Category Archives: CAN BUS Alarms

CAN-BUS can be found on most modern vehicles. More details can be found here…

Kia Sportage Upgrade Alarm

The current shape Kia Sportage was released as a 2016 model and comes with a very high level of equipment. It shares the same hands free proximity boot opening set up as the Hyundai Tucson where the the boot opens … Continue reading

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Mazda CX-5 Upgrade Alarm

The Mazda CX-5 was released in 2012. It comes with a factory immobiliser and Mazda’s smart key with push to start button. There is no factory alarm system so the Cobra AK4615 is my recommended upgrade if you want the … 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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Hyundai Tucson Upgrade Alarm

The Hyundai Tucson, comes with a factory transponder immobiliser, alarm system and key-less entry. The Elite models also come with a proximity key and push to start button. The Alarm can easily be improved as the factory system only covers … Continue reading

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Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

With the Ford Ranger outselling the Toyota Hilux it’s about time I covered what alarm options there are for it. Interestingly the 2015 Facelift model actually comes with a factory installed “Volumetric Alarm System”. In other words an alarm with … Continue reading

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VW Scirocco Upgrade Alarm

When it comes to CAN-BUS alarms I really do love working on German cars. Today I installed a Cobra AK4615 into a Volkswagen Scirocco. My favourite part of the job handing the keys back to the customer and explaining just fool … Continue reading

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Toyota Rav4 Upgrade Alarms

The Generation 4 Rav4 has recently received a clean new look for the fourth generation model (XA40) getting a facelift late in 2015. Last month I finally got my hands on one so thought it would be a good time … Continue reading

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Nissan NV200 and NV350 Alarm options

Neither the Nissan NV200 Vanette or the NV350 Caravan are sold as new vehicles by Nissan New Zealand. Thinking about it Nissan NZ don’t sell any vans right now so the chances are if you have one it’ll be a … Continue reading

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Nissan Navara NP300 Alarm

The new  NP300 Nissan Navara comes with a factory fitted alarm system in all models apart from the entry level DX variant which I’ll explain later in the post. All models including the DX have an immobiliser. The Top of … Continue reading

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Toyota Yaris Alarm Upgrade

Update 17/03/2017 The Yaris has just had another face-lift. Today I installed a Cobra AK4218 into one and discovered that it looks quite different from the previous version. I’ve now updated my notes to cover the updated specifications. The AK4218 … Continue reading

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