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Tripwire Catalytic Converter Alarm

Catalyst signaling based on the "tripwire method"

Device:

Tripwire Catalytic Converter Alarm

Catalyst signaling based on the "tripwire method

catalytic converter thefts on rise nationwide

The catalytic converter is a critical component of an internal combustion engine and plays an important role in controlling emissions. Unfortunately, catalytic catalysts are increasingly being stolen. This growing crime is due to their valuable metals, namely the precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium found inside. With the rise in metal prices in recent years, criminals are taking advantage of this situation and are targeting catalytic catalysts for easy money. The goal of vehicle owners should be to protect the catalytic converter by taking preventive measures. Investing in a simple, reliable and inexpensive Tripwire catalytic converter alarm will help protect against theft. Knowing why catalytic catalysts are attractive targets is important in order to stop these thefts once and for all.

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.

catalytic converter thefts on rise nationwide

The catalytic converter is a critical component of an internal combustion engine and plays an important role in controlling emissions. Unfortunately, catalytic catalysts are increasingly being stolen. This growing crime is due to their valuable metals, namely the precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium found inside. With the rise in metal prices in recent years, criminals are taking advantage of this situation and are targeting catalytic catalysts for easy money. The goal of vehicle owners should be to protect the catalytic converter by taking preventive measures. Investing in a simple, reliable and inexpensive Tripwire catalytic converter alarm will help protect against theft. Knowing why catalytic catalysts are attractive targets is important in order to stop these thefts once and for all.

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

Most all catalytic converters have these three precious metals inside: Rhodium, platinum, and palladium.

The catalytic converters on SUVs and large engine cars are much larger than those on passenger cars and are of great value to sheep. Htm talking about cars like: Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Nissan NV vans, and certain models of school busses

Theives are rewarded greatly for these metals yet the penalty for theft in most US cities is very weak. One theft of a catalytic converter, that costs a vehicle owner thousands, is simply a misdemeanor to a thief, and that's if he gets caught.

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

Most all catalytic converters have these three precious metals inside: Rhodium, platinum, and palladium.

The catalytic converters on SUVs and large engine cars are much larger than those on passenger cars and are of great value to sheep. Htm talking about cars like: Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Nissan NV vans, and certain models of school busses

Theives are rewarded greatly for these metals yet the penalty for theft in most US cities is very weak. One theft of a catalytic converter, that costs a vehicle owner thousands, is simply a misdemeanor to a thief, and that's if he gets caught.

PER OUNCE

PLATINUM PRICE

$1,018.00

PER OUNCE

PALLADIUM PRICE

$1,894.00

PER OUNCE

RHODIUM PRICE

$13,500.00

The reason why catalytic converters are stolen more often from cars with high ground clearance

The reason why catalytic converters are stolen more often from cars with high ground clearance

Why catalytic catalyst is more often stolen from cars with high ground clearance. One of the leaders of this so-called race is Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Nissan NV vans, and certain models of school buses. Why catalytic catalysts are most often removed from these machines.

In fact, there are several reasons and they all affect the choice:

  • if you have a new car (thieves understand that on old cars the catalytic catalyst is already worn out and there are much less valuable metals)
  • a car with a high clearance does not need to be jacked up (it's fashionable to just crawl under the bottom of the car and steal a catalytic catalyst)
  • many cars have not one but two catalytic catalysts at once
  • on different SUVs and different trucks, the engine is more powerful, therefore the catalytic catalyst is much larger than that of simple passenger cars

Conclusion: Let's draw the unfortunate conclusion that cars with high ground clearance are more attractive targets for thieves than cars with low ground clearance. This does not mean that they will steal only from cars with high clearance, it means that cars with high clearance will be a priority. We will talk about how to protect a car with low ground clearance on this page.

Why catalytic catalyst is more often stolen from cars with high ground clearance. One of the leaders of this so-called race is Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Nissan NV vans, and certain models of school buses. Why catalytic catalysts are most often removed from these machines.

In fact, there are several reasons and they all affect the choice:

  • if you have a new car (thieves understand that on old cars the catalytic catalyst is already worn out and there are much less valuable metals)
  • a car with a high clearance does not need to be jacked up (it's fashionable to just crawl under the bottom of the car and steal a catalytic catalyst)
  • many cars have not one but two catalytic catalysts at once
  • on different SUVs and different trucks, the engine is more powerful, therefore the catalytic catalyst is much larger than that of simple passenger cars

Conclusion: Let's draw the unfortunate conclusion that cars with high ground clearance are more attractive targets for thieves than cars with low ground clearance. This does not mean that they will steal only from cars with high clearance, it means that cars with high clearance will be a priority. We will talk about how to protect a car low ground clearance on this page.

HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT ON VEHICLES WITH HIGH ROAD SPACE?

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 CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT ON VEHICLES WITH HIGH ROAD SPACE?

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.

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*catalytic catalyst alarm kit

How it works ?

A metal cable, fixed on both sides, is wound around the catalytic catalyst, so that it is impossible to start the environment of the catalytic catalyst without hitting it. At the same time, the alarm itself should be in a suspended state, but at the same time it should be in a hard-to-reach place, so that it can be hidden from a thief.

Once the alarm has been activated, any manipulation or attempt to move the cable will cause the alarm to go off.

A thief can't even begin to cut off a catalytic converter without hitting the cable.

No matter how hard the thief tries, he will still set off the alarm.

How it works ?

A metal cable, fixed on both sides, is wound around the catalytic catalyst, so that it is impossible to start the environment of the catalytic catalyst without hitting it. At the same time, the alarm itself should be in a suspended state, but at the same time it should be in a hard-to-reach place, so that it can be hidden from a thief.

Once the alarm has been activated, any manipulation or attempt to move the cable will cause the alarm to go off.

A thief can't even begin to cut off a catalytic converter without hitting the cable.

No matter how hard the thief tries, he will still set off the alarm.

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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.

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 thefts - why criminals steal them and what you can do to protect your vehicle

Since 1975 and the demand for cleaner air, catalytic converters are manufactured in a way that reduces harmful emissions. Part of this process includes a section in the catalytic converter which houses three expensive precious metals (rhodium, palladium, and platinum). Each of these three precious metals are extremely valuable, but rhodium specifically has fluctuated from $16,000.00 to $25,000.00 per ounce since 2020. Many catalytic converters have about ⅓ of an ounce of rhodium in them. Criminals see a catalytic converter as an easy target to make fast money and with little repercussions. In most US cities, a catalytic converter theft is considered a misdemeanor.

Top vehicles targeted by catalytic converter thieves:

The Toyota Prius is by far the most targeted vehicle. This is because it's a hybrid and the majority of the time it's running on battery power (as opposed to the engine). The less an engine is used, the more precious metals remain inside the catalytic converter, which makes it more valuable. Other vehicles on the list are the following: Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Accord, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Nissan NV vans, and certain models of school busses. Many others are on the list, but keep in mind some vehicles are targeted simply because they are higher off the ground which makes stealing the catalytic converter faster and easier.

The cost associated with having to replace a stolen catalytic converter:

Speaking with owners of muffler shops, we were surprised to hear how expensive it can be to replace a stolen catalytic converter. Depending on the make, model, and with some vehicles having two catalytic converters, the cost of parts and labor can range from $1,500.00 to over $9,000.00. On top of the financial burden, there's the frustration of being without your vehicle. Sometimes a replacement can take several weeks or months depending on parts availability.

What can i do right now to protect my vehicle’s catalytic converter?

Today more than ever before, catalytic converter thieves are becoming extremely bold. They are targeting vehicles in shopping center parking lots in broad daylight and sometimes even threatening physical harm to passers-by. The most immediate action you can take is to get a catalytic converter anti-theft device. There are several types to choose from depending on your budget and vehicle type. You can purchase a shielding device or cage which are put in place to block the thief from easily accessing your catalytic converter. These devices can be a bit pricey depending on installation fees. There are also catalytic converter alarms that are designed to scare away the thief before they can do any harm to your vehicle. These alarms range from $29.99 at CatalyticConverterAlarm.com to $179.99 at CatStrap.net. Additional catalytic converter protection tips: 1. Avoid parking in dark and remote places. Many thieves target vehicles that are parked on poorly lit streets. 2. Have the last 8 digits of your VIN engraved on your catalytic converter. If your catalytic converter is ever stolen and recovered, the police can easily trace it back to the owner. 2. Spraypaint your catalytic converter with high-temperature bright automotive paint. Honest scrap yards will not accept a catalytic converter that appears stolen. 3. Make sure your auto insurance policy will cover a catalytic converter theft. Also, ask your insurance agent if you would qualify for a discount if a protection/anti-theft device was installed. Some insurance companies do offer discounts.

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