Category Archives: Upgrade Alarms

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

Holden Colorado Security & Remote Start

The Holden Colorado received a makeover in 2017 with new styling inside and out. The top of the range Z71 model now comes with remote engine start as standard. This works from the factory remote which means you no longer … Continue reading

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Toyota Camry Security System

The current generation Toyota Camry features SmartKey entry with push to start button. It includes a factory immobiliser and a basic horn alarm as standard. But is the Toyota Camry Security System any good? Well, it is potentially vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Toyota Ultrasonic Switch

Back in 2016, I was given the heads up that the Cobra AK4218 Toyota upgrade alarm was going to have one final production run. I purchased a bulk load of them which has got me through the past couple of … Continue reading

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New Toyota Hiace Alarm

Back in March, I got my hands on the new 2019 Toyota Hiace (H300) to test out the factory security system. It’s quite a change from the old model and comes with an alarm system. I’ve now installed well over … Continue reading

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Ford Transit Cargo Alarm

I got my hands on a 2019 Ford Transit Cargo this week. That’s the big brother to the Transit Custom. My first job was to test the factory central locking to see if the van had the updated firmware. In … Continue reading

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Nissan Leaf Upgrade Alarm

The Leaf came out in 2010. It is the first fully electric vehicle from Nissan and accounts for about 50% of all electric vehicles in New Zealand. Being an e-NV200 owner I am well aware of how many are on … Continue reading

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Iveco Daily Upgrade Alarm

The Iveco Daily I recently worked on was first registered in 2019, however, looks to be to older shape model made between 2011-2014. Regardless of production dates, all models come with keyless entry with selective unlocking as well a transponder … Continue reading

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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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