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Julian

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Nissan Leaf Upgrade Alarm

The Leaf came out in 2010. It is the first fully electric vehicle from Nissan and accounts for about 50% of all electric vehicles in New Zealand. Being an e-NV200 owner I am well aware of how many are on … Continue reading

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KEYLESS BLOCK

KEYLESS BLOCK from Author is designed to protect vehicles with keyless-start from Relay Amplification Attacks. Before explaining how KEYLESS BLOCK works I’ll explain how SmartKeys work and how they are vulnerable to a Relay Amplification Attack: How a SmartKey works … Continue reading

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Iveco Daily Upgrade Alarm

The Iveco Daily I recently worked on was first registered in 2019, however, looks to be to older shape model made between 2011-2014. Regardless of production dates, all models come with keyless entry with selective unlocking as well a transponder … Continue reading

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Grey Import Cobra Alarms

One thing I have always loved about Cobra NZ is that they have always been selective who they sell their products to. Unlike most other vehicle security brands it has always been about quality as opposed to volume. Being a … Continue reading

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Do you Recycle your Remote Batteries?

How many small batteries do you go through each year? I know I get through a large number, especially the small coin batteries that most car alarm remote controls use. What do you do with the dead ones? Do you … Continue reading

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Shock Sensors and False Alarms

Shock Sensors are beyond doubt the main culprit when it comes to false alarms. How many times have you got annoyed at a car alarm going off for no obvious reason? More to the point, have you ever gone out … Continue reading

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Car Door Switches

Car door switches are one of the most basic, yet often overlooked items on any car alarm system. They detected if the door is open or shut so are the first layer of protection for any security system. Even if … Continue reading

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Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series Alarm

The Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series was released in 1984. Since then it has had a number of updates and body options added. It is currently sold as a 2 door Ute, a 4 door Ute and a 5 door station … Continue reading

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Toyota Mark X Alarm Options

The Toyota Mark X is the last vehicle I currently have listed that works with the excellent Cobra AK4218 Toyota upgrade alarm. I’ve worked on a couple recently so figured I should add it to the blog. The Mark X … Continue reading

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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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