I have installed hundreds of them over the years. Given this, the AK4698 has very high standards to meet.
Cobra’s Andromeda software allows the installer to custom program the alarm to suit the vehicle simply by plugging into a laptop.
Remote Control Options
The AK4698 comes with the G Series remote as standard.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of this design, I’m also aware that the dongle section that attaches to the key ring can break after a number of years.
I’ve decided to keep stock of the 2 Button Padlock remote case (the one that the AK4198 had) so I can offer it as an alternative. Both remote controls share the same circuit board so the case can be changed if it is not to your taste.
The padlock remote case is an extra $25.00 which covers my cost on the case (Only available upon installation and I retain the G Series case).
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.
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
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
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 for additional security.
ADR Card Option:
Cobra AK4698 Remote Upgrade Alarm
$700.00 with padlock remote case
Thatcham Cat 2-1 Remote Upgrade alarm
Top of the line security that comes highly recommended
- 2 Multi-function two button remote controls
- Wireless Digital Battery Back-up Siren
- Ultrasonic Sensors
- Door, Boot, Bonnet Protection
- Door Open Warning upon arming
- PIN code protected remote coding
- Starter Immobiliser
- Dash Mount LED Over-ride
- Car Finder Via Remote
- Panic Via Remote
- Diagnostic Fault Codes
Options: (not standard features so additional cost applies)
- Tilt Sensor
- Microwave Sensor
- PIR Sensor
- Reed Switch
- Horn Honk
- Selective Unlocking
- Pager Output
- 8509 Immobiliser
- 4310 Siren
- Drivers Card
- Window Closure
Need extra protection? This post explains what alarm sensors are available and how they work: