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I was thinking of getting an aftermarket alarm/remote start for the xB for xmas. Can anyone recommend brands to look for or avoid?
 

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I love my python remote start and alarm. Never let me down.
I have a remote start and keyless entry on a ford f350 and it doesnt work when the remote is below 15 degrees c. Not sure on the brand of it but can look tomorrow might when I go back to work to get it.
The python has started my trustworthy b in -38° c this winter and I love the alarm that was put in it. (same whoop whoop as ferrari's in movies when people lock the doors)
 

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Good to know - I have an appointment to have a Python installed on the 18th.

Thanks!
 

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Damaged (or anyone else) - do you know if our xB's require an ignition interface for the remote start?
 

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No idea, mine got rigged with several black boxes when they did it, 2 are in the foot well with many wires going to/from both and another under the hood by my fuse box. I didn't ask what they were
 

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I have an Autopage CS730 which is everything I wanted in an alarm. Of course Viper and Clifford make good alarms that cost twice as much for the same or fewer features. Listen to me or not, what do I know, I've only been installing alarms since 1995
 

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The Autopage will automatically start the car if:
The temp gets below a set temp u decide
If left for a period you decide
At a time of the day or night you decide even if its once a month

It will run for a time u decide as well.
Android and iphone compatible as well as these features.

General Features:
2-way, 4-Channel Vehicle Security System / Car Alarm and Remote Car Starter
On-board 2 way Serial Port for i-Data Link Data Bus and Bypass module integration
C3 compatible data port for C3 Telematics integration
Programmable outputs, plus new starter and ignition timing sequence for improved compatibility with new 2007-2010 new vehicles
On-board temperature sensor for identifying in cabin temperature from the LCD remote
5-button configuration with selectable “Button Lock” to prevent accidental mis-use
XT-74LCD 2-Way remote uses one AAA type 1.5volt alkaline battery with battery life indicator and power save mode
XT33 1-Way sidekick remote uses 2 lithium ion batteries for extended life
Two-car Operational
24-hour digital clock with count down timer for parking meter reminder
The clock doubles as a temperature indicator for monitoring in-car temperature
Multiple audible confirmation tones as well as vibrator mode for paging
Replacement Remotes AutoPage XT-74LCD & AutoPage XT-915S
Authorized Internet Dealer
1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Alarm Features:
4 Channels of outputs (3 dedicated to lock/unlock, trunk and remote start / 1 auxiliary output)
Dedicated function buttons on LCD remote and 5-button standard mini-remote transmitter
New Turbo Timer and window “Comfort Feature”
Code learning / Anti-scan receiver with programmable code hopping
Back-up memory system
Dedicated remote panic and car locator
Passive arming by-pass from the remote
Parking light flash with dual polarity relay onboard
Starter disable output with relay and socket included
Dome light illuminated entry output
Dual polarity (+/-) door lock outputs with optional driver’s door priority two step unlock
Additional positive and negative inputs
500 mA grounded outputs for starter disable and door lock/unlock
Programmable momentary, latched or timer on auxiliary channel
Programmable manual / passive arming with true last door arming with auto re-arm “on”
Programmable Single / Double Pulse Unlock
Programmable Parking lights (flash or constant)
Programmable Pathway Illumination (on / off)
Programmable voltage sense for delayed dome lights (on / off)
Programmable horn and siren chirp delete
Programmable ignition control lock and unlock
Programmable pulse time for lock and unlock (.9 sec. / 3 sec.)
Remote Start Features:
5 On-Board Relays
3rd Ignition (-) output
Ground when start (-) output
Selectable one or two push “Safety Start”
Programmable gasoline or diesel with 10, 15, or 20 second “Wait-to-Start”
Hood pin switch safety input (pin switch included)
Selectable RPM / Voltage Start
RPM / Voltage / Hi-Low level check
Timer control start option
Sensor control output during start
Temporary Stop Feature
Factory Alarm Disarm and Rearm signal output
Programmable factory keyless door locking before and after start
Programmable start status output with shock sensor bypass
45 second door / dome light bypass after ignition is turned off
Programmable Ignition 2 (on / off)
Programmable 3 hour timer start
Programmable 1 / 3 hour timer start
Ignition control by-pass during remote start
Selectable Gasoline / diesel
Selectable Diesel warm-up time
Programmable Ignition control locks bypass (on / off)
 

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I have an Autopage CS730 which is everything I wanted in an alarm. Of course Viper and Clifford make good alarms that cost twice as much for the same or fewer features. Listen to me or not, what do I know, I've only been installing alarms since 1995
Thanks for the suggestion. Since I don't feel comfortable installing it myself though, I'm kind of limited to the brands my local shops carry. I went to 3 shops and basically had 2 choices Python or Prestige. There wasn't a huge difference in price/features so I went with the shop I liked better = Python.
 

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Prestige is no comparison to python
Which is better? Can you tell me why? I appreciate the info. It's why I started this thread. :) I like to learn as much as I can before a purchase and I didn't find much in the way of reviews from a google search.
 

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Geeze calvin I want your remote start
 

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Python, Clifford and Avital all derive from one main brand, Viper, which is in turn under the DEI umbrella. That said, they all have pretty much the same as far as hardware and most, if not all, offer lifetime warranty. Prices differ based on features, upgradeability (SmartStart), and system types. I'd cut out all the middle stuff and go with a Viper, personally, but Python and Clifford are pretty much identical with the exception of the look of the remotes.
 
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