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Catalytic Converter Alarm

Ideal for: Toyota Prius,Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs,Honda CRV ...

Device:

Catalytic Converter Alarm

Ideal for: Toyota Prius,Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs,Honda CRV ...

Why do they keep stealing catalytic converters from cars with low clearance?

Catalytic converters are attractive targets for thieves because they contain trace amounts of precious metals, such as platinum, rhodium, and palladium, that can be sold for a high resale value. In addition, catalytic converters can be relatively easy to steal from cars with low clearance as they are located underneath the car and can be removed with basic tools. As a result, thieves are more likely to target cars with low clearance for catalytic converter theft.

Note: Some auto insurance companies will offer a policy discount for the installation of our alarm. Contact us directly if you qualify for a discount and need an alarm certificate sent to your insurance company.

Why do they keep stealing catalytic converters from cars with low clearance?

Catalytic converters are attractive targets for thieves because they contain trace amounts of precious metals, such as platinum, rhodium, and palladium, that can be sold for a high resale value. In addition, catalytic converters can be relatively easy to steal from cars with low clearance as they are located underneath the car and can be removed with basic tools. As a result, thieves are more likely to target cars with low clearance for catalytic converter theft.

Note: Some auto insurance companies will offer a policy discount for the installation of our alarm. Contact us directly if you qualify for a discount and need an alarm certificate sent to your insurance company.

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CURRENT PRECIOUS METALS PRICING:

AS OF NOVEMBER, 2022

Catalytic converters contain three precious metals: platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Platinum is used as a reduction catalyst, palladium is used to oxidize pollutants, and rhodium is used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. These metals are expensive and valuable, making them a target for thieves. In addition to their catalytic properties, they can be sold for a high resale value, making them an attractive target for catalytic converter theft.

Most often, thieves steal catalytic converters from vehicles such as: Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs, Honda CRV and other low clearance vehicles.

PER OUNCE

PLATINUM PRICE

$1,018.00

PER OUNCE

PALLADIUM PRICE

$1,894.00

PER OUNCE

RHODIUM PRICE

$13,500.00

CURRENT PRECIOUS METALS PRICING:

AS OF NOVEMBER, 2022

Catalytic converters contain three precious metals: platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Platinum is used as a reduction catalyst, palladium is used to oxidize pollutants, and rhodium is used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. These metals are expensive and valuable, making them a target for thieves. In addition to their catalytic properties, they can be sold for a high resale value, making them an attractive target for catalytic converter theft.

Most often, thieves steal catalytic converters from vehicles such as: Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs, Honda CRV and other low clearance vehicles.

PER OUNCE

PLATINUM PRICE

$1,018.00

PER OUNCE

PALLADIUM PRICE

$1,894.00

PER OUNCE

RHODIUM PRICE

$13,500.00

Catalyst theft from low clearance vehicles

Catalyst theft from low clearance vehicles

Today we are faced with a big problem called "theft of catalytic converters from cars that have low ground clearance." Above, we already wrote about the causes of theft, let's talk about what are the signs that a thief will be interested in your car. More and more often, cars are being robbed and the catalytic cleaner removed from them. There are a number of cars that are more likely to be robbed, such as: Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs, Honda CRV and many others.

Here are some good reasons why you should consider protecting your vehicle from catalytic converter theft.

  • If you have a new car (the older the car, the less precious metals are left in the catalytic catalyst, so the new car attracts much more than the old one)
  • If your vehicle is a hybrid fuel system. (if your car uses both electricity and gasoline or diesel, then your car is in potential danger, since your car rarely uses its catalytic converter, which means it has a lot of precious metals)
  • If your car has a parking space that has poor lighting at night.

Conclusion: let's summarize. It is impossible to predict whether your catalytic converter will be stolen or not, since the choice of your car to steal a catalytic converter may be spontaneous and not based on the specific reasons that we described above.

You need to protect your catalytic catalyst and we know how to do it at the maximum budget.

If your car has a high clearance, then it would be better for you to install this type of system on your car.

Today we are faced with a big problem called "theft of catalytic converters from cars that have low ground clearance." Above, we already wrote about the causes of theft, let's talk about what are the signs that a thief will be interested in your car. More and more often, cars are being robbed and the catalytic cleaner removed from them. There are a number of cars that are more likely to be robbed, such as: Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Lexus SUVs, Honda CRV and many others.

