Cobra AK4698

The Cobra AK4698 is the replacement for the discontinued AK4198 which set the benchmark for Remote Upgrade Alarms back in 2008.

I have installed hundreds of them over the years. Given this, the AK4698 has very high standards to meet.

The AK4698 is basically a remote version of the excellent AK4615 but without the CAN-BUS integration. It comes with a waterproof wireless siren.

Custom Programming

Cobra’s Andromeda software allows the installer to custom program the alarm to suit the vehicle simply by plugging into a laptop.

Cobra AK4698 plugged into laptop for programming

Cobra AK4698 plugged into a laptop for programming

Remote Control Options

Cobra two button padlock remote

2 button padlock remote comes as standard

Standard issue remote with AK4698

AK4698 G series remote is an option with the AK4698

Cobra 3 Button Remote with boot pop option

Movement Sensor Deactivation Instructions

Selective Unlocking Optional

The unlock button disarms the alarm and unlocks all the doors. For vehicles that feature selective unlocking the first press of the unlock button will unlock the drivers’ door and a second press will unlock the other doors.

Boot Pop

The alarm can also be programmed to support boot pop by pressing both buttons at the same time. There is the option of a 3 button remote with a dedicated boot pop button.

Advanced Ultrasonic Sensor Control

Like the AK4615, the AK4698 allows the ultrasonic sensors to be adjusted for small cabins. It can also turn the sensors off via an external input.

This can be really useful on courier vans where the alarm is armed with the engine running. When the alarm detects that the heater fan is on, it will turn the sensors off so the air movement generated by the fan does not cause a false alarm.

Turning off the Ultrasonic Sensors when Arming the Alarm

Pressing Button A for a second time when after arming the alarm will disable the Ultrasonic Sensors for a single-arm cycle.

More Siren Options

Optional 4310 siren

Optional 4310 siren

Add the 4310 waterproof siren for extra protection.

The old AK4198 only allowed for either the horn or an additional siren to be added whereas the AK4698 allows for both on top of the standard wireless battery back-up siren.

The volume level of the siren can be adjusted if the audible arm/disarming is selected. As with all Cobra systems, you can be confident that the sirens battery pack will last for years.

Window Closure (Optional Extra)

Automatic window closure. (windows roll up automatically when armed) or controlled comfort closure, (Windows roll up whilst the button “A” /remote lock is held down) are both possible with the AK4698.  Note that this will require an additional module and cost with most cars.

For cars that close the windows when the key is held in the lock position of the driver’s door (common with BMW, Audi, VW, and Skoda) this can normally be included for no extra cost.

Built-in Starter Immobiliser

The AK4698 will automatically immobilise the starter motor when armed. Furthermore, it also has the option of having the 8509 Immobiliser pack added which can make the system with auto immobilisation with 3 cuts for additional security.

ADR Card Option:

Cobra ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition)

Cobra AK4698 Remote Upgrade Alarm

Cobra AK4698 (note that the remote is now different from the one shown in this photo)

RRP: $700.00

Insurance Approved:

Thatcham Cat 2-1 Remote Upgrade alarm

Obsessive Rating:
Top of the line security that comes highly recommended 

Triple Immobiliser Version
AK4698/8509 Combo $880.00



Options: (not standard features so additional cost applies)

Additional Information:

PDF icon4698 User Manual

Alarm Sensors:

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