The new NP300 Nissan Navara comes with a factory-fitted alarm system in all models apart from the entry-level DX variant which I’ll explain later in the post. All models including the DX have an immobiliser.
The Top of the range ST-X model also comes with the Nissan Intelligent Key which gives proximity locking and a push to start button which means there is no need to press the remote buttons or insert a key.
The alarm, however, is rather basic in that it only offers door trigger input and honks the horn.
When the alarm arms the security symbol in the instrument cluster flashes rapidly for 30 seconds as shown in the video below. It then flashes once every 3 seconds when fully armed.
The alarm has no internal movement sensor or bonnet protection, let alone a battery back-up siren.
NP300 Upgrade alarm options
The NP300 shares the same CAN-BUS platform as most other current Nissan’s so the Cobra AK4615 is my recommendation.
I’ve tested it on the ST-X model with the Intelligent key, as well as the RX and ST models that come with the traditional Nissan remote key. The AK4615 works flawlessly with them all.
As I’ve pointed out before the vast majority of CAN-BUS alarms can be tricked into arming/disarming by pressing the hazard switch and locking/unlocking the doors with most Nissan’s. This is not an issue with the Cobra.
Cobra Alarm Installation Details
DX model lacks keyless entry
If you have the DX (base model) and want keyless entry then the KE11 is a good option.
If you are after an alarm for your DX then I highly recommend the Cobra AK4698 which will give you the remote locking that the DX lacks as well as a top of the line alarm system.
Adding keyless locking to the Navara Tailgate can be done for $140.00. Not only does this save you having to fumble for the keys, but it’s also reassuring to know that you’ve locked it with the doors.
Own an older Model Nissan Navara?
If you have a D40 or D22 Navara then this post covers both models.