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 big step up over the outgoing model. It comes with a wireless battery back-up siren that’s waterproof as well as loud. Horn honk can also be added.
Programming can now be done with a laptop which makes it very versatile. Plus troubleshooting is much easier as the alarm trigger history can be viewed by the installer using the Andromeda software.
What’s included as standard?
The alarm comes with a couple of 2 button padlock remotes as standard but these can be swapped for 3 button remotes that support boot pop. The full list of features and options can be found at the end of this post.
Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 in Action
One noticeable difference with the AK4698/8509 Combo is how to disarm the Immobilser once it has auto-armed. You simply turn the ignition on then press the lock button. Previous models used the unlock button so this may take some getting used to. There is also the option of an ADR card as explained in the video below:
ADR Card Option:
Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 Remote Alarm/Immobiliser
Optional ADR Card $100.00
ADR Leather Wallet $30.00
This top of the line alarm system comes highly recommended for high risk older vehicles that lack factory security
- 2 Multi-function two-button remote controls
- Wireless Digital Battery Back-up Siren
- Ultrasonic Sensors
- Door, Boot, Bonnet Protection
- Door Open Warning upon arming
- PIN code protected remote coding
- 3 Immobiliser cuts
- Dash Mount LED Over-ride
- Diagnostic Fault Codes
Options: (not standard features so additional cost applies)
- Tilt Sensor
- Microwave Sensor
- PIR Sensor
- Reed Switch
- Horn Honk
- Boot Pop
- Selective Unlocking
- Pager Output
- 8509 Immobiliser
- 4310 Siren
- Drivers Card
- Window Closure
Need extra protection? This post explains what alarm sensors are available and how they work: