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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am looking to upgrade my car security, I live in London and my Evo 6 is parked on the street overnight. Needless to say it attracts alot of attention. I have had the car scratched and a window shattered (not broken).

I have the standard Cobra Cat 1 alarm fitted. I would like to fit an exterior proximatey sensor and glass break sensor.

Option 1. fit the above to existing alarm at a cost of £180 and possibly a tilt switch for an extra £100
Option 2. replace the entire alarm with a Clifford Concept 300 and add exterior proximatey sensor for approx £500

I'm happy with the Cobra alarm although it is basic, I'm not really interested in the bells and amp; whistles that the Clifford offers. Having spoken to a few dealers, they have recommended option 2, but it feels like they just want to sell me a new alarm as they can't tell me why this would be better that option 1.
Has anyone tried to upgrade the Cobra, did it perform ok and has anyone got an opinion on the ext prox sensor?

Anyone suggest some good locking wheelnuts for the standard VI GSR alloys?

Thanks
 
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Cobra do glass sensors that can be incorperated into the alam sensors with boot and bonnet sensor as well.If you have prximity alarm fitted you'll be up half the night.
If you can see the car rig up a video from your bedroom window .
scratching the car usually comes from the jelous types ,totally different kettle of fish from the theives .
Usaully jelous types are closer to home ,whats your neighbours like ?
Big difference between scratchers and nickers .
 
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Steel,

I have upgraded my Cobra to a Concept 300 with duel prox sensors for a lot less than £500, Can't remember exactly how much but can look out the receipt. I am very pleased with mine and it offers several add ons that I might go for later including anti hijacking. I think that you would find the duel prox useful as it does stop people getting too close. If you go for this option make sure you get the sensors with the internal adjuster switch - this enables you to adjust the sensitivity of the system from within the car rather than having to fiddle about under the bonnet. This system also offers an internal mounted button that can be used to turn on/off features of the alarm e.g. door locking and to turn off alarm in case of malfunction.
 
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I got my locking wheel nuts from Co-ordsport but I think you can get them from just about any motoring shop, your local Mitsi dealer will definitely be able to supply them.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Which cobra alarm do you have i.e. elite 1,2 or 3.
there are different add ons for each.

Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I've had a Clifford Prox sensor on a TVR I had they are very good but when the car is wet it can widen the zone by as much as 18 inches.

Jeremy
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Steel,

U might want 2 consider having your windows security filmed with break proof tint film , they will then resist hammer blows without the glass actually breaching , there is a top company at your end specialising in this , can't recall the name atm tho.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Steel.
I have a few prox detectors if you need one. You link them to your alarm and can set them up to to two things:
1) activate the alarm if the outer field is broken.
2) activate a warn away bleep if the outer field is broken.
The inner field (inside your car) triggers the alarm on entry.

Dead simple to fit. £20 each |PLS| post.
Regards.
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Shorty, neighbours are okay but I live on a busy road think it's more passers by. Wanted to ext prox sensor to put them off and the glass break for thieves.

Mark5, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me how much, cheapest I've seen the alarm is £300 and approx £140 for the sensor

Black Knight, it's a 3

InsBro, the sensor I'm thinking of can be adjusted to make it less sensitive

Deano, was told that I would have to have a seperate siren for the warning chirps as the Cobra can only be used when the alarm sounds.
 
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Hi.

The seperate siren (bleeper thing) is part of the kit. The sensor is linked to your alarm by it's output when armed wire and it triggers your alarm in much the same way as your boot/bonnet/panic button does. The inner and outer zones are adjustable and with the use of a switch, you can decide if you want to have the unit on or off.

only 2 left ...call me if you want one.
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Steel

The Elite 3 has a glass break sensor as std, There is an option for a level sensor module available (if car is hoisted up alarm will sound or heavily rocked) Mitsubishi Part SP029553.

They do not do proximity sensors as an option, but you should get other makes to work with the system.

Hope this helps

Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I could lend you my english bull terrier to sit in the car at night....very good deterant for any potential light fingered doods and goes bazerk if anyone comes close....tends to p##s and s##t on you recaros though ;)
 
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