Q1: Most cars have factory immobilization and even alarms. Why do I need a security system from KIRAMEK?
Factory immobilizers deter amateur thieves. Even factory alarms are very basic and well documented such that an experienced car thief need only snip a known wire or remove a fuse to defeat it. Suffice it to say, a professional who wants your car will be able to bypass factory security measures and drive away with it. The sad reality is that factory anti-theft systems generate a false sense of security rather than truly protect your car, and factory systems do little to nothing to protect things inside your car.
The solution is to "layer" your factory alarm/immobilizer with another electronic security device, even if that device you add is little more than a second immobilizer. Mechanical steering wheel locks are better than nothing, but they are heavy and troublesome to use and they too can be quickly defeated, which is why we recommend an electronic security system. Aftermarket car security systems like VISION & SCIBORG offer a complex set of features and sensors that make it much more difficult for a thief to defeat, especially when layered with your factory security. "Time to defeat" means everything.
Four Reasons VISION (& SCIBORG) Car Security Systems Can Protect Your Car:
Even the newest cars with modern factory anti-theft systems are not stopping thieves from bypassing those systems. VISION security has a proven track record of making thieves move on to a less protected vehicle.
Remote start manufacturers have "factory security bypass modules" that thieves have access to. There is no module that can bypass a VISION security system.
Factory security typically doesn't protect your vehicle against vandalism, doesn't alert you of threats, doesn't offer compatibility with remote starters or turbo timers, and doesn't offer numerous convenience features that come standard on VISION security systems.
Unlike factory alarms, VISION offers systems with a battery backup siren to keep the security system blaring even if the thief disconnects car battery power. Options like a radar sensor puts a field around your vehicle to warn away would-be thieves before they even touch your car.
Q2: Car alarms are obnoxious. Don't VISION systems make a lot of noise too?
Actually, no. Most competing "car alarms" are little more than the noise-makers everybody hates. We hate them too. That's why we engineered VISION security to limit the use of a noise making siren or eliminate it altogether. All VISION systems offer a Silent Mode that when coupled with one of our 2-way paging remotes, allows you to silently keep an eye on your vehicle without any noise siren blasting.
Most competing car security products rely on inferior shock sensor technology that causes the siren to blast when it shouldn't. VISION solve the problem of false alarms with its innovative Active-IR shock sensor technology. What about multi-level parking or parking near to a construction site with jack-hammers? No problem. An easy-to-use Sensor Bypass feature disables only the shock sensor, while keeping other sensors like door, hood and trunk triggers active.
Q3: You're really saying VISION Active-IR shock sensors are THAT much better than other manufacturers?
Yes. It's hard to believe in light of all the bad shock sensor technology out there, but our 318-052 and 318-054 Active-IR sensors were design to detect shock yet eliminate false triggers. Active-IR sensors retain a high level of sensitivity yet intelligently discern between a motorcycle driving by and a genuine intrusion attempt.
But don't just take our word for it. We design VISION security for Japan, where consumers have some of the highest expectations in the world for products they buy. Japanese customers are especially concerned with noise bothering neighbors, and some live in areas where noise is prohibited. Yet, we have nothing but glowing reports regarding the performance of our shock sensors. In fact, a large number of car security buyers in Japan have switched from globally recognized car security brands to VISION because security systems just don't false alarm. When we say you will be surprised at the incredible stability of VISION sensors, our satisfied customers back up our claims.
Q4: There are some big brand names among car security manufacturers in the U.S. How does VISION compare?
It's often hard to "look beyond the brand" and break through marketing hype, especially if an alarm dealer in your local area or a good friend recommends a particular car security brand to you. But when you carefully compare features, quality and price, VISION is simply a better choice than other car security brands. Having been designed in Japan for the Japanese market really does make a positive difference.
KIRAMEK has closely evaluated competing alarms through the years and engineered VISION systems to avoid making the same mistakes. In fact, our founders worked in the vehicle security aftermarket for many years importing and selling the "top" name-brand car security products from the United States. But the absence of much-needed technological innovation by those companies prompted us to pursue our own unique car security goals VISION products.
We know that most other popular car security brands achieved their status in the market due to (a) millions of dollars spent on advertising; (b) millions of dollars spent on product boxes, banners and logo designs; (c) millions of dollars spent on aggressive litigation against competitors; and (d) a never-ending stream of "product modifications" (which amount to "tiny feature changes"). VISION takes a more conservative approach in these areas while focusing on its core strengths -- making great security products that are simple enough for anyone to use, but without false alarms.
