EVERYONE assumes car alarms are just going off for no reason, it has emerged.
The Institute for Studies found that the standard response to the sound of a car alarm was to remain in bed while hoping that it doesn’t go on all night.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “You can basically go and steal any car you want, no one will even bother to look out of the window.
“Even the owner will just be like ‘oh it’s just my car alarm going off, probably it’ll stop after a bit’.”
36-year-old Tom Logan said: “It’s not a nice noise which is why I was quite glad when, after fifteen minutes of electronic bleating, some teenagers finally managed to drive my car off.
“Even now I’m not sure if the alarm was going off because my car was being nicked, or whether the theft just happened to coincide with one of its regular malfunctions.
“Probably the latter.”
Mother-of-two Emma Bradford said: “When I hear a car alarm on my street, my first thought is ‘fuck I’d better close the window’.
“Then I feel a creeping sense of resentment towards the owner.
“Same with burglar alarms and fire alarms. I’ll get up to have a look at if I hear a police helicopter though, because helicopters are cool.”