How effective are auto anti-theft alarms, really?
My neighbor has an alarm feature on his car that goes off at all hours of the day and night. This thing is so sensitive that I swear it’s activated if a cat sneezes across the street.
If I looked out and saw someone standing by the car, I’d assume it was the owner again trying to shut the damned thing off and if it were a thief, all he’d have to do is give an apologetic wave and say “Sorry.”
So, if I feel this way about all the false activations I wonder if an alarm is really a deterrent to theft or does it exist solely to piss off the neighbors?
On a side note; how many 2 a.m. false alarms does it take before I’m justified in shooting out his car windows with my .22?