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Old 03-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Good place to install security system??



I've got a e46 m3 and want to install a security system. Anyone have any recommendations of any shops in the GTA??
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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Are you looking for the actual alarm unit, or just a place to install yours?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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I was looking for both, but mainly for installation because I can get the unit at Best Buy if needed.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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Well, if you're not looking for some serious defence mechanism lol i would just get the OEM unit and get the dealer or one of the sponsor shops on this site to install it. Your e46 is pre-wired for it and just needs the components to be plugged in and activated via the computer.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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+1 on OEM alarm.

Cheap (can be had for 180 shipped to your doorstep)

Reliable, OEM nuff said.

Easy to install by an average BMW owner. Its a plug in system and all E46s are prewired from factory.

You wont have to look like an idiot caring that HUGE aftermarket alarm fob on your keychain.

OEM all the way.

All you'll need to do after is find someone who owns GT1 so they can activate it.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #6
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As they said, OEM is the way to go. We can install and program here in Markham.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #7
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thanks for the advice guys, but I wanted something a little better than OEM just because I have a vert and may leave the top down when parked and want to know it will be safe
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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Pretty sure OEM covers drop tops.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:10 PM   #9
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thanks for the advice guys, but I wanted something a little better than OEM just because I have a vert and may leave the top down when parked and want to know it will be safe
So you want a noise maker that no one even looks twice at anyway?

The only good thing about aftermarket alarms is if you buy a 2-way pager system or one that is connected to the internet and then to your phone (Viper now offers this)... in which case it's $500+ for the alarm + install, plus $150+ for the internet connectivity pack for a year a think.

One that isn't somehow able to contact you is just another noise maker and at that point you're better off with an OEM alarm unit.
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OEM cabrio alarm has a motion sensor for just that reason. Leave it top down.
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