Category Archives: Thieves


Charlatan Cobra Alarms in Australia!

If you live across the ditch (Yep I’m referring to you Australians) then you should be aware that Cobra is not officially available over there. Be warned the following website: I have spoken to Vodafone Automotive (Cobra) in Italy … Continue reading

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Alarm advert theft not a good look!

Back in December 2009 I shared a couple of adverts by Cobra¬†which I felt were quite creative. It seems that I was not the only one who liked them. Sadly whoever is responsible for the Website of Hyper Drive in … Continue reading

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AA Most Stolen 2011-2014

OK It’s that time of year where all the lazy journalist jump up and down about which vehicles are the “most stolen” according to AA Insurance claim statistics. Every year all the reports seem to over look that the AA … Continue reading

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Dumb car thief caught under poison arches!

It’s not that often that I enjoy hearing stories about a car getting stolen, but the following tale from last week put a huge smile on my face. My customer (or should that be future customer) was woken up by … Continue reading

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Mystery car thefts (USA)

Had this video sent to me this morning so thought I’d share it (thanks Nick). Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Anyone remember my remote cloning post back in October 2010? Whilst I’m not … Continue reading

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Subaru Impreza such an easy target!

It’s not often you get to catch a scum bag attempting to steal a car on camera, and when you do it’s shocking to see just how easy it is for them. Pillar-less windows such as the ones on the … Continue reading

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Abtec & Misleading adverts

I take a great deal of pride in my workmanship and the reputation I have built over that past few years, so when I found out that a local company had taken a Google AdWords advert out titled “Obsessive Vehicle … Continue reading

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Stolen Vehicle List (NZ Police)

One thing I have been keen to see for some time now is a list of Stolen vehicles. Sure the AA list their top 10 each year but that is hardly a true reflection on what the reality is. Today … Continue reading

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Even the Car Thieves Agree…

Here’s a story from the New Zealand Herald, that proves that most alarms are not effective unless they are installed to a high standard. Even the best alarms offer little protection unless the installer is competent. Sadly most installers are … Continue reading

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Theft Statistics

According to News-talk-ZB 1 In 6 New Zealanders have experienced having their cars broken into. The statistics compiled by the AA say that 1/3 of these were street parking incidents, 28 percent in a pubic car park and a further … Continue reading

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