Here are some good reasons why you should consider protecting your vehicle from catalytic converter theft.

  • If you have a new car (the older the car, the less precious metals are left in the catalytic catalyst, so the new car attracts much more than the old one)
  • If your vehicle is a hybrid fuel system. (if your car uses both electricity and gasoline or diesel, then your car is in potential danger, since your car rarely uses its catalytic converter, which means it has a lot of precious metals)
  • If your car has a parking space that has poor lighting at night.

Conclusion: let's summarize. It is impossible to predict whether your catalytic converter will be stolen or not, since the choice of your car to steal a catalytic converter may be spontaneous and not based on the specific reasons that we described above.

You need to protect your catalytic catalyst and we know how to do it at the maximum budget.

If your car has a high clearance, then it would be better for you to install this type of system on your car.

How to protect against the theft of a catalytic converter on cars with low ground clearance?

Let us help you with this, because we are experts in this field and have been actively fighting this for the third year already and we know everything there is to know about it.

We have developed a system thanks to which your catalytic catalyst will be as difficult as possible.

How to protect against the theft of a catalytic converter on cars with low ground clearance?

Let us help you with this, because we are experts in this field and have been actively fighting this for the third year already and we know everything there is to know about it.

We have developed a system thanks to which your catalytic catalyst will be as difficult as possible.

fast guard alarm

*catalytic catalyst alarm kit

How it works ?

The signaling using a special thermal pad, and in strict accordance with the instructions, is attached to the catalytic catalyst with two metal clamps.

ATTENTION ! The alarm must not be pressed against the catalytic converter, otherwise the device will quickly fail! For details on installing a catalytic catalyst model CC -alarm, read the instructions.

If you try to raise the car, or move the alarm, or if you try to cut off the catalytic converter, the alarm will go off.

There is no way for a thief to remove your catalytic converter without attracting the attention of others.

How it works ?

The signaling using a special thermal pad, and in strict accordance with the instructions, is attached to the catalytic catalyst with two metal clamps.

ATTENTION ! The alarm must not be pressed against the catalytic converter, otherwise the device will quickly fail! For details on installing a catalytic catalyst model CC -alarm, read the instructions.

If you try to raise the car, or move the alarm, or if you try to cut off the catalytic converter, the alarm will go off.

There is no way for a thief to remove your catalytic converter without attracting the attention of others.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Reliable and durable

VOLUME

Super loud 113dB alarm

REMOTE CONTROL

The remote control allows you to remotely control this device.

SMALL SIZE

The small dimensions allow the device to be installed even in the smallest places.

WORKING TEMPERATURES

Working temperature: -20 ~ 60 ℃,
Working environment: <80%
Storage temperature: -30 ~ 70 ℃

SPECIFICATIONS

Reliable and durable

VOLUME

Super loud 113dB alarm

REMOTE CONTROL

The remote control allows you to remotely control this device.

SMALL SIZE

The small dimensions allow the device to be installed even in the smallest places.

WORKING TEMPERATURES

Working temperature: -20 ~ 60 ℃,
Working environment: <80%
Storage temperature: -30 ~ 70 ℃

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a catalytic converter?

A catalytic converter is an important component of a vehicle's exhaust system. It works by using a catalyst to convert harmful pollutants from emissions into less harmful ones. The converter is made up of a ceramic core, which contains precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, and is surrounded by stainless steel mesh. The ceramic core acts as a heat shield and reduces the temperature of the exhaust gases passing through it. The catalysts on the core then react with the pollutants in the gases, such as carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, breaking them down into less toxic substances such as carbon dioxide and water vapor. By doing this, the converter significantly reduces emissions from vehicles, helping to improve air quality in urban areas. Additionally, catalytic converters also help to reduce noise pollution from engines by muffling sound waves produced by exhaust gases. This can make driving more comfortable for passengers inside the vehicle and those outside it.

Won't the alarm sound off when i'm driving or hit a pot hole?

The alarm is controlled by a remote control which, is included with your purchase. Simply arm the alarm when you need protection such as at night when you are parked in your driveway, on the street, or in a parking garage. We also suggest arming your alarm while at the mall or anytime you are away from your vehicle for an extended time as it only takes a thief about 3 minutes to remove your catalytic converter.

Won't the alarm melt if it's attached to my catalytic converter?

