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★★★★☆

“Works very well. I did a self-install.”

Written on: 06/09/2013 by video99 (1 review written)

The original alarm/immobiliser system on my 1994 Toyota Celica malfunctioned, leaving me with a dead car. The original system was built by Scorpion who make the Toad system too. They couldn't repair the old one but were very helpful in providing me with all the information required to bypass the defective system and later install a Toad Ai606. This re-enabled all of the original alarm capability; remote control central locking, ultrasonic detectors and all. I installed the system myself… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“fantastic repair”

Written on: 16/08/2013

Having recently purchased a second hand motorhome I found that the Toad ai606 alarm didnt work, I contacted a guy in Huddersfield, he has repaired the alarm system for £95. All completed in 3 hours with some new parts fitted inclusive. If you have a similar problem I wouldnt hesitate in recommending him. … Read Full Review

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“CAT 1 ALARMS ( In UK )”

Written on: 08/07/2012

I feel that a Thatcham class 1 alarm is only valid if required as an insurance requirment is only valid if installed by a company / installer on the Thatcham approved installer list. I do have an issue that as you can purchase the alarms on the WWW one must question the benefit of such a system. Companies are advertising in the UK to install such systems so one must ask the question if you claimed on your insurance policy for a theft related crime would the claim be rejected ?… Read Full Review

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“Had an Ai606 fitted five years ago and it has...”

Written on: 17/10/2010 by Clint Reno (1 review written)

Had an Ai606 fitted five years ago and it has performed without fault ever since. Full closure remote central locking, alarm, immobiliser, what more do you want. 10/10… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The AI606 is great value for money, i bought one for...”

Written on: 17/08/2010

The AI606 is great value for money, i bought one for £205 fully fitted. Its simply to use 1 button to turn it on and lock my doors and another button to unlock my car. I have had 3 of these over the last 7years and as long as they keep making them i will buy them. … Read Full Review

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“Excellent Alarm - I had it fitted by a recommended...”

Written on: 16/08/2010

Excellent Alarm - I had it fitted by a recommended company and I've had no problems with it at all. It's fitted in a MR2 mk1 with t-bar so the facility to arm without ultra-sonic sensors active is great and so simple to do. Auto-door locking is great and it doesn't lock the doors if you start with the door open so no chance of being locked out. Read the manual properly and the numerous options will do pretty much eveything that I need. Remote central locking works great. Would recommend to… Read Full Review

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“If u what to purchace a car alarm that is only covered...”

Written on: 23/06/2010

If u what to purchace a car alarm that is only covered by the installer, you later want clame if its broken and find he is no longer traiding get a Toad alarm.
The toad website (Toadalarm.com) isnt toads its a company selling them, there is no support and please dont call them as they are rude and insulting. this is a pointless alarm if purchacing it from a distance becouse getting them back to fix it is going to be imposible. and if the installer goes under, say goodby to your warrenty.

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Written on: 06/06/2013

CLEARLY A FOOL WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND TOAD ALARMS. THE COMPANY HAS A FANTASTIC SUPPORT NETWORK AND THE ENGINEERS AT THE COMPANY WILL EVEN GUIDE YOU THROUGH PROBLEMS OVER THE PHONE IF YOU SO .
DONT RUN A COMPANY SUCH AS TOAD WITH MAKING THE EFFORT TO CASK FOR HELP

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★☆☆☆☆

“Anyone considering getting a Toad alarm fitted should...”

Written on: 15/04/2010

Anyone considering getting a Toad alarm fitted should try contacting the Toad 'help'line first to see how shocking their customer service is. My Toad Ai606 alarm goes off for no reason, usually at around 3am this despite being disarmed. When I called recently to make a claim under the lifetime warranty (which states that the unit is covered for the lifetime of the car), I was firstly told to take the car back to the original fitters (not likely as they are around 500 miles away!). When I… Read Full Review

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“I Fit Toad alarms and have done for 10 years, If it is...”

Written on: 14/01/2010 by technicolour (1 review written)

I Fit Toad alarms and have done for 10 years, If it is fitted properly then it will perform faultlessly, I have fitted hundreds and error is usually with the user or the vehicle itself having a fault, ie flat battery ! a very common problem especially in winter.

As a mobile fitter the last thing I want to do is return to a job because of a fault, Hence using Toad for reliability.
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Remi1's Response to technicolour's Review

Written on: 18/01/2013

is a remote batery o car batery thanks

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Remi1's Response to technicolour's Review

Written on: 18/01/2013

i got a problem toad ai606 cat 1 alarm just in a winter i need you advise please thanks

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“i have had the local fitter out 15 times so far this...”

Written on: 11/05/2009 by llansmithy (1 review written)

i have had the local fitter out 15 times so far this month and i am on the way to an anti social order due to this Toad Ai606 Thatcham Category I Alarm system going off at all times day or night and the alarm company has re fitted the alarm 5 times to date ...and it is not the car but the alarm itself as my dealer tested the can bus thingy on my car and they said the alarm signals are not fully compatable with can bus and this causes problems.....had it removed by vauxhall and they fitted… Read Full Review

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Maxsound123's Response to 459403_llansmithy's Review

Written on: 10/11/2009

The toad cat 1 can be installed to any car inc a vaux as i install these for a living!End of the day if it has can bus or not on a vauxhall you can install any type of alarm system to it as i have a new vaux myself and have installed a non can bus alarm to it and no probs what so ever!Thank you ....

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★★★★★

“My alarm has been on the car now for 3 years and 7...”

