The factory security system that comes on the EX and is sold as an option for the LX is really a minimal system. It has a glass breakage sensor and nothing else, no motion or shock sensors available that I know of. All it will do is sound the horn and flash the parking lights if it's activated and that can be silenced easily enough by simply disconnecting the battery. Without the computer chip ignition key, the engine won't start whether you've got the alarm system or not, at least that's the theory.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by shahv2000:
Is there any rating regarding reliablity and effectiveness of the security system
which comes preinstalled on the EX?
Is there any owner out there whose EX was
stolen with the security system on?</font>
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 1ODY2NV:
If you want a good aftermarket alarm system, get a Clifford Intelliguard 7000 - Installed for Approx $399.00 - Lifetime warranty. Can program the remote to lock and unlock doors as well as open power EX doors on command. They do have an auto start feature, but you will need to buy a transponder box to trick the the computer chip ignition. This costs an add'l $100.00. If you live in the Northeast where autocrime is high ( I live in NYC - Queens and park on street) I would suggest getting it. I have this alarm w/o auto start and has worked great. It allows me to use the Honda system as well. - 2 alarms - maximum protection.
With the wait lists so long getting an Odyssey no one is getting my Odyssey.</font>