Car alarms. Loud. Repetitive. Some involve the horn. When I hear one go off I don’t think “Someone’s car is getting stolen” I think “A cat must have jumped on the hood.”
Thunderclaps set the off, large trucks passing by set them off. Seems like anything can set them off. Well, except for a moderately experienced car thief.
Is one person’s perceived security worth annoying an entire neighborhood? Would money spent on a loud alarm be better invested in a tracking device? Are car alarms effective deterents? Do car owners feel better having one? Should they be banned outright?