Category Archives: Car Alarms

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Best Car Alarm in New Zealand?

You’re after the Best Car Alarm, so why do I not recommend the “Big Names”? Here is a recent email which is all too common: Message: Hi, have been reading through some of your posts and see that you have flawed … Continue reading

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Cobra ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition)

Automatic Driver Recognition – Protect against key theft Cobra ADR Cards by Vodafone Automotive work with the Cobra AK4615 protect your vehicle from theft by key cloning. This way if a remote key gets cloned the car remains immobilised. The … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4698

The Cobra AK4698 is the replacement for the soon to be discontinued AK4198 which set the benchmark for Remote Upgrade Alarms back in 2008. I have installed hundreds of them over the years. Given this, the AK4698 has very high standards to … Continue reading

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Cobra AB3868

As with all other Cobra alarms the AB3868 has a siren which is shrill, loud and attention grabbing when set off, exactly the way any good car alarm should be. It can also be programed for what ever volume you desire for the arm and dis-arm chirps. Continue reading

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Toyota Hiace Upgrade Alarm

The Toyota Hiace is beyond doubt the most popular van in New Zealand. It also claims the top spot for the vehicle that I have installed the most alarms into. Last time I counted I was comfortably above 250 Hiace … Continue reading

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Bonnet Switches

Car Alarm Bonnet Switch One of the most basic, yet overlooked items on any security system is the car alarm bonnet switch. It’s job is to protect the engine bay which once breached often means the battery can be disconnected or … Continue reading

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Viper 3102V

At the first glance the Viper 3102V looks very similar to the 3105V. It comes the same 4 button remote controls and the basic operations are the same, but there are some subtle differences between the two models. First off … Continue reading

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Toyota Corolla/Auris Alarm Options

The current version of the Toyota Corolla hatchback (E180) is known as a Toyota Auris outside of New Zealand and Australia. It’s been available here since 2012 and all models come with an immobiliser as standard and remote central locking. … Continue reading

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Ford Transit courier alarm

Some weeks ago I was approached by Capital City Ford who were keen to know what courier alarm options were available for the new shape Ford Transit van. They were interested in the idea of the Viper Passive Keyless Entry … Continue reading

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Nissan CAN-BUS alarms

If you own a late model Nissan (2005 onwards) and are considering a CAN-BUS upgrade alarm then I suggest you keep reading. Not all CAN-BUS alarms are equal and it will probably surprise you to know how easy most after-market … Continue reading

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