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Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

Hi all,

I am new in CH. Now ordering a car, and not sure if i should include the alarm in options or save the money?

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Old 29.09.2012, 19:42
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

No - save yourself the bother and your neighbours wont have a reason to complain when it makes a noise.
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

No, it's as useless as anywhere else in the world …
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

Haven't they been standard on most cars along with an immobiliser for about the past 15 years?

Agreed that they serve no purpose apart from shattering the peace of everything within 500m.
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Even if fitted, there's a good chance an alarm will be disconnected because it's too loud. Immobiliser far more effective anyway imo
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

Better value to invest in a pine marten deterrent
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

No, it is not needed, save yourself the cash.
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Old 29.09.2012, 23:11
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

Here they do not steal cars that cost less than CHF 100K new & are less than 6 months old.
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

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Hi all,

I am new in CH. Now ordering a car, and not sure if i should include the alarm in options or save the money?

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which car in this age doesnt have an alarm or immobiliser? unless its a dacia type of vehicle.
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which car in this age doesnt have an alarm or immobiliser?
Pretty much any car has an immobilizer these days but alarm systems are often optional.
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

Thanks all. So many quick answers. Its a new car with immobilizer, also with insurance i am not much concerned about the car being stolen. I had a previous experience of getting my car opened and laptop taken away, but this was in the other part of the world. From the suggestions seems like i shouldnt expect such things happening in CH..

I will instead further updage the alloys then and hope that they will not get stolen
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TI had a previous experience of getting my car opened and laptop taken away, but this was in the other part of the world. From the suggestions seems like i shouldn't expect such things happening in CH..
No you should expect things like that so just be smart and take expensive things out of your car like in any country(not sure whether you were being sarcastic or not ). A car alarm doesn't really help much with a smash and grab anyway.
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Re: Is car alarm needed in Switzerland

You need at least two alarms, a big dog with sharp teeth, an automatic weapon and a knife tucked into your sock.
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