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What has been the experience regarding any type of aftermarket alarm/security system for the C7? I know it has OnStar but is that adequate? Thanks for the input.
 

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Well, this obviously isn't of any concern to anyone! It seems I am over analyzing the situation.
 

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Steve,

Thought about your question yesterday, but did not know how I could best answer it. Duh, a lightbulb came on this morning.

Figured out how to get objective info, for insurance companies set theft loss rates to protect themselves. If Corvettes had a high theft rate, then insurance company theft loss rates would correspondingly be high to cover their losses, for obviously insurance companies are not into the business of losing money. Just had a long talk with my friend, who is a State Farm Master Agent (our insurance agent), has owned Corvettes for decades, has four now, one of which she personally and successfully completed an NCRS restoration on her own, a 1959 beauty.

She said that C6 Corvettes theft rates are low compared to industry norms and, this shocked me, that if I were to sell my 2006 Z06 (say worth about $35K), replace it today with a brand new StingRay, my rates would go down $13.45 per month, that the new Corvette qualifies for State Farm's maximum safety discount rating of 8% (above other discounts) due to its high safety rating. That State Farm is very happy with the StingRay's safety/security/integrity/theft-loss ratings, makes me happy.
 

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One of the reasons I like the 2LT package is the addition of the Enhanced Theft-Deterrent Package. This is basically the alarm system that detects unauthorized entry and has a motion sensor, the basic system on the 1LT just prevents starting the car without the keyfob. I don't believe there is anything aftermarket that can improve upon the system in the 2LT and 3LT unless you want the system to page you or phone home. It's also integrated into OnStar, if that matters to you. Of course, as with anything, if a pro wants your car he's getting it regardless the system you have installed.
 

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Don't go aftermarket. My advice.
The way the Vette gets stolen is via a chain and a movable flatbed truck. They never start the car. I did buy mine with the 2LT package because of a lot of features and the security upgrade is one of the plus features in the package.


Cyber Grey, Born Oct. 29, 2LT, Nav, Auto, Z51 Spoiler. Used Xpel Bra.
 

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One of the reasons I like the 2LT package is the addition of the Enhanced Theft-Deterrent Package. This is basically the alarm system that detects unauthorized entry and has a motion sensor, the basic system on the 1LT just prevents starting the car without the keyfob. I don't believe there is anything aftermarket that can improve upon the system in the 2LT and 3LT unless you want the system to page you or phone home. It's also integrated into OnStar, if that matters to you. Of course, as with anything, if a pro wants your car he's getting it regardless the system you have installed.
The motion sensor works great. While in Bowling Green during ice storm I had over 3" of frozen ice/snow. After remote starting it twice enough ice loosened that I could open door and start it up for real. Set defrost and rear defrost and finally got all the windows clean. See through roof warmed enough for the whole sheet to come off. Still couldn't get in trunk but later in the day remote started again and banged on ice to break off pieces. The motion set off the alarm so it's sensitive enough.
 

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The motion sensor works great. While in Bowling Green during ice storm I had over 3" of frozen ice/snow. After remote starting it twice enough ice loosened that I could open door and start it up for real. Set defrost and rear defrost and finally got all the windows clean. See through roof warmed enough for the whole sheet to come off. Still couldn't get in trunk but later in the day remote started again and banged on ice to break off pieces. The motion set off the alarm so it's sensitive enough.
So from what your saying its has a Impact sensor and not a Motion sensor?
Cant someone arm there C7 and tap the glass the a key and see if there is a glass sensor. Thanks
 
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