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Topic: what is a good dei alarm?

Posted By: luckydawg003
Subject: what is a good dei alarm?
Date Posted: September 04, 2007 at 4:01 PM

I get a discount on alarms from DEI. Which pretty much makes most alarms on the market. I was thinking about getting a python 902 alarm/keyless, what do you guys think? Are the gps tracking alarms worth the cost, and do they have a monthly fee? The alarm is for a 07 Mustang. Thanks



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Posted By: f150fan
Date Posted: September 04, 2007 at 8:17 PM
The 902 is a pretty nice system. The cool thing about it is that if you add any extra sensors the remote will display what sensor was tripped. The only real downside to it is that it is on the ASK platform. In my opinion the 990 is a nicer setup. You get one mile range and the remotes work way better. If your car is a 5 speed you just wouldnt hook up the rs portion of the unit or I believe that dei has a new manual transmission piece coming out to allow rs on a 5 speed.

As far as the gps tracking goes, you just have to decide if it is something that you need. Basically there is no monthly cost you just pay an upfront cost for the plan you choose. They offer one, two, or three year plans. You can go to pythoncarsecurity.com and read about the cost of the plans as well as the features.




Posted By: swerks
Date Posted: September 04, 2007 at 9:10 PM
Astrostart was recently aquired by dei. astrostart is hands down the finest r/s and security on the earth. i would use a 5204 or 2205 model

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Steve Sverdahl
Swerksound Auto Electric
Red Deer Alberta




Posted By: enice
Date Posted: September 04, 2007 at 9:28 PM
After reviewing the install manuals for those alarms/rs i must say they are very installer friendly.  Only thing I dont like so far is that the pager that i saw on the website looks down right ugly.  Sorry but thats the only things I dont like about it.  I'm planning to carry that line when the shop opens soon.




Posted By: luckydawg003
Date Posted: September 05, 2007 at 4:34 PM
Ya my car is a 5 speed, so not sure if I would hook up the r/s unless I get the new module for it. If its out yet. Ok so now it's between the python 902 and python 990...which I like more since it has 1 mile pager and responder sst. Couldn't find out if the 902 had responder sst or not. It just says Responder-which I guess pages you if someone is stealing your car. Also dei doesn't say how far the 902 remote works from vehicle.




Posted By: mikvot
Date Posted: September 05, 2007 at 8:45 PM
Dude, didn't you say in an earlier post that you worked for circuit city? Don't you trust the installers? They should be able to answer any questions that you have about DEI products.

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Posted By: luckydawg003
Date Posted: September 05, 2007 at 10:55 PM
Ya I work at Circuit City, but I don't like any of my installers, they are all stuck up. And not very helpful when I ask ?'s They act like they are better than everyone else. So that's why I come on here and ask ?'s. No I don't trust the installers their because I have seen them break so many customers cars and ghetto rig doodie it's not even funny. I will be installing this alarm on my own.




Posted By: eurobink
Date Posted: September 07, 2007 at 1:24 PM

If you have never installed an alarm system before, I strongly urge you DO NOT attempt an install on your 2007 Mustang.. it is not the simplest of vehicles. Ive perfromed thousands of installs on just about every car under the sun... and i still do not like working on the new mustangs.. they take me some time, and i typically average 40 minutes per alarm. 

Go to a local shop, by the system from them and get it done. 





Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Ya know euro.... I would LOVE to see the 40 min. alarm install. (during, and after the install)

I have worked in the window tint business for Y E A R S.... and allways heard of the idiots doin 10/12 cars a day. The film reps sayin... "oh ya, they do a great job too" B.S.

I can spot a car that was 1 of the guys 12 in a day, a mile away.

Does your 40 min. include pre-install bench time? does it include the dismantling and the putting back together of the car itself?

I can see how your t-taps could come in handy!

The proper door pins are in the SJB on the passenger side. That thing alone is a 10 min. job to drop.

To get the bottom of the dash down....you start at the center console for Gods sake.

Come on..... 40 min.???   REALLY?



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 9:06 AM

f150fan wrote:

The 902 is a pretty nice system. The cool thing about it is that if you add any extra sensors the remote will display what sensor was tripped. The only real downside to it is that it is on the ASK platform. In my opinion the 990 is a nicer setup. You get one mile range and the remotes work way better. If your car is a 5 speed you just wouldnt hook up the rs portion of the unit or I believe that dei has a new manual transmission piece coming out to allow rs on a 5 speed.

