Category Archives: Cobra

Cobra Alarms are made in Italy and Cobra has been the market leader in Europe for the last 20 years. Cobra news and reviews…

Cobra AK4698

The Cobra AK4698 is the replacement for the soon to be discontinued AK4198¬†which set the bench mark for Remote Upgrade Alarms back in 2008. It’s an alarm that I would rate as being the best by a significant margin, both … 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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Hyundai Tucson Upgrade Alarm

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

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Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

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 words an alarm with … Continue reading

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New Window Stickers

It’s your car so I generally don’t slap stickers on without asking (I hate it when tyre shops do this to me and think it’s bloody rude and shameless advertising). However when it comes to security it could make a … 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 fool … 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

Neither the Nissan NV200 Vanette or the NV350 Caravan are sold as new vehicles by Nissan New Zealand. Thinking about it Nissan NZ don’t sell any vans right now so the chances are if you have one it’ll be a … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Pajero Upgrade Alarm

There are some jobs that I get a really good kick out of doing. As is normally the case, most of the installation is hidden so will never to be swooned over and admired, I simply have to take a … 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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