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Julian

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Owner and Installer at Obsessive Vehicle Security Limited. More details here... Please keep Comments relevant to the post and use the Contact form for enquiry's

Mazda MPV Alarm

The 2nd generation Mazda MPV comes with keyless entry and a factory immobiliser but lacks an alarm For those wishing to add an alarm the Cobra AK4615 is highly recommended. It works with the factory smart key and is the only CAN-BUS alarm that … Continue reading

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Car Window Closure Options

It’s easy to forget to close your car windows. Having them automatically roll up when you lock your car is a great feature and I have a number of car window closure options that can make this happen. Comfort Closure The … Continue reading

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New Toyota Corolla Alarm

The new 2018 Corolla Hatchback comes in 3 models. The entry-level GX has remote locking with an ignition key. The SX and ZR both come with a smart key and push to start button. The ZR also has a very basic factory … Continue reading

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Author COMFORT Closure

The Author COMFORT Closure Module can close your cars Windows and Sunroof, plus fold your mirrors when you press the lock button on your factory remote. The Comfort module is wired to the Vehicle CAN-BUS system so is quick to install … Continue reading

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Wrapping car keys in tinfoil?

Why wrapping car keys in tinfoil may be a dumb idea! Last week I had a paranoid customer tell me that she had taken to wrapping her car keys in tin foil. She was doing this to prevent car thieves from … Continue reading

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Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

The Toyota Corolla Wagon (with manual transmission) is one of the few new cars that does not come with an immobiliser as standard. The Current Shape (E160) Corolla wagon was released in 2012. Only two models are available in New Zealand. Both are GX specification, one a … Continue reading

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OBD BLOCK from Author

OBD BLOCK from Author Alarm protects your cars OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) connector from unauthorised access. OBDII scan tools were originally intended for use by the dealership and automotive locksmiths. These allowed access to the vehicle’s software. For example, a scan … Continue reading

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Toyota Prius Alarm Options

Toyota Prius Alarm The Gen 3 Toyota Prius comes with a factory immobiliser, keyless entry and push-to-start button. It does not come with an alarm. I recommend the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS alarm which works with the factory remote. I can also add … Continue reading

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Nissan Maxima Upgrade Alarm

In my opinion, the best Nissan Maxima upgrade alarm is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm made by Vodafone Automotive. It works flawlessly with the factory remote. The Nissan Maxima already has a factory fitted immobiliser and keyless entry so has a … Continue reading

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Best Car Alarm in New Zealand?

You’re after the Best Car Alarm, so why do I not recommend the “Big Names”? Here is a recent email which is all too common: Message: Hi, have been reading through some of your posts and see that you have flawed … Continue reading

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