Our commitment is to provide you with user-friendly products that are more durable, are more trouble-free, and offer more value than anything from competitors. We confidently install VISION security systems in the cars we drive. We'd love it if you did too.
Q5: I can buy a cheap car alarm from China/AliExpress. What's the benefit to a VISION system?
Cost versus performance. And being designed in Japan. Our zero defect policy helps to ensure you won't have trouble after paying for a product and international shipping. "You get what you pay for" still applies today. Some cheap alarms may seem similar to VISION, but most are serious lacking in terms of product quality, features, sensor stability, and vehicle compatibility. Is that $19 alarm (with free shipping) from AliExpress really worth your time, if it takes more than a month to be delivered to you and then stops working a year from now, false-triggering the siren often, and/or has vehicle incompatibilities?
We strive to balance cost and performance in such a way that the customer obtain the greatest benefit. VISION products are more expensive than those AliExpress alarms (even after you pay those Chinese import tariffs), but we stand firmly behind our quality and performance for the price. You won't regret buying VISION security.
Q6: Do you offer discounts?
Yes, often 50% or more to buyers outside Japan. (To avoid undercutting our domestic dealers in Japan, we refrain from posting discounts on our website. What you see are retail store prices within Japan.) We never charge you any sales tax either; however, your country may charge a tax or tariff at the time of import.
Buying within Japan? Discounts are offered by local AutoBacs, Super AutoBacs, and AutoWave retail stores. Some Yellow Hat retail stores and some car dealerships also offer VISION security and SCIBORG speed lock products.
Buying outside Japan? Email us items you want to buy along with your country of residence for a no-obligation cost quote.
Q7: Do you have dealers in the United States? Do you sell direct?
Yes, we sell direct because we do not have dealers outside Japan. (Bulk importer inquiries welcome.) Please email us for a price quote. With that said, we would prefer to sell direct only if you can obtain professional installation. We cannot assume liability for damage during installation, nor can we offer on-site support outside Japan. If you are willing to accept the risks of installing a security system yourself, then we would be happy to sell direct to you.
Q8: How do I place an order? Do you have a web store?
We do not have a web store because most VISION products require installation. We need to consult with you by email prior to purchase. This may seem troublesome but it ensures there are no problems after you buy from us. If you have no vehicle electronics experience or have doubts about your installation ability, we kindly ask that you please consult with either a professional installer in your local area or a knowledgeable and experienced friend who can help you install our products.
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Want to import our products in bulk? Please contact us.
Q9: What shipping options are available?
EMS, which is the same as Priority Mail Express International from USPS in the USA, is fully traceable and insured. (Sadly, EMS rates rose by 20% in June 2021, and rose again in June 2022 — Rate Revision Details.)
Small Packet, for package weights of 2kg/4.4lbs and lighter, with optional insurance.
International Parcel Post (ocean) for the lowest shipping cost, but without insurance.
Small Packet does not offer online tracking unless you pay extra to make it Registered Mail. Even then, the cost is less than EMS. EMS offers full insurance and online tracking, and is the fastest to arrive. We recommend EMS for most shipments.
Q10: Are your car security products easy to use?
Yes! You need only press LOCK on your car's remote or door handle to ARM our security products. Press UNLOCK to DISARM. (We sell alarm remotes as add-on options, if you want more control.)
Q11: I already have a car alarm, but are VISION sensors compatible?
That depends on which VISION sensor you are thinking about and your alarm system. For example, our 318-054 shock sensor is fully compatible with most any alarm, but our standard 318-052 shock sensor is incompatible with alarms that only have Multiplex sensor inputs. Multiplex means 2 different signals (which differ by length) are sent over 1 wire. Our 318-052 is NOT compatible with 1-wire multiplex inputs because the sensor sends both Warning and Full triggers at the same time whenever there is a Full Trigger. Our 318-054 is the better choice for 3rd party alarms because it does not send both signals at the same time, and the signal length is similar to our competitor's 2-stage shock sensors. Please note the 318-054 is an optional add-on sensor on VISION systems but comes standard on SCIBORG systems. VISION systems include our 318-052 shock sensor.
Q12: Can I get vehicle schematics or wiring help?
When you purchase a security product from us, we will provide you with technical installation information that pertains to whatever car you tell us. Want only the wiring info and not an alarm? We offer that in our Vehicle Wiring Service.
Q13: Do you sell dash cams?
No, but our 1460H-series and 1480-DR series are dash cam compatible, powering up your dash cam to record video for brief periods whenever security sensors are triggered. These VISION systems protect your car and your dash cam. This is extremely important because even the best dash cams cannot prevent theft like a dedicated VISION security system can.