Security Products

The number of reported thefts of Defenders has skyrocketed in the last couple of years, with a reported increase of 69% in North Yorkshire between 2015 and 2016. Insurance specialists are advising owners of these iconic vehicles to be aware of the risks, and take adequate precautions to discourage and prevent theft.

Understandably, there has been an increase in the number of security products for Defenders in the last year, with a range of solutions available for every budget. We’ve collected some of the most popular here.

Skytag – Tracker DA9012

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With a increasing amount of Land Rovers being stolen, why not install a Skytag tracking system to help increase the chances of your vehicle being recovered? The Skytag Vehicle Recovery System was recently featured on the BBC programme “Thief Trackers”, where a Defender was quickly recovered thanks to the Skytag tracking device that was fitted. Skytag are now largest independent stolen vehicle recovery company in the UK, providing state of the art location equipment to recover your property quickly and efficiently. With an outstanding recovery record and an 11 minute fastest record, they are proud to offer a service second to none. With unique features like monthly operation checks and direct police access to live location information.

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X-Column

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This neat solution is a sleeve for the lock barrel assembly machined out of steel. It is strong enough to prevent the barrel being removed or the end broken off. The best thing about this solution is it’s completely passive – i.e. nothing to lock or unlock. It stays permanently fitted to the vehicle providing 24 hour protection and deterrent value. The column lock will fit all Defenders LHD or RHD – up to 2014, including Puma/Tdci. One exception is that some ex-military vehicles do not have a steering lock. While the column lock will fit – it serves no purpose as there is nothing for it to protect.

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TAMPER PROOF NUTS & BOLTS

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Ensure your precious accessories remain firmly on your Land Rover by using these tamper proof nuts and bolts; ideal for securing expensive parts like your winch and bumpers. Each set contains 4 nuts or bolts and 1 key.

DA7333 Bolt set – M10 x 110
DA7334 Bolt set – M10 x 35
DA7332 Nut set – M10
DA7331 Nut set – M8
DA7330 Nut set – M6

SECURITY MARKING KIT

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The International Security Register (ISR) system has proved successful in deterring and detecting theft and fraud for over 30 years. It works on the principle that if a vehicle’s windows and parts are marked using robust techniques and details are recorded on a secure database – supported by a 24/7 verification service – criminals stealing the vehicle will run a real risk of being caught and prosecuted.The pack contains full instructions, and materials for marking glass, body panels, and plastic parts.

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X-DEFEND PEDAL LOCK – DEFENDER

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The X-Defend Pedal Lock prevents the clutch, brake and throttle pedal from being operated, making a vehicle almost impossible to drive! Unlike other pedal locks, this remains bolted to the floor of the vehicle. When not in use, it folds flat on the floor and seat box, forming the floor of the cab. In this position it can be covered with your usual floor mat, meaning you don’t have to store a 20kg lump of metal which could be lethal if it hit you in the event of an accident or while off-roading. It also means that locking is incredibly quick. Just release the catch which holds it against the seat box and lock into position. A 10mm thick steel claw grabs the brake pedal shaft and ratchets in tight against it. It can be locked in a couple of seconds! To unlock turn the key which releases the pedal and fold flat on the floor.The Pedal Lock is supplied in tough, corrosion proof 304 stainless steel and uses formed hinges with a 6mm stainless pin. It is supplied with an anti-drill, British made Lowe & Fletcher RPT Lock.

DA6601 Right Hand Drive
DA6602 Left Hand Drive

DOOR HINGE GUARDS – DEFENDER

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The hinge guard is built to exact specification and was developed to fit all Defender models and years. It has been engineered for maximum protection and ease of fitment. Each Hinge Guard kit consists of two CAD engineered stainless steel plates which fit inside of each hinge point, restricting outward movement of the door with the bulkhead bolts removed. Fitting the Hinge Guards is incredibly easy with comprehensive fitting instructions supplied. Each door kit can be easily fitted in 20-30 minutes. After installation, only the top of each plate can be seen, providing an unobtrusive modification and deterrent to would-be thieves.

DA1398 2 Door Kit
DA1399 4 Door Kit

Product focus – Defender roof rack and ARB roof tent

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In a bid to prepare his 110 for an overlanding holiday in Morocco, Jim has been investing in some hardware to increase the practicality of his truck.

The first new addition was a full-length roof rack from Allmakes 4×4  (part number TF975). The roof rack arrived flat-packed, and took a few hours to install; be aware, this is not a one-man job!

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Once the roof rack was fitted and secure, the ARB roof tent (DA8981) and side awning (DA6826) were added. Installation is “simply” a case of lifting them up onto the roof rack and strapping them on.

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With everything loaded up, Jim was pleased to find that the 110 doesn’t feel especially top-heavy, and the fuel consumption has only dropped a couple of mpg. With one successful camping trip already under his belt, Jim is already looking at the catalogues to choose the next upgrade…

Parts used:

TF975 – Terrafirma black aluminium roof rack (110 only) – £695.70 +VAT
DA8981 – ARB Simpson tent (supplied by Britpart) – £1125.72 +VAT
DA6826 – ARB 2500mm x 2500mm awning (supplied by Britpart) – £249.98 +VAT

Charity eBay auction – 110 Station Wagon roof rack (BA3861)

Bearmach have very generously donated a brand-new Defender 110 station wagon roof rack for our charity open day. We’ve used our other donated items for the tombola and raffle, but this fantastic part is a very specific fitment, so we decided to list it on eBay instead. As with the rest of the open day, the full amount taken for the roof rack will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.

