Category Archives: Car Security

Not car audio!

Mongoose Test Certification Available Upon Request!

As regular readers will know. The New Zealand Security Association stopped representing vehicle security standards in April 2012. Since then the likes of Mongoose and AVS have continued to use the “Star Rating System” as a sales tool, even though … Continue reading

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Booking your car in is easy.

Your Vehicle Security Installer My goal is to make booking your car in for a job as easy as possible. Once you’ve decided on which system, service or remote you need, we just need to arrange a time. Either give … 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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About Autowatch

Autowatch alarms and immobilisers are designed and manufactured in South Africa by PFK Electronics who have been in business since 1985. In New Zealand they are distributed by Autowatch NZ 2010 Ltd who are based in Auckland. Autowatch have a selective … Continue reading

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How effective is your Immobiliser?

Who makes the Best Immobiliser? An Immobiliser is the backbone of any good security, after all, it is the immobiliser that stops a scum bag driving off with your vehicle. To understand how they work and the different type of … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

As regular readers will know, I’m not shy about about being critical over some of the piss poor installs and crappy products I come across. What I’d rather talk about is positive stuff such as new product innovations and quality … Continue reading

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About Cobra

Update: April 2015 Cobra is now owned by Vodafone Automotive. Details can be found here: Vodafone Automotive is the new name for Cobra Click here for the official Vodafone Automotive Website Cobra is designed and manufactured in Italy. Founded in … 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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Trailer Alarm

Whilst the bulk of my work tends to be on cars, vans and such like, my golden rule of thumb is that if it has a 12 volt power supply (or 24 volt) then I’m happy to install an alarm … Continue reading

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So why do Tower Insurance think you should have a car alarm?

This is the latest TV advert from Tower: Update: They have since deleted the video so you can no longer see it! It seems to suggest that they expect you to have a car alarm for an insurance payout, yet … Continue reading

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