Thursday, October 6, 2011

Get Obsessive about Vehicle Security

So with all the car thefts and break ins that have happened recently. I thought it was about time to get an alarm installed in the Bwarp Appliance.

But who do you talk to in Wellington when you want an alarm? Julian at Obsessive Vehicle Security, that's who.

Julian had recently got in touch to tell me about a new alarm that Cobra are releasing that works with the normal Nissan door remotes that came with the Cube3 (and any other car that came with factory central locking remotes). The Cube also has a proximity key which means you can have the keys in your pocket to open the doors. By just pressing the button located on the door handle with the proximity card in your pocket, the car unlocks. When you get into the car, you can start the car, also with your keys remaining in your pocket. Julian advised he could get all this to continue working with the standard remote, but he was now able to include a really loud alarm to tell intruders to GTFO - it also reduces the sting from my insurance company each fortnight.

Julian has an excellent reputation for car security. He's done alarms for me previously and also for other mates around town and I was sold on this Cobra alarm as it's what I'd be looking for all along!

I handed the keys over to him Wednesday night and the alarm was installed and finished early Thursday arvo. Julian even made the effort of coming to pick me up from work in Town in his Honda Beat. Choice wee car, amazing engine noise, I'm just a wee bit tall for it!


Upon getting the car back, Julian explained how the alarm works. how to arm disarm, and what features he'd enabled. The alarm is the Cobra 4600. It hasn't been released yet as it still being tested by installers (hence Julian wanting to test its features in the Cube). It's got a wireless siren - so no need to run a hole through the firewall. It has Ultrasonics (air pressure sensors). It's also fully programmable by plugging it into a computer via USB to turn on and turn off various features, change beep noise etc.

As usual Julian did a superb job. The siren and alarm module are well hidden. The LED's in the dash board are seamlessly integrated. The ultrasonics (air pressure sensors) are fitted like they would have been from factory, and the colour even matches the rest of interior (WIN!)

 Tidy install of LED's into factory switch blanks.

 As usual, was a superb job by Julian. A shoutout must also go to Cobra for letting the Cube be the test pilot for their new fangled alarm.

For all your alarm needs in the Wellington area - Get in touch with Julian at Obsessive Vehicle Security. 0212 4 ALARM


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