Obsessive Vehicle Security came into existence in April 2008 when I gained my NZ residency and decided that I'd had enough of working for others. I was finding it difficult to bite my tongue working for people who I considered to be doing things the wrong way. I had a firm belief I could do a better job on my own.
As for the "Obsessive" name, well it was a little bit different and just seemed to fit. Unlike most of the car audio crowd I specialise in just security, this gives me more time to focus on doing one thing well rather than being a jack of all trades. I'm also fussy about the hidden details that most people never see!
I started out installing car security systems in Cambridge in the UK back in 1997 as a trainee and gradually worked my way up ropes to become senior technician. From there I worked mobile throughout the UK installing RAC Trackstar GPS systems as well as Autowatch and Cobra security systems.
In 2005 I arrived in New Zealand on a Tourist Work Visa, which soon became a Work Visa, then Residency. During this time I have been blessed to have seen most of NZ whilst working in Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington.
About Obsessive Vehicle Security (2008+)
I'd like to think that Obsessive has gained a reputation for challenging the way in which things are done in the vehicle security industry. Take the horrific joke that was the NZSA star rating system for example. I believe it would still be in existence if it was not for my persistent (and dare I say annoying) questions aimed at the NZSA.
There's no point in doing a half hearted job and it bothers me when I see others getting poor service and shoddy installations. Seriously, if you're going to cut corners then you may as well not bother! I'm passionate about what I do and take pride in my workmanship.
Maybe this page should be called About Me, or About Julian? After all I take care of the sales, installations and the accounts. I don't claim to have 50 years worth of experience because I'm not that old, and there is no one to order around to make a cup of tea!
But at the end of the day I'm aware that the most important part of Obsessive Vehicle Secuirty is your decision to trust me with your vehicle, as there would be no Obsessive without you! so it should be "about us".