Category Archives: CAN BUS Alarms

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

Mitsubishi Triton Upgrade Alarm

The Mitsubishi Triton as it is known here in New Zealand is also know as the L200 in other lands. The current version which was released in 2015 comes with factory keyless entry and immobiliser but lacks an alarm. Last … Continue reading

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Mazda 3 Upgrade alarm

The Mazda 3 (Or Axela as it is called in Japan) was first released in 2003. All New Zealand models have a factory immobiliser but some of the early Generation 1 Japanese Axela (BK Shape) imports did not have any … Continue reading

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Mazda Demio Topping Theft Lists

The Mazda Demio (also known as the Mazda 2) has been making headlines as the most stolen car in New Zealand. I’m not going to link to any of the usual over-hyped crap reporting outlets, but it’s a big enough … Continue reading

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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┬áinto 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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