With more and more cars having Immobilisers these days the easiest way to take a car is with the keys. The Cobra Drivers Card is designed to protect your vehicle even if the car keys and remote are stolen. It can be programed to the Cobra AK4198, AKG198, AK4138, and AK4147, as well as the soon to be released new generation of Cobra alarms. Details of which will be available later in the year.
Every time you turn the Ignition on the alarm will look to see if the Drivers Card is in range. If it is seen within 30 seconds then the alarms warning buzzer will beep once to say all is good. The alarm will also look for the Drivers Card every time the drivers door is open to protect against getting Hijacked.
What happens if you don’t have the Drivers Card?
If the card is not in range, then the buzzer will start beeping to warn you that the card has not been detected. At this stage the alarms remote control has already been blocked by the alarm and you have further 30 seconds to enter the first two digits of your over-ride code. Here’s a You Tube clip featuring the Obsessive Go-Kart which shows what happens in such an event:
Once the alarm has sounded the only way to recover the car is with the full over-ride code or with the Drivers Card.
Cobra Drivers Card
Obsessive Rating: Fantastic.
Very easy to live with and damn effective when needed. Small enough to fit in your wallet and requires no action other than having it in range.
Battery life is about 2 years with normal use.
I no longer drive off and leave my wallet in the house which is an added bonus as I’ve always got money for a Coffee 🙂