If you have never had or seen a car get stolen, then you should be glad. That feeling of hopelessness as a very expensive and essential investment is taken away from you by someone you don't know and to somewhere you aren't familiar with is an awful thing to experience.
There are many ways to prevent car theft, but one of the smallest and most affordable is by using car alarms.
I think that many people overlook these car alarms Austin because of their reputation. It used to be that they would just use a loud alarm that could awake anyone in the area, and sometimes it would not go off no matter what you did. Also, they were too sensitive because a mere bump could set them off. Add to that the fact that all the alarms nearly sounded the same and hearing multiple go off may or may not mean that your car was taken.
Things are different now. You can use alarms wirelessly from a distance. You can have them lock and unlock even if you are not near them. You can even have the motor or starter lock up or cease function. Some models get really expensive and complicated, but many of the more affordable options can be enough to deter thieves.
I think that despite the alarms of old, these alarms are important. Safety technology is always getting better, and these alarms have improved a lot. It's better to have one to act as just one more obstacle between your car and the thief.