E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > What does the factory alarm sound like?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-22-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
ksfrogman
Major General
 
ksfrogman's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

Posts: 6,749
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ksfrogman
What does the factory alarm sound like?

My 330i should be arrive at port early January. I feel it's silly to have a nonfunctional clown nose, and am considering the factory alarm.

What does it sound like? Does it chirp when you activate it? What does it do when it goes off?

I called Irvine BMW and was told that instead of spending the $500 on that, that I should spend $600 and get a Lojack instead. So I'm a bit confused why the dealership wouldn't want to install their own company's alarm.
__________________
ksfrogman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
loopsandsounds
Member
 
loopsandsounds's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 991 C2S, 2012 E70 X5 5.0
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cow Hampshire

Posts: 92
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2012 E70 X5 5.0  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksfrogman
I feel it's silly to have a nonfunctional clown nose, and am considering the factory alarm.
What does it sound like? Does it chirp when you activate it?
I just had the alarm installed. The clown nose lights up. It adds an internal motion sensor, hood switch, and siren. It beeps (identical to the E46 alarm beep) once for lock, and 2X for unlock, which is a personal setting on your key memory (you can disable the beep or the lights flashing if you want) I haven't had the new one go off yet, but my E46 factory alarm was a piercing high pitched squeal.
__________________
For Sale: 2012 E92 M3: Jerez Black/Fox Red/Black/Carbon | ZCV | ZP2 | ZCP | ZCW | EPS | DCT
2013 Porsche 991 C2S | Agate Grey/Black | SPASM | PSE | Sport Chrono | Sport Design | CF interior
2012 E70 X5 5.0: Vermillion Red/Black Nevada | ZPP | ZCW | ZCP
loopsandsounds is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 12:13 PM   #3
jflecha
Second Lieutenant
 
jflecha's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 06 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Garden State

Posts: 205
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330I  [0.00]
The alarm is more a peace of mind type deal and there is a motion sensor, that and your clown nose sending out that red beam are the parts I like, to me its not very loud and it doesnt sound like most alarms.

From what I've read in this forum the car is very hard to steal, you would have to put it on a flat bed to steal it, if you got the premium package with BMW assist I'm almost certain being able to locate the car if its stolen is included, so I dont see the need to get loJack.

I think its worth the $500.00, its one more reason for someone not to mess with your car.
__________________
Tit-Silver 330i/STEP/SP/PP/CWP
jflecha is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST