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defender security

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Ian Maycock, May 8, 2016.

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  1. Ian Maycock

    Ian Maycock Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I'm getting to the stage were I thinking of security for my project I'm going to fit a sky tag tracker and hawk central locking is on the cards , has anyone fitted a hawk alarm/immobiliser ? are they any good or can some one recommend another alarm ? I've read lots of posts and know that the thinking is that as well as electrical options mechanical security is a good option such as pedal locks , has anyone fitted a device called a rat trap made by Spinney engineering ? It bolts to the transfer box and when locked it locks the box solid , heres the link http://www.spinney-engineering.com/#!about-spinney/ce7wi
    cheers Ian
     
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    If you search the rattrap you will find plenty of people can find a way around it pdq, in simple terms it may stop them driving it away, but a 4 or 8 prop bolts and its away.

    Also worth a look on youtube for Yale lock bumping and google for anti snap cylinders.
     
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    Well, that Rat Trap device looks a good idea.
    It's not cheap though. You could start with a pedal lock such as a Clutch Claw. Disclok is highly rated, as with all thing not infallible but a good deterrent.

    What looks good about the "Rat Trap" device is it locks the transmission making the Defender difficult to tow away. A Defender can still be towed with a steering wheel lock or pedal lock fitted.
     
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    Im still sceptical of it as if you think the tefr box has a diff fitted and of the rear prop is removed the rattrap will hold the handbrake drum still and all the power shoold go to the front wheels via the diff, but Im assuming as Im not sure exactly how tfer gears feed power to the tfer diff assy?
    Then theres the price, its 590 quid PLUS vat!
     
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    Never thought of that, nothing is infallable if they really want your Landy they will get it.
    Visible security such as steering/pedal locks are good for putting off some thieves, l can tell that somebody's looked at mine a couple of times overnight by the footprints but moved on.
    Trackers are good but can be jammed, however it does improve the chance of recovery from 10% to over 50% so if not too expensive well worth fitting.
    Thieves sometimes leave the Landy parked up for a day or two to see if there's a tracker fitted.
     
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    The price was off putting to me, if its as good as they claim then it might be worth it , that's why I thought I'd ask if anyone on here has one fitted. I liked the look of it because it's hidden up under the seat box and not easy to get to and they say the lock is tamper proof, if you mess with it it jams up.
     
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    I wonder if you can modify an x eng disc handbrake job as they are 280 quid ish new, so half the price and well proven?
    Cant be rocket science to have an additional lock on a rod down to the calliper.
     
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