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I happen to run accross this somewhere on the net.. Just thought it was BS .. well it actually works! Someone said a chip of porcilan off of a spark plug will shatter a wondow without makking a sound... Yeah right... We had junk car , and lookiie there a spark plug.. A few smacks with the bfh, and we had chips of porcilain... threw one the diameter of a pea, yet very thin... and a busted window.. no sound oof anything... me and my bud just looked at each other in amazment....   I suppose it could be a goood anti-tailgateing device???? weird though...
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We did tis about 20 years ago in my buddies junk yard and we were shocked it did it as well. It's because of the tempered glass that the porcelain can spider the whole windshield or side glass. I believe the Life Hammer's were porcelain tipped, for those who remember this product. Just to add that if you have a security system that has glass breakage mic, it will trigger and set off the alarm system.
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Not suprising since porcelain has a Moh hardness rating of about 5-6 which is harder than most steel. I always liked using an automatic center punch to shatter windshields myself Breaking glass with a chip of porcelain - Last Post -- posted image..
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If you sell the AutoPage infrasonic sensor it will trigger with the spidering of the glass.
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In street terms its called shatter rock around here. Many thiefs use it to break windows silently. It does'nt work well since it triggers the sensor for the alarm if you have a window mic. Although, I hear you run a good chance of preventing it if you put duct tape on the window. Supposedly it will keep it from shattering. Leaving a spidered window, pry it out with a screwdriver and pop, its out.

You once again won't get far because you have to defeat the other sensors.

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hex0rz wrote:

In street terms its called shatter rock around here. Many thiefs use it to break windows silently. It does'nt work well since it triggers the sensor for the alarm if you have a window mic. Although, I hear you run a good chance of preventing it if you put duct tape on the window. Supposedly it will keep it from shattering. Leaving a spidered window, pry it out with a screwdriver and pop, its out.

You once again won't get far because you have to defeat the other sensors.

Window tint works against you there too :(  (replaces the need for duct tape)

Worked on my car 2 years ago, alarm never sounded at all & they just pulled the pass window out after breaking it.

Unless it raises the hair on the back of your neck, its only noise!
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Actually had this happen to me a few years back,

I woke up, went to my truck and thought I left the window down. When I opened the door I saw the glass all over. The first thing I did was check my led diagnostic and realized my alarm had never gone off. They apparently broke the glass without triggering the shock sensor (which I had set sensitive). Must have crawled in after they broke it. Good news is the only thing they took was some CD's..you know the ones from columbia house that's like 12 for a penny. So no big financial loss other then a window.

What I did to prevent this was install an RF field disturbance detector. I figure nothing will stop them from breaking a window if they desire but I at least want my alarm to sound. It is very diffcult to enter the vehicle with that kind of sensor without sounding the alarm. Have had no problems since. I now do a few other "tricks" as well but for contents nothing beats a prox, IMO.

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Yea when i was in high school some dumb fool discovered this. They started to tell me about it and how he was gona break into peoples cars that weekend and take sh#$. And go f-ing figure those dumba##es break my moms window and take a few cd's (not knowing i live there). So i took a sledge hammer and visited there house there parents rather new car needed new windows all around and so did the front two windows of there house. And all be damned if it didn't snow the next day Breaking glass with a chip of porcelain - Last Post -- posted image. Breaking glass with a chip of porcelain - Last Post -- posted image. Breaking glass with a chip of porcelain - Last Post -- posted image.

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