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Keyless door control/Alarm system

This is my 2nd post, please forgive me if this is on the wrong threat. I have a 2015 Nissan Versa with BASIC features. I am tired of having to constantly use my key to enter. Is it possible to still have a keyless door control install on my car? Plus i'm also interested in getting a car alarm system perhaps with a camera. Does BOTH (keyless door control/alarmy system) comes in a combo or do i have to buy them separately? Any brand recommendation?

Truly sorry for all this questions. Totally clueless when it comes to upgrading a basic car.
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You can definitely get keyless entry installed but its a bit too big of a project for someone totally new to working on automotive electrical work. There are no easy plug and play kits that I know of. I did a remote start and alarm unit in my car last November and it took a full day, coming from someone with a heated garage full of tools and a fair amount of prior experience with these things. My kit will also control door locks with the same fob but I now have to take apart all four doors and install the lock actuators, once I do that I just have to hook them up to the wires I left on the remote start/alarm kit and I will be in business.

So first recommendation, if you have any spare money at all, is to pay a local audio/car shop to do it. Chances are they will have their preferred brand they like to deal with and resell (ie, viper).

Second recommendation, if you are on a shoestring budget but still want keyless and alarm, you are going to have to find and befriend a "car guy" (or gal) near you who has some space, basic tools, and knowledge to do the job, buy a basic kit off amazon and get it installed on a saturday.

Camera is probably going to be a totally separate thing, are you talking a DVR that records while driving? A backup camera? A security camera? Either way, these things are typically separate from your keyless entry and alarm. Some of them have their own battery and you can just attach them to the rear-view mirror and charge them once in a while and thats all you need to do.

If you are going to be headstrong and try to do the keyless and alarm yourself, its not impossible but its going to be a big project. As far as the alarm goes there is just one wire in the car you need to hook to and it will tell your alarm box when ANY door opens, which is pretty great. The bad thing is the wire is super hard to reach. If you look at my remote start install thread I think I posted a picture of it...

The keyless part is mostly just door work and like I said I still haven't done that on mine but others here have some good posts on general how-to on installing door lock actuators.

You won't get through any of it without access to some tools and an extra set of hands, so if you don't have any DIY car friends in your area now would be a good time to start making some!
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@arudlang Thank you very much for your input. No i am pretty sure i will have them professionally installed. As far as camera goes, i am interested in camera to record what's ahead of me like one of those police dashcam. Are they even worth it in the first place?

One of my wind shield wiper finally gave up this morning. I didn't realize that the left and the right wipers are of different sizes. I am thinking of buying Bosche brand. Are the wiper easily installed by a non professional? Thanks you again for all your help.
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I went to one of those pimp my ride stores and they said it would be 500 bucks for an alarm system that would work with aftermarket lock poppers.

I see the lock kit is like 20 bucks online then an alarm up to 80 bucks. Im getting an alarm and a lock and power window kit. I may only wire up the front 2 doors.
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Yeah wipers are relatively easy to install, plenty of youtube videos out there and the packages have directions too just have to keep in mind that there are about two or three major styles of wiper attachment methods and many wipers will include directions and adapters for different hook types so just look at what you have to find out which part of the directions apply to you. I haven't looked but I am guessing there is a good chance a section of the user manual in the glovebox covers the replacement of wipers.

I was all for skipping power windows until I drove home from work last night... then I was thinking about how nice it would be to open more than one window now that spring is here but THEN the phone rang so I was glad I didn't open any more windows before I drove off. Hmmmm. I may end up doing power windows yet.
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@arudlang Oh you can also do power window upgrade? I developed a muscle on my left arms from cranking that knob all the time i want to open/close windows. But isn't it expensive to go to a dealer for this? Do you have a price range by any chance? Thanks for all your help.
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Yeah you can get power windows added but its not exactly the same as having factory power windows... more like an add-on electric motor that attaches to where the window crank is and then you have to get some switches added of course to control them and they won't be like switches that match the others in the car buuuut still end up not having to use the window crank so its still pretty good.

I don't know what shops get to install them, I do everything myself (even though sometimes I shouldn't). Cobb and I have been shopping around the best deal we found so far was something like $115 for the power locks and windows kit for all four doors. Thats just the parts cost, for the cheapest chinese stuff available. The install is what is going to cost you dearly if you bring it to a shop, because its hours of putzing around. All four doors have to be taken apart, some trim and carpet will be pulled up to run wires, you need to neatly mount and get 12v power to a control box. If the box includes alarm then you gotta hook on another wire thats hard to reach. Its some work.

When I did my remote starter I left myself the power and lock control wires in an easy to reach place, just gotta get the door parts now but I want to upgrade the speakers while I'm at it, can't make up my mind about the power windows those are additional expense and additional work and complexity...

I can't guess what a shop price would be for you. Basic alarm box and four power lock actuators won't cost them more than $100 tops then its all labor from there... I'd try to talk them into a flat price say "I will give you $400 to do this job" and see if you can lock it in, otherwise a guy taking his sweet time doing each door could rack up a big bill quick.
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Here are 2 examples. I cant say its the best or worse, but they sell a lot of them. I would do the front 2. Not sure about the rears. Many cases I put a piece of foam insulation on the inside of my rear windows as I dont use them.

UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC WINDOWS 4 DOOR CAR TRUCK POWER WINDOW CONVERSION KIT ROLL UP | eBay

I know its out of stock, but its been on my wish list for a few months now.

Im assuming since they combined the 2 they work well together. I may just install the front passenger side. Its mainly me but every now and then I have a passenger. When I had power locks I set it up so one push was drivers door, then second push did all doors.

Crimestopper FS-32 2-Way Keyless Entry Car Alarm + 4-Door Power Lock Kit | eBay
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