Category Archives: Car Security News

I cut the crap and tell it like it is!

Test Certificates

After the demise of the NZSA star rating system back in April 2012, it was always going to interesting to see what the industry would do in terms of regulation. I warned back then that I would not be surprised … Continue reading

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Mystery car thefts (USA)

Had this video sent to me this morning so thought I’d share it (thanks Nick). Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Anyone remember my remote cloning post back in October 2010? Whilst I’m not … Continue reading

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NZ Performance Car stuff up again!!!

Last month I slated NZ Performance Car Magazine for writing what can only be described as a load of bollocks about vehicle security! One of my readers was good enough to post a link about my comments on the NZ … Continue reading

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Feckless “Security Feature” in NZ Performance Car magazine!

The latest edition “NZ Performance Car” magazine contains a “Security Feature” which regular readers know will know I declined to splash out $1,500.00 to be part of! Lazy Journalism Now if there is one thing that gets my goat its lazy … Continue reading

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Magazine Security Feature Rejected!

Last week I received a phone call from a popular NZ car magazine asking me if I would be willing to give them some input into a car security feature they would be running in their next issue. I was … Continue reading

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NZSA Star Rating System: Why is it still being used?

NZSA Star Rating? Back in April 2012, the New Zealand Security Associations failed “star rating system” for car security products was abandoned. However, the NZSA seem to have forgotten to inform anyone about the decision. This page on the NZSA Website (Note: Has now … Continue reading

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AVS 100% Kiwi. Really?

According to a recent post on the AVS Facebook page, they claim that AVS is 100% Kiwi. In fact, this is a quote of their exact wording: “AVS Car Security – 100% Kiwi owned, 100% Kiwi brand, 100% Kiwi operated, … Continue reading

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Mongoose now offer 12 Months Warranty on Remote Controls!

Back in March, I wrote an email to Mongoose asking them why they only offered 6 months warranty on their replacement remote controls. The email that came back from Andrew Harley (Mongoose sales manager). It was disappointing and I pointed out … Continue reading

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New Check Lists for Alarms/Immobilisers

So with the NZSA Star rating system for car alarms and immobilisers now dead and buried it’s been interesting seeing what others are up to. Mongoose has simply adopted the “Star Rating System” as their own and dropped the NZSA … Continue reading

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NZSA fail to front up agian!

Feckless, Incompetent, Useless, Compromised, Corrupt. Does anyone actually have a better word which is not in French that summarises the New Zealand Security Association? It is almost April and as of yet, the NZSA has failed to front up. Either … Continue reading

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