The 446RLi Premium is the top model in the Autowatch Range.
The impressive thing about it is how small the alarm module is, like most other products from Autowatch the alarm module is a joy to install as its small size is far easier to hide than most other alarms out there. It also has an attack proof security housing which is another plus seeing that the Immobiliser connections are housed inside.
The 446RLi Premium makes the competition look clumsy!
Autowatch have an excellent Digital Battery Back-up Siren which has a very unique sound (The arm/disarm tones can be heard in the dome fade video below). Being a true digital siren it has no over-ride key to worry about and can therefore be hidden by the installer. If the siren can-not be got at then it can not be ripped out of the engine bay or muted. Having said that this will only be possible if the installer has really made a big effort to hide it and I suggest that this should be discussed before the installation is carried out.
Great Remote Controls
The four button remote is pleasing to the eye and the separate lock and unlock buttons are clean and simple to use. Personally I find it annoying when remotes with multiple buttons only have a single button to lock and unlock the car. It just seems pointless having a garage door open button etc when 99 times out of 100 it is never going to get used!
Another cool feature of the 446RLi Premium is its ability to accept Wireless P.I.R. Sensors or Wireless Reed Switches which is perfect for protecting tools in Ute Canopies or Trucks where running cables would normally be mission.
Versatile Program Features
One of the quirky things I really like about the 446RLi Premium is how many programmable features it has, take the central locking for example; it will support a double lock pulse which is great for cars like the Holden Commodore where it can lock and then deadlock the car with only 1 press of the lock button.
The alarm also supports selective unlocking and has boot pop and full window closure options built in.
Dome Fade output
Another nice feature is the dome light output which turns the internal light on when the alarm is disarmed as well as when the ignition is turned off. It may not sound like a big deal but it’s nice to have when you pull up in your drive at night.
Built in Turbo Timer
The built in Turbo timer works well and gives the user the option of turning it off with the remote. The only thing I find annoying is that you can’t have boot pop and Turbo run on selected together, it is either one or the other. The same goes for the pager out-put, you can either select it as a feature or have window closure but not both. OK I’m being very picky here but I do like my toys.
AS/NZ Immobiliser / Alarm Standards
3749-1-2003 Class A Certified
Obsessive Rating: Highly recommended
Good features and a great alarm for the price!
- 2 Point Engine Immobiliser
- Compact Attack Proof Security Housing
- Digital Battery Back-up Siren
- Glass Break Sensor
- 2 Four Button Remotes
- Door Open Warning Tones
- Red Dash Mount LED (Can be changed)
- Built in Turbo Run-on Feature *
- Trunk Release *
- Selective Locking
- Double Lock (Deadlock output)
- Power Window hook-up **
- Pager Output **
- Wireless P.I.R. Sensor
- Wireless Reed Switch
* Turbo Timer option is not available with Boot pop
** Power Window hook-up is not available with Pager Output