Pandora vs. VAM, which system is the best?

Like dozens of our customers, we asked ourselves the question: which of the security systems sold in our market offers the same level of protection as Pandora products? However, this simple question does not have an easy answer. Finding an equal partner for Pandora is not easy at all, but after a long search and dozens of comparisons, we found him. It is called VAM, it comes from Slovakia and, like Pandora, it declares zero successful thefts.


Security VAM R1 combines mechanical and electronic security into a unit that has been wrinkling offenders for more than 20 years. The unique system offers protection against the most well-known ways of stealing the vehicle, including the use of readers or jammers. If we were to characterize the system in one word, it would certainly be the word “simple.” The only control element of the system is the cassette, which must be inserted into the hole located in the dashboard at each start. The cassette is a mechanical element that, when inserted, connects the entire electronic system and allows the vehicle to start. Each installation is unique to ensure maximum protection, so it will take you 3-4 hours. According to published information, the price of VAM R1 security starts at approximately € 400.

VAM R1 system cassette (source:
Contactless identification pendant Pandora







Behind the Pandora brand lies 15 years of continuous development and thousands of secured vehicles throughout Europe. More than 3,000 customers choose Pandora each year, and to date no single successful theft attempt has been recorded. Unlike the above-mentioned competitor, Pandora systems work with the basic idea of ​​absolute comfort and the principle of so-called unattended, while maintaining unsurpassed security. Each car alarm is functional only if the owner actively uses it, and therefore comfort is very important. In today’s vehicles, a keyless start is a matter of course even in the basic levels of equipment, and its comfort is enjoyed by thousands of motorists every day. The vulnerability of these systems is already legendary, but that does not mean that we have to go back in time 10 years and look in our pockets again for the “key” without which we will not leave. Thanks to the combination of state-of-the-art technologies, Pandora protects your car from any attempted theft and at the same time enables unattended identification using comprehensively encrypted communication. The price of the most available Pandora Immo system, including installation, is € 240 with VAT.

You can find a detailed comparison of individual systems in the table:

Product VAM Pandora
VAM R1 VAM Akustik Pandora Immo Pandora Mini
Vehicle theft protection

ECU replacement protection

Ignition switch replacement protection
Key duplicate protection
Remote control reader protection
Jammer protection
No additional fees
TUV SUD certificate
Unattended system
Bluetooth mobile app
Vehicle interior protection
Motion sensor
Tilt sensor
Shock sensor
Factory remote control
Battery status display
Fuel status display
Engine temperature display
Interior temperature display
PRICE from 400 € Available only as an R1 product extension 240 € including assembly 324 € including assembly

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