Dynatron Challenge the NZSA

Full Letter Here...

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 NZSA were breaching the fair trading act. It was only a matter of time before the shit was going to hit the fan!

Ron Campbell from Dynatron makes some very valid points in his letter and I commend him for taking such a stance and offer him my full support.

It has been clear for some time now that there is lack of accountability in the NZSA and there are even bigger question marks about who is pulling the strings behind the scenes. I have emailed the NZSA many times about the standards over the past year or two and yet no action has been taken to address my concerns.

This week I have emailed Greg Watts to question the recent changes Mongoose have made to their products and Greg has refused to answer my questions:

Please Note: The reason I am publishing the following emails is due to the fact that the NZSA refuse to front up and become accountable. As a paying member I believe I am owed a response and believe that it is in the publics interest to know what is happening:

5 October 2011 10:37

Hi Greg,

Do you have any time frame to set up the vehicle security SWP?

Could you confirm that you’ve seen the relevant AS/NZS certificate for the Mongoose “TA” alarm.

Also I’ve noticed that Mongoose have made more changes to the M80 and M60 range. Both now have new remote controls that work on a different frequency. Is it OK to make changes to products without getting them re-tested and if so are there any limits on which changes can be made before it becomes a different alarm?

Of course, if both alarms have been re-tested I’m sure there would be no objection to providing proof of this.

I look forwards to your reply.


Kind Regards,
Julian

Here is the response from Greg Watts:

On Oct 5, 2011 1:07 PM, “Greg Watts”wrote:

For your information I cannot do that as important emails get forwarded to other individuals !

Greg Watts
Executive Officer

New Zealand Security Association Inc
PO Box 33 936
Takapuna
NORTH SHORE CITY 0740

Pathetic I’m sure you’ll agree.

I have since sent the following:

6 October 2011 09:17

Hi Greg,

I was under the impression that the NZSA was accountable to it’s members and the general public.

Your lack of response clearly suggest that you have something to hide. If the NZSA is open about its decision making and is genuine about its claims of improving vehicle security standards then it will get my 100% support. If however it continues to act behind closed doors then I will be forced to publicly question how the NZSA is run.

Do I really need to point out that if things are being done honestly and without any corruption then no harm can come of responding to my questions?

Once again I am giving you the chance to front up and respond to the following questions:

 

Hi Greg,

Do you have any time frame to set up the vehicle security SWP?

Could you confirm that you’ve seen the relevant AS/NZS certificate for the Mongoose “TA” alarm.

Also I’ve noticed that Mongoose have made more changes to the M80 and M60 range. Both now have new remote controls that work on a different frequency. Is it OK to make changes to products without getting them re-tested and if so are there any limits on which changes can be made before it becomes a different alarm?

Of course, if both alarms have been re-tested I’m sure there would be no objection to providing proof of this.

I look forwards to your reply.

Regards,
Julian

I have the feeling that thing are going to get interesting.

I urge everyone to read Dynatron’s challenge to the NZSA and to give them your full support.

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8 Responses to Dynatron Challenge the NZSA

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  2. Ryan says:

    This is disgusting……. sounds like someone high up needs to take control of NZSA and shake the corruption out and restore what the 5 star rating means.

    How can we help?

  3. Julian says:

    Thanks Ryan,

    Simply sharing this email and making others aware of how corrupt the NZSA are will help. You can also share it on Facebook and email the NZSA to express your views.

  4. Julian says:

    This is the reply from Greg this morning:

    Julian,

    The NZSA has nothing to hide, and is not acting behind closed doors, I have actually not even had the time to review anything you have sent me, as I said on Monday, I work part time, the Vehicle group is only one of 12 security sectors I look after, and I might add generates virtually no income for the NZSA. I will get to this in due course.

    Greg Watts
    Executive Officer

    Personally I could not give a toss about how much income the NZSA make out of the vehicle security group. This very comment alone suggests that the only motives the NZSA have are financial ones!

  5. Luke says:

    That’s an awesome letter from Ron.

    Greg Watts sounds like he doesn’t give a shit about the actual purpose of Star rating and is more interested in stacking that cash.

    How disappointing.

  6. Julian Julian says:

    It will be interesting to see if he fronts up and and responds to my questions rather then making the usual excuses to avoid tackling the issue.

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