Category Archives: Autowatch

Autowatch Car Alarm are manufactured in South Africa and meet with strict international standards. Autowatch news and reviews.

Autowatch 674Ri

The Autowatch 674Ri is a remote Immobiliser that comes with two remote controls. Unlike many other systems sold in New Zealand it’s not a crude alarm system with the siren removed which can be a pain to live with and can … Continue reading

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NZSA Star Rating System?

There have been some interesting developments over the past week. After all the talk about being upfront, honest and accountable, the NZSA seem to be doing the exact opposite! Autowatch and Dynatron have both had their range of alarms/immobilisers removed … Continue reading

Posted in Autowatch, Car Security News, Dynatron, Insurance Approved, Mongoose, Muppets, NZSA, You really should know... | Tagged | 11 Comments

MR2 Security Install.

Here’s a YouTube Video one of my customers has posted of an alarm install I did this week: Turn your speakers up to enjoy the Cobra Siren in scream mode! ?

Posted in Autowatch, Car Security, Cobra, GPS Tracking, Obsessive Installs, Toyota | 6 Comments

Autowatch 573PPi

The Autowatch 573PPi is the first of the Transponder Immobilisers to be reviewed here. The first thing worth mentioning is that the only transponder Immobiliser available in New Zealand that actually has an attack-proof security housing. I’m sure I don’t … Continue reading

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Obsessive Installation!

When it comes to my own car security taking short cuts is not an option, so The Obsessive Beat was always going to have a serious security system installed. The Beat was about as stock as they come and didn’t … Continue reading

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Autowatch Immobiliser

Autowatch Immobilisers not only meet with AUS/NZ standards (OK that is hardly an achievement) but also meets with international standards such as VESA and Thatcham. What I find remarkable is that despite Autowatch being one of the big world players … Continue reading

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Battery Back-Up Sirens

Battery Backup Sirens are a basic requirement for any 5 Star rated alarm. Being the part of the alarm that screams for your attention it is arguably the most important part of the alarm. I decided to put the major … Continue reading

Posted in Alarm Accessories, Autowatch, AVS, Car Alarms, Cobra, Cyclops, Dynatron, Meridian, Mongoose, Reviews, Sirens | 20 Comments

Autowatch 695 CAN-BUS

The 695CAN is a CAN-BUS alarm made by Autowatch, it is rated as a Thatcham CAT 2-1 alarm and is designed for vehicles with existing remote Keyless entry and an Immobiliser. Given the Thatcham rating that means it is more then … Continue reading

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Autowatch 555CLAM

The 555 CLAM is intelligent, where lesser upgrade alarms simply monitor the signal wires to arm and dis-arm the Autowatch can actually learns the timing sequence. This makes it a great alarm for any competent installer and if fitted correctly makes it impossible to trick into disarming by sly methods! Continue reading

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Autowatch 446RiS, 446RiSG

The 446RiS is great for a good install due to its compact size and can be hidden in places that the Mongoose M60/M80 or AVS range simply couldn’t fit. Continue reading

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