Last night (or rather at 03:38 this morning) there was an EXTREMELY LOUD noise followed by a brief very bright flash light captured by my security cameras. It was associated with a car moving ~ 20 mph from right to left (in the picture). It triggered the car alarms on both my Subaru vehicles. I will skip the details about the need for new bed sheets and not sleeping afterwards etc...
but let's talk about adjusting sensitivity on the alarm. The picture was from over 100 ft away from one of the security cameras.
The Jeep remained...uninterested in the entire commotion. Is there any way to adjust the sensitivity of the Jeep's alarm ? Yeah sure, the MOPAR UCONNECT is allegedly activated to send both my wife and I a text if the alarm is activated. But I am yet to have proof that the alarm works. It did not work when this bomb (akin to one of those loud 4th of July fireworks) went off and it did not work this evening when I tried to tap on the door panels. This triggers the alarm on either Subaru. Even rocking it slightly will do it as would tapping on any the windows.
Both Subaru cars have a motion sensor that detects vibration and the sensitivity can be adjusted using the potentiometer on the sensor which is mounted on the seat rail under the front passenger seat. Is there anything similar on the Jeep ? Is there any other trickery for the alarm sensitivity ? There is a blurb on Page 22 of the Owner's Manual as well as another one in the User Guide but it does not help. Does anyone have any ideas ? Is it even something we can adjust ourselves or is it dealer only ? Does the alarm even work ? How can you test it? Thanks.