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Toyota Previa Upgrade Alarm

The current generation Toyota Previa (XR50) has been in production since 2006. It comes with a factory transponder immobiliser and  keyless entry, but no alarm. Two good Toyota Previa alarm options For the models with a normal remote key, I … Continue reading

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Cobra AK4698C Hiace Courier Alarm

The AK4698 has now been developed to work as a Courier alarm for the Toyota Hiace. I’m simply referring to it as the AK4698C (C for Courier) as it is programmed and wired up differently from the conventional alarm. The … Continue reading

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Toyota Hilux Tailgate Lock

The Toyota Hilux does not come with a locking tailgate so I’ve developed a locking module that works with the factory remote. It will work with any current generation Toyota Hilux that uses a handle to open the tailgate. The … Continue reading

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Toyota Hiace Upgrade Alarm

The Toyota Hiace is beyond doubt the most popular van in New Zealand. It also claims the top spot for the vehicle that I have installed the most alarms into. Last time I counted I was comfortably above 250 Hiace … 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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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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Toyota Yaris Alarm Upgrade

Update 17/03/2017 The Yaris has just had another face-lift. Today I installed a Cobra AK4218 into one and discovered that it looks quite different from the previous version. I’ve now updated my notes to cover the updated specifications. The AK4218 … Continue reading

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New Hilux Alarm Photos

The final week before Xmas was a super busy one as I had 9 new Toyota Hilux models lined up needing alarms. The phone was turned to voice mail stating that I’d be back on the 5th January. There was … Continue reading

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Toyota Hilux Alarm options

Toyota Hilux Alarm With the new Hilux now hitting the dealerships I figured now would be a good time go into details about what the best security options for them are. I’ve managed to get my hands on the new … Continue reading

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Reed Switches

A reed switch is a none contact electronic switch that opens and closes as a magnet moves in and out of proximity. They are great for protecting opening zones where a conventional plunger switch would not be practical. Common uses … Continue reading

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