There are few contraptions in our culture as counterproductive as the contemporary car alarm, which is loud and annoying to an extent hitherto unknown in society — and for what? By the time the damned thing’s been shut off, the vandals have already taken their leave and your GPS unit.
I call, here, for the rush development of any and all workable alternatives. My current thinking calls for the delivery of a swift but silent poisoned dart into the body of the perp. (“Are you saying that vandals ought to die?” Why the hell not?) This wouldn’t require any more smarts than most current infotainment systems possess, though retrofitting it to older vehicles would presumably be problematic.