2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wheel Lock Stops Vehicle Theft
"It immobilizes the wheel and makes it impossible to move the vehicle," says Alpha Industries Inc., Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
The Alpha Lock wheel immobilizer has been used by law enforcement agencies for years but is just now being introduced to the public. The lock is pick and drill resistant. Made from hardened steel, it resists cutting or sawing. It weighs about 8 lbs. and takes only about five seconds to install.
The unit consists of two halves that fit together. You place one half around the back side of the wheel and place the other half around the front side. Then you slide the two halves together and lock them together.
"It grabs around the tire but actually locks onto the wheel rim, so letting the air out of the tire will do no good. A soft protective coating on the arms prevents scratching the wheels and rims," says a company spokesman.
Comes in two sizes - standard and truck model, similar to the size police officers use. The standard model fits up to 11 1/2-in. wide tires and sells for $129.95 plus $12.95 S&H; the truck model fits up to 12 1/2-in. wide tires and sells for $139.95 plus $14.95 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alpha Industries Inc., 2625 Homestead Place, Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 90220 (ph 310 639-0251; fax 310 639-5120; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.AlphaLock.com).
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