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  1. Join Date
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    #61
    Hindi nabanggit dun sa TxtAlert review kung merong "panic button".

    Kapag hinarang ka ng carjackers, I think you only have about 5 seconds to react. Kung mag-te-text ka pa, it might take about 15 seconds - medyo tinutukan ka na by that time. Ang point ko kase, kapag kinarjacked ka, usually isasama ka muna nila - pauupuin ka sa likod nung Fortuner mo. Isasama ka sa ATM para mag-wthdraw ng pera. Ang gusto ko sana, habang kasama ka nung mga carjackers eh na-alert na kagad yung mga police na nakarjacked ka at tina-track na kagad yung location nung Fortuner mo, dahil napindot mo na yung panic button.

    Medyo nalito ako ng konti dun sa "new textmate". Is this a figure of speech? Are you referring to your Fortuner sending the SMS?

    In fairness, mukhang ayus din yang TxtAlert. You can even help the police locate the carjackers. Ang downside kasi kapag hinayaan mo na lang yung insurance, matagal pa bago ma-recover yung sasakyan mo (kung hindi pa siya kinahoy). Saka isa pa, malamang ire-report mo rin sa police yung carjacking, so kung may TxtAlert ka, matutulungan mo pa sila ma-locate yung tsikot mo.

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    #62
    Quote Originally Posted by bolantoy
    I'd rather insure my car than install any kind of anti-carnapping device. Think about it!
    Napapalitan ang kotse, ang buhay hindi.... once na nalaman ng carjacker na me immobiliser yung ride mo baka isama ka pa.

    It's a good device... Kaya lang, don't put a txtalert sticker on your car. It would be best if the jackers are clueless.

    However, if they know that such a device is available in the market, they might just ask you at gunpoint. Kaya, balewala rin... Better if cesar doesn't advertise their device. Ikalat na lang by word of mouth. Carjackers are sure to be lurking here in Tsikot.com.

    Kapag hinarang ka ng carjackers, I think you only have about 5 seconds to react. Kung mag-te-text ka pa, it might take about 15 seconds - medyo tinutukan ka na by that time. Ang point ko kase, kapag kinarjacked ka, usually isasama ka muna nila - pauupuin ka sa likod nung Fortuner mo. Isasama ka sa ATM para mag-wthdraw ng pera. Ang gusto ko sana, habang kasama ka nung mga carjackers eh na-alert na kagad yung mga police na nakarjacked ka at tina-track na kagad yung location nung Fortuner mo, dahil napindot mo na yung panic button.
    Ok nga if a "panic" button is installed. Para a message is automatically sent to your wife (who should have the master phone) that you've been carjacked with your ride, along with your location. Naka-timbre na kagad yung carjackers without their knowing it. Kaya lang baka mapa-sama ka pa pag nagka shoot-out.
    Last edited by vicoyski; November 5th, 2005 at 09:15 PM.

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    #63
    Well, that was an enlightening review/feedback from an owner of TxtAlert. I guess the bottomline here is the peace of mind that txtalert, or any anti-theft device, gives.

    Of course lagi naman sigurong may insurance ang mga kotse, lalo na kung bago. Nasa owner na siguro yan kung paano nya iinsure ang kanyang sasakyan. Nasa owner na rin kung paano nya ipe-prevent ang intrusion o pagnanakaw sa kanyang property. Para sigurong bahay yan o building na ini-insure mo against fire pero kung may fire-prevention/retardant device ka like water sprinkler, mas magpapasalamat ka dahil na-prevent mo ang pagtupok sa bahay o building mo, kaysa wala at hayaan mo na lang masunog ito kasi nga nasa isip mo insured naman ito.

    Ang mga security device naman ata talaga e dapat sikreto at nakatago. Kasalanan na siguro ng car owner kung mabuking na may iba pang anti-theft device ang kotse mo. Kung alam nilang celfone lang ang activation ng nakatago mong alarm, e, masyado nang matalino at handa lagi ang mga hinayupak para magdala pa ng jamming device. Nasa diskarte na siguro yan kung kailan mo i-aactivate ang security device na tulad ng txtalert, na sa txt lang immobilize na agad ang kotse mo. Siyempre, importante safe ka. Kung madadale ka rin lang, huwag mo na lang i-activate.

    Oo nga, wala ba itong panic button? Ang masama rito, baka ang sasaklolo sa iyo, kasama ng mga hinayupak, pero sana naman hindi. Sa tingin ko, mukhang komplikado dahil kailangan ma locate exactly ang sasakyan e palpak pa naman ata ang globe tracker at smart locator. Wala kaya itong may GPS na version? Matanong nga sa demo.

