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Use the ALARM sound for the horn?

Just thinking that it might be interesting to use the sound that is used for the alarm and wire it to the horn? That would be loud...

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Re: Use the ALARM sound for the horn?

You're right Dan, it would be loud. I think there are 2 problems with this idea.

1.) The only sound more universally ignored than a vehicle horn is a car alarm. Think about it.

2.) We are conditioned to recognize certain sounds for what they are. Train horns are a good example. When you hear one you know what it represents and you start looking for the train. Sirens, fire alarms in buildings, etc. same thing. I would be afraid that sounding the alarm as the horn would just confuse others and be pretty much ignored.

Get the Stebel Nautilus compact and you'll be in business.

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Re: Use the ALARM sound for the horn?

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You're right Dan, it would be loud. I think there are 2 problems with this idea.

1.) The only sound more universally ignored than a vehicle horn is a car alarm. Think about it.

2.) We are conditioned to recognize certain sounds for what they are. Train horns are a good example. When you hear one you know what it represents and you start looking for the train. Sirens, fire alarms in buildings, etc. same thing. I would be afraid that sounding the alarm as the horn would just confuse others and be pretty much ignored.

Get the Stebel Nautilus compact and you'll be in business.

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good incite!

I've got the Stebel Nautilus ready to be installed as soon as my Flash to Pass garage door opener arrives for the garage door. Thought I'd do both at the same time. Probably this weekend. Just got to thinking about the alarm from another's question.

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