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Deterrent Lock Keeps Cargo Safe
“Thieves who target semitrailers and storage containers know they need to be quick and quiet. The Deterrent Lock eliminates that advantage,” says Raul Jimenez-Rosario. The veteran trucker invented the lock after a truck driver friend had $30,000 in freight stolen from his rig.
Most locks can be cut easily with a bolt cutter, he notes. The Deterrent has a disc padlock, which makes cutting it harder, especially as the shaft is inside the lock and it is behind an 11-ga. steel bracket connected to the door’s upright bars.
“It only takes three or four seconds to put on and take off,” Jimenez-Rosario says about the lock. “You can put it in three different places - lower, at the handles midway up the door, or higher.”
The high position is ideal for storage containers as thieves need a ladder to reach it. The Deterrent bracket has holes for the lock for both standard trailers and containers.
As a trucker, Jimenez-Rosario sees many trucks that are vulnerable to thieves.
“It makes sense to add security to loads, as cargo theft continues to increase,” says Jimenez-Rosario. The Deterrent is also useful for construction sites or for anyone who rents containers to store items.
The lock is made in Wisconsin and sells for $99. Jimenez-Rosario and his daughter assemble and package the locks. He offers discounts on large orders and often delivers them personally within 400 miles of Milwaukee.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vidalina Enterprise, Milwaukee, Wis. (ph 262-893-9474; klaatu1341@gmail.com; www.vidalinaenterprise.com).

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