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Cobra AK4698 Movement Sensor Deactivation

The following instruction explain how to disable the ultrasonic volumetric sensors and additional movement sensor on a Cobra AK4698 Note: The Additional movement sensor is an option and is to standard equipment. The Ultrasonic Volumeteric Sensor protection must be disabled … Continue reading

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Cobra Alarm Fault Codes

If your alarm triggers you’ll probably want to know what has caused it to happen. This way it can be repaired if damage has occurred or be put right if there is an issue with a faulty sensor. All Cobra … Continue reading

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Autowatch PIN codes

If you need a replacement Autowatch remote then you’ll need to know your alarms over-ride pin number as Autowatch systems use it to prevent unauthorised remote cloning. The pin number will allow the car to start in the event of … Continue reading

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Autowatch diagnostic codes

Most Autowatch alarms lack information about how to find alarm fault codes their user manuals. This makes trouble shooting very difficult for anyone other then an installer with access to the installation manuals, so it’s almost impossible to find out … Continue reading

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Glass Break Sensors

Glass break sensors often come as standard with car alarms in New Zealand. As the name suggests, they are designed to detect if a window has been smashed. Most are little more then a glorified microphone that detects high pitch … Continue reading

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Replacement Alarm Remote Controls

What is needed to get a replacement remote? First off you need to be in New Zealand. I’m happy to help those of you outside of Wellington, but do not offer international shipping. Next I need to know which make … Continue reading

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Some jobs are best turned down!

I’ve always considered myself to be quite lucky, in that I’m blessed by how nice most of my customers are. Most tend to be decent honest people who have a¬†genuine¬†appreciation of what I do. Having said that I do make … Continue reading

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Cobra Alarm PIN Code Disarm

All of the current range of Cobra alarms feature an easy to enter over-ride PIN number to disarm the alarm in the even of a remote failure. The PIN code is 4 digits which can be custom programmed to a … Continue reading

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Mongoose M60 Remote confusion!

Getting a replacement remote control for a Mongoose alarm has always been confusing, but Mongoose seem intent on making things as difficult as possible! Today I got a call from a young lady with a Nissan Skyline who’s Mongoose M60 … Continue reading

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Lotus / Cobra Alarm Service

Lotus have used Cobra alarms for over a decade now, the alarm was a factory option which later came as standard on certain models. Normally the whole Lotus alarm stuff slips under the radar (not surprising being in NZ!), however … Continue reading

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