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Who has this alarm? I just bought it and before I install it I wanted to know a few things from those who have it. You can email me privately if you do not wish to discuss certain things in public. My email is [email protected]

Anyway, I was wondering where people mounted the huge communicator module? Does that little LED status light on the communicator module continously blink when armed? How often do you need to use the communicator program button in real life? I rather hide that unit better if I could.

Also, while it seems like a very good alarm, I have found some flaws in the design, and was wondering what others felt.

1. the lack of a LED status indicator for visual alert to thieve.
2. The cord that connects the communicator unit to the alarm brain is not that long, which means the brain needs to be installed fairly close to the communicator, causing limmited installtion possibilities for the brain under normal installation.
3. The auto door locking feature is pretty crappy IMHO. For starters, it does only auto locks the door after about 3 minutes. A lot of things can happen in 3 minutes. Also, the locks automatically unlocks when you turn the engine off. There is no independet programming to turn this part of the auto lock/unlock feature off. On my current alarm, I keep the auto unlock disabled, as I do not want my doors to auto unlock for security reasons.

Anyway, it looks like the company that makes the Aladdin alarm had a very good unique idea with the 2 way paging and communication system, but they really are a few years behind the big boys when it comes to actual security and design.

Obviously I will be modifying a lot of things on this alarm so I can install it the way I want it to be installed.

One last thing, I can't get the back light on my remote to light up thus far. Maybe it is because there is no communication to the brain since I haven't hooked it up yet. At least I hope that is the case. If not, I'd be pretty pissed that my new remotes back light doesn't work.
 

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Wassup Chris, i bought and had the alarm installed about a year ago so i'll try to answer some of your questions.

The 3 min autolock i think was designed to lock the car after you start driving. If you leave the car and walk away, there is an option to autolock/autoarm the car after a 4 beep pause (which is handy if you're carrying 5 books and can't get to your car keys after you exit). There is another option that locks/arms the car automatically if there are no doors or trunks or hoods open after like 30 secs, but i had that feature turned off. The LCD backlight comes on when the car is armed and you press the arm button a second time (you also get a nice little jingle beep). As far as the other alarm features go, i'd rate it about average with the main complaint being the horn being rather soft, but other wise it functions fairly well.

I've programed the auto engine start and trunk release and i'll be doing the auto window controls later this month.

If you have more specific install questions, email me and i'll see if i can be of more help. A buddy of mine installed the alarm for me he got great tech support from the company, tele-video, which is located in San Jose so try giving them a call as well...
 

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LCD PAGER CAR ALARMS

Do any of you have thoughts on LCD PAGER CAR ALARMS offered on Ebay. I've heard they are pretty good.

This one for example: E-bay Link

I'm considering buying one of those

Any advice will be appreciated
 

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shahavchik said:
Do any of you have thoughts on LCD PAGER CAR ALARMS offered on Ebay. I've heard they are pretty good.

This one for example: E-bay Link

I'm considering buying one of those

Any advice will be appreciated
I was looking at that one and probably would have bought it if I didn't get the Aladdin for a cheaper price. Now I'm haveing trouble with my Aladdin (Most likey an installation error by myself with the key in pink wire that I can't figure out) so, I might end up getting that alarm after all.

After my Aladdin experience, I can say that it is a neet alarm, but the security is below par of the common alarm manufacturers. While I am not a professional installer, as an installer who has worked with Alpine, Clifford, Crime Guard, and DEI alarms, I can say all are actually better in terms of raw security. IMHO, the Aladdin has some of the old mistakes that were on early car alarms, and some alarm of today. If you take a look at that alarm it almost dictates where you will be installing the brain. And guess where that is, somewhere up front under the dash. There is little flexibility unless you are willing to extend a few connections yourself. My advice is to get the one that you linked. I like the fact the it comes from a comapny that has years of experience (CrimeStopper, make sure you get the CS-2006 alarm from Crime Stopper), and it comes with two remotes (depending on seller) whereas the Aladdin come s with 1 remote and extra remotes are about $120.
 

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If you have more specific install questions, email me and i'll see if i can be of more help. A buddy of mine installed the alarm for me he got great tech support from the company, tele-video, which is located in San Jose so try giving them a call as well...
If you read this, please ask your friend what he hooked up the pink "Key In" wire to. Also, when you press the red button on the communicator, does the communicator make a beep noise? The tech support suggest that it does, but mine doesn't make a single peep. I'm wondering if my communicator module is defective at this point, but before I invest more money in a replacement, I want to make sure first.
 

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I was looking at that one and probably would have bought it if I didn't get the Aladdin for a cheaper price. Now I'm haveing trouble with my Aladdin (Most likey an installation error by myself with the key in pink wire that I can't figure out) so, I might end up getting that alarm after all.

