heated parts of engine. Make sure you use all three included self-tapping screws to mount the alarm, otherwise it could come loose.
Connect the red power wire to any constant +12 volt power supply (battery). The car alarm will respond with a “Thank You” if you get it right.
Ensure that the yellow antenna wire is as straight as possible for maximum range during operation of the car alarm.
Install the LED as high as possible in the cab of the vehicle in a spot that’s viewable from all windows. You can either drill a 0.25-inch hole in the dash panel or use the included mounting bracket to mount the LED. Run the wires from the LED indicator through the firewall and plug into the wiring harness on the alarm.
You can now arm and test all of the included features on your Bulldog car alarm. If something isn’t working correctly, you’ll have to go back and check all of your work. The first place to check should be the wire connections you made.
As Bulldog Securities is quite a known name, the quality brand is something you won’t have to worry about. Before you buy a Bulldog car alarm, check out online websites that give reviews about the company and its products. After you do that, it won’t be too hard to decide if you want to buy one or not.