Audiovox Bows Vehicle Security

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 12 2010 - 10:18am

ORLANDO — Audiovox has begun shipping its redesigned Pursuit series of vehicle security and remote-start systems and an Advent-brand Bluetooth hands-free kit designed with a Toyota OEM look, the company announced here at the NADA (National Automobile Dealer Association) show.

The company also unveiled a PROPLM security system that lets highvolume car dealers preload vehicles with alarms while providing greater on-the-lot protection than other security systems.

In the new 11-SKU Pursuit series, the company developed a family look to the entire line as well as a new transmitter design that’s more OEMlike. Other new features include:
• a data port to plug in the new PursuiTrak (PROPT20) GPS Tracking System, which unlike its predecessor is available with prepaid plan;
• a dual-stage impact sensor with city mode that “virtually eliminates false triggering;” and
• a horn-honk output to eliminate the need to install a siren. If a siren is not installed, the new systems feature a built-in noisemaker to differentiate a panic alert from a break-in alert.

The new Pursuit series also features uniform wiring and programming and a DBI port enabling “plug-in” connection of door-lock interface modules.

The series includes basic alarms as well as systems with two-way remotes, security, remote start and keyless entry.

The Bluetooth hands-free kit for Toyotas features an in-dash Toyotastyle switch that connects to a universal Bluetooth module, which in turn connects to the factory sound system. Factory-look switches are also available for use with the module for Mazda, Mitsubishi and Nissan.

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