Posts Tagged ‘car’

A Couple Tips to avoid Auto Theft

Saturday, January 10th, 2009
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This is a little off topic from what I usually post, but very useful information nonetheless. This is more of a concern on summer nights, but this should always be on everyone’s mind.

According to, 1,192,809 cars were stolen in 2006

Here are a few tips to avoid losing your Car, Satellite Radio and other precioius belongings:

1.)  Bring the satellite radio/GPS down from the suction cup at the end of the day. No use advertising to bypassers that you have expensive stuff. Also be sure to remove the face of your aftermarket if applicable.

2.) If you have space in your glove box or center console stash it in there overnight. It’s not the best solution,but its better than leaving it out in the open.

3.) Keep you doors locked and windows up while away from the car. If you have a convertible put the top up, some car alarms have add-ons you can install like a motion sensor built for convertibles.

4.) Invest in a car alarm with starter-kill. These alarms will kill the car’s engine starter if you car is broken into, rendering it undriveable. Some thieves will steal cars take them to a remote location and gut them, they can’t gut a car that won’t leave your driveway.

5.) Install a motion sensing light in your driveway, no thief likes an audience.

6.)  If you drive a truck be sure to lock the back window, if you can, it’s a small window and is often overlooked. If you have a sunroof be sure to close it fully also.

7.) Always park in a well-lit area if possible, like I said no thief likes an audience.

8.) NEVER boobey-trap your vehicle, even though everyone would like to. It is actually illegal in most states and if the thief is hurt you can be held liable in some cases.

The best tip I can give is use your own common sense and never think “It could never happen to me”.

If anyone has any tips, helpful stories or helpful comments on how people can keep their cars and belongings safe, feel free to comment! Thanks!

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How to Choose a SIRIUS ANTENNA

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
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This is a little guide on how to choose a SIRIUS Antenna for your home, car, or boat.

For your Home:

If you are looking for a new antenna for your home, here are a few to think about

SIRIUS Home PNP Antenna

This little antenna is a powerhouse of signal strength. It gives you a great signal and allows you to keep your SIRIUS boombox or home kit more portable than a hard mounted antenna. In some cases this antenna may not be the best for your situation, in which case I recommend the antenna below………..

SiriusXM Universal Outdoor Home Antenna

 This sturdy antenna is top notch when it comes to signal and durability. This antenna, when placed on the roof or pole, will give you great SIRIUS Signal and allow you to listen to SIRIUS in places the smaller antennas would not. In terms of price this one is a winner, its cost/effective allure makes it a favorite with SIRIUS fans everywhere.

Pixel Technologies PRO-500

This antenna is a non-stop workaholic. If you have any trouble getting a SIRIUS Signal where you live, this is the antenna for you. It is built from high-quality materials and is designed to withstand even the most punishing elements. In some cases this antenna has been proved to retain signal in areas of Central and South America. So if you are having trouble getting a SIRIUS signal, this is the SIRIUS Home Antenna for you.

Antennas for your Car or Truck:

SIRIUS Mobile Antenna Dot Micro


This is a magnetic vehicle antenna that is designed to have a slim form and high signal gain.

Directed Electronics Replacement Car Antenna

This also is a magnetic antenna, this is a common antenna with some of the older car kits and receivers, but does have the standard connection to fit the newer receivers.

SIRIUS Truck Antenna

This antenna is a hard mounted antenna, that is designed for semi-rig machinery, or heavy duty truck.  It comes with an easily removable cable, in case you have a run in with tree branches or other obstructions.

Antennas for a Boat:

Terk SIRIUS SIRMarine Antenna

This SIRIUS boat antenna is designed for the open sea, lake, or river. It has a heavy-duty deck mounting style with a extremely waterproof sea. The Terk Marine Antenna works with standard 1″-14 thread brackets or the antenna mast can be mounted through deck holes.

If you need Accessories or Extensions please see here SIRIUS Antenna

SIRIUS 50ft Extension Cable


      This is a standard extension for any SIRIUS Antenna to work with any SIRIUS Satellite Radio docking station or boombox.

 SIRIUS Echo Signal Repeater System WRS1

          This little wonder is worth its weight in gold. This kit allows you to use your SIRIUS Radio in one room and have your SIRIUS Antenna in another. It will wireless send the SIRIUS Satellite Signal up to 75ft, this will not however let you use your Stiletto on that frequency.

SIRIUS Home Signal Distribution Kit

         The SIRIUS Home Signal Distribution Kit allows you to split the signal from the included  Antenna to TWO different SIRIUS Satellite Radio receivers. This kit will require RG-6 cable purchased separately to allow for proper lengths for your application.

If you have any questions feel free to email me your situation, we will be more than happy to find a product to fit your needs. Give us a call at 312.846.6606 with questions.

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