AVS C3 digital car alarm

AVS C3 digital CAN-Bus car alarm

The AVS C3 car alarm communicates with your vehicle’s CAN-Bus platform for seamless integration into car’s factory system.

This car alarm offers an affordable security system for any CAN-Bus vehicle as it will trigger the alarm if the doors, bonnet or boot is opened. The AVS C3 alarm is designed to be operated from your car’s factory remote.


Control the alarm with your factory remote

Simply hop out of the car and lock your vehicle as usual – the alarm will automatically arm from your factory remote. Disarm and boot release (if available) also work as usual (the alarm will disarm if the boot release button is pushed).

Or add a rolling code AVS remote

You also have the option to operate the alarm from a separate AVS CAN remote on selected vehicles*. This can be a much more cost effective option than purchasing an additional factory remote or as a replacement if you have lost or broken your existing remotes.

Intrusion alerts

Door, bonnet and boot protection

A good standard alarm installation will include protection for the doors, bonnet and boot. If any of these are opened while the alarm is armed the alarm will trigger.

In a CAN-Bus equipped vehicle normally the doors and boot will trigger the alarm utilising the factory sensors. We recommend also requesting the installation of a bonnet trigger* if the car does not have this as standard.

Standard siren

The siren will sound for 30 seconds if any of above intrusions are detected.

Other features

  • Optional rolling code AVS CAN remote*
  • CAN control of factory features like window roll up for total closure*
  • Blue LED warning light
  • Three year warranty
  • EU certified

* Feature may be vehicle dependent and/or additional charges will apply

More information

Want to know if the AVS CAN-Bus translator is compatible with your vehicle? Download our AVS CAN-Bus compatible cars list.

Alternatively AVS also has the AVS CAN-Bus translator which allows the insurance level AVS S-Series and AVS A-Series car alarm ranges to be safely and easily fitted to CAN-Bus vehicles (as well as GPS tracking and more). Learn more about the AVS CAN-Bus translator here.

What is CAN-Bus? Learn more from our Understanding CAN-Bus page.

Interested in this product?

Price guide: $239 plus installation

The price guide is a guide only and includes GST but not installation. Install cost depends on your vehicle, the car alarm, your location and other factors. As a rough guide add $180 - $350 for a standard install. The quality of installation will greatly affect how well any car alarm is able to perform so carefully research your choice of qualified alarm technician.

Compare this alarm

AVS Car Alarm Comparison

Specifications S5 S4 S3 A5 A4 C5 C4 C3 3010+ 3010 Keyless Entry
Five Star (AS/NZS certified) x x
Four Star (AS/NZS certified) x x
Three Star (AS/NZS certified) x
EU certified x x x
Three immobilisers x x x
Two immobilisers x x x x
Automatic immobilisation x x x x x
Data battery back-up siren x x x x
Digital battery back-up siren x x
Battery back-up siren x
Standard siren x x
Digital tilt sensor (as standard) x x
Ultrasonic sensor (as standard) x x
Intelligent glass break sensor (as standard) x x
Intelligent dual stage shock sensor (as standard) x x
Standard dual stage shock sensor (as standard) x
Able to add sensors x x x x x x x x x x
Turbo timer integration x x x x x
Can be controlled by the car's factory remote x x x x x x x x
2 x waterproof AVS remotes x x x x x x x x
Optional AVS CAN-Bus remotes x x x
Courier function x x x x x
Anti-hijack mode x x x x x
Door, bonnet and boot protection x x x x x x x x x
Central locking from the remote x x x x x x x x x x x
The original hyper blue LED warning light x x x x x x x x x x x
Compatible with all AVS upgrades and accessories x x x x x
Can be added to CAN-Bus new vehicles with the CAN-Bus translator x x x x x
PIN code override for emergency disarm x x x x x x x x x x
Three year warranty x x x x x x x x x x x
Auto arming once the ignition is switched off (will not lock the doors) x x x
Automatic re-arm/re-lock if the alarm is disarmed but no door opened x x x x x x x x x x x
Control two vehicles via one AVS remote x x x
Door, bonnet or boot ajar warning upon arming x x x x x x x x x
Door lock on brake x x x
Door lock on ignition x x x x x x
Electronic boot release via the remote x x x x x x x x x x x
Past alarm trigger memory x x x x x x x x x
Headlights turn on for a set period on arming x x x
Interior light illumination on disarm x x x
Perimeter night light via the indicators on disarm x x x
Remote panic/car finder x x x x x x
Silent arm/disarm (remote or programmable) x x x x x x x x x x
Temporary sensor disable x x x

Features are subject to change. Features may not be available on all vehicles or may need additional parts or installation.