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when the alarm goes off on my 318ti compact its like a beeping noise with indicators flashing! The sound is so quiet i wouldnt hear it unless i was stood 3 feet from it, also when armed and un armed the indicators flash and clown nose flashes but it makes no chirping sound, Is there anyway to make it chirp or make the alarm louder??

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you can set audio sounds when locking and unlocking with software such as pa soft or inpa etc, or take it to a dealer/indy with autologic to do it

There is a choice of continuous or interval chips for the alarm but not sure an option to change volume, that said mine isnt particularly loud either. but its the immobiliser that will stop it being stolen not the alarm. The alarm is to annoy anyone breaking in, as most people dont hear or ignore car alarms anyhow

 

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As far as I know for european spec cars, it is illegal to have the "beeping" sound when arming/disarming the alarm, I also got told it wasn't even an option with any software configurations
 

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well its activated on mine, the options there above as you can see,

seems its some EU wide law regarding noise pollution as the beeps were first the actual horn (still common in the us) and the noise pi$$ed people off when everyone leaving to go to work early so pressure was put on manufacturers to remove the beep
i doubt anyone has ever been prosecuted for it as coppers prob dont know/care but could see a potential nuisance if alarms going off at 5 6 am with people leaving early without double glazing
that said my retrofitted cat 1 alarm on my last car had it from installation as i was asked by the installer if i wanted it on or not
pretty sure car adverts and even on programes on tv ive seen have alarm beeps though

just dont lock it till they have walked past.
I have mine on lock only just to reassure as im walking away, or strictly speaking, just dont park it on a "road" and set the alarm, do it on private land...
Use of audible warning instruments
99.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, no person shall sound, or cause or permit to be sounded, any horn, gong, bell or siren fitted to or carried on a vehicle which is—

(a)stationary on a road, at any time, other than at times of danger due to another moving vehicle on or near the road; or .
(b)in motion on a restricted road, between 23.30 hours and 07.00 hours in the following morning. .
(2) The provisions of paragraph (1)(a) do not apply in respect of the sounding of a reversing alarm when the vehicle to which it is fitted is about to move backwards and its engine is running.

(3) No person shall sound, or cause or permit to be sounded, on a road any reversing alarm fitted to a vehicle—

(a)unless the vehicle is a goods vehicle which has a maximum gross weight not less than 2000 kg, a bus, engineering plant, or a works truck; or .
(b)if the sound of the alarm is likely to be confused with a sound emitted in the operation of a pedestrian crossing established, or having effect as if established, under Part III of the 1984 Act. .
(4) Subject to the provisions of the following paragraphs, no person shall sound, or cause or permit to be sounded a gong, bell, siren or two-tone horn, fitted to or otherwise carried on a vehicle (whether it is stationary or not).

(5) Nothing in paragraph (1) or (4) shall prevent the sounding of—

(a)an instrument or apparatus fitted to, or otherwise carried on, a vehicle at a time when the vehicle is being used for one of the purposes specified in regulation 37(5) and it is necessary or desirable to do so either to indicate to other road users the urgency of the purposes for which the vehicle is being used, or to warn other road users of the presence of the vehicle on the road; or .
(b)a horn (not being a two-tone horn), bell, gong or siren— .
(i) to raise alarm as to the theft or attempted theft of the vehicle or its contents; or .
(ii) in the case of a bus, to summon help for the driver, the conductor or an inspector. .
(6) Subject to the provisions of section 62 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (4) above, a person may, between 12.00 hours and 19.00 hours, sound or cause or permit to be sounded an instrument or apparatus, other than a two-tone horn, fitted to or otherwise carried on a vehicle, being an instrument or apparatus designed to emit a sound for the purpose of informing members of the public that the vehicle is conveying goods for sale, if, when the apparatus or instrument is sounded, it is sounded only for that purpose.

(7) For the purposes of this regulation the expressions which are referred to in regulation 37(10) have the meanings there given to them and the expression “restricted road” in paragraph (1) means a road which is a restricted road for the purpose of section 81 of the 1984 Act.
If interested, European Law(95/56/EC) is the relevant EU ban
 
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