I agree completely. Unless my alarm pages me or kills the ignition for me, it's a waste of money. Car thieves don't even pay attention to alarms these days, neither does anyone else. I can't tell you how many times we're out and about with the family, see (and hear) a car alarm going off, and we don't do anything at all. Everyone just figures someone pressed the wrong button on their remote.My personal opinion: unless it pages you, auto alarms seem, to me, useless and more of a nuisance. Ive considered one as well. Then I decided to just keep mine fully insured, which includes theft protection. And the insurance co. is aware that my TJ has add-ons that raise the value. How about a GPS system that tracks yours if it indeed is stolen?
My protection is a cut off switch.
I learned never to leave anything in mine and also never to lock it way back when I was in high school.My best advice is 1) Never ever leave anything of value visible in the Jeep. 2) Never lock the doors if you have a soft top, they'll just cut the top open to get inside to see if there's anything worth stealing.