Vehicle Alarms Professional Installation

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Which car alarm to choose?

The price of car alarms can vary based on the brand, compatibility with your vehicle, and additional features such as remote start, keyless entry, or smartphone integration. Advanced systems with enhanced security features may have a higher cost but offer superior protection and ease of use.

How to choose the best car alarm installer for you?

When determining the leading installation company in the UK for car alarm fitting, take into account the following aspects:

The average time the installer takes to finish the work, as it reflects the care and dedication they commit to each task:
• Basic car alarm installation: 4-7 hours
• Advanced car alarm installation: 6-9 hours
Workshop or mobile installer:
Our cutting-edge 11,000 sqft workshop features specialized car alarm installation bays for your vehicle. We have allocated storage space for all necessary components, ensuring the proper handling of your parts. Mobile installations simply can't compete with the quality of service we provide!

Top Choices

Vehicle Alarms installation at CBS Automotive in Cambridge

Cobra Thatcham Cat 2-1

The Cobra Classic vehicle alarm system offers essential security features such as remote arming and disarming, perimeter protection, shock sensor, panic button, anti-hijack feature, LED status indicator, and easy installation.

With wireless communication between the central unit and the siren, the 4600 alarm series offers exceptional installation flexibility, reducing fitting time by approximately 30 minutes.

The system is meticulously designed to ensure full compatibility with a diverse range of CANbus protocols, making it suitable for both CAN and non-CAN-based vehicles. It is available in PLIP, CAN, or mixed CAN/PLIP versions, each including one remote control.

Key Features:
  • Original remote control for the vehicle (PLIP)
  • Original remote control for the vehicle (DOUBLE WIRE CAN)
  • PIN code-based electronic arming and disarming (Push Button)
  • Category 2-1 (Approved Immobiliser for Vehicles)
  • Powerful wireless battery backup siren
  • Interior protection with ultrasonic volumetric sensors
  • Protection for perimeter areas (doors, bonnet, boot, etc.)
  • Output for pager/siren (Negative - alternating or continuous)
  • 2 low negative wire CDL control, including total closure.

Cobra Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm

The Cobra A4138 Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm is a highly reputable and certified security system that offers various advanced features. It includes an Anti Hijack Facility that ensures a swift and secure vehicle shutdown, as well as an automatic hazard light warning feature that activates during emergency braking.

The Panic Facility on the key fob allows for the activation of the alarm's siren in critical situations, and an Emergency Override function provides manual control over the alarm. The alarm's loud and attention-grabbing siren is designed to deter potential threats. If you're looking for a Thatcham approved alarm that can integrate with your existing remote locking system, the Cobra A4138 is an excellent choice.

Additionally, mobile installation services can be arranged upon purchase. Please remember to enter any necessary customization details before completing your order.

Key Features:
  • Thatcham Cat 1 approved
  • Includes two Circuit Immobilisers
  • Compact and modular design
  • Equipped with ACE Technology Remote Controls
  • Features a Panic Facility for emergencies
  • Allows for Emergency Override
  • Has a second Siren/Pager Output
  • Automatically locks doors based on Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Offers an Anti Hijack Facility
  • Comes with a two-year Warranty
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Thatcham Cat 2 Immobiliser

If your vehicle doesn't come with a standard immobiliser, this Cat 2 Immobiliser is perfect for you. Specifically designed for the protection of classic cars against theft, the touch key operated two circuit immobiliser, known globally as Cobra's A8510, is renowned for its reliability.

It offers user-friendly operation, automatically arming the immobiliser when the ignition has been turned off for more than 30 seconds. Installing this Thatcham Category 2 immobiliser not only enhances the security of your classic car but also potentially reduces your insurance premium.

Rest assured, the Cobra brand, known for its exceptional quality, ensures excellence in this immobiliser. If you require professional installation by a Thatcham Approved installer, we can make the necessary arrangements. Simply select the mobile installation option above.

Key Features:
  • Accredited with Thatcham Cat 2 certification
  • Equipped with Dual Circuit Immobilisers
  • Features Electronic Anti Scan Touch Keys
  • Automatically arms the system - passive arming
  • Provides LED status indication
  • Includes an Ignition-on safety circuit
  • Comes with a Two Year Warranty


  • Vehicle Original Remote

  • PIN Code Arming/Disarming

  • Approved Immobiliser Cat.2-1

  • High Power Battery Backup Sirens

  • Ultrasonic Cabin Protector X2

  • Perimetric Protection

  • Alternate & Continuous Siren

  • 2 Low Negative Wire CDL Control

    What is Thatcham? Does it matter?

    Thatcham Research is a UK-based organization that focuses on vehicle safety and security. Being a Thatcham Accredited car alarm installer comes with several benefits due to the organization's reputation and standards in the field of vehicle security.

    Here are some benefits of being Thatcham Accredited:
    • Credibility and Trust
    • Expertise
    • Quality Assurance
    • Access to Latest Technology
    • Reduced Risk of False Alarms
    • Insurance Recognition
    • Compliance with Industry Standards
    Overall, being a Thatcham Accredited car alarm installer provides you with a competitive advantage, credibility, and access to resources that can contribute to the success and growth of your car alarm installation business.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1Why should I install a car alarm system?
    A car alarm system provides essential security for your vehicle, deterring potential thieves and safeguarding your investment. It also often reduces your insurance premiums.
    2How does a car alarm work?
    Car alarms use sensors to detect unauthorized entry, movement, or tampering with your vehicle. When triggered, the alarm sets off a loud siren and, in some cases, sends alerts to your mobile device.
    3What are the benefits of professionally installed car alarms?
    Professional installation ensures that the alarm is correctly set up and integrated into your vehicle's systems. It guarantees reliable performance and minimizes the risk of false alarms.
    4Can I install a car alarm myself?
    We recommend professional installation to ensure that the system functions optimally and integrates seamlessly with your car's electronics.
    5Do car alarms drain my car's battery?
    Modern car alarm systems are designed to be energy-efficient and have a negligible impact on your vehicle's battery life.
    6What's the range of the remote control for the car alarm?
    The remote control range varies by model, but it typically extends up to 100 meters, allowing you to arm and disarm your alarm from a distance.
    7Can I customise the alarm settings to suit my needs?
    Yes, many car alarms allow for customisation. You can adjust sensitivity levels, select specific alerts, and even connect the alarm to your smartphone for remote control.
    8Will the alarm go off accidentally due to weather or environmental factors?
    Modern car alarms are designed to minimize false alarms. They are equipped with advanced sensors that can distinguish between genuine threats and false triggers.
    9Do car alarms come with warranties?
    Yes, car alarm systems typically come with warranties, ensuring that you receive support in case of any issues with the alarm or its installation.
    10Are car alarms compatible with all car makes and models?
    Car alarms are compatible with most vehicles, but it's important to check compatibility with your specific make and model. Our experts can help you find the right system for your car.
    11Can I upgrade my existing car alarm system?
    Yes, many car alarms can be upgraded to include additional features or improve security. Contact our team for information on available upgrades.
    12What is the average cost of car alarm installation?
    The cost can vary depending on the complexity of your car's electronics and the features you choose. We offer competitive pricing and can provide you with a customised quote.
    13Are car alarms effective at preventing theft?
    Car alarms are an effective deterrent against theft and offer peace of mind. They make it more challenging for thieves to steal your vehicle and increase the chances of recovery if it is stolen.
    14How long does a typical car alarm installation take?
    Installation time can vary, but most installations are completed in a few hours. We can provide you with a specific time frame based on your car's make and model.

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