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Julian

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Dynatron NZ is in Liquidation

I’ve just been informed that Dynatron NZ is in Liquidation. It’s not exactly breaking news as it happened on the 5th February! I’ve been a tad slack in posting about it. Here’s the link to the Companies office… The Dynatron … Continue reading

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Viper 412V

The Viper 412V is the latest keyless entry system from Directed Electronics. It replaces the Viper 211HV and comes with new remote controls and erm… Well, that’s about it! It’s actually the same as the 211HV in all aspects apart … Continue reading

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Viper 515R Battery Back-up Siren

The 515R is a battery back-up siren from Viper. It’s one of those sirens that I’m not a big fan of as it has an over-ride key. That said it does have a decent internal battery and the keys are … Continue reading

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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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