Pyle is known more for manufacturing affordable car speakers, but the Pyle PWD701 is among the best affordable car alarms on the market. Comparable to the Avital 3100LX and ScyTek A20, this security system features a six-stage, 120 dB siren with a dual-stage sensor and an anti-carjacking feature. However, the keyless entry feature is optional and costs extra.
With a dual-stage sensor, this Pyle car alarm can distinguish small bumps from aggressive movements. You can get glass-breaking sensors but at an additional cost. It comes with passive and active arming and a valet override switch.
After the alarm sounds, you can either disarm and reset the alarm or engage the starter-kill option, making it so the thief can't hotwire the car. Because false alarms are common, especially in neighborhoods with lots of children or in crowded parking lots, the extensive range of the remote comes in handy when disarming Pyle car alarms. However, if it is not a false alarm and someone is attempting to steal your vehicle, the starter-kill feature immediately stops the engine from running.
It has an anti-carjack alarm, which must be enabled during installation with sensors that monitor the doors. If you're in the car and someone tries to open the car while the engine is running, the anti-carjacking alarm goes off and can only be shut off by turning the engine off. If the siren doesn't scare off the carjacker, the time required to turn off the engine and turn it back on is another deterrent.
You have the option to add a remote start feature with this auto security system. The remote can start your car, and you can avoid getting into a freezing cold vehicle in the winter or a sweltering hot car in the summer. The engine runs for a few minutes or until you insert your key. If someone attempts to put the car into gear without a key in the ignition, the vehicle immediately turns off.
The PWD701 comes with two remotes. Each remote has four basic buttons that operate the keyless entry and trunk-release features, which are add-on features. This means that if you don't opt for the keyless entry and trunk release, those buttons are useless and the remote is only useful for arming and disarming the alarm. It's also just a one-way remote, which means that the alarm doesn't communicate with the remote to let you know when an alarm has been set off.
The Pyle PWD701 is a simple, yet affordable car alarm that has many add-ons to help you customize it to fit your needs. It lacks the two-way communication and many of the sensors of high-end car alarms, but it does come with anti-carjacking and a very loud siren.