Below is the answers to the questions we are frequently asked. To see a full list of the features check out the product page.
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How do I get my Simple Alarm installed?
We recommend installation by a professional auto electrician as there a risk of damaging your vehicle’s electronics if you attempt to install by yourself. You should contact a local auto electrician and find an approximate price for installation. The alarm is as easy to install as any other alarm so most auto electricians will be able to install a Simple Alarm.
How will I know when the car is armed?
The indicators flash and system will chirp (1 for arm, 2 for disarm) to signal the driver of a change of state.
How long does the battery last?
The system is designed to have a battery life of 1 year with normal use. Depending on frequency of use the battery life goes up or down. For example, a number of courier drivers use this alarm in their vans. They are in and out of their vehicle all day everyday and the battery lasts 3-4 months.
What happens if the battery goes flat?
The remote wont work, but the driver can use their key to unlock the car and then use the override procedure to disarm the alarm (see directions on the owners manual).
How do I know when the battery is going flat?
The remote will take longer to disable the alarm. When you find yourself standing next to the car and waiting for it to unlock it time to change the battery. (Note: if you have fresh batteries in the remotes and the alarm doesn’t unlock instantly when you walk near the car get your installer to check the antenna placement).
Can I switch off the Automatic feature?
Yes, there is a button on the remote that switches between Auto and RKE (Remote Keyless Entry). When the system is switched to RKE the remote can be in range of the car but it will remain locked.
What if I lose my remote/keys?
If you have a spare vehicle key this can open the car then the override procedure can be used to disable the alarm so you can drive the car home. Then you can use your spare remote. You can contact us to obtain a new remote for your system if you also lose your spare.
If I am driving and I throw my remote out the window what will happen?
The car will remain unlocked and disarmed while the engine is running The car will just run as normal until then engine is turned off then the system will lock and arm.
Did you know...Opportunistic vehicle theft is when an amateur steals a car because the circumstances make it easy. Up to 80% of vehicle theft is opportunistic.
A Simple Alarm heavily reduces opportunistic theft as doors are never left unlocked and the vehicle is always armed when you're not there.