Category Archives: Reviews

So much more then a list of features!

AVS C3, C4 & C5 CAN-BUS alarm

About 12 months ago AVS released their new “C series” CAN-BUS alarm. I checked the RhinoCo website and noted that AVS must have a new supplier as it was not a re-branded RhinoCo alarm like all their other alarm systems. … Continue reading

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Good news, Viper is back! It had been about 7 years since we last had Viper available. The previous importer went out of business before I set up Obsessive Vehicle Security so I’ve not had the chance to play with … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4615 siren testing.

The Cobra 4310 siren has been in a league of its own for as long as I can remember. Not only is it horribly loud, it has an internal battery pack that still works many years after getting installed (most … Continue reading

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Spyball 6829

The Spyball 6829 is a sophisticated Motorcycle alarm made by Cobra Italy that complies with Thatcham Cat. MC1 MC1 is the bike equivalent of the Thatcham CAT 1 standard. The Spyball name is inspired by the patented 360° movement sensor … Continue reading

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My first poor review!

I’ve had my first poor review on Google this week. A low 1 out of 5 stars by a man who claims his name is Joseph Alexander. Here it is below: Contacted this guy about having alarms installed. He wasted a … Continue reading

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Autowatch 458RL

The Autowatch 458RL is a remote upgrade alarm that meets with Thatcham CAT 2 to 1 standard. It’s similar to the 446RLi Premium but is designed for vehicles that have an existing immobiliser, yet require remote locking. It comes with … Continue reading

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Steal Shield SS450

The SS450 is a quirky little alarm that comes with a 4 button multi-function remote that can operate two cars. It’s incredibly small which is never a bad thing. In fact, it’s so small that I actually managed to install one … 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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Cobra AK4218 Toyota Upgrade Alarm

The AK4218 is a Toyota upgrade alarm from Cobra which is designed exclusively for Toyota models that have a remote key. It replaces the discontinued AK4147 and is very similar to the brilliant Cobra AK4198. The main difference being is it works with the … Continue reading

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Mongoose M30

The M30 is the entry level alarm from Mongoose. It’s a none insurance rated system for those on a very tight budget. The Mongoose comes with a 4 button remote that has separate lock an unlock buttons, plus has the option … Continue reading

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