After three years of development the Guardian Anti Theft is available to protect vehicles over 7.5 tonne from thieves and hijackers.
The device which costs £1,275, is highly discreet and can shut down the vehicle’s engine at the touch of a button and keep it locked down until Guardian is disarmed by the driver or operator.
Guardian Anti Theft is a mere 17cm long, 8.5cm wide and 5.3cm deep. Installation should be straightforward for an automotive electrical technician - meaning down time is kept to a minimum.
The internal engineering of the core device contains bogus elements and has rugged semi-potted electronics within the enclosure. Should the unit be opened to establish how it can be disabled, there is no indication of which components are redundant and which are not.
The device protects against thieves and joyriders, who will not be able to hot-wire the ignition, clone remote control codes or hack into the electronics within the Guardian control unit.
Guardian Anti Theft also has a strong defence against hijacking. Should an on-the-road vehicle be subjected to a hijack attempt, all the driver has to do is discreetly press the button on the remote control whilst walking away and the vehicle will be instantly diabled.
As a recent review by Allianz Cornhill Engineering revealed, it is estimated that the UK’s construction industry alone is losing over £70 million worth of plant stolen from operational sites. This rises to a staggering £800 million a year when other costs related to the theft of each vehicle is taken into account.