Category Archives: Upgrade Alarms

Alarms that operate from your factory car remote. News and reviews…

Mazda CX-5 Upgrade Alarm

The Mazda CX-5 was released in 2012. It comes with a factory immobiliser and Mazda’s smart key with push to start button. There is no factory alarm system so the Cobra AK4615 is my recommended upgrade if you want the … Continue reading

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Hyundai i45 Upgrade Alarm

The 6th generation Hyundai Sonata is known as the i45 in New Zealand. It comes with a factory transponder immobiliser¬†and key-less entry. If you want a decent alarm then a OEM upgrade is the obvious way to go. Cobra AK4615 … Continue reading

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Cobra AB3868

As with all other Cobra alarms the AB3868 has a siren which is shrill, loud and attention grabbing when set off, exactly the way any good car alarm should be. It can also be programed for what ever volume you desire for the arm and dis-arm chirps. 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 top spot for the vehicle that I have installed the most alarms into. Last time I counted I was comfortably above 250 Hiace alarm … Continue reading

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Suzuki Swift Upgrade Alarm

The current version of the Suzuki Swift (Generation 3) came out it 2010. The top of the line RXS model comes with the Suzuki Smart proximity key and push to start button. The other models simply have a traditional remote … Continue reading

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Holden Colorado Alarm Upgrade

The current generation Holden Colorado (released in 2012) comes with a factory alarm system and is becoming quite a popular option for tradies. The factory alarm which works with the Holden flip key covers the doors and the bonnet, but … Continue reading

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Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

With the Ford Ranger outselling the Toyota Hilux it’s about time I covered what alarm options there are for it. Interestingly the 2015 Facelift model actually comes with a factory installed “Volumetric Alarm System”. In other words an alarm with … 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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Hyundai iLoad Factory Alarm Upgrade

The Hyundai iLoad comes with a factory transponder immobiliser, alarm system and key-less entry. However the alarm is rather basic so you may want to consider upgrading it if you keep valuables inside. The alarm covers the doors and bonnet, … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Golf CAN-BUS alarm

My first CAN-BUS alarm install was well over 10 years ago when I still lived in the UK (I’ve lived in NZ since June 2005) and it was on a Volkswagen Golf. The alarm was a Cobra AK4908. Things have … Continue reading

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