Written on: 05/10/2008

My alarm has been on the car now for 3 years and 7 months !!! its still working perfectly !!!
my conclusion is that most of the problems mentioned come from the actual wirng of the vehicle and not the alarm unit itself.
these alarm are infact fitted to a certain specification, otherwise they do not meet thatcham category 1 approval.
on top of that, every installer knows this, and has also read the codes of practice, regarding the fitting and erm what else ???
oh yeah...
your insurance would… Read Full Review

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“Wouldnt bother with a Toad Ai606 car alarm. If it...”

Written on: 03/09/2008

Wouldnt bother with a Toad Ai606 car alarm. If it wasnt needed for my insurance I wouldnt have it, nor would I ever consider buying a toad alarm ever again, after speaking with several other people who are experiencing thesame problems with this alarm. Complete waste of money, now have to get it taken out and a new one fitted, I cant keep jump starting my car everyday.
Probably the worst £250 I have ever spent. Doesnt do what I want it to do, flattened my cars battery. Poor product, Ive used a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just an update to the review I did earlier on the...”

Written on: 04/07/2008

Just an update to the review I did earlier on the Ai606. It does lock you out of the car as one reviewer said but this is the anti hijack system which would be very useful in car par parks etc to stop anybody opening the door when you have just switched on as that is the best time for them...this can be switched off as so can the interior sensors its adjustable to suit, in case you wanted to leave your windows slightly open, if you have the booklet that came with the alarm it involves the… Read Full Review

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“I have an Astra gte mk2 1989. It had a cat1 immobilser...”

Written on: 03/07/2008 by oldestboyracer (1 review written)

I have an Astra gte mk2 1989. It had a cat1 immobilser fitted and had no truble from theives as its garaged but on holiday they tried2nik it. they ruined the loks&the ignition lok tryin but failed I purchased the Ai606 off ebay harvey traders brilliant compny I delocked the gte removed the door pins & in place fitted led's the alarm had 2 b fitted by an auto electrion 2 get the warranty on the alarm. A cat1 has a lot a lot o' wires! its a brilliant alarm & has been no trouble I've purchased 2… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Toad Ai606 alarm keeps going off at any time since I...”

Written on: 14/04/2008 by Geezerr (1 review written)

Toad Ai606 alarm keeps going off at any time since I bought my car, phoned toad, said it needs a service. Guy came disconnected the ultasonics inside the car because its a convertible and activates on noise, rain on the roof can activate the ultasonics.
The car also has a microwave sensor fitted and works fine.
The service guy couldn't find why it activates on occasions, what was the money for then?
Called him back a month later and he changed the bonnet switch by chance it was a little rusty… Read Full Review

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“Had the Toad Ai606 fitted to my Toyota Supra. Workied...”

Written on: 18/02/2008 by Supra Ems (1 review written)

Had the Toad Ai606 fitted to my Toyota Supra. Workied fine until this glitch. Quite disappointed with installer's attitude - quite patronising and even rude at times... Had this system fitted and all seemed well until 3 months later when I started having problems.
Basically, when I disarmed the alarm with the remote it unlocked and the hazards flashed as usual but it didn't 'chirp'. When I went to start the engine it kept on making a ticking noise that sounded like it was coming from the… Read Full Review

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“I would have thought fitting this alarm to a new car...”

Written on: 11/02/2007 by offshorecraneman (1 review written)

I would have thought fitting this alarm to a new car would have been straight forward. Think again. Don't fit to new Zafira diesel… Read Full Review

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“I had my Toad Ai 606 fitted to my Nissan Skyline by...”

Written on: 07/12/2005 by milkep (1 review written)

I had my Toad Ai 606 fitted to my Nissan Skyline by Car Alarm UK. They came round to my house within a week of me ordering and fitted the alarm to a very high standard. I would say an excellent alarm fitted by an even better company… Read Full Review

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“I fitted this Toad Ai606 Thatcham Category I Car Alarm...”

Written on: 23/11/2004 by kingypaul (1 review written)

I fitted this Toad Ai606 Thatcham Category I Car Alarm system to my vauxhall astra mk2, and my god has it detered the thieves, it is so flaming loud it blows your head off. I suppose its doing its job really… Read Full Review

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Spx8Rbpj's Response to kingypaul's Review

Written on: 11/12/2005

Kingypaul,
<br>
<br>Although this isn't strictly a comment on your review of the ai606, I noticed you self installed the alarm in to a mark 2 astra.
<br>
<br>I'm thinking of self installing it into a mk 3 astra and was wondering if you came across any problems? I'm a reasonably competent diy-er and am ok with electrics, but do you have to know the guts of the Astra to do a good install?
<br>
<br>If you have the inclination or any time to reply it would seriously be appreciated!
<br>
<br>Rich

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“I fitted this Toad Ai606 Thatcham Category I Car Alarm...”

Written on: 22/07/2004 by suprama61 (1 review written)

I fitted this Toad Ai606 Thatcham Category I Car Alarm system to my Toyota Supra and it has performed very well since. I have had NO false alarms.

The only thing that is a concern is that if you start the car and jump back out and close the door behind you, the alarm locks the car doors within 10 seconds.

So you could find yourself locked out of your running car as the valet company did despite me warning them. If you have the 2nd remote easily available you can get sraight back in, but of… Read Full Review

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B0Bby's Response to suprama61's Review

Written on: 30/11/2005

You need to programme the door lock feature.
<br>It explains how to do this in the manual, as there are a few settings you can have it on.
<br>:) It works fine on mine.

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Guest's Response to suprama61's Review

Written on: 04/08/2011

Pin my tail and call me a dnoeky, that really helped.

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G9Chew2's Response to suprama61's Review

Written on: 17/12/2007

If the alarm was fitted properly this problem would not be the case!!

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Mystik Journeyman's Response to suprama61's Review

Written on: 11/10/2006

This reviewer must have had their system wired incorrectly. As it states in the manual, the auto-door-lock function is disabled if a door opens, preventing the owner being locked out. It works correctly on mine.

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