I'm still on a stolen-car kick here, and all the talk of theft prevention and alarms got me wondering just how long car alarm systems have been around? The first recorded car theft happened to, of all people, a Baron. He moved to create the first car alarm.
Alarm systems are commonplace now, as pretty much every car has one or is available with one from the factory. And they honk and wail when someone bumps into your car outside Chili’s and no one bothers to notice your car screaming.