Category Archives: Car Security News

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Charlatan Cobra Alarms in Australia!

If you live across the ditch (Yep I’m referring to you Australians) then you should be aware that Cobra is not officially available over there. Be warned the following website: http://www.cobra-aust.com.au/ I have spoken to Vodafone Automotive (Cobra) in Italy … Continue reading

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Vodafone, the new name for Cobra!

1st of April 2015 it’s official. Vodafone is the new name for Cobra. Not a crap April fools joke! Vodafone acquired Cobra on the 14th April 2014 which was off my radar at the time. I found out later in … Continue reading

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AA Most Stolen 2011-2014

OK It’s that time of year where all the lazy journalist jump up and down about which vehicles are the “most stolen” according to AA Insurance claim statistics. Every year all the reports seem to over look that the AA … Continue reading

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Dumb car thief caught under poison arches!

It’s not that often that I enjoy hearing stories about a car getting stolen, but the following tale from last week put a huge smile on my face. My customer (or should that be future customer) was woken up by … Continue reading

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Test Certificates

After the demise of the NZSA star rating system back in April 2012 it was always going to interesting to see what the industry would do in terms of regulation. I warned back then that I would not be surprised … Continue reading

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Mystery car thefts (USA)

Had this video sent to me this morning so thought I’d share it (thanks Nick). Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Anyone remember my remote cloning post back in October 2010? Whilst I’m not … Continue reading

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NZ Performance Car stuff up again!!!

Last month I slated NZ Performance Car Magazine for writing what can only be described as a load of bollocks about vehicle security! One of my readers was good enough to post a link about my comments on the NZ … Continue reading

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Feckless “Security Feature” in NZ Performance Car magazine!

The latest edition “NZ Performance Car” magazine contains a “Security Feature” which regular readers know will know I declined to splash out $1,500.00 to be part of! Now if there is one thing that gets my goat its lazy journalism. Normally … Continue reading

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Magazine Security Feature Rejected!

Last week I received a phone call from a popular NZ car magazine asking me if I would be willing to give them some input into an car security feature they would be running in their next issue. I was … Continue reading

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NZSA Star Rating System: Why is it still being used?

Back in April 2012 the New Zealand Security Associations failed “star rating system” for car security products was abandoned. However the NZSA seem to have forgotten to inform anyone about the decision. This page on the NZSA Website (Note: Has now been updated as … Continue reading

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