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…

Ford Transit Custom Upgrade Alarm

The Ford Transit Alarm is Joke! The factory alarm on the Ford Transit and Transit Custom is woeful. It has no internal movement sensors and will disarm with both the driver’s door lock, which can be picked easily! Even the … 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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Mercedes Benz Sprinter Upgrade Alarm

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is a popular trade van and motorhome. It comes with a factory immobiliser and keyless entry, however, it does lack an alarm. My preferred alarm is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm which integrates with the … Continue reading

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Alarm won’t disarm!

There is never a good time for your alarm to fail, but this mornings job was one of the most classic… The phone rings, “My alarm won’t disarm!” My distressed customer is a courier driver and her van is illegally … Continue reading

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Nissan Qashqai Upgrade Alarm

Nissan Qashqai Alarm The Nissan Qashqai comes with a factory fitted immobiliser and keyless entry, but not an alarm. My recommendation is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm which works flawlessly with the factory remote. Expect a hidden digital battery … Continue reading

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Vodafone Automotive Window Stickers

Vodafone Automotive Alarm System A small part of me died today when I opened up a Cobra AK4615 to find “Vodafone Automotive Alarm System” window stickers instead of the old Cobra decals. I’d been hoping this day would never come as … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4698C Hiace Courier Alarm

Update June 2020 Details about the New H300 Toyota Hiace courier alarm can be found here… The post below covers the previous Hiace: The AK4698 has now been developed to work as a Courier alarm for the Toyota Hiace. I’m … Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max Upgrade Alarm

The Isuzu D-Max is another popular Ute which I’ve worked on recently. It comes with factory keyless entry and immobiliser as standard but lacks an alarm which is a must-have if you are a tradesman and keep tools in it. … Continue reading

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Mazda 3 Upgrade alarm

The Mazda 3 (Or Axela as it is called in Japan) was first released in 2003. All New Zealand models have a factory immobiliser but some of the early Generation 1 Japanese Axela (BK Shape) imports did not have any … Continue reading

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e-NV200 Obsessive Van upgrade alarm

The Obsessive Van is the first fully electric vehicle that I’ve worked on. As you’d expect I’ve tried to take it to a new level so it’s been a good learning exercise and I’ve come up with some new tricks … Continue reading

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