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Julian

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Is Your Car Alarm E-Waste?

How many of you consider how long a car security system will last when you purchase one? Do you want a product that will give you years of trouble-free security? Or do you simply want the cheapest one you can … Continue reading

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Toyota Ultrasonic Switch

Back in 2016, I was given the heads up that the Cobra AK4218 Toyota upgrade alarm was going to have one final production run. I purchased a bulk load of them which has got me through the past couple of … Continue reading

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New Toyota Hiace Alarm

Back in March, I got my hands on the new 2019 Toyota Hiace (H300) to test out the factory security system. It’s quite a change from the old model and comes with an alarm system. I’ve now installed well over … Continue reading

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Selective Unlocking

Selective Unlocking simply allows you to select which doors you unlock. It’s a common feature on many new vehicles. Most systems unlock the driver’s door with the first press of the remote unlock button. A second press will then unlock … Continue reading

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Ford Transit Cargo Alarm

I got my hands on a 2019 Ford Transit Cargo this week. That’s the big brother to the Transit Custom. My first job was to test the factory central locking to see if the van had the updated firmware. In … Continue reading

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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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Parallel 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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