Note: I do not sell or recommend Uniden alarm or remote controls
The Uniden VS2600XR or VS2600 as it seems to be more commonly know as is the top car alarm in the Uniden range. It meets AS/NZS3749.1 2003 Class A (Which admittedly does not count for much) and is one of the cheapest alarms on the market.
The 3 button remote found with the Uniden VS2600XR is the same remote found with all the other current Uniden alarms. The 3rd button is seldom used as it is designed for Unidens additional garage door open module.
The Uniden meets with NZSA approval and whilst it could never be called flash it still meets all the basic requirements.
Unidens Sales Pitch
One of Unidens next generation vehicle security systems
The VS2600XR is standards certified and is designed to meet the AS/NZS4601 immobiliser standard, as well as the AS/NZS3749 alarm standard. It includes black security function wires and a security housing that encloses the connectors (this makes it impossible for a thief to defeat the alarm by identifying the wires or unplugging the alarm).
Uniden VS2600XR Alarm/ Immobiliser
The VS2600RX has a big and clumsy security housing which makes it extremely difficult for an installer to hide. Because of this, chances are that the alarm module will be very easy for any “would be thief” to find and access, then he (or she) would only require a Phillips screw driver to get inside.
Once inside it is obvious where the Immobiliser points are and within a few seconds anyone with a little knowledge would have the vehicle started.
Given this I would have to say that Unidens claims are somewhat misleading. Anyone claiming that it is Impossible to defeat an alarm either has their head buried in the sand or is talking utter crap. Even the very best alarms can be defeated, but at least with a good installation and other measures an alarm can be made difficult to defeat.
To be fair to Uniden the VS2600XR is fairly cheap so you shouldn’t expect too much from it.
Security Rating: AS/NZS3749.1 2003 Class A
Obsessive Rating: It’s cheap but then so was the Lada Riva!
Simply put, you get what you pay for. If you only need to make your insurance company happy then I can respect that it is tempting so save some cash and choose the cheap option. The question you need to ask is it “Do I need an alarm that will protect my car?” If the answer is yes then I’d suggest investing in a system that is more sophisticated.
Two 3 Button Remotes
Boot Release output
Second car Operation