Category Archives: Upgrade Alarms

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

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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Subaru Impreza Upgrade Alarm

The 3rd generation Subaru Impreza was released in 2007. It addressed most of the security vulnerabilities of the previous generation car. All models now come with a factory immobiliser and the pillar-less windows are gone. Some models even have a … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Outlander Upgrade Alarm

The Mitsubishi Outlander is now in its third generation. It comes with keyless entry and factory immobiliser as a standard but lacks an alarm. My recommendation is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm which works flawlessly with the Outlander. It works with … Continue reading

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