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How Much Is a Good Car Alarm System?

How Much is a Good Car Alarm System?

Statistics show that theft of a vehicle rose by 22% in the financial year 2021/22 compared to 2020/21 and that keyless car theft accounted for 94% of all vehicles recovered by Tracker last year, reaching an all-time high.

Car Specialist Customs offer a variety of security solutions to counter the rise of keyless car theft. In this blog, we will be answering the question ‘How much is a good car alarm system?’

Keyless entry has become a common feature that criminals capitalise on by finding ways to ‘hack’ the mechanism and break into your car in as little as 20-30 seconds. With this in mind, let us share with you our popular security systems.

First up, the Pandora Alarm.

The Pandora Alarm explained

The Pandora Alarm explained

A Pandora Alarm is an after-market security solution ideal for those who want the best possible protection from thieves.

The Pandora Alarm protects your vehicle from wheel jacking, towing, hijacking and tampering. This is achieved by using not one but two immobilizers, which are electronic devices that stop the car’s engine from starting without the correct key or fob.

Depending on the model of the Pandora Alarm you choose, you can expect varying features such as:

  • Indoor motion sensors
  • Tilt sensors.
  • Anti-Hijack, which shuts the car engine off safely if the driver retains their Pandora BlueTooth tag in a situation where the car is hijacked from the driver.

Additional features of the Pandora Alarm

Extra-strength immobilisation

The extra immobiliser with the Pandora alarm means an additional layer of security, which means thieves will be even more deterred from attempting to steal your vehicle.

Next-gen encryption

Everything in the Pandora alarm uses 128-bit encryption. This prevents code-grabbing or relay boosting, ensuring another comprehensive layer of security against thieves.

Phone notification 

With the ability to customise notifications, you can be notified via call, text, or app alerts as soon as the system detected an incongruency in it’s environment at all times.

Control from afar 

Through the app, you are able to start your car remotely, arm or disarm the alarm system and control your vehicle regardless of where you are. Presenting the future of premium security.

Next-generation smart sensors

The Pandora alarm systems come with dual shock, tilt, motion and internal sensors, which will protect your vehicle from wheel jacking, towing and general tampering. Using special algorithms with customisable sensitivity creates a unique sensor which can be adjusted to your needs, meaning your alarm won’t go off over the slightest of movements.

Discrete and effective

The only people who will know the location of the device is the vehicle owner (if they choose to know) and the installer. However, even if the device is somehow removed, it will still not allow the vehicle to work at all.

The Ghost Immobiliser

The Ghost Immobiliser works by preventing your engine to start unless certain buttons within your car are pressed in a specific sequence, this can be from the steering wheel, the door panel or the central console. Think of it like a password to get your car started. Even if the car keys are in the ignition, the startup will not engage unless the sequence is pressed.

Because the device is installed in such a way that it can not be seen, you have the added benefit of stealth, which can prevent anyone from trying to tamper with it. The device only takes seconds to use, yet can save you countless hours of looking for your vehicle if it is ever stolen.

Additional features of the Ghost Immobiliser:

Undetectable by thieves using diagnostics

The Ghost Immobiliser has no circuit cuts, meaning it cannot be detected by modern methods employed by a thief.

No radio frequencies

Thieves cannot use sophisticated RF scanning, code-grabbing technology to detect what security device your vehicle has when it does not transmit any signals like conventional security systems.

No more key cloning

Due to the personalised PIN you can create with the Ghost Immobiliser, if thieves have cloned keys to your vehicle, it will be impossible for them to start it because they won’t know your PIN code.

Tested for each vehicle

Due to the nature of the data bus communication the Ghost Immobiliser has been adapted and tested for every vehicle we list as compatible, click this link to see our list of compatible vehicles.

PIN Reset

On the occasion, your pin is forgotten, your car is sold, or a button in your PIN sequence is broken, there is a secure, reset code for each individual immobiliser. There is also an option to change your pin, whenever you feel like it.

The App

To make security even easier, there is an app for the immobiliser available for your iOS & Android mobile device, allowing you to just get in and drive away. Minimising the need to enter your PIN if you are running late etc.

The team here at Car Specalist Customs are qualified and experienced at installing a Ghost immobilser for your vehicle. Head to our website for your quote to make your car secure with the Ghost immobiliser.

How much is a good car alarm system?

How much is a good car alarm system?

The two car alarm systems we have highlighted can cost you upwards of £500 depending on the model you decide to choose. Regardless of the option you choose, you will be reaping the benefits of absolute security.

Understandably, the more premium options we offer include a wide variety of features that only add to the security capabilities featured by these two devices.

Can I fit a car alarm system myself?

It is entirely possible to fit a car alarm system yourself, however, if you have never done this before we would recommend using a professional fitting service such as the one we offer in order to securely install your car alarm system. Here are some benefits of having a professional install your system.

  • Our experience means we can do it quickly whilst avoiding your cars wiring, thus preventing any damage on installation.
  • Our installation is ‘invisible’ meaning you won’t find where we installed the system (unless you ask us) which also means potential thieves won’t either.
  • We test our installations to ensure they work effectively.
  • The installation process gives you an opportunity to enquire directly about anything you would want to know with using the car alarm system.

Order your car alarm today

Order your car alarm today

Every single one of our team members at Car Specialist Customs is extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included the affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We always will go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

Don’t delay! See what we can do for you today, head over to our website for a free, no-obligation quote for your Pandora Alarm fitting.

Want to get in touch? You can find us here:


Unit 30

Caldershaw Centre

Ings Ln


OL12 7LQ


Monday – Wednesday – 10 AM – 7 PM

Thursday – Closed

Friday – Sunday – 11 AM – 7PM


07523 971347 (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm)


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