Re: Alarm Upgrade Question
Straight up... Steer clear of Black widow alarms. They are bloody awful when compared to their peers.
The best "quality-for-dollar" alarm getting around at the moment is the viper 1000. I've used it and many of the big dollar stereo cars use them and their big brothers as well. Black widow have a reputation for not working right at the time when they're needed. Im also told, the black widow system is fairly easy to get around.Wood
Hi Woody, for some reason and when it comes to Australian Standards approved and supported by insurance companies alarms, Black Widow is one of the ones listed, while Viper 1000 isn't.
It's one thing fitting an alarm system which you think may be good, but is another story when you let your insurance know which one it is, so they can drop your premium.
Most of the newer alarm systems are black wired, so I can't see an easy way around them if installed correctly and extra options are taken.
If you have any written reviews about the Black Widow alarm which may suggest its weaknesses, please post them here, but I can't discount any system based on "hearsay" or what one installer might have said about it..Sorry.
16/Sep/2007, 9:55 am