“At the Acoustic Edge Institute, we believe that vehicles are becoming more complex, and the integration pieces are becoming more complex as well,” said Ashley Wright, one of the head instructors.
It’s not that OEM integration units and bypasses are more complex to install, Wright explained, but that they are becoming more difficult to match to the vehicle.
Wright believes that with the proper training, they are actually easier to install. Take a remote bypass, for example. Most new vehicles incorporate a DATABUS system. Instead of operating on 12 volts positive and negative, it uses a combination of ones and zeros for the computer to accomplish different tasks. Bypasses for these types of systems basically require the installer to connect the bypass to the alarm and then connect one wire to the car. The bypass then “talks” to the car and the installer’s work is finished. “We not only cover how alarms and bypasses work, but how wires in the vehicle test,” Wright said.