Full details for the roof rack can be found on the auction listing, or on our product page.

New product range: WILDBEAR from Bearmach

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Britcar is excited to announce availability of Bearmach’s impressive WILDBEAR enthusiast off-road product range. To celebrate the launch we are offering a 10% discount across the whole range until the end of August 2015! The discount will be applied automatically when you checkout on the website.

The WILDBEAR range has been designed and engineered to be a class above everything else in the market, containing products that are exceptionally tough yet stylish.

Every part has been designed in conjunction with dealers and enthusiast owners, then rigorously tested in a variety of environments. All this was done to ensure that the whole range was fit for purpose and ready for hard use.

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Bearmach strongly believe in the skills and expertise of British industry and have kept the design, engineering, and manufacturing of the products within the UK as much as possible. This has been embraced to the point that 95% of the products are designed and manufactured in the UK.

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The range covers most common modifications, including:

  • Underbody protection
  • Rock / Tree sliders
  • Winch bumpers
  • Heavy-duty bumpers
  • Headlamp surrounds & radiator grilles
  • Chequer plate (in three colours)
  • Steering wheels & bosses
  • Radius & trailing arms
  • Springs & lifts
  • Shock turrets / mounts & relocation cones

We’re already getting quite a bit of interest in this range, so come and see what all the fuss is about and keep an eye out for future releases!

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New BRITPART products – July 2015

Shown below is a hand-picked selection of the new product releases for July 2015 from BRITPART.

Gearbox Bearing Rings

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DA3360 Series 3
DA3361 Series 2A
DA3362 LT77 Suffix A – E
DA3363 LT77 Suffix F – G
DA3364 LT77 Suffix H
DA3365 R380 Suffix J
DA3366 R380 Suffix K

Headbolt sets

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DA3356 1.8 K Series
DA3357 2.0L Tcie
DA3367 TdV6
DA3368 TdV8

Stub axle kits

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DA3358 Defender – up to KA (rear) up to axle 22S8283
DA3359 Defender – up to KA (rear) from axle 22S8283

Defender aluminium header tank

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DA4751 Defender TD5 and TD4 Tdci
This is a direct replacement for the original plastic tank which is prone to splitting. TIG welded by hand and manufactured from high specification lightweight non-corrosive alloy, this tank also aids cooling. Tank uses original pressure release screw cap and is a straight fit with no modifications required. Ideal for motorsport, overland or just to improve the look of your Defender’s engine bay.

Suspension arm fitting kit

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DA7212 Discovery 3/Discovery 4
Range Rover Sport – 2005 – 2013
Front upper suspension arm fitting kit.

New product: Defender vent repair panels

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New in from Britpart are these Defender repair panels. These are an incredibly simple way to repair the bulkhead surrounding the front vents, which is unfortunately a common area for rust on older vehicles.

The new panels retail for £38.16 +VAT each, and are primed and ready to finish to match your Defender. The part numbers are:

DA4597N Nearside (Right hand side)
DA4597O Offside (Left hand side)

New product range – Global Power alternators and starter motors

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Britcar is proud to announce that we have partnered with GlobalPower Ltd to bring their extensive product range to our customers.

GlobalPower was founded in 2006 to provide a framework for motor factors to be able to source independently manufactured high-quality starter motors and alternators. GlobalPower supply their products to many companies as rebranded ‘pattern’ parts, and have built a reputation on providing reliable parts at good prices.

This adds over 80 new products to our catalogue, and allows us to continue to strive to provide our customers with the biggest choice of suppliers for any given part in the UK.

 

Land Rover ‘HITACHI’ Suspension Compressors from eurospare

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LR023964D – Discovery/LR3 and Range Rover Sport

Eurospare are pleased to announce the introduction of Dunlop Branded and engineered ‘HITACHI TYPE’ suspension compressors suitable for Discovery/LR3, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover vehicles.

Please note that these compressors are only suitable for vehicles which have not yet been modified to the later AMK type installation (as covered in Bulletin LTB00420v3).

In line with eurospare’s quality policy they have deliberately waited to introduce these to ensure that this product is of the highest quality and integrity.

On positive feedback from their customers and the supplier they can report sales in excess of 2000 since the initial introduction late last year.

 

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LR02511D – Range Rover

Eurospare see these parts as a viable alternative to modifying vehicles to the later AMK kit now supplied from Land Rover. The added benefit of course is the vehicle will not require any main dealer software updates at time of installation.

New stock in from closing Main Agent

After a quick (!) round trip to Swindon yesterday, the loading area of the warehouse is filling up with goodies from a main agent that’s closing down.

We’re only just starting to process and show in the new stock, but we’ve already sold a couple of the new parts. We’re hoping to find some more obsolete / unavailable parts somewhere in the stack!

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