Car alarm and wind gusts

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djmaxwell
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Car alarm and wind gusts

Post by djmaxwell » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 pm

Any advice on managing a car alarm that repeatedly goes off due to wind gusts? I live by the coast and there can be fairly strong gusts of wind and the car alarm keeps triggering. Being a car novice I am not sure what the best thing to do is, and I am needing to keep on good terms with the neighbours.

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Gel
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Re: Car alarm and wind gusts

Post by Gel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:18 pm

One thing you can do to help is to ensure every vent in the car is CLOSED for the duration 8-) and windows fully shut of course.
If very strong gusts may well set off motion sensor part of alarm that you can't deactivate.
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Re: Car alarm and wind gusts

Post by calnorth » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:39 pm

Am sure there is no vibration detection specifically on the QQ vehicle...as was in earlier car days. However, I did experience a very heavy lorry noisily/slowly passing my car when locked and parked. The vibration was considerable and kicked off the alarm.

I suspect its the internal ultrasonic detectors responding to air pressure waves. Switch them off and see.
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Re: Car alarm and wind gusts

Post by djmaxwell » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:12 pm

Thank you both for getting back - I will try switching off the interior ultrasonic detectors.

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