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Additional outputs

  • The outputs are dependant on the alarm model. These may include pager output to notify your pager of when the alarm is set off, boot release to open the boot when disarming the alarm or various other features.
  • Anti-grab technology

  • Uses random encryption remote controls which transmits a different code each time the button on the remote control is pressed, the alarm looks for a different code than the one previously transmitted before disarming the alarm. This prevents the code being recorded remotely and played back to disarm the alarm.
  • Cat 1 Thatcham compliant

  • A vehicle alarm/immobiliser product which has met and passed Thatcham category 1 testing criteria.
  • Cat 2 Thatcham compliant

  • A vehicle immobiliser product which has met and passed Thatcham category 2 testing criteria.
  • Cat 2:1 Thatcham compliant

  • A vehicle alarm product which has met and passed Thatcham category 2:1 testing criteria. This product would allow a previously fitted category 2 immobiliser to be upgraded to category 1.
  • Central door locking control

  • Allows the vehicle to be locked/unlocked by use of the alarm remote control, whilst arming/disarming alarm system. This is dependant on the vehicle having central locking already installed.
  • Door/bonnet/boot protection

  • Switches detect and trigger alarm if door, boot or bonnet are opened whilst alarm is armed.
  • 95/56 EC Directive E-Mark

  • European standard for vehicle security.
  • Flashing LED (Light Emitting Diode)

  • This is a visual deterrent, the alarm's L.E.D. usually fitted to the dashboard of the vehicle, flashes constantly whilst the alarm is armed.
  • Hazard light flash

  • Flashes vehicle hazard lights as a visual indication, when arming/disarming alarm and when the alarm is triggered.
  • Immobiliser

  • An electronic device which, when activated, prevents the vehicle from being started.
  • Intelligent passive arming

  • Arms alarm automatically after a pre-set time when ignition has been turned off and a door has been opened and closed.
  • Panic

  • Allows the user to trigger the alarm from the remote control (regardless of whether alarm is armed or disarmed) to attract attention to the vehicle.
  • Secure override

  • This allows the alarm or immobiliser to be disarmed by use of an electronically coded override key, or by means of a PIN code.
  • Self learning handset/touchkey

  • Electronically coded remote controls which do not require an engineer to programme them.
  • Self powered siren

  • Siren with built in rechargeable battery (which charges via the vehicle's main battery). If the power supply to the siren or the vehicle's battery is removed with the alarm armed the alarm will continue to sound.
  • Total closure

  • Allows electric windows and electric sunroof to be closed when alarm is armed. This is dependant on vehicle having relevant equipment.
  • Ultrasonic interior protection

  • Detects air disturbance caused by movement, inside the vehicle.
  • Ultrasonic override

  • Allows user to override ultrasonics so a pet can be left in the vehicle, or the windows or sunroof can be left open with the alarm triggered via the door switches rather than the ultrasonic sensors.
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