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5 Star Car Alarms Rating System

 
5 Star Ratings

The 5 star car alarm rating system allows for easy identification of car alarms based on both local and international quality standards. This allows you to take comfort in the knowledge that when purchasing one of our star rated car alarms, you are getting a quality product that has been tried and proven.

5 Star Car Alarms accept the following local and international Standards:-
The joint Australian / New Zealand Standards
AS/NZS4601 1999 amendment 1 (2003)
AS/NZS3749 2003 Class B
AS/NZS3749 2003 Class A

The UK Thatcham Standards
UK Thatcham Cat 2
Thatcham Cat 1

What is certification?
Star Rating looks at the certification of each car security system. Certified systems have been independently laboratory tested and graded according to either the New Zealand/Australian (AS/NZS) certification or Thatcham (British) certification.

Why do I need this?
Your insurance company will tell you if a star rated car alarm system is required and what star rating you need. They take into account the type of car you drive and your own insurance history. A 5 star system is for high risk vehicles whereas a 1 or 2 star is for low risk vehicles.See below chart.

Car Alarms
Star Rating Vehicle Risk Level Standard Description
5 Star
AS/NZS3749 2003 Class A, or Thatcham Cat 1 Full security alarm system including automatic engine immobilisation, battery back-up siren and interior protection.
4 Star
AS/NZS3749 2003 Class B, or a 3 STAR system plus a Standards compliant siren Security alarm system including automatic engine immobilisation and siren to give bonnet, boot & door protection.
3 Star
AS/NZS4601 1999 amendment 1 (2003) or UK Thatcham Cat 2 Automatic Engine immobiliser (minimum dual circuit)
2 Star
Uncertified immobiliser/alarm system. Full security alarm system including engine immobilisation, siren and interior protection with either 1 or 2 sensors
1 Star
Uncertified immobiliser system Engine immobiliser (minimum dual circuit)

"How do I choose which Star rated system is right for me?"
As a general rule, the higher the Star number the higher the security the products provides. If you want the maximum security, then choose a 5 Star system. You will find that the various manufacturers offer additional accessories to further enhance an already high level system.

"How do I know a product is Star rated?"
Check 'Products' on the 5starcaralarms.co.nz website for a full list of available systems.

"How do I know it will be fitted correctly?"
To qualify and maintain the Star rating, it must be fitted by a 5starcaralarms.co.nz authorised dealer. If it is fitted by any other person, the Star rating is void. If there isn't a 5starcaralarms.co.nz authorised dealer in your area, then contact us

MAP Upgrade Alarms
Star Rating Vehicle Risk Level Standard Description
5 Star
max
AS/NZS3749.1 2003 Class A, or Thatcham Cat 1 Full security alarm system including automatic engine immobilisation, battery back-up siren and interior protection.
4 Star
mini
AS/NZS3749 2003 Class B, or a 3 STAR system plus a Standards compliant siren Security alarm system including automatic engine immobilisation and siren to give bonnet, boot & door protection.
3 Star
low
AS/NZS4601 2003 amendment 1 or UK Thatcham Cat 2 Automatic Engine immobiliser (minimum dual circuit)


"How do I choose which Star rated system is right for me?"
As a general rule, the higher the Star number the higher the security the products provides. If you want the maximum security, then choose a 5 Star system. You will find that the various manufacturers offer additional accessories to further enhance an already high level system.

"How do I know a product is Star rated?"
Check 'Products' on the 5starcaralarms.co.nz website for a full list of available systems.

"How do I know it will be fitted correctly?"
To qualify and maintain the Star rating, it must be fitted by a 5starcaralarms.co.nz authorised dealer. If it is fitted by any other person, the Star rating is void. If there isn't a 5starcaralarms.co.nz authorised dealer in your area, then contact us.

 

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