It would seem that my Upgrade alarm Muppetry post has caused a bit of a stir with AVS and some of their dealers.
AVS have even gone so far as to make their own video showing how an Upgrade alarm should work and have given it a mention it on their Facebook page.
Below is the video:
Whilst I suspect that the motive for the AVS video is damage limitation I actually welcome it and love the thumb up bit at the end! 🙂 Where ever did that idea come from?
It was disappointing that they didn’t put a link to my post or share the video, but it did at least get a reaction and draw some attention to the issue which can’t be a bad thing.
What I found amusing was that both AVS and the owner of the company who installed the alarm in the video below stated that I should have fixed the install rather then remove and replace it.
Never mind the fact that the RX8 in the video already had a factory transponder immobiliser, so having an additional immobiliser auto arming is pointless and annoying to live with. Also there is not much I can do with an AVS siren and most of my customers expect better.
The more people who are aware of what to expect from an upgrade alarm the better. The number of systems I come across that are not installed correctly is truly shocking and there are a huge number of installers out there who need to buck their ideas up.
I’ve always said that my goals are to raise standards, even if it ruffles some feathers. I’m not here to win a popularity contest but to make a difference. I’m a firm believer that you need to upset one or two people on the way if you want to improve things.
Hopefully we’ll see AVS sort out their sirens and make an attack proof Immobiliser security case soon. You never know I make even start recommending them if they do!