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    #64
    ang kinatatakutan ko dito ay kung biglang huminto ang kotse at nalaman ng mga car jackers na may text alert eh baka kunin nila yung OR at CR ng kotse para balikan/takutin yung car owner.....yan lang iniisip kong problema eh

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    #65
    Quote Originally Posted by moneywhiz
    ang kinatatakutan ko dito ay kung biglang huminto ang kotse at nalaman ng mga car jackers na may text alert eh baka kunin nila yung OR at CR ng kotse para balikan/takutin yung car owner.....yan lang iniisip kong problema eh
    May point ka dyan, tol. Salamat sa tip, dapat nakatago rin pala OR at CR para mahirap at matagal hanapin. Pero paghinto ng sasakyan, baka magpanic na rin ang mga yun. Ang masama pag may kasama silang pang-tow, hehe!

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    #66
    Quote Originally Posted by EL Chicane
    Hindi nabanggit dun sa TxtAlert review kung merong "panic button".

    Kapag hinarang ka ng carjackers, I think you only have about 5 seconds to react. Kung mag-te-text ka pa, it might take about 15 seconds - medyo tinutukan ka na by that time. Ang point ko kase, kapag kinarjacked ka, usually isasama ka muna nila - pauupuin ka sa likod nung Fortuner mo. Isasama ka sa ATM para mag-wthdraw ng pera. Ang gusto ko sana, habang kasama ka nung mga carjackers eh na-alert na kagad yung mga police na nakarjacked ka at tina-track na kagad yung location nung Fortuner mo, dahil napindot mo na yung panic button.

    Medyo nalito ako ng konti dun sa "new textmate". Is this a figure of speech? Are you referring to your Fortuner sending the SMS?

    In fairness, mukhang ayus din yang TxtAlert. You can even help the police locate the carjackers. Ang downside kasi kapag hinayaan mo na lang yung insurance, matagal pa bago ma-recover yung sasakyan mo (kung hindi pa siya kinahoy). Saka isa pa, malamang ire-report mo rin sa police yung carjacking, so kung may TxtAlert ka, matutulungan mo pa sila ma-locate yung tsikot mo.
    From what I know, "new textmate" refers to a (separate and different from the "Master" mobile phone) sim card (thereby also a different mobile phone number) that is attached to the TxtAlert device. The Master Phone is your mobile phone, while the TxtAlert device has its own sim card also. I think communication between vehicle owner or "master" and TxtAlert device is much like communication between two mobile phone users.

    The idea of a panic button with the function of immediately alerting the police force is surely less than ideal especially in a likely situation when the thieves make you ride along with them for a while. If the police tries to intercept the thieves while you are still inside then we all know so well the sad culmination of events after the curtain closes.

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    #67
    Quote Originally Posted by number001
    The idea of a panic button with the function of immediately alerting the police force is surely less than ideal especially in a likely situation when the thieves make you ride along with them for a while. If the police tries to intercept the thieves while you are still inside then we all know so well the sad culmination of events after the curtain closes.
    Actually, not exactly the police, but your wife (or trusted relative). Yung wife mo, for example, siya ang tatawag or makikipag-coordinate sa police. I don't think the TxtAlert system is programmed to alert the police directly.

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    #68
    Quote Originally Posted by bolantoy
    I'd rather insure my car than install any kind of anti-carnapping device. Think about it!
    Napapalitan ang kotse, ang buhay hindi.... once na nalaman ng carjacker na me immobiliser yung ride mo baka isama ka pa.
    for those who can afford both insurance and this device, mas ok!

    for instance, kung medyo bigatin ang na-carjackan or na-holdupan , they can send hitmen to track down the carjacked vehicle.

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    #69
    Quote Originally Posted by number001
    From what I know, "new textmate" refers to a (separate and different from the "Master" mobile phone) sim card (thereby also a different mobile phone number) that is attached to the TxtAlert device. The Master Phone is your mobile phone, while the TxtAlert device has its own sim card also. I think communication between vehicle owner or "master" and TxtAlert device is much like communication between two mobile phone users.
    The above post answers your query, El Chicane. Your TxtAlert-equipped-vehicle prompts or sends a SMS to your master cellphone whenever a "door is opened", or "engine was started", or if you have the optional upgrade version: "shock was detected", or "battery was disconnected". Also, every time you prompt TxtAlert for a specific command, it gives a feedback also via SMS after your order is performed. On the other hand, every now and then or how often you want, and for verification purposes, you could check the "status" of your vehicle whether it is "armed/disarmed", or the "immobilizer is on/off", or a sensor was activated, by sending SMS to your vehicle, and your vehicle will reply via SMS.

    The idea of a panic button with the function of immediately alerting the police force is surely less than ideal especially in a likely situation when the thieves make you ride along with them for a while. If the police tries to intercept the thieves while you are still inside then we all know so well the sad culmination of events after the curtain closes.
    I can just imagine... "after the curtain closes", mas malalim ito, hehe!

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    #70
    Quote Originally Posted by EL Chicane
    Hindi nabanggit dun sa TxtAlert review kung merong "panic button".
    Yep, no "panic button", for whatever intention it may be.

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