Unfortunately that's so true. How many times have you
heard a car alarm go off in a mall parking lot and keep
walking. You might take a look around real quick if it
sounds close by. Even my neighbors goes off all the time,
I never look outside.
Just for owner's piece of mind now a days.
Maybe our situation here in Sweden is a little different,
there are not so often car alarms going off, and when it does, it's caused
either the owner himself / herself in 90% of the cases, by faulty handling ,
and the rest of the cases it's caused by vibration during hard weather..
I guess that makes people less interested in the noise from the alarms!
Better is silent alarms transmitting by radio directly to nearby owner, and
go down to the car and take care of the thief right away!
That reminds me of a time when I went to a football game at the US Air
Force Academy. It was "Parent's Day" and they had fly overs for the crowd
before the game started. When the jets came in low and buzzed the stadium
every car alarm in the lot went off!
There are alarms that will page the owner when it goes off. I'm sure
after they get paged 5 or more times, they will still alarm their car but
will turn off the paging feature.
So true with the flyovers... On the flight line, car alarms go off every
day when the F-15's shoot the missed approaches, especially when in full
blower. It makes one wonder why, on an Air Force installation, people even
bother to set these things when parking near the runway!
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