Thank you for taking the time to find out more about loud car locking devices. In some countries (Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland) sound emitted by cars are must be below the 40 decibels limit recommended by the WHO - World Health Organization. Until automakers in North America apply those standards, we recommend that you do not use this system for the sake of your neighbors and other citizens. Sounds are usually not a problem for the person that is creating them but can disturb others who are doing other tasks. For example, the person mowing the lawn with a motor lawn mower is not too affected by the noise because he is controlling it, however for the neighbors that are talking, eating or taking a nap, it can be fairly annoying. It's the same thing with car "beeps".
Cars can usually be locked silently in different ways: 1- By using a key. 2- By pressing the "door lock" button present in many cars. 3- Using a silent remote door locking device while watching the buttons moving to the lock position. 4- Using a silent remote door locking device while watching the outside lights flashing. The only advantage to locking your door with a "beep" is that you can lock your car "without having to look at it". Please read the following list of disadvantages below and determine by yourself if the "beeps" are really warranted.
1.An night, the noise can wake up neighbors
2. During the day, the "beeps" can wake up :
a.) Nighttime workers that sleep during the day.
b.) Retired people that can take a nap anytime of day.
c.) People that are sick that can be sleeping anytime during the day. (Maybe you one day...)
d.) Babies (and their mother) that can be sleeping at anytime.
e.) Parents and children that are on vacation. (Do you take any vacations?)
3. During the day the noise may also bother :
a.) Workers that are located close to a parking lot.
b.) Anyone that needs concentration, like students and workers that work at home.
c.) All those that are doing relaxing activities (reading, gardening etc...)
Pedestrians and cyclists may feel stressed when they pass by a car that "beeps".
Pedestrians and cyclists may even believe that a close and sudden horn signal is to advise them of danger and they may take decisions that can be hazardous for them and car drivers (stop, turn, backup).
Car drivers can waste precious seconds by looking in their rear view mirrors trying to determine if the horn they just heard was a danger signal, and meanwhile they might not see a real emergency.
Using the horn as a locking device is trivializing the horn use and people will not take it seriously once a the horn is used for a real emergency.
Aggressive noise can start conflicts between neighbors and also between car drivers and people that were startled by the noise.
In an inside parking lot (such as a home for retired people), the amplified noise can startle even more and may provoke heart strokes.
Thanks to the different "beeps" emitted by locking cars, you can easily determine the schedule of your neighbors, the time they leave for work, the time they return home, etc... If we can do it, imagine what car thieves and burglars can do...
Thanks to the different "beeps" emitted by locking cars, you can also easily determine the schedule of women in your close neighborhood. Imagine what a badly intentioned person can do with this information. If you are a woman living alone, it is really not a good idea to use a noisy car locking system.
In most areas (cities, provinces, states), the horn can be used only in case of an emergency. I your car is honking when you lock it, we doubt that it is considered an emergency...
According to audio specialists, the average amount of decibels has been constantly on the rise in the past decades in cities. They consider this trend negatively and should be reversed.