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Keyless Car Theft & Remote Hacking

Smart Keys or proximity remotes offer the convenience of being able to lock/unlock and start your vehicle without having to touch the key. The downside to this easy to use system is that they are far more vulnerable to hacking … Continue reading

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Respecting Work Hours

The curse of having a cell phone… I actually miss the the old days of only having a landline phone, not because I’m nostalgic, but because people understood that you’ve left the premises and that they could not contact you … Continue reading

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Holiday dates 22nd December to 15th January

It’s that time of year again where the tools get put down and the phone gets switched off. My Summer Holiday starts on the 22nd December and I’m back on the 15th January. Please do not try to contact me … Continue reading

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Away until 26th October

I’m returning to the UK for a week to catch up with family and to celebrate the life of my father who past away earlier this month. It’s been a rather hectic couple of weeks since my last visit to … Continue reading

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Away From Friday 8th to the 25th of Septemeber

Obsessive Break I’ve just booked a last minute flight to the UK as my Dad is ill in Hospital and it’ll probably be my last chance to see him. Don’t know when I’ll be back at this stage, but I’ll … Continue reading

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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. Either give me a call during … Continue reading

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