Provided, such a system really exists, you are in for a surprise, bub. Your car smashed and torched might being the least of your worries and if you're only in for a set of new teeth, call it your second birthday.
Essentially, when it detects someone within 1 foot of the car, it sounds the 'step away' warning.
You see, this is the first problem, dies naemlich, weil ich ausschliesslich Deutsch spreche und ein sprechendes amerikanisches Auto; toll.... I don't believe that your system provides ample warning in 32 languages. Now, if I'm a person with hearing disabilities you're up shit creak, you miserable discriminator of elderly and handicaped citizens, you.
I accidentally did it to myself when the battery in the little remote died and it didnt disarm. I couldnt go to work the next day. It's not lethal though.
That's actually the fun part, good for you! Now, you don't have a pacemaker or a heart condition, right? Otherwise you wouldn't be asking questions in this fine family forum anymore. I also get it you don't suffer from mental problems or possibly epilepsy, right ?, touching your car might have put you into a closed mental institution for month or possibly forever.
Now, its been brought up in the other post, that this could open me up to legal liability if someone bumps the car, a kid sits on the hood, etc.
If that's my kid on the hood, or even me accidentally touching your yuppie-mobile; god help you - provided there is one - you need it. If I wouldn't smash your face to pulp right there and then in justifyable self defense, I would find the sleaziest lawyer on a 100% contingency basis. He can keep it all! Under the sole condition, that he makes your life a living hell, that he's obliged under our agreement to sue until you don't have any more cash left for the bus to the soup kitchen.
In short, I guess I'm covered, but what do you all think?
I think, as others pointed out, that you're an optimist. If somebody dies, your in for murder. At least I hope you are.
Is this a good option to protect property? Going too far?
Personally I think it's a horrid option. You are not protecting the crown jewel in a Mossler safe in your house (even then I think it's a bad option), you are essentially boobie trapping your expensive toy in a public place.
This thing is legal to own and operate (just not install) in the US.
Huh ? You can operate it, but you can't install it ? May I recommend that you put it around your neck and let the device nock some sense into you?
You sir, and the likes of you, who actually put personal property, before public safety, who are actually willing to kill or maim people, for the sake of keeping their toy finger print free, actually make me sick