Ford Ranger Alarm Options
With the Ford Ranger outselling the Toyota Hilux it’s about time I covered what alarm options there are for it.
Interestingly the 2015 Facelift model actually comes with a factory installed “Volumetric Alarm System”. In other words an alarm with ultrasonic internal movement sensors, however, you may want to consider adding a PIR sensor to it if you have a canopy with valuables kept in it and a Double Tap Module.
Tail Gate Lock
The Ranger does not come with a remote locking tailgate so which is not ideal if you keep tools in the tray. Manually locking/unlocking the back is rather primitive and it’s easy to forget to lock it.
I can add an electronic tailgate lock that works with the factory remote for $250.00. Again this works well with the Double Tap Module
Double Tap Module
The Double Tap Module prevents the Ranger from re-arming the alarm if you press the unlock button twice. This way the alarm will not re-arm and re-lock if you don’t open a door. Without it, you need to open a door before accessing your canopy with can be a pain.
2011-2015 Ford Ranger Alarm
The pre-facelift model Ranger (2011 – 2015) does not have an alarm so I’m going to cover it here:
With the Cobra it’s easy to hide the siren and add horn honk on the Ranger so there is no vulnerable clutter in the engine bay and the alarm is much louder then any of the alternatives out there.
All the components look good too. Here are some photos of what the alarm looks like installed:
PIR sensor installed to cover the load area.
The BT-50 shares the same platform as the Ford Ranger so the AK4615 also works with it.
- Alarm works from factory remote
- Hidden Digital battery back-up siren
- Horn Honk on alarm trigger
- Ultrasonic internal protection
- Audible arm/disarm confirmation chirps option
- Emergency PIN Code Disarm
- Sensor Isolation
- P.I.R. Sensor: for Canopy Protection
- Double Tap Module: prevents re-locking by pressing the remote unlock button twice
Previous Generation Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 (2006-2011)
An OEM upgrade alarm is also possible if you still have the original remote but you get far more control with an alarm with its own remote and not be tied into the dealership for a replacement.