AVS Car Security is part of Import Distribution Limited (IDL). IDL does not represent that the products it sells may not be compromised or circumvented; that the products will prevent personal injury or property loss; or that the products will in all cases provide adequate warning or protection. A properly installed and maintained security system may only reduce the risk of a theft, break and enter or otherwise, but it is not insurance or guarantee that such will not occur or that there will be no personal injury or property loss as a result, nor with GPS systems is tracking guaranteed. Consequently IDL shall have no liability for any personal injury, property damage or other loss based on a claim the product failed to give any warning or prevent loss.
Any security system is subject to compromise or failure for a variety of reasons. For example:
- Intruders may gain access through or to openings or areas that are not covered by the security system, or have the technical sophistication to bypass the system.
- Devices powered solely by AC will not work if their AC power supply is cut off for any reason, however briefly.
- Devices powered by your vehicle (such as a car alarm or GPS tracker) will not work if the car battery is flat. It is important to understand that any car security system requires power to operate. While GPS trackers and most car alarms can run for a few days without power they will then cease to operate (although the alarm will keep the car immobilised if it is an AS/NZS certified alarm). We strongly recommend the vehicle is driven regularly to help keep your security system in good working order. If the car is off the road AVS recommends the use of a trickle charger (or maintenance charger) to keep your vehicle’s battery charged so that your security system continues to operate.
- A power surge can also prevent or affect the operation of your system.
- Battery operated devices (such as remotes) will not work without batteries, with dead batteries or if the batteries are not put in properly.
- GPS tracking is not invincible and no GPS hardware will be able to guarantee position logs 100% of the time. GPS devices rely on being able to communicate with the satellites in space and so in highly built up areas or underground carparks reception can be blocked. If the antenna is removed or has moved the system will be unable to log its position.
- The most common cause of a GPS tracking system not recording logs, or a security system not triggering, is inadequate maintenance and/or incorrect settings. We recommend weekly tests on your security products.
- Remote access may be compromised if the internet or router goes down or temporarily goes down. These can also be subject to compromise by sophisticated intruders.
- All electrical devices are subject to component failure. Even though our equipment is designed to last as long as 10 years, the electronic components could fail at any time.
- Installing a GPS tracking and/or security system is not a substitute for insurance. Business owners, homeowners, car owners and property owners should continue to act prudently in protecting themselves and continue to insure their lives and property.
We continue to develop new and improved protection devices. Users of security systems owe it to themselves and their loved ones to learn about these developments.