Originally Posted by Sojakai
Silly question, Is it possible to hook the alarm into the airhorn on the outside??? I keep having an idea of mounting a 5chime horn from a Train into a car...
Yes. most alarms have a 12v output that powers the horn. You can replace it with any horn you want. If you are using a massive horn, though, you might want a 12v relay switch, as I'm not sure that the power output from the alarm can power a huge horn. Also, a lot of alarms have a horn output that is designed to honk the horn while the alarm is blaring.
Ok. I took a very different approach to everyone here, and I am quite pleased. I keep my back door locked with a padlock, and the front door closed with the stock door latch(that can be opened from the inside). We then have an alarm with a motion sensor so that any movement inside the bus sets it off. I installed an 8" actuator in the opener bar (that goes from the door to the driver handle), that we hooked up to the door-lock outputs of the alarm(via a relay timer to get the timing right). This is set up so that when you turn off the alarm with the remote, the door opens, and when you turn on the alarm, the door closes. We also have switches inside the bus that can open and close the door as well as an electric key outside that can toggle the state of the door without arming the alarm. When I walk away from the bus, I just arm the alarm, and it closes the door for me, disarming opens the door, and I use the switch once inside to close it without re-arming. So far it's been really nice.