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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

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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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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