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InstallCard: Security

Prepaid professional security system installation

Item #: 597421009

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Not into "do it yourself" car stereo installations? No problem. With a prepaid InstallCard, you can have your new security system installed by any professional who's a member of the InstallerNet Network — which boasts more than 1,500 members across the country. You'll get all the benefits of buying your gear from Crutchfield, plus the time savings and peace of mind that come with professional installation.

How does it work?

Simple. First, enter your zip code to see if there's an InstallCard installer in your area (if you don't see an installer listed, you may wish to call InstallerNet at the number listed below the zip code field. New installers are added to the network frequently, so there may be options available for you that aren't yet listed online). Then, just add this card to your online shopping cart, and proceed through checkout as usual. When you receive the card from us, visit, enter the unique InstallCard number on the back of the card, and schedule your installation with the local shop.


When you arrive for your appointment at your local stereo shop, just hand over the InstallCard, along with the security gear you've purchased and your Crutchfield invoice (it will be included in the box with your order), and your installation begins. This card covers a professional installation of your security control module, ignition kill switch, shock detector, and siren, plus the necessary connections to your factory keyless-entry system.

You can feel confident about the quality of work since every installer on the InstallerNet Network has at least two years' experience and is MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) certified. InstallerNet feels so strongly about the expertise of their installers that they will warranty the labor of your installation for the life of your vehicle.

What does this card cover?

With this InstallCard, the professional installer will install your new security system. Be sure to read the Details below to see what's covered. Please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 if you have any questions.

Product Highlights:

  • prepaid installation of a keyless entry security system at your choice of more than 1,500 professional stereo shops
  • installation does not cover modifications to your vehicle; if modifications are required, the installer will inform you of any additional charges before performing the work
  • InstallCard services are currently available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico; we cannot ship InstallCards outside these areas.
  • to find out if an installer is available in your area, click here to enter your zip code
  • installation labor is warranted for the life of your vehicle
  • Important note: This installation does not cover modifications to your vehicle. If modifications are required, you may be charged extra for parts and labor at the time of installation. Your installer will inform you of any additional charges before performing the work, so you can approve the charges. Some possible extra charges (parts, labor, or both) include:
    • some vehicles, including BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis, may require additional labor due to complex wiring systems
    • some vehicles may require additional trigger modules for complete protection
  • warranty: 60 days

InstallCard: Security Reviews

Average Customer Review:

6 Reviews

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Written by: LM from Sumter SC on November 3, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hard to use in my area of SC. The cost verses what they pay the installer is very good.



Great idea, decent price

Written by: DonaldB from Spokane, WA on August 20, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought an alarm and once looking at the directions, knew I couldn't do it. So I bought this card. I do have to say I wish it would have listed the installers first so I could choose where I wanted to go instead of just who was in the zip code I typed in. Also, this experience did teach me to shop around. Not only did I pay more for the card than the installation was, I also had to pay the sales tax on the labor so the overall price was more. The installers were great, professional and quick. Overall, it's a good idea, just not sure if I would do it again.



Not a good experience

Written by: AudreyD from Oakland, CA on May 21, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Will never purchase this card again. First of all I paid this much for the card. When I arrived to get the alarm installed I was told that InstallerNet was only covering $100 and I would have to pay the balance. Of course I was angry and called installernet. I explained the situation and the young lady tells me that Autohaus was not suppose to tell me how much they covered and that everyone (meaning Crutchfield and Installernet had to profit from the purchase of the card. Of course that made me even more annoyed so I asked to speak to a manager who wasn't that much more helpful. They ended up covering the price I paid for the card but I still had to come out of pocket $75. Let's just say I wasn't a happy camper being that I thought by purchasing the Installernet card that the install would be taken care of. NEVER AGAIN WILL I PURCHASE AN INSTALLERNET CARD!!!!



Basic Install with Install Card

Written by: jeric from Whittier, CA on July 9, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I noticed in the other reviews that some were disappointed with their alarm install using the Install Card. I think what some don't understand is that if your vehicle isn't equiped with certain features (ie keyless entry or power door locks) your not going to get much more than a basic install with this card. And your alarm may have tons of features that just aren't do-able with your vehicle without purchasing more gizmos and possibly more labor.

I used this card to install an alarm on a Jeep with keyless entry. There were no hidden additional charges, the new key fobs from the alarm now replace the old and it works great. The shop was very curteous, professional and timely.

Saved me from spending (or wasting) a Saturday, pulling my hair out trying to figure out wiring diagrams and schematics.



Good for basic install

Written by: Mohammed from Cottonwood, AZ on August 18, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was good installation was done in about 3 hours. It's just a shame I was told i needed door actuators, keyless entry, when I didn't, so I bought something for nothing, but it's ok. The system works fine, maybe my installer wasn't the best, i'll probably have to go back to get the sensitivity upped.
All in all good card for basic install.



Great Idea, Decent Product

Written by: Greg from Dallas, Tx on July 5, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The card is used specifically for a simple alarm. Extra features like remote start or installing power locks for the alarm are not included. I asked a crutchfield advisor and he told me they would be covered by this card. Notes for this card should read that it is simply for a basic installation. It is a good idea with no explanation for what it really is though.



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What's in the box?

  • Security System InstallCard for basic security system installation

Product Research


Overview: With this InstallCard (42-1009) a professional installer will install an aftermarket security system including a control module with LED status indicator, ignition starter-kill, shock-detector, exterior siren with parking lights, and connect to factory power door locks for keyless-entry. Additional power door lock modules (sold separately) will be required for some vehicles. Basic installation includes door trigger for alarm with some vehicles requiring additional parts and/or labor for delayed interior lights, hood/trunk triggers, and disabling the factory alarm system.

Disclaimers: This InstallCard (42-1009) does not include the following installation costs:

  • European cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc. and some exotic vehicles may need additional labor due to the complexity of their wiring.
  • Some vehicles require additional modules to wire in the vehicle door triggers.
  • Keyless entry, Trunk pop and window roll up are all optional items and maybe be purchased directly from the installer if so desired.

Installation Warranty: Each installation performed using an InstallCard comes with a nationwide limited lifetime labor warranty. If at any time, the installed product becomes inoperable due to a faulty installation the installer will correct the problem at no charge.

Defective Equipment: If the equipment is found to be defective at the time of installation, the installer will remove the defective unit and reinstall a replacement unit (supplied by the customer) at no additional charge. If the installed equipment fails later, after leaving the installation shop, and it is determined that the malfunction is not caused by the installation, the installer will remove and replace the defective unit with a new unit supplied by the customer, and the customer will be responsible for a removal and reinstallation charge which will not exceed 50% of the original installation charge.

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