As regular readers will know. The New Zealand Security Association stopped representing vehicle security standards in April 2012.
Since then the likes of Mongoose and AVS have continued to use the “Star Rating System” as a sales tool, even though it no longer officially exists.
On the Mongoose website it is claimed that:
All Mongoose vehicle security systems have been independently tested and certified to comply to the joint Australian/New Zealand Standards by Scientific Services Laboratories or Austest Laboratories in Melbourne, Australia.
Evidence of certification is available upon request.
I have saved the following image form the Mongoose site as evidence that it existed (you never know, it could magically vanish!)
My past attempts to request that Mongoose front up
In the past I asked the inept Greg Watts from the New Zealand Security Association if he had actually see any test certificates from Mongoose. He failed to front up and the decision was quickly taken for the NZSA to cease representing vehicle security standards. Clearly having to front up to a simple question made it difficult them to continue the farce that was the star rating system!
Anyway seeing that Mongoose want to continue using the Star rating system, I have just sent the following email to Mongoose NZ:
Dear fellow compatriot.
I see that on your website that you state that evidence of product certification is available upon request:
Given this I would like to request the test certificates for the following Mongoose alarm systsem:
M60 Series (M60, M60G etc)
M80 Series (M80, M80G etc)
“TA” 5 star alarm
I now look forwards to seeing the certificates that they claim are available and will update this space as soon as I have any news.