AVS Car Alarm Comparison
|Certified to AS/NZS 3749.1.2003 Class A (Five Star)||✓||✓|
|Certified to AS/NZS 3749.1.2003 Class B (Four Star)||✓||✓|
|Certified to AS/NZS 4601.1999 Rev A (Three Star)||✓|
|CAN-Bus alarm system suitable for new model CAN-Bus vehicles||✓||✓||✓|
|Suitable for many CAN-Bus new model vehicles with the addition of the AVS CAN-Bus Translator module (12v only)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Data battery back-up siren||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Battery back-up siren||✓||✓||✓|
|Digital tilt sensor (12v only)||✓||✓|
|Ultrasonic motion sensor||✓||✓|
|Intelligent glass break sensor||✓||✓|
|Intelligent dual stage shock sensor||✓||✓|
|Standard dual stage shock sensor||✓|
|Standard single stage shock sensor||✓||✓|
|Can be upgraded with additional sensors||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Turbo timer functionality||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|2 x waterproof rolling code AVS remotes||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Optional MAP control by the car's factory remotes||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Add the AVS GARAGE module to control your compatible automatic garage door via your AVS remote (12v only)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Controlled by the car's factory remotes||✓||✓||✓|
|Option to add AVS remotes (to replace factory remotes) on CAN-Bus vehicles||✓||✓||✓|
|Central locking from the remote||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Optional courier mode||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Door, bonnet and boot protection||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|PIN code override for emergency disarm||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Three year warranty||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Auto arming once the ignition is switched off (will not lock the doors)||✓||✓|
|Automatic re-arm/re-lock if the alarm is disarmed but no door opened||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Control two vehicles via one AVS remote||✓||✓||✓|
|Door, bonnet or boot ajar warning upon arming||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Door lock on brake||✓||✓||✓|
|Door lock on ignition||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Electronic boot release via the remote||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Past alarm trigger memory||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Headlights turn on for a set period on arming||✓||✓||✓|
|Interior light illumination on disarm||✓||✓||✓|
|Perimeter night light via the indicators on disarm||✓||✓||✓|
|Remote panic/car finder||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Silent arm/disarm (remote or programmable)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Temporary sensor disable||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Features are subject to change. Features may not be available on all vehicles or may need additional parts or installation.
The AVS A5 is a great mid range AS/NZS Standards Certified car alarm packed full of good features.
It includes a single stage shock sensor which detects an impact to the body of the car, as well as a glass break sensor that detects the sound frequency of breaking glass.
And if you have a turbo car, like many kiwis do, then the AVS A5 includes seamless turbo timer integration. You can also use either the waterproof AVS remotes, or your car’s factory remote to operate the alarm.
Two waterproof AVS rolling code remotes
Use the popular waterproof AVS remotes to arm/disarm your alarm and lock/unlock the doors. Because remotes get the most wear and tear of any part of the alarm choosing a system with robust, reliable, and in this case waterproof remotes, makes a big difference to how well the system functions. Plus only with AVS do you get a 3-year warranty on your remotes.
The alarm can lock/unlock the doors when the alarm is armed/disarmed for easy keyless entry.
Or control the alarm with your car’s factory key
If you have a factory key with a lock/unlock button with most vehicles you can arm/disarm the AVS alarm at the same time. Boot release will also disarm the alarm and open the boot. This is a great feature giving all the functionality of a premium alarm system with ease of use.
Turbo timer integration
Enjoy seamless integration with turbo vehicles. The alarm can be armed while the car runs on a timer. If the alarm is triggered the car shuts down and the alarm sounds. There are two options:
- AVS turbo timer – the most secure option is to use the alarm’s in-built turbo timer. Choose a run time of 1, 2 or 4 minutes. The timer can also be shut down via the AVS remote.
- Turbo timer interface – link the alarm up with an external turbo timer allowing the alarm to be armed while the car runs on the timer.
The AVS A5 alarm includes two immobiliser circuits. Starter motor and ignition system or fuel pump immobiliser cuts are made so the car cannot be started unless it is disarmed via the remote. The system will immobilise 40 seconds after the ignition is turned off or when the alarm is armed.
Intelligent glass break sensor
The glass break sensor helps protect the cabin of the car be detecting the sound frequency of breaking glass along with an impact to the glass. This reduces false triggers that standard glass break sensors can be prone to.
Single stage shock sensor
A single stage shock sensor helps protect the body and cabin of the car by giving triggering the alarm if an impact is detected to the body of the vehicle.
Door, bonnet and boot protection
A good standard alarm installation will include protection for the doors, bonnet or boot. If any of these are opened while the alarm is armed the alarm will trigger.
If you choose a budget installation please check with your installer that these important features are included (the bonnet is an important inclusion because many thieves will initially pop the bonnet to see if the alarm triggers and / or to cut the siren wires).
Data battery back-up siren
This self powered siren communicates independently with the alarm so it cannot be fooled into turning off like normal battery back-up sirens. The siren will sound for 30 seconds if any of above intrusions are detected.
- Courier function – this feature allows the engine to continue running indefinitely while the system is armed. If the car alarm is triggered during this time the car will shut down and the alarm will sound.
- Control separate devices, such as your garage door, via your AVS remote
- The original hyper blue LED warning light
- Three year product when professionally installed
- Compatible with the CAN-Bus translator for installation into new vehicles with CAN-Bus operating systems
- Compatible with all AVS accessories and sensors
- Many programmable options
- Certified to AS/NZS 3749.1.2003 Class A (Five Star car alarm)
If you have an older AVS A-Series alarm user guides can be downloaded from here.