Category Archives: You really should know…

AVS Versus Vodafone Automotive

How does an AVS alarm stack up against a Vodafone Automotive? If you ask most of the local Car Audio shops they’ll probably tell you that AVS is better. But I’m more interested in hard facts over uneducated opinions. Time … Continue reading

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Car Door Switches

Car door switches are one of the most basic, yet often overlooked items on any car alarm system. They detected if the door is open or shut so are the first layer of protection for any security system. Even if … Continue reading

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Wrapping car keys in tinfoil?

Why wrapping car keys in tinfoil may be a dumb idea! Last week I had a paranoid customer tell me that she had taken to wrapping her car keys in tin foil. She was doing this to prevent car thieves from … Continue reading

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Best Car Alarm in New Zealand?

You’re after the Best Car Alarm, so why do I not recommend the “Big Names”? Here is a recent email which is all too common: Message: Hi, have been reading through some of your posts and see that you have flawed … Continue reading

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Modern Car Theft Methods Explained

Keyless Theft – How is it being done? If your car comes with a smart key and push-to-start button it can be a super easy target for a professional car thief. Here I look at some of the modern methods … Continue reading

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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 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 until … 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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