How long do car alarms go off for?

There are always car alarms going off on my street, and I've noticed that some last longer than others. How long do car alarms go off for?

Matthew Macgugan · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Random car alarms have become synonymous with city living! A typical car alarm should sound for about 30 seconds, though faulty or broken systems can last for as long as 20 minutes, which can cause quite a noisy disruption.
A malfunctioning key fob or dead car battery can cause this lengthy alarm. The fob may be sending repeated signals to the car alarm, and the owner may not even notice if they aren’t in earshot. If you can identify the owner of the vehicle, you may want to give them a call or leave a note notifying them of their alarm.
Of course, a car alarm can also be a sign that someone attempted to break into the vehicle. If you suspect this is the case, give your local police station a call. And, if you’re worried about smash and grabs in your own vehicle, know that most glass break incidents are covered with a
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Now you know how long you have to listen to those pesky alarms for!
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