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    The use of train horns is illegal in most states.
    Unless on a real train of course.

    If someone wants it bad enough, they will take it.
    Knowing where it went is the key.
    GPS trackers are worthless inside warehouses/buildings.
    LoJack is probably your best bet.
    The hidden kill switch is my personal choice.

    There is another tracking option, but it’s not available to civilians.
    Government use only.
    We have the tracking receiver installed in the Helicopters.
    Simply amazing.
    That’s about as detailed as I can get about it.

    I never leave mine unattended for very long.
    When I do, I use the steering wheel chain lock.
    Not foolproof but is a good deterrent.

    I know how you feel, but relax and enjoy your truck
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    This may be overkill.

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    Yes, that's overkill. I once read about a system that is sold in overseas (but not here, for some reason) that includes flamethrowers shooting out the sides of the car.

    That might do the trick.


    Speaking of train horns, I once installed a phone in a Ford F350 that had train horns shoehorned in under the hood. The air tank was a long, slender unit mounted under the bed alongside the frame rail.

    Yes, it was loud.


    How about putting the train horn inside the cab, on a 5 or 10 second delay?
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    i say go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowtrac nome View Post
    put in a manual transmission nobody can drive those these days.
    That will NOT keep a truck from getting stolen. My 79 K20 with the SM465 4spd got stolen out of my driveway...
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    APRS.
    APRS trackers can switch relays via an APRS message, like the OpenTracker2... Hook it to the fuel shutoff solenoid.

    You'll have location AND the ability to remotely shut it down.
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    This would work. It would stop/kill the thief deter the crime. But it would destroy the truck also. On second thought. Cancel that thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT67 View Post
    That will NOT keep a truck from getting stolen. My 79 K20 with the SM465 4spd got stolen out of my driveway...
    It's a JOKE, son.jpg

    And because piling on is fun sometimes....


    Calm down it's just a joke.jpg


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    I found this thread by reading up to see if Sharecropper had gone through with the 700r4 install yet.... planning on going with the kit from PATC myself as it does seem like they get you all of what you need.... Anyhow, this is an area where I may be able to help. I too share your anxiety about leaving your baby just sitting on the street. In my work truck I have successfully married 3 systems that do pretty much all of what I want. I do not want to tell you how much time it took but I will say in the end there is easily about $1500 materials/supplies into it but worth every penny.

    First is a viper alarm with 2 way communication (can alert the fob of alarm from a quarter mile away). This was professionally installed. Standard sensors and starter kill switch when armed.

    Second is a 4g gps tracker. It features (2) relay outputs controlled via text. One can kill the fuel. The other I have not used yet... It has battery backup in case power is cut to the vehicle. Tow alarm (moving w/o ignition.) Alarm output from the viper is routed to it so if the alarm goes off you will also get a text (all of these with gps link) low battery alarm... plenty of other things that do not need to be mentioned. Obviously you need cell service for any of the communication to happen but if you are in a no service area and you sned the command to kill fuel.... lemme tell you, it will kill it at the first hint of cell service, right about when you forgot you had sent it (I was testing the unit out, that was fun) Also you can use it as an alarm (with only door monitering so you can leave your dog in windows down and if a door is opened it will set off alarm as well as text. Dog would set off vibration alarm if Viper was armed.) Oh, this requires a basic 4g text plan. Shopping around I found one that gives plenty of overhead for about $3/mo.

    Third and the most costly and time consuming part is an 8ch 1080p MDVR. Fabbing up custom housings to be waterproof and stealth took time and trial and error. Alibaba was my friend here. Lots of trial, error, learning. SSD drive, basically it turns on manually or when the viper turns on. Proximity sensor for the cab and pir sensor for the bed. Both of these sensors will trigger 940nm IR when dark (invisible to the bad guys so the do not know they are on camera for fear of vandalism/reprisal) Sensors also highlight which time segments had activity for reviewing... The interface is a little clunky and not geared towards security... more towards fleet management but it is a rock solid system. When the market demand is high enough and a more security minded MDVR comes available I am sure the cameras will work with it and I could swap it out. Would love to have video playback over wifi. It does have gps and overlays speed while driving as well as location etc.

    Lastly, all of this requires lots of juice. I have a spare 100ah AGM as well as a 160w solar panel nestled up in the lumber rack. Armed during the day it is still charging(starting batteries first then overflowing to the AGM. At night running no IR it is probably about a 4a load between all 3 systems, and when the IR comes on that adds about another 3 amps. The IR turns off after 2 minutes.


    Unfortunately you will likely have to cobble something together yourself but feel free to pick my brain here or via pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer747 View Post
    I found this thread by reading up to see if Sharecropper had gone through with the 700r4 install yet.... planning on going with the kit from PATC myself as it does seem like they get you all of what you need.... Anyhow, this is an area where I may be able to help. I too share your anxiety about leaving your baby just sitting on the street. In my work truck I have successfully married 3 systems that do pretty much all of what I want. I do not want to tell you how much time it took but I will say in the end there is easily about $1500 materials/supplies into it but worth every penny.

    First is a viper alarm with 2 way communication (can alert the fob of alarm from a quarter mile away). This was professionally installed. Standard sensors and starter kill switch when armed.

    Second is a 4g gps tracker. It features (2) relay outputs controlled via text. One can kill the fuel. The other I have not used yet... It has battery backup in case power is cut to the vehicle. Tow alarm (moving w/o ignition.) Alarm output from the viper is routed to it so if the alarm goes off you will also get a text (all of these with gps link) low battery alarm... plenty of other things that do not need to be mentioned. Obviously you need cell service for any of the communication to happen but if you are in a no service area and you sned the command to kill fuel.... lemme tell you, it will kill it at the first hint of cell service, right about when you forgot you had sent it (I was testing the unit out, that was fun) Also you can use it as an alarm (with only door monitering so you can leave your dog in windows down and if a door is opened it will set off alarm as well as text. Dog would set off vibration alarm if Viper was armed.) Oh, this requires a basic 4g text plan. Shopping around I found one that gives plenty of overhead for about $3/mo.

    Third and the most costly and time consuming part is an 8ch 1080p MDVR. Fabbing up custom housings to be waterproof and stealth took time and trial and error. Alibaba was my friend here. Lots of trial, error, learning. SSD drive, basically it turns on manually or when the viper turns on. Proximity sensor for the cab and pir sensor for the bed. Both of these sensors will trigger 940nm IR when dark (invisible to the bad guys so the do not know they are on camera for fear of vandalism/reprisal) Sensors also highlight which time segments had activity for reviewing... The interface is a little clunky and not geared towards security... more towards fleet management but it is a rock solid system. When the market demand is high enough and a more security minded MDVR comes available I am sure the cameras will work with it and I could swap it out. Would love to have video playback over wifi. It does have gps and overlays speed while driving as well as location etc.

    Lastly, all of this requires lots of juice. I have a spare 100ah AGM as well as a 160w solar panel nestled up in the lumber rack. Armed during the day it is still charging(starting batteries first then overflowing to the AGM. At night running no IR it is probably about a 4a load between all 3 systems, and when the IR comes on that adds about another 3 amps. The IR turns off after 2 minutes.


    Unfortunately you will likely have to cobble something together yourself but feel free to pick my brain here or via pm.
    Thanks Cruzer. I will indeed reach out to you when the day comes to begin designing and installing my security system. It sounds like your system is just about what I am looking for.

    Regarding my 700R4, I will comment in your thread over in the CUCV Modification forum.

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