As far as the gps tracking goes, you just have to decide if it is something that you need. Basically there is no monthly cost you just pay an upfront cost for the plan you choose. They offer one, two, or three year plans. You can go to pythoncarsecurity.com and read about the cost of the plans as well as the features.

Isn' the 902 JUST an alarm?



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 9:10 AM

enice] wrote:

fter reviewing the install manuals for those alarms/rs i must say they are very installer friendly.  Only thing I dont like so far is that the pager that i saw on the website looks down right ugly.  Sorry but thats the only things I dont like about it.  I'm planning to carry that line when the shop opens soon.
 

Sad to say enice.... soon all (most) of the astro transmitters will look like DEI units. Only a very few will remain "Astro"   Makes me want to cry. GOD! I hate DEI. They are gonna take the best thing.... and turn it into just "another remote start"



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Posted By: swerks
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 9:22 AM
Astrostart is not fully owned by DEI they only own the majority of shares, Astroflex maintains ownership of of the manufacturing facility and R&D. Under the deal Jean Desmarais (Astroflex founder and president) become president of DEI Canada, so i wouldnt count on too many changes to the Astro platform. Yes the remotes will change to dei style but from what im told(by astrostarts VP of sales and marketing) the platforms will remain the same. I hope so!

BTW try putting an DEI remote in the wash and see if it still works, every astro remote has been before it leaves the factory.

Q:What does DEI stand for? A: dont ever install


KarTuneMan wrote:

enice] wrote:

fter reviewing the install manuals for those alarms/rs i must say they are very installer friendly.  Only thing I dont like so far is that the pager that i saw on the website looks down right ugly.  Sorry but thats the only things I dont like about it.  I'm planning to carry that line when the shop opens soon.
 

Sad to say enice.... soon all (most) of the astro transmitters will look like DEI units. Only a very few will remain "Astro"   Makes me want to cry. GOD! I hate DEI. They are gonna take the best thing.... and turn it into just "another remote start"




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Steve Sverdahl
Swerksound Auto Electric
Red Deer Alberta




Posted By: enice
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 11:12 AM
I must say that I am very open minded when it comes to all types of alarms/remote start.  But the truth of the matter is that DEI units are extremely reliable.  Only true thing that is not liked by DEI is that they are widely available to everyone including the end user for installation.  Although its true that the profit in a business point of view would drop because of this I still believe they are great.  As for the Astroflex, I believe(havent seen an actual unit here in NYC) that they look great with the features it offers.  On top of that after studying the install manuals, having their "brain" and a DEI remote with SST technology would rule.  On top of that if  dealer agreements are kept with Astrflex then it would be on top of the game.  Not only that but I would be an authorized dealer(pending talks with Astro).....would be sweet. BTW, if your remote gets in the wash doesnt that void the remote warranty regardless if its Astro or DEI????? 




Posted By: swerks
Date Posted: September 08, 2007 at 11:20 AM
enice] wrote:

I must say that I am very open minded when it comes to all types of alarms/remote start.  But the truth of the matter is that DEI units are extremely reliable.  Only true thing that is not liked by DEI is that they are widely available to everyone including the end user for installation.  Although its true that the profit in a business point of view would drop because of this I still believe they are great.  As for the Astroflex, I believe(havent seen an actual unit here in NYC) that they look great with the features it offers.  On top of that after studying the install manuals, having their "brain" and a DEI remote with SST technology would rule.  On top of that if  dealer agreements are kept with Astrflex then it would be on top of the game.  Not only that but I would be an authorized dealer(pending talks with Astro).....would be sweet. BTW, if your remote gets in the wash doesnt that void the remote warranty regardless if its Astro or DEI????? 


Astrostart uses the wash machine as aquality control device. all of their remotes are put through a cycle to ensue their water proofing.

I had a customer last year that brought me a remote frm a 2106 that spent the winter at the bottom of a lake. After cleaning it up and replacing the battery it worked like a charm


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Steve Sverdahl
Swerksound Auto Electric
Red Deer Alberta





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