Vehicle security system including adaptor for data communications bus and related methods

  • US 6,249,216 B1
  • Filed: 08/04/1999
  • Issued: 06/19/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle security system for a vehicle of a type including a data communications bus connecting a plurality of vehicle devices, said vehicle security system comprising:

  • an alarm controller; and

    a data bus adaptor connected between said alarm controller and the data communications bus, said data bus adaptor comprising desired signal enabling means for enabling said alarm controller to operate using a desired set of signals for a corresponding desired vehicle from a plurality of sets of signals for different vehicles for permitting said alarm controller to communicate with at least one of the vehicle devices, and an alarm controller bus interface for interfacing to the data communications bus.

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