I just recently got a new jeep and I was wandering what kind of alarm or whatever to keep ppl out of my jeep! I have a soft top so anyone w/ a pointy object can get in my jeep if they want. I don't keep anything valuable in it but I was wondering what you guys use to keep ppl from actually taking the jeep?
Most just do nothing or rely on the Sentry Key (SKIS) if you have it installed as an option on your TJ. You'll know by looking at your key - black = no Sentry and gray = Sentry.
Myself, along with a lot of other people, install after-market alarms. I installed a Viper alarm that includes a motion sensor. It won't stop anyone from cutting your windows, but it will go off if someone walks too close to the Jeep and if someone penetrates the second field (inside the Jeep), the full alarm goes off. It also disables the starter. Truth be told, it will only slow down a determined car thief.. but it is a nice piece of mind.
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Kill switch. I leave the spare key in the jeep. A few FAKE rounds of ammo (or shells) lying around will give them the picture or entice them to look for the gun! I think I may actually stat putting casing in my jeep. But really I do not care about it, I have insurance for a reason!
If I can get there I can wheel it!
With a soft top, I kept nothing of value and didn't lock the doors. One of the times I did lock it, someone took a box cutter to the window and sliced it open. I keep it garaged at home and try to park in a highly visible, well lit location to deter the bastards. I also would put a club on the steering wheel (but rarely locked it)...I know the club can be easily defeated, but another link in the deterrence chain.
Ill be running one of these http://www.neverstolen.com/ Already have it, just have to install it once my jeep is running. Not going to stop someone from towing it away, but should prevent most thieves. There are a lot of jeeps and lifted trucks being stolen and taken down to mexico, or just out in the desert. They beat the hell out of them or roll them, and then just leave them. Hopefully parking my jeep on post over night, and using this should prevent all that.
park where you can see it, & personally I carry a tried & true 1911-A1 Springfield GI-45. If some scumbag's cutting into your softtop, he's already weilding a deadly weapon, & last time I checked, dead men don't testify!!!
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None of this pansy "slap on the wrist" rubbish you have over there.
Over here it's "Off with the wrist!!!"
Oh, and in England it's "Gee, would you mind not doing that again please? Thanks, that's awfully kind of you. Off you go now, have a nice day, and remember no more stealing cars! That's a good boy. In my day we used to play football when we were 15. What's happened to the world???"
Seriously though, I never lock my doors (when I'm running doors) and I don't leave anything valuable in there. My iPod stays locked in the Tuffy glovebox, and my tools are locked in a Tuffy drawer in the back. I've found my jeep rummaged thru several times now, but they never even try to get in the Tuffy boxes.
As for the entire jeep, I have the Sentry key, as well as a hidden kill switch on the starter. I plan to add another to the fuel pump relay soon, and put that switch in a second hiding place.
and you could always get some tuffy gear :P it will keep most of your valuables locked up pretty well. won't stop them from stealing the vehicle but will definitely deter them from taking something inside