Why do car alarms go off during thunderstorms?

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Offline rhade

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Why do car alarms go off during thunderstorms?
« on: 18/05/2010 17:03:33 »
Why do car alarms go off during thunderstorms? Is it just from the vibration of the air due to the sound wave, or a result of the electrical effect?
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Why do car alarms go off during thunderstorms?
« Reply #1 on: 20/05/2010 18:17:51 »
Seems to me it would have to be the vibration, wouldn't it?  Since air is a poor conductor, even though a lightning bolt may be close it doesn't really produce electrical disturbance in something it doesn't strike, does it?