I am looking for advice on purchasing an alarm system for my otruck. I recently purchased a 2003 Suburban Z71. It loaoks brand new both inside and out. I would like to keep it that way. Having had nice trucks before, I know they are high on the list for being stolen or broken into. I have had it happen before.
I am looking to put an alarm system in this vehicle. I have been to Car Toys and seen the Audiovox system. A local shop carries SkyTek systems. I am looking to spend about $300 - $400 or so on a system with install. It looks like from reading on-line reviews that my money would be better spent on a Viper system. I am thinking the Viper 5704 as the system is in my price range. I will have to find an installer.
I am told by both the SkyTek dealer and Car Toys that I will need an actuator for the door locks. The only accessory my truck does not currently have is keyless entry. The locks are electric. One place wants $40 and the other $70 for the actuator.
I really do not care about the remote start as I doubt I would use it. I like the two way function of all of the systems.
I am seeing the Viper 5704 on eBay for about $190 but these are reconditioned units that carry full factory warranty. Do I need to look for only new systems or is a reconditioned one okay to buy?
Which system should I get? I want to get the best system for my money.
Any insight you can provide would be very helpful