Originally Posted by MILATV
My MB dealer is quoting me $1700 - is there a list of modules / features that I should be making sure are included?
I don't mind paying him $100-$150 more than an electronics shop (the MB dealer will warranty the work.
Is there a LIST of items I should confirm are included?
Each manufacturer's website should have a list of available modules to let you pick and choose. That's what I did with my Viper.
One essential (in my opinion) would be the glass break sensor. Most vehicle burglaries start with someone smashing a window.
If they use a Slim-Jim to jimmy a door open instead of breaking the glass, then a motion sensor will let you know as soon as they get in.
Between those two, you probably don't need a door-open sensor except to protect under the hood.
You already have a door remote built into the key, so another built into the alarm doesn't really help.
If you don't need a remote-start (you're not a diplomat or executive expecting a bomb, are you?) then that's also a wasted expense.
Shock sensor probably causes the most false alarms, but will let you know of a hit-and-run in a parking lot.
Tilt sensor only helps if someone tries to jack up or tow the vehicle (or flip it over if they're the Incredible Hulk), but can
serve as a flat tire sensor if one of the front tires goes flat and causes the vehicle to tilt, too.