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A thug smashed out our driver's side back door window last night to gain access to the interior of our 2021 Sante Fe. The vehicle was locked the night before and the car did not alarm when the door was opened after they reached through the broken glass. It was pretty obvious that they went through the vehicle so we feel 99% sure that one or more doors had to of been manually unlocked and opened. My question to the group is shouldn't the car have went into it's alarm state?
 

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Most thieves are not that stupid IMO. My guess is they didn't open the door. At any rate, super simple to prove: Lock your SF like always (fob away), wait a couple of minutes, then open the same door. It's likely just unlocking it alone triggers the alarm, but opening the door absolutely should. You'll have your answer right there:). Let us know.
 

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If you use a key or have the fob near the vehicle, the alarm shouldn't sound. Also alarm won't set if hood or "trunk" are open when doors are locked.
Better test is to leave a window open, shut and lock doors, hood and trunk. Then wait the required time, perhaps only seconds but could be minutes, and without the fob near the vehicle reach in through the open window and open the door with the inside handle (not the switch). Alternate is to have someone remain in the vehicle when you exit and lock it, move out of range of the fob - could be several hundred feet - and have the pasenger open the door with the inside handle. In either case the alarm should go off.
 
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