Holden Colorado Alarm Upgrade

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The current generation Holden Colorado (released in 2012) comes with a factory alarm system and is becoming quite a popular option for tradies.

The factory alarm which works with the Holden flip key covers the doors and the bonnet, but has no internal movement sensor. The alarm uses the vehicles horn rather then a siren.

If the Holden remote key has a flat battery the alarm can be disarmed by placing the key in the ignition where it will recognise the transponder chip in the key.

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Canopy Protection

The factory alarm lacks the option to protect your tools if you store them in the back as the optional canopy has no sensor.

I can add a PIR sensor to work with the factory alarm for $200.00, I can also add a reed switch to the alarm if you have a hard lid.

PIR Sensor installed in a 2012 Holden Colorado

PIR Sensor installed in a 2012 Holden Colorado

Upgrading the Alarm

If you wish to upgrade the factory alarm to give internal cabin protection and siren then the Autowatch 695CAN alarm is a good option (nothing from Cobra as yet) or if you want to get really flash then I have installed a Viper Remote Start Alarm and it works really well in the Colorado.

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