Odd. Just checked the Lincoln Continental randomly, and its weight is half to three-quarter ton lighter than it was when I was a kid....
I was referring to the small cars that the OP was talking about, but actually, the 2015 Continental is about the same or slightly heavier than a 30-year-old (1985) Continental.
The OP states the police will only respond if there is video. If that were a policy, not only would it be published but it would also open the police department up to a number of 'neglect of duty' lawsuits.
It is in fact the policy in an increasing number of jurisdictions, including San Jose, Detroit, Las Vegas, Akron and Milwaukee that alarms be verified by video or eyewitness before police will respond. In other jurisdictions, such as Bakersfield, Saturday night response times can be up to three hours for non-verified alarms.
While light is wonderful for fuel efficiency, I'm finding that with each new generation of car I drive, strong lateral gusts of wind tend to pose more of a problem while driving. This is purely conjecture of course, but I just don't remember having these troubles in the past, where it's harder to immediately compensate for a sudden strong gust of wind that can literally alter your cars course in an instant.
Well, given that cars are heavier today than the same model from 30 years ago, I'd guess that the problem is that cars are taller than they used to be and present a larger side profile to crosswinds.
Your city doesn't require any camera for monitoring by police. You do need a permit and so does your alarm company. Perhaps your alarm company told you that but they are just trying to up sell you their camera system. https://www.houstonburglaralar...
In a lot of jurisdictions, video verified alarms are given a higher response priority by police.
A number of car audio systems that I have seen have removable face plates. Thief looks in, sees that the faceplate has been removed and will then realize the unit is worthless to resell and will move on.
I had two faceplate-less car stereos stolen. Turns out that they know that most people leave the faceplate in the glovebox. Some other crims are too stupid to know that you can't just walk into a stereo shop and buy a replacement faceplate. (I was in a stereo shop for two hours and no fewer than three idiots came in with a bare stereo looking to buy a faceplate.)
They are dreaming. We are thinking about throttling them here right now. Why should we let all those other sites suffer due to one service using nearly 75% of our bandwidth.
Customers are DEMANDING those bits. If you can't afford to keep those bits flowing, start charging your customers more.
Unlike Verizon, which hasn't upgraded the 3Mbps/750kbps (on a good day) DSL service it installed in my area in 1997?
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