The alarm should be attached to the exhaust piping that extends after the catalytic converter which is called the "connecting pipe" or "tail pipe." These pipes do get hot and plastic could melt if it were placed in direct contact, but our alarm has heat-blocking material on the back of the alarm which blocks heat to prevent damage. See our User Manual for more details.

Won't the sound of a saw or grinder be louder than the alarm?

By the time the thief gets to the point of cutting into the piping, the alarm should have already engaged. Since the alarm is directly attached to the exhaust system, any initial movement should set it off. Often, thieves have to jack the vehicle up which should cause the alarm to immediately sound off and scare them away. With high-riding vehicles such as pickup trucks, the thief will simply slide under and start cutting. They will likely grab hold of the piping first, which will trigger the alarm to sound off. In addition, thieves do not use a consistent cutting motion. Instead, they occasionally pause to tackle the pipe from different angles. Moving around like this will again trigger the alarm to sound off, which should scare them away and grab attention of others, as the sound is very distinct and does not resemble the sound of power tools.

What is a fastguardalarms alarm?

FastGuardAlarm is a line of products designed to protect your property from burglars and vandals who want to steal or damage your property. The company's products are various types and types of alarms that can protect your property and serve you well for quite a long time. Our company prioritizes the needs of our customers, service, and only then the profit of the company. FastGuardAlarm is always open for new cooperation and cooperation. We offer cooperation and partnership. For those who are ready to install and sell alarms, we offer to become our local installers. Our clients themselves will find stations that are ready to install alarms for them in a quality manner. For those who are ready to sell, we want to offer individual prices, support and service support. To learn more about our company, you can look at the reviews that our customers write about us and, based on this, form an understandable idea of our attitude towards our customers.

How does the fastguardalarms alarm work?

The fastguardalarms alarm works based on vibration sensors. Thanks to the settings, you can set the required level of sensitivity of the vibration sensors. Vibration tracker technology allows you to identify any attempted catalytic theft, bike theft, trailer theft, boat theft and other types of property. After setting the alarm and activating it with the remote control, any vibration will trigger the alarm.

How do I install the fastguardalarms alarm?

A detailed description of the installation can be found on the page User manual It contains the most detailed instructions for installing a catalytic catalyst, as well as about the features of the installation.

What are the benefits of using the fastguardalarms alarm

The advantage of using fastguardalarms is that we are the only one providing support service. You can call us and we will help you solve your problem. Also, the main advantage lies in the methods and methods of installation. No one except us explains how to properly set the alarm on the catalytic catalyst so that it does not melt. We explain in great detail exactly how to install it so that the catalytic catalyst lasts long enough. We are also the only ones who provide the addresses and contacts of our local installers. It is they who will install the catalytic catalyst correctly and as efficiently as possible.

What are the features of the fastguardalarms alarm?

The features of fastguardalarms alarm are primarily to the sales and support approach of our customers. We are special in that we constantly come up with new ways of protection, while our competitors use those methods that have already stopped working.

How do I set up the fastguardalarms alarm?

To properly configure the fastguardalarms alarm, you need to go to the User manual section and find the answers you need. Believe me, we have made this section exclusively for a convenient search, so you will not have a problem. If you can't find answers to your concerns, you can go to the Contact Us section and contact us in the most convenient way way for you.

What is the warranty for the fastguardalarms alarm?

We are ready to provide a guarantee of work that is provided for by US law. Failures are rare and most failures are due to mishandling. Therefore, we kindly ask you to follow all instructions in the installation manual.

What is the lifespan of the fastguardalarms alarm?

After you receive the parcel with the alarm, according to the instructions, you need to activate the alarm (pull out the plastic tab). This will short out the batteries and the alarm unit will be powered. Battery capacity is enough for about 1.5 - 2 years of battery life without battery replacement.

Is the fastguardalarms alarm waterproof?

The fastguardalarms alarm is not designed to work underwater, but it is protected against inadvertent water ingress into the housing. The alarm may fail if you lower it under water, as it does not have any lag protection technologies at the base of the speaker output.

How Do I install this to my vehicle?

Installing the alarm is a fairly simple process. Please see our user guide here: user manual

Won't the alarm sound off when I'm driving or hit a pot hole?