After my Aladdin experience, I can say that it is a neet alarm, but the security is below par of the common alarm manufacturers. While I am not a professional installer, as an installer who has worked with Alpine, Clifford, Crime Guard, and DEI alarms, I can say all are actually better in terms of raw security. IMHO, the Aladdin has some of the old mistakes that were on early car alarms, and some alarm of today. If you take a look at that alarm it almost dictates where you will be installing the brain. And guess where that is, somewhere up front under the dash. There is little flexibility unless you are willing to extend a few connections yourself. My advice is to get the one that you linked. I like the fact the it comes from a comapny that has years of experience (CrimeStopper, make sure you get the CS-2006 alarm from Crime Stopper), and it comes with two remotes (depending on seller) whereas the Aladdin come s with 1 remote and extra remotes are about $120.
Thanks Chris. If you guys have any Legend wiring docs that would help me to install this alarm, please forward them to me

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I was looking at that one and probably would have bought it if I didn't get the Aladdin for a cheaper price. Now I'm haveing trouble with my Aladdin (Most likey an installation error by myself with the key in pink wire that I can't figure out) so, I might end up getting that alarm after all.

After my Aladdin experience, I can say that it is a neet alarm, but the security is below par of the common alarm manufacturers. While I am not a professional installer, as an installer who has worked with Alpine, Clifford, Crime Guard, and DEI alarms, I can say all are actually better in terms of raw security. IMHO, the Aladdin has some of the old mistakes that were on early car alarms, and some alarm of today. If you take a look at that alarm it almost dictates where you will be installing the brain. And guess where that is, somewhere up front under the dash. There is little flexibility unless you are willing to extend a few connections yourself. My advice is to get the one that you linked. I like the fact the it comes from a comapny that has years of experience (CrimeStopper, make sure you get the CS-2006 alarm from Crime Stopper), and it comes with two remotes (depending on seller) whereas the Aladdin come s with 1 remote and extra remotes are about $120.
Chris, (or anybody who knows)
I see two models CS-2006 FM1 and FM2. Do you know the difference?
 

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Chris, (or anybody who knows)
I see two models CS-2006 FM1 and FM2. Do you know the difference?
FM 2 is the newer model. I think they just added a few things like a clock on the LCD and things like that. Maybe even the range is longer on the FM2. But the FM 2 is the later one, so I would get that one.
 

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FM 2 is the newer model. I think they just added a few things like a clock on the LCD and things like that. Maybe even the range is longer on the FM2. But the FM 2 is the later one, so I would get that one.
Hmm, I thought the older model was 2005. The price difference between FM1 and FM2 is about 100$, so I'm wondering maybe FM1 is not two way and FM2 is. Or maybe FM1 has only one remote.

Also, It looks like CrimeStopper is the manufacturer for all those alarms but some units on E-bay don't have any mention of it and some of the "brain" units don't say anything on them (looking at the pictures). What do you think is the story there. Do you think it is safe to buy?

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Also, It looks like CrimeStopper is the manufacturer for all those alarms but some units on E-bay don't have any mention of it and some of the "brain" units don't say anything on them (looking at the pictures). What do you think is the story there. Do you think it is safe to buy?

Thanks
I've been wondering the same thing. I believe one seller of the CS-2006 said the others were actually a copy cat of the Crimestopper alarm, but I personally can't confirm that. Also, I know some sellers only sell one remote while others include two, so you have to watch for that as well. I guess we need to look at crimestoppers web page to see that the real difference is between the FM1 and FM2.
 

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I've been wondering the same thing. I believe one seller of the CS-2006 said the others were actually a copy cat of the Crimestopper alarm, but I personally can't confirm that. Also, I know some sellers only sell one remote while others include two, so you have to watch for that as well. I guess we need to look at crimestoppers web page to see that the real difference is
between the FM1 and FM2.
I looked at their website but they just mention 2006 model and nothing else. I sent an e-mail to them and also left a message with one of the technicians in their company. I'll let you know when I get the reply. I also hope to find out about those lookalike alarms.
If anybody on this forum knows any of these answers - please speak up!
 

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hey Chris K, can you let me know how your install goes because I was going to buy an alarm that look just like the Aladdin. I put up a post yesterday about it. Thanks.
 

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hey Chris K, can you let me know how your install goes because I was going to buy an alarm that look just like the Aladdin. I put up a post yesterday about it. Thanks.
 

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hey Chris K, can you let me know how your install goes because I was going to buy an alarm that look just like the Aladdin. I put up a post yesterday about it. Thanks.
It's the same alarm, but probably for a different country. The US version is Aladdin. I know the Innotek is for Asian countries, so maybe this one is for a different world region. The US Aladdin actually has less features than the others. How about you install it and let me know how you did yours :).. Mineis on hold for a little while since I'm off my vacation, so I have limmited time again to work on my car.
 
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