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    One that was going for 20+ minutes has recently been switched off so I can get back to my work that involves concentration (glad I wasn't a night-worker trying to sleep!)

    But it got me thinking, what's the point of having one that goes on that long? If a car thief hasn't got away in 60 seconds they will disappear.

    What are the chances of your vehicle being stolen from such a location in broad daylight?

    Are you happy for the same thing to happen while you are at home?
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    (Original post by NJA)
    One that was going for 20+ minutes has recently been switched off so I can get back to my work that involves concentration (glad I wasn't a night-worker trying to sleep!)

    But it got me thinking, what's the point of having one that goes on that long? If a car thief hasn't got away in 60 seconds they will disappear.

    If you park in a built-up area and leave it on you are expecting all the locals to act as your guard, without asking or rewarding them in any way.

    What are the chances of your vehicle being stolen from such a location in broad daylight?

    Are you happy for the same thing to happen while you are at home?
    Mostly it's false alarms. probably the same thing that triggered it in the first place kept on triggering it for 20 mins.

    Criminals don't like being observed so tbh we (honest citizens) are all depending on each other to deter crime.
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    Car alarms should go off if doors are actually forced open (or windows broken), but some alarms are so poorly fitted that even gusts of wind set them off.
 
 
 
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