Before the powers that be at Mongoose get their knickers in a twist again I would like to make it clear that I accept that the Mongoose M60 Series & M80 Series fully comply with NZSA standards. I accept this because the New Zealand Security Association and the Lawyers acting on behalf of Mongoose NZ have told me so…
Clarification of the Standards
Here are the requirements set out for vehicle Immobilisers on the NZSA website:
• Automatic dual engine immobilisation
• Immobilisation to be within 20~40 seconds after the ignition is turned off – regardless of door position
Mongoose M60 and M80 Immobiliser off option!
The post March 2009 M60 Series and M80 Series both have a programmable option in the User manual called “Engine Immobiliser On/Off” which will stop the Immobilisers from passive arming (so much for 20-40 seconds hey!) this means that the Immobiliser will only be turned on when the alarm is armed via the Mongoose remote.
My Lack of Understanding?
I find it interesting that Mongoose has now deleted program “option 9” from the “online user manual” and I have been informed that they will be making changes to the M60 and M80 which prevent the Auto engine Immobiliser feature from being turned off.
It seems strange that Mongoose is making these changes to the M60 and M80 Series if they already comply with the standards! However, I welcome the updates and the efforts that Mongoose are making to improve their products.