Category Archives: Car Security

Not car audio!

Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 Combo

The Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 Combo replaces the Cobra AK4138. It’s a top-of-the-range alarm with 3 immobiliser circuits. The system is designed for older vehicles that lack factory remote locking and immobilisation. From an installation point of view, it is a … Continue reading

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Viper 3400V

The Viper 3400V is the replacement for the 3100. It’s the new entry-level alarm system so what’s new? First off are the 4 button remote controls. Whilst not new (the 7145V remote is found with other Viper alarms) they are … Continue reading

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More Mazda Car Theft

There was an interesting story on Stuff today about Mazda’s being stolen which you can read here.. I’d like to clarify one or two things, it’s not all Mazda’s getting stolen, and certainly not the current generation of Mazda’s shown … Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max RG Security

The all-new 2020 Isuzu D-Max (RG) is the latest Ute that I’ve put some security options together for. Like the previous (RT) model D-Max it has keyless entry or smart-key push to start for the top specification model. It also … Continue reading

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AA Car Alarm!

According to a blog post by the AA car alarms are slowly dying. It states that most of us are immune to them going off. I happen to agree with that part as there’s some truth in it. But why? … Continue reading

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Shock Sensors and False Alarms

Shock Sensors are beyond doubt the main culprit when it comes to false alarms. How many times have you got annoyed at a car alarm going off for no obvious reason? More to the point, have you ever gone out … Continue reading

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Car Door Switches

Car door switches are one of the most basic, yet often overlooked items on any car alarm system. They detected if the door is open or shut so are the first layer of protection for any security system. Even if … Continue reading

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Toyota Corolla Wagon Alarm/Immobiliser

The Toyota Corolla Wagon (with manual transmission) is one of the few new cars that does not come with an immobiliser as standard. The Current Shape (E160) Corolla wagon was released in 2012. Only two models are available in New Zealand. Both are GX specification, one a … Continue reading

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Best Car Alarm in New Zealand?

You’re after the Best Car Alarm, so why do I not recommend the “Big Names”? Here is a recent email which is all too common: Message: Hi, have been reading through some of your posts and see that you have flawed … Continue reading

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Trade Vans & Tool Theft Prevention

How safe are the tools in the back of your van? Tool theft prevention is a must for any self-respecting tradesman. I’d hate to think how much it would cost to replace the equipment I keep in my van or how … Continue reading

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