Category Archives: Car Alarms

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PIR Sensors

PIR sensors (passive infared) detect infared light (heat energy) which radiates from objects in it’s field of vision such as a human body. This makes them great for protecting Ute canopies or the back or vans where a solid cargo … Continue reading

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Nissan Navara Alarm Options

NP300 Update: NP300 Navara alarm options are covered here… The D22 and D40 stopped production in 2015. I’ve done a number of installs on Nissan Navara’s in the past few weeks so thought now would be a good time to explain … Continue reading

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Steal Shield SS450

The SS450 is a quirky little alarm that comes with a 4 button multi function remote that can operate two cars. It’s incredibly small which is never a bad thing. In fact it’s so small that I actually managed to installed … Continue reading

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Why I won’t install Your Alarm!

Let me explain why I only install security systems that I supply and why you’d be a fool to purchase one without installation. First off it’s vital to select the right system for your car. Asking how much an alarm … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4218 Toyota Upgrade Alarm

The AK4218 is an upgrade alarm from Cobra which is designed exclusively for Toyota models that have a remote key. It replaces the discontinued AK4147 and is very similar to the brilliant Cobra AK4198. The main difference being is it works with the … Continue reading

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Mongoose M30

The M30 is the entry level alarm from Mongoose. It’s a none insurance rated system for those on a very tight budget. The Mongoose comes with a 4 button remote that has separate lock an unlock buttons, plus has the option … Continue reading

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Autowatch 279RL

The first thing that strikes you about the 279RL is just how small it is. It really is tiny and is less then half the size of the AVS 3010 or the Mongoose M20. In fact it’s even smaller then the … Continue reading

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AVS 3010

The AVS 3010 is the entry level alarm from AVS. It is a none “Star rated” system yet despite this I believe it to be the best alarm in their range. Seriously let me explain why! I’ll start off with … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4615

CAN-BUS Vehicle List The number of vehicle now featuring CAN-BUS is rapidly growing. Here is a full list of compatible cars which I update on a regular basis. Note: If your vehicle is not listed then chances are it can … Continue reading

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Time for the Star rating system to be reviewed?

Last month I reviewed the Mongoose “TA” Toyota Alarm (CA1) and pointed out just how easy it is to defeat. Given this the obvious question is: How on earth did it gain a NZSA 5 star rating? The key point … Continue reading

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