So I'll ask the question, as it boggles my mind. Having owned Jeeps from the 70's till now, I accepted the fact that anyone could just open the unsecured hood and take what they wanted. I had manual windows, no factory key fobs that locked my doors, heck most never had real doors!
Now owning a 2012 with all the goodies, I can't help but wonder why when I set my factory alarm it only secures the 4 doors and rear tailgate. Having remote start, I stare at the pin switch that shuts my Jeep down if the hood has been opened during remote start but does nothing else. The funny thing is, there is even another empty spot for another pin switch!
So Jeep thought, order the alarm, set the alarm, thief comes along, opens factory unsecured hood, removes battery and they can do whatever they want!
2012 Sahara JKU 2" lift
2007 GC Laredo 2" lift
1985 CJ 7