Category Archives: Upgrade Alarms

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

Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series Alarm

The Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series was released in 1984. Since then it has had a number of updates and body options added. It is currently sold as a 2 door Ute, a 4 door Ute and a 5 door station … Continue reading

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Toyota Mark X Alarm Options

The Toyota Mark X is the last vehicle I currently have listed that works with the excellent Cobra AK4218 Toyota upgrade alarm. I’ve worked on a couple recently so figured I should add it to the blog. The Mark X … Continue reading

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Mazda MPV Alarm

The 2nd generation Mazda MPV comes with keyless entry and a factory immobiliser but lacks an alarm For those wishing to add an alarm the Cobra AK4615 is highly recommended. It works with the factory smart key and is the only CAN-BUS alarm that … Continue reading

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New Toyota Corolla Alarm

The new 2018 Corolla Hatchback comes in 3 models. The entry-level GX has remote locking with an ignition key. The SX and ZR both come with a smart key and push to start button. The ZR also has a very basic factory … Continue reading

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Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

The Toyota Corolla Wagon (with manual transmission) is one of the few new cars that does not come with an immobiliser as standard. The Current Shape (E160) Corolla wagon was released in 2012. Only two models are available in New Zealand. Both are GX specification, one a … Continue reading

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Nissan Maxima Upgrade Alarm

In my opinion, the best Nissan Maxima upgrade alarm is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm made by Vodafone Automotive. It works flawlessly with the factory remote. The Nissan Maxima already has a factory fitted immobiliser and keyless entry so has a … Continue reading

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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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Mitsubishi Lancer Upgrade Alarm

Mitsubishi Lancer Alarm Options: The final incarnation of Mitsubishi Lancer ran from 2007 until it ceased production in 2017. It came with a key-less entry and immobiliser as standard. Note that the Japanese import models were branded as a Mitsubishi … Continue reading

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Tool Protection and Ute Security

How secure are the tools in the back of your ute? Ute Alarms Most Utes sold in New Zealand do not come with an alarm system. The ones that do fail to cover the load area where your valuable tools … Continue reading

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Honda Civic Type R Upgrade Alarm

Honda Civic Alarm Installation Two weeks I got my hands on a very tidy 2010 Honda Civic Type R FD2 (The FD2 is the Asia Pacific sedan version of the Civic). There are not many in NZ and it was … Continue reading

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