Mercedes Benz Sprinter Upgrade Alarm

Update April 2021. Details on the Gen 3 Sprinter can be found here…

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is a popular trade van and motorhome. It comes with a factory immobiliser and keyless entry, however, it does lack an alarm.

My preferred alarm is the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm which integrates with the factory remote.

The Volkswagon LT/Crafter is a re-branded Sprinter and the Cobra works fine in that too.

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Alarm

Sprinter Alarm works with the factory remote

Cobra upgrade alarm works with the factory Mercedes remote

Mercedes Sprinter Alarm

Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Cobra Alarm Installation Details

The Ultrasonic Sensors can be placed either side of the sun visors, or in the centre roof pod that houses the internal lamp (see photo below), the later location works well for camper vans where the vision to the back of the van is often blocked by side cupboards. A PIR sensor can also be added to cover the back of the cabin, and reed switches can also be used if additional hatches require protection.

Mercedes Sprinter Alarm Sensors

Ultrasonic sensors mounted in centrally to cover the back of the van.

For those wishing to lock the van without arming the alarm (motorhomes) the doors can still be locked using the lock switch next to the hazard warning button. This way the doors can easily be locked without arming the alarm when sleeping inside the vehicle.

Locking the van from inside without arming the alarm

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4 Responses to Mercedes Benz Sprinter Upgrade Alarm

  1. David says:

    Hi. I have a 2015 Mercedes sprinter camper van. I’d like an alarm with some form of panic button/ function.

  2. Julian says:

    Hi David,

    The AK4615 can be configured to panic for 10 seconds by using the optional Cobra remote, or from an external input such as a switch that could be mounted inside the vehicle.

    If you’d like more details then please feel welcome to give me a call or use the contact form to continue this chat in private.


  3. Steve Opie says:

    Hi Julian, I have a 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Kea Camper van what is involved in installing an audible alarm, and approximate cost of the upgrade.

  4. Julian says:

    Hi Steve,

    Best to fill in the contact form of the website as explained here:
    I’ll then get back to you with a quote.


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