• Installing Crimestopper Car Alarms

    Installing a Crimestopper car alarm isn’t a difficult process. As long as you take your time and read these instructions carefully, you won’t need a mechanic and your system will be an effective crime stopper. The alarm installation is fairly straightforward.

    Advantages of A Crimestopper Car Alarm

    While Crimestopper car alarms have standard systems as well, their personal pager alarms are a hit. They protect vehicles without the whole neighborhood waking up to the usually loud car sirens. Moreover, there are several optional add-ons you can install to make the vehicle more secure with your convenience kept in mind. Whenever someone tries to break into your car, the system sends a message to your pager, alerting you of the intrusion. That way, not only are you aware of what’s happening, but the thief has absolutely no idea that he is in trouble. It keeps u a step ahead.

    Disadvantages

    The main disadvantage here is the cost of these alarm systems. They are expensive and cost anywhere between $200 to $400, depending on the features they offer. You could get one cheaper than that, but then there’s no point in getting an incomplete system. Of course, if you want more features you have to pay more.

    Moreover, some pagers have a limited range, so that means you will have to be within that range to get the message. However, that depends on the unit you purchase.

    The best thing to do before you buy a Crimestopper car alarm would be to go check out an online forum, where you can read reviews, discuss about the product and see it if fits your requirement and is worth the buy.

    Identify Wires and Connectors

    Hold the alarm control unit so you can read the name and model (this example is the GS-2000). Clockwise from the top you will find the shock sensor harness, valet switch and the LED. Then you have the main harness. Connect the wires as follows: mount the control unit, choose somewhere out of the way, yet fairly accessible and connect the main wiring harness.

    Open your car door and unscrew the door switch. If the dome light goes off when you do this, it is a negative trigger. If the switch has two wires, determine which one gets power full time. Connect the green wire to the other wire. If the wire is unpowered, connect the green wire to it.

    Find a good place to connect the ground wire. If mounting the control unit under the dash, find the black wire from your car stereo and tap into it.

    Using a meter or test light, find out which wire coming from your ignition switch gets powered when you start the car. Connect the yellow wire to it. If you want to use your GS-2000 remote to open your trunk or some other function, connect the grey wire to pin 86 on a 30-AMP relay, purchased separately.

    If you want to have the alarm sound if someone opens your trunk or hood, run an extension from a switch you mount and connect to the blue wire. The black and white wire will go to pin 86 on the optional relay to turn on your dome light when the alarm is disarmed.

    Brown and white wire goes to another optional relay (pin 86) to trigger the horn honk feature. The orange wire goes to pin 85 on a relay for starter disable. Find the wire to your starter that provides signal when the key is turned. Cut this wire. The end going to the starter is connected to pin 87A of the relay. The end of this wire coming from the ignition switch goes to pin 30. Pin 86 is connected to power.

    (Electric locks only) Find the negative door unlock trigger wire for your car doors. Connect the white and red wire to this. Find the negative lock trigger and connect the blue and white wire to it. The brown wire goes to the positive side of the siren. The other wire should be attached to the frame or body. Find the wire from your headlight switch that provides power to the relay for your parking lights. Connect the white wire to it. The red wire will go to constant power. Do not connect this yet.

    Connect the Auxiliary Harnesses

    Find a conspicuous place to mount the LED. It is a deterrent, so it needs to be highly visible. Drill a quarter inch hole and insert the LED into it, route the wire to the control unit and connect to the connector at bottom right. Find an inconspicuous but accessible place to locate the valet switch. Drill a quarter inch hole and insert the switch from behind and screw down the locking collar. Route the wires and connect to middle connector. Find a sturdy location for the shock sensor. Insert the wire harness in the connector and route to the controller and connect.

    If you have followed the steps carefully, it is time to insert the battery into one remote and connect the red wire. Close all doors and click the arm switch. Wait 30 seconds. Open a door. The alarm will sound. Disarm the alarm by clicking the switch again. You now have a self made car alarm installation.