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It’s no secret that I consider the NZSA 5 Star rating system to be an outdated and misleading guide to what is claimed be be effective vehicle security.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

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A Legacy of Failure.

The title of this post may sound harsh, but I firmly believe that it is fair given just how inept the New Zealand Security Association has been in recent weeks under the helm of Greg Watts. On 5th October I … Continue reading

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Dynatron Challenge the NZSA

I’m not alone in my views about how inept the NZSA Star rating system has become. Dynatron NZ have publicly challenged the NZSA too. Back in June I reported how Dynatron and Autowatch were no longer star rated and asked if the … Continue reading

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How much control do Mongoose have over the NZSA?

Back in May I drove up to Auckland to attend a New Zealand Security Association meeting. My goal was was to question why we have a lack of installer standards and an out dated star rating system. At the meeting … Continue reading

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NZSA Star Rating System?

There have been some interesting developments over the past week. After all the talk about being upfront, honest and accountable, the NZSA seem to be be doing the exact opposite! Autowatch and Dynatron have both had their range of alarms/immobilisers … Continue reading

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