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Old 12-21-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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OK, OK, I know there are some who don't worry about such things or say they'll use their remote to set off their car alarm but I wanted a simple alarm for 3 specific situations based largely on the fact that any punk walking by with a screwdriver in his pocket ready to punch the lock in a mini van so he could use it for his B&E could also pop open the not really secure trailer door.

First, I've had second thoughts in more a couple of mall parking lots leaving the trailer unattended; second, in remote areas where there aren't any watching eyes I always feel there's a bit of a risk leaving the trailer unattended and lastly, overnight in a remote area.

So I put together a simple system for about 10 bucks. Any prying on the door will trigger the alarm. I can adjust the duration. The magnetic switch fits very nicely into the space next to the rubber seal and can't be seen from the exterior.

I had 2 sirens on hand so I tried them out wearing hearing protection. Hmm, not as loud as I thought. So I pried up the ear cup a bit and it was like someone slapped me on the side of my head. My chest reverberated. Yup, that'll do I thought.

Works for me.

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Old 12-21-2015, 06:58 PM   #2
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An alarm is a good deterrent when it is visible, you may want to install some stickers.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #3
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I want one. Where do I send my three hundred bucks?
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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I want one. Where do I send my three hundred bucks?
Myron, myron, myron, you're slipping. For a guy who specializes in keeping junk too good to throw out this'd be a low cost thing to do. Both the sirens were free from houses being demolished and the most expensive part was the timer module on ebay for less than $10. Buy? Myron, that's not like you at all.

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Old 12-21-2015, 07:15 PM   #5
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How does it not go off when you open the door yourself? Or someone else that is legit?
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:40 PM   #6
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Yeah, how??
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:37 PM   #7
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It can be triggered from the inside with a panic button or armed after exiting by a hidden switch.

I could have gone with a visible key pad with a glowing red light and warning labels. But I think a lot of thieves just view those as a warning to make it a quick smash n' dash because they know there'll be a lag before something actually happens. I go with my theory that a sudden unexpected blast might trigger a flight response, which is the goal. Slamming the door shut will not stop the alarm until the preset time is reached.

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Old 12-22-2015, 11:03 AM   #8
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Hi: MyronL... Who is that "Masked marauder? Alf
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That's "RJ" from "Over the Hedge" fame.
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