Category Archives: You really should know…

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. It will probably surprise you to know how easy most after-market Nissan … Continue reading

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Booking your car in is easy.

Your Vehicle Security Installer 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 … 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?

NZSA Star Rating? 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 … Continue reading

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AVS 100% Kiwi. Really?

According to 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 affect 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 has simply adopted the “Star Rating System” as their own and dropped the NZSA … Continue reading

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NZSA fail to front up agian!

Feckless, Incompetent, Useless, Compromised, Corrupt. Does anyone actually have a better word which is not in French that summarises the New Zealand Security Association? It is almost April and as of yet, the NZSA has failed to front up. Either … Continue reading

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5 Star Car Alarm Ratings: Is this the final chapter?

It’s no secret that I consider the NZSA 5 Star rating system to be an outdated and misleading guide to what is claimed to be effective vehicle security. Hell, I’ve been asking some blunt questions about he NZSA for the … Continue reading

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