Originally Posted by Merlin 91/97
Man.... I'm not sure if I like the idea of a talking car alarm.
Remember the cars that "talked" back in the 80s.... "your door is ajar... your door is ajar".
(I just re-edited the following to make it clear that I'm _not_ trying to insult the original poster here; I'm talking about this type of car alarm in general...)
Wal-Mart was clearancing off the BulldogSecurity talking alarm for only twenty bucks... and _still_ nobody had bought it. (I know that one doesn't offer recording capability, but the net effect is the same.) Ironically, the only place where I think I've seen a talking alarm going off recently was in the Wal-Mart parking lot. It was largely unintelligible anyway, and from the looks on peoples' faces as they walked by, the overall effect was, "Jeez, what a moron."
I mean, if you need to record your own voice because you need to yell at the offenders in some foreign language, fine, do what you have to do, but overall this whole idea seems like a technical solution in search of a problem. Trust me, the response of onlookers to your talking car alarm going off in your own voice is _not_ going to be, "Gosh, what an impressive, high-tech person the owner must be!"