…a new one, I mean.
After ten or twenty seconds I did my usual sarcastic “yeah, yeah, your horn works, how nice” and then it finally stopped…
…and then went on again a few seconds later.
It almost instantly stopped again…then went on again…then stopped a third time and finally the pattern of the whole thing made me realize “hey, this is a car alarm” and the owner was desperately trying to turn off his overly sensitive device.
You know, car alarms are pointless enough – 99% of people hearing them don’t care if the car’s being stolen, or broken into, or just bumped by a passing pedestrian. They just want it to shut off…now. Heck, one goes off at 3am and my only thought is “steal it faster!”
But then, to make a car alarm that – when it goes off – you don’t even recognize it as an alarm…well, that’s just pointless squared. Now you’re just annoying people who – even if they’d be inclined to report a car alarm – don’t even know that’s what it is!
Serious Designer Fail here