Category Archives: CAN BUS Alarms

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

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 perfect factory … 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. New Zealand CAN-BUS Alarms are all re-branded! They simply … Continue reading

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Hyundai Tucson Upgrade Alarm

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

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Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

Ford Ranger Alarm Options 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 … 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 foolproof … 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

Nissan Van 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 doesn’t sell any vans right now so the chances are if you have … 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 the … 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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Volkswagen Golf CAN-BUS alarm

My first CAN-BUS alarm install was well over 10 years ago when I still lived in the UK (I’ve lived in NZ since June 2005) and it was on a Volkswagen Golf. The alarm was a Cobra AK4908. Things have … Continue reading

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