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Julian

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“Ever since you fitted the alarm…”

Ever since you fitted the alarm… I’ve lost count of how many times an alarm has been the accused of being… (fill in your own random complaint here) …the reason things stop working on a vehicle. Yet it nearly always … Continue reading

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Alarm Troubleshooting…

Troubleshooting is always interesting… Especially when you’re looking at an issue someone else has caused! I got approached by a client to have a look at their alarm system. It did work but since Auto Electrician had installed the new … Continue reading

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AA Car Alarm!

According to a blog post by the AA car alarms are slowly dying. It states that most of us are immune to them going off. I happen to agree with that part as there’s some truth in it. But why? … Continue reading

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New Toyota RAV4 upgrade alarm

The New Generation Rav4 (XA50) is another new vehicle that lacks an alarm. It has an immobiliser as standard and all models other than the entry-level GX have SmartKey proximity entry. The Vodafone Automotive AK4615 is the perfect Rav4 upgrade … Continue reading

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No Start? Let’s blame the alarm!

Recently I took a 3 day weekend down in Nelson lakes to climb some mountains and play in the snow. Whilst I love my work, I value my playtime even more. Not everyone respects work hours so I normally turn … Continue reading

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AVS Versus Vodafone Automotive

How does an AVS alarm stack up against a Vodafone Automotive? If you ask most of the local Car Audio shops they’ll probably tell you that AVS is better. But I’m more interested in hard facts over uneducated opinions. Time … Continue reading

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TX-11 Remote Repair

The Cyclops/Dynatron TX-11 Remote is the old remote for both the 3 Series and 7 Series of alarms. When I say old they pre-date Obsessive Vehicle Security existence (April 2008) so I’ve not ever sold one. That said I have … Continue reading

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Hornet 433H

The Hornet 433H is an insurance standard alarm from Directed Electronics. It’s also a stock run out so is at a bargain price. Designed for the Australian market it complies with AS/NZS 3749.1:2003 Class B. This means it would have been … Continue reading

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Car Alarm Remotes NZ

Some car alarm remote controls can be a pain to get hold of. Especially when the importer offers no aftersales support. I also get frustrated when no support is offered by those who sell them! I always make sure that … Continue reading

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Viper 3121V Powersports Alarm

The Viper 3121V Powersports Alarm is super small and water-resistant. It can be used on bikes, jet skis, boats or and other small machines that use a 12-volt battery. The first thing you notice when taking it out of the … Continue reading

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