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Charlatan Cobra Alarms in Australia!

If you live across the ditch (Yep I’m referring to you Australians) then you should be aware that Cobra is not officially available over there. Be warned the following website: http://www.cobra-aust.com.au/ I have spoken to Vodafone Automotive (Cobra) in Italy … Continue reading

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Should you consider a none Thatcham approved European CAN-BUS alarm?

Most of the well established car security names in New Zealand don’t actually make car alarms. This list includes Mongoose, AVS and Dynatron, all of whom have a range of CAN-BUS alarms. They simply purchase them elsewhere and re-brand them. … Continue reading

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How good are the batterys in your battery backup siren?

The whole point of a battery backup siren is for it to continue to scream after the battery is disconnected. As regular readers know, sirens are more effective if they are hard to access but even if they are hidden they … Continue reading

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Nissan CAN-BUS alarms

If you own a late model Nissan (2005 onwards) and are considering a CAN-BUS upgrade alarm then I suggest you keep reading. Not all CAN-BUS alarms are equal and it will probably surprise you to know how easy most after-market … Continue reading

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Booking your car in is easy.

My goal is to make booking your car in for a job as easy as possible. Once you’ve decided on which system, service or remote you need, we just need to arrange a time. If you’re not sure what system … Continue reading

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Test Certificates

After the demise of the NZSA star rating system back in April 2012 it was always going to interesting to see what the industry would do in terms of regulation. I warned back then that I would not be surprised … Continue reading

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NZSA Star Rating System: Why is it still being used?

Back in April 2012 the New Zealand Security Associations failed “star rating system” for car security products was abandoned. However the NZSA seem to have forgotten to inform anyone about the decision. This page on the NZSA Website (Note: Has now been updated as … Continue reading

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AVS 100% Kiwi. Really?

According the a recent post on the AVS Facebook page, they claim that AVS is 100% Kiwi. In fact this is a quote of their exact wording: “AVS Car Security – 100% Kiwi owned, 100% Kiwi brand, 100% Kiwi operated, … Continue reading

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MTA + WOF = Vested Interest!

Whilst this is going off subject, I know that we’re all car owners and this does effect us all. So we’ve probably all seen the TV advert and I dare say that many out there have been brainwashed by it. … Continue reading

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New Check Lists for Alarms/Immobilisers

So with the NZSA Star rating system for car alarms and immobilisers now dead and buried it’s been interesting seeing what others are up to. Mongoose have simply adopted the “Star rating System” as their own and dropped the NZSA … Continue reading

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