Category Archives: AVS

AVS -Advanced Vehicle Security is an alarm brand imported by Manta Electronics based in Auckland, New Zealand. These pages contain AVS news and reviews.

You don’t need another bloody immobiliser!

Unnecessary Immobilisers Most modern cars already have an immobiliser with a transponder chip fitted into the head of the factory key. These are unobtrusive and super reliable, so adding an aftermarket one on top of the factory system is both … Continue reading

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Should you consider a none Thatcham approved European CAN-BUS alarm?

Most of the well established car security names in New Zealand don’t actually make car alarms. This list includes Mongoose, AVS and Dynatron, all of whom have a range of CAN-BUS alarms. They simply purchase them elsewhere and re-brand them. … Continue reading

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Alarm advert theft not a good look!

Back in December 2009 I shared a couple of adverts by Cobra which I felt were quite creative. It seems that I was not the only one who liked them. Sadly whoever is responsible for the Website of Hyper Drive in … Continue reading

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How good are the batterys in your battery backup siren?

The whole point of a battery backup siren is for it to continue to scream after the battery is disconnected. As regular readers know, sirens are more effective if they are hard to access but even if they are hidden they … Continue reading

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AVS C5 CAN-BUS alarm update….

In November last year I reviewed the AVS “C Series” CAN-BUS alarm and expressed my concerns about how poor their so called digital battery back-up siren was. I contacted AVS to ask them if the siren really was digital as … Continue reading

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AVS C3, C4 & C5 CAN-BUS alarm

About 12 months ago AVS released their new “C series” CAN-BUS alarm. I checked the RhinoCo website and noted that AVS must have a new supplier as it was not a re-branded RhinoCo alarm like all their other alarm systems. … Continue reading

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AVS Product Testing!

It came to my attention last week that AVS have released a video demonstrating how effective the new “Armour Plate” is for their alarms. Any improvements AVS can make to their immobiliser security has to be a good thing as … Continue reading

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About AVS

The name AVS is an abbreviation of “Advanced Vehicle Security” which sounds good but is actually an oxymoron, as most AVS alarms appear to be re-branded RhinoCo Technology products. RhinoCo lack some of the fundamental basics of any good security … Continue reading

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How effective is your Immobiliser?

Who makes the Best Immobiliser? An Immobiliser is the backbone of any good security, after all, it is the immobiliser that stops a scum bag driving off with your vehicle. To understand how they work and the different type of … Continue reading

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Thumbs up AVS!

It would seem that my Upgrade alarm Muppetry post has caused a bit of a stir with AVS and some of their dealers. AVS have even gone so far as to make their own video showing how an Upgrade alarm … Continue reading

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