Anyone interested to hear what the alarm sounds like...
I bought the kit without the electric windows, so can't comment on those, but I managed to fit all the alarm and central locking stuff myself at home in the garage. For reference, my car is a 998 carb Mini, so has no factory security. It took me about five days solid work (handy with the spanners, not done much electrical work before this), and the only major problems I had were down to the design of the central locking motors and pull cable (and the instructions pertaining to said items were slightly lacking), but that part of the system has been redesigned for their face-lifted kit, so I should imagine the issues I had are now irrelevant. Using the door key in the drivers door locks and unlocks the passenger door at the same time as well, which was a nice surprise to find. Not that you should ever need to use the key again as you've got a remote fob now, but still, it's kind of cool.
Once the system was all together, the only part of the alarm system that didn't work was the interior light delay, but I can live without really. Again, that issue might be individual to me, or it might be something that's been addressed in the face-lifted kit. The knock sensor and ultra-sonic sensors work beautifully, along with the alarm going off if the doors are opened. In all honesty, the search functions are a tad pointless, as the fob only works from about 10 car lengths away, so you'd need to get pretty close before you could activate the alarm/hazards anyway.
Looking at their electric window kit, it looks beautifully simple in its design, and I would definitely think about upgrading to include the electric windows in my car some day, but it's too expensive for me right now.
I'd also love it if they could one day make and start selling a boot lock motor so the boot locks and unlocks with the doors, then you could do away with using the old door keys completely.
Any questions about the install/function of the Gold package, feel free to ask
Thank you very much for posting!
We are always keen to improve our products where possible based on customer reports.
To to pick up a couple of points raised, the control cable system has indeed been updated to make the installation and fine tuning nice and simple. The motors come pre-mounted on custom plates and the cables and brackets are set up on the motors.
They look like this:
For anyone with the Mk1 cables design please look at the mini-mag 'how to' guide below as they have included 40 steps in the guide and taken some cracking photos
Mini Mag Feature: - http://www.aseriesspares.co.uk/magazines-/-reviews/info_51.html
Many thanks again for your video and feedback.
PS. The boot lock is currently in development on one of the shells we have in the workshop, it should be out for around early March as an upgrade :)
Rob will the boot lock be able to link in with the current c/l e/w kits if they're are purchased before release of the boot lock?