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Old 07-05-2005, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
Cassillis
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Alarming Defender

Hi all, Now the proud owner of a defender 90 hardtop and just got it looking
the way I want it.

My main fear is now the theft of my beloved toy.

It has an independent immobiliser fitted and was considering an alarm of
some description.

There is no central locking or electric windows to worry about so I just
need something that will cover the doors and bonnet and make hell of a
racket if some thieving little git decides to try and have it away.

Any suggestions or recommendations for make or type of alarm to fit or have
fitted?



Graeme


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Old 07-05-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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"Cassillis" <graeme.culzean@removebtinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all, Now the proud owner of a defender 90 hardtop and just got it

looking
> the way I want it.
>
> My main fear is now the theft of my beloved toy.
>
> It has an independent immobiliser fitted and was considering an alarm of
> some description.
>
> There is no central locking or electric windows to worry about so I just
> need something that will cover the doors and bonnet and make hell of a
> racket if some thieving little git decides to try and have it away.
>
> Any suggestions or recommendations for make or type of alarm to fit or

have
> fitted?
>



Good question. You would be amazed how easy it is for the little gits to
get in through those doors. I can open mine without a key as fast as I can
with a key. I'll be watching this thread for thoughts on alarms. A
rottweiler on the passenger seat might work though.

M


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Old 07-05-2005, 17:02   #3 (permalink)
bones
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"Cassillis" <graeme.culzean@removebtinternet.com> wrote in message
news:dae7g2$k4q$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hi all, Now the proud owner of a defender 90 hardtop and just got it
> looking
> the way I want it.
>
> My main fear is now the theft of my beloved toy.
>
> It has an independent immobiliser fitted and was considering an alarm of
> some description.
>
> There is no central locking or electric windows to worry about so I just
> need something that will cover the doors and bonnet and make hell of a
> racket if some thieving little git decides to try and have it away.
>
> Any suggestions or recommendations for make or type of alarm to fit or
> have
> fitted?
>
>
>
> Graeme
>
>


I have a Clifford installed in mine.
Most alarms work off the interior light to detect an intrusion if the door
is opened.
As you have noticed,Most land rovers lack this luxury.
You need one with a *bubble sensor*.
It works by airwaves transmitted around the vehicle,The good thing about
these is you can leave the windows and sunroof open and the alarm wont go
off.
But as soon as an object reaches in(Like a thieving bastards arm!!),It
breaks the airwave and sets the alarm off.
I paid around 200 including fitting,Thatcham approved too.
If you go for an alarm,Make sure the company is familiar with land rovers
before you let them loose on your beloved.
I had a bad experience with a company who just didn't have a clue,Which
resulted in my wiring going up in smoke.
Good luck.


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Old 07-05-2005, 17:02   #4 (permalink)
Larry
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Essentially the main purpose of an alarm is as a visible detterent, mine is
pretty crap but the fact it gives off false alarms, even if it does annoy
the neightbors at least announces its erratic presence.

I rely for the most part on the appearance of security and multiple levels
of difficulty in that my back door and one of my side doors are secured by
locking hasps, and I have a multitude of locking compartments and padlocks
inside (see my bunch of keys)

There is nought to stop someone lifting it with a crane onto the back of a
lorry but I guess that would be the ultimate comment if it were worth that
much to someone other than me.

Basically it looks like a heap of crap on the outside and I guess is not
sexy enough for the determined thief who on past reckoning has been more
interested in what is inside (though not the radio, please take it) than the
think itself.

Frankly I do not think anyone but an experienced vintage landie driver would
be able to get very far with it anyway.

(famous last words as he looks out the window to see if it is still there)


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> "Cassillis" <graeme.culzean@removebtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> Good question. You would be amazed how easy it is for the little gits to
> get in through those doors. I can open mine without a key as fast as I

can
> with a key. I'll be watching this thread for thoughts on alarms. A
> rottweiler on the passenger seat might work though.
>
> M
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>



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Old 07-05-2005, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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> A
> rottweiler on the passenger seat might work though.
>
> M
>


Good idea McBad



I know a funny story about keeping bloody great dogs in the car to ward off
unwanted attention.



Many years ago, when cars were removed by police officers for illegal
parking, (plod jiggled the locks jumped in and drove it away to the pound),
a certain removal team were thwarted by a very devious Rolls Royce owner who
would regularly park in Hans crescent at the rear of H.A. Rods.

His gleaming white roller with fantastically thick, cream shag pile carpet
and ivory coloured leather interior was guarded by an 8 stone Doberman, who
made Attila the Hun look like a choirboy.

Having their noses right royally put out of joint a cunning plan was
devised.



A visit to the local chemist was arranged and 3 bars of ex-lax chocolate
were purchased.





I'm led to believe the interior of that car was never the same again.

Nor did it park in Hans Crescent either.







Well I thought it was funny


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Old 07-06-2005, 09:03   #6 (permalink)
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In message <dae7g2$k4q$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>,
Cassillis <graeme.culzean@removebtinternet.com> writes
>Hi all, Now the proud owner of a defender 90 hardtop and just got it looking
>the way I want it.
>
>My main fear is now the theft of my beloved toy.
>
>It has an independent immobiliser fitted and was considering an alarm of
>some description.
>
>There is no central locking or electric windows to worry about so I just
>need something that will cover the doors and bonnet and make hell of a
>racket if some thieving little git decides to try and have it away.
>
>Any suggestions or recommendations for make or type of alarm to fit or have
>fitted?
>
>
>
>Graeme
>
>

My 50th Anniv Defender came equipped with an alarm which does just what
you want and also has internal sensors. It's linked to the horn so goes
off with a hell of a racket - usually because I've forgotten to switch
it off before unlocking the door, or because I've forgotten to close the
sunroof [1] when the wind is blowing. It also detects attempted removal
of the battery and engine immobiliser. Don't know any further details
but it shows their is a LR approved one out there somewhere. Oh yes. And
it was a real PIA when it went wrong (wiring problem due to being
installed far too tight in the first place.)

[1]Think of it as a rust hole in the roof cut square and covered with a
piece of glass, Larry
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:03   #7 (permalink)
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> Many years ago, when cars were removed by police officers for illegal
> parking, (plod jiggled the locks jumped in and drove it away to the pound),
> a certain removal team were thwarted by a very devious Rolls Royce owner who
> would regularly park in Hans crescent at the rear of H.A. Rods.
> His gleaming white roller with fantastically thick, cream shag pile carpet
> and ivory coloured leather interior was guarded by an 8 stone Doberman, who
> made Attila the Hun look like a choirboy.
> Having their noses right royally put out of joint a cunning plan was
> devised.
> A visit to the local chemist was arranged and 3 bars of ex-lax chocolate
> were purchased.
> I'm led to believe the interior of that car was never the same again.
> Nor did it park in Hans Crescent either.
> Well I thought it was funny



Like the lad who approached the LR owner as he parked up. Mind your car
for a tenner mister? Sod off junior I've got a doberman sat on the front
seat to watch it said the owner feeling chuffed and confident. Ah said
the little s**t, but can it put fires out. Vehicle removed to a securer
place.
Dave.
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