Category Archives: CAN BUS Alarms

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

Subaru Impreza Upgrade Alarm

The 3rd generation Subaru Imprea was released in 2007. It addressed most of the security vulnerabilities of the previous generation car, in that all models come with a factory immobiliser, plus the pillar-less windows are gone. There is also a … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Outlander Upgrade Alarm

The Mitsubishi Outlander is now in it’s third generation. It comes with keyless entry and factory immobiliser as a standard but lacks an alarm. My recommendation is the¬†Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm¬†which works flawlessly with the Outlander. It works with … Continue reading

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Nissan Qashqia Upgrade Alarm

The Nissan Qashqai comes with a factory fitted immobiliser and keyless entry, but not an alarm. My recommendation is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm which works flawlessly with the factory remote. Expect a hidden digital battery back-up siren and … Continue reading

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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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