Category Archives: Immobilisers

Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

The Toyota Corolla Wagon (with manual transmission) is one of the few new cars that does not come with an immobiliser as standard. The Current Shape (E160) Corolla wagon was released in 2012. Only two models are available in New Zealand. Both are GX specification, one a … Continue reading

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You don’t need another bloody immobiliser!

Unnecessary Immobilisers Most modern cars already have an immobiliser with a transponder chip fitted into the head of the factory key. These are unobtrusive and super reliable, so adding an aftermarket one on top of the factory system is both … Continue reading

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Immobilising a Moving Vehicle. Not Cool!

I often get asked if it is possible to wire a GPS Tracker up to immobilise a vehicle whilst it is running. The answer is always a very firm No. The only safe thing to immobilise is the starter motor. … Continue reading

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Mazda Demio Topping Theft Lists

The Mazda Demio (also known as the Mazda 2) has been making headlines as the most stolen car in New Zealand. I’m not going to link to any of the usual over-hyped crap reporting outlets, but it’s a big enough … Continue reading

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Cobra Immobiliser Security Housing

There are three way to defeat an immobiliser. The first is to find the unit and follow the wires back to where they immobilise the vehicle. This is where a small well hidden, hard to access immobiliser with cables dressed … Continue reading

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AVS Product Testing!

It came to my attention last week that AVS has released a video demonstrating how effective the new “AVS Armour Plate” is for their alarms. Any improvements AVS can make to their immobiliser security has to be a good thing … 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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Cobra 8510 Immobiliser

The Cobra AC8510 seems to have been around forever and although I must confess to not having read the bible from cover to cover, I would expect that Noah had one on his arc to stop his outboard motor from … Continue reading

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Most Stolen Cars 2009-2012….

Here we go again…. All the lazy journos are posting stories based on the AA’s insurance statistics for stolen cars. Most Stolen Cars What they all seem to have missed is that the AA is not exactly known for offering insurance … Continue reading

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Dynatron Attacked!!!

Some time ago I posted about what I do to make the security housing of the Dynatron Immobiliser more effective. Last week I finally got the chance to take on my own work! Upon installing the alarm I noticed that … Continue reading

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