The alarm is controlled by a remote control which, is included with your purchase. Simply arm the alarm when you need protection such as at night when you are parked in your driveway, on the street, or in a parking garage. We also suggest arming your alarm while at the mall or anytime you are away from your vehicle for an extended time as it only takes a thief about 3 minutes to remove your catalytic converter.

Won't the alarm melt if it's attached to my catalytic converter?

The alarm should be attached to the exhaust piping that extends after the catalytic converter which is called the "connecting pipe" or "tail pipe." These pipes do get hot and plastic could melt if it were placed in direct contact, but our alarm has heat-blocking material on the back of the alarm which blocks heat to prevent damage. See our user manual for more details.

Won't the sound of a saw or grinder be louder than the alarm?

By the time the thief gets to the point of cutting into the piping, the alarm should have already engaged. Since the alarm is directly attached to the exhaust system, any initial movement should set it off. Often, thieves have to jack the vehicle up which should cause the alarm to immediately sound off and scare them away. With high-riding vehicles such as pickup trucks, the thief will simply slide under and start cutting. They will likely grab hold of the piping first, which will trigger the alarm to sound off. In addition, thieves do not use a consistent cutting motion. Instead, they occasionally pause to tackle the pipe from different angles. Moving around like this will again trigger the alarm to sound off, which should scare them away and grab attention of others, as the sound is very distinct and does not resemble the sound of power tools.

Catalytic converter theft has been on the rise in recent years due to the presence of valuable precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium, within catalytic converters. These metals can be sold for a high resale value, making them an attractive target for catalytic converter theft. Cars with low ground clearance, such as trucks and SUVs, are particularly vulnerable to catalytic converter theft. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why catalytic converters are stolen from cars with low ground clearance and provide tips on how car owners can protect their vehicles from theft.

The first reason why catalytic converters are stolen from cars with low ground clearance is because of their ease of access. The catalytic converter is typically located on the underside of a vehicle, close to where the exhaust bends toward the back of the vehicle. This makes it relatively easy for thieves to access the catalytic converter and remove it quickly. The higher ground clearance of trucks and SUVs also makes it easier for thieves to slide underneath the vehicle and access the catalytic converter.

The second reason why catalytic converters are stolen from cars with low ground clearance is because of their increased value. Many hybrid vehicles’ catalytic converters tend to contain more of the precious metals previously mentioned to function properly. This makes them a hot commodity for thieves looking to profit off of scrap dealers and junkyards. Even though the car may have low ground clearance, the extra price their converters fetch on the market is worth the extra time and risk for thieves.

Finally, cars with low ground clearance are often some of the most popular vehicles on the road. This makes them more attractive targets for catalytic converter theft due to their widespread use. For example, the 1985-2021 Ford F-Series pickup truck is the most likely vehicle to have its catalytic converter stolen across the United States according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Car owners can take a few steps to protect their vehicles from catalytic converter theft. The simplest way that car owners can discourage catalytic converter theft is to park in a well-lit parking lot, park in a well-lit driveway, or park in a garage. Not everybody has a garage, and not everybody has the money to construct a garage just to prevent theft. Security cameras and spotlights are a cheaper solution for homes without a garage. Parking in well-lit areas with security cameras will not only deter thieves but can also help law enforcement identify offenders in case the light alone does not hinder theft.

Car owners can also invest in catalytic converter anti-theft devices, such as steel plates protecting the underside of the vehicle to cages made from steel cables. Alarms—both full vehicle systems and special converter-specific ones—can also be effective deterrents. Adding identifying marks such as etched license plate numbers, or painting the converters with bright colors, can also help deter thieves since it will be difficult for them to remove the marks or scrape away the paint.

By taking the steps outlined above, car owners can significantly reduce their risk of falling victim to catalytic converter theft. Even if you drive an older car and it doesn’t seem worth it, alert local law enforcement and your insurer if your catalytic converter does get stolen. Statistics can help legislators pass laws that make it tougher for thieves to sell stolen parts.

Overall, catalytic converter theft is on the rise due to the presence of valuable precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium, within catalytic converters. Cars with low ground clearance, such as trucks and SUVs, are particularly vulnerable to catalytic converter theft due to their ease of access, increased value, and popularity. Car owners can take steps to protect their vehicles from theft by parking in a well-lit area, investing in anti-theft devices, adding identifying marks, and reporting thefts.

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