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Is it worth fitting window guards?

stevo

Trekker
Following on from the thread about security, would you say it was worth shelling out for window guards for the rears and sliders?

I reckon getting in to mine may well be possible using a plastic coin from the Early Learning Centre inserted in a lock, so not sure I want to shell out for guards.

Trouble is, I have no criminal tendencies, so can't imagine the best way to steal something :)
 
Rear internal guards yes.
Side internal guards depends whay you have insidse the vehicle. Also if you fit full window guards you should fit a heavy duty load guard.
That way what you keep in the load area should be secure.

I have a full set of window guards. I also have a load guard that allows access to the load area from the front. I do however carry some very expensive camera stuff in the load area. I hope that what I have done will keep my stuff safe.
 
The rear quarter windows are very easy to push in and thus I rekon that guards are useful, a friend of mine had his stuff stolen from his landy this way, they pushed the window inside and opened the door from the inside.
 
I (someone else) plyboarded the inside of truck the other and I got them to cover the little side Windows. Should stop the opportunist.

I am thinking of putting a guard over the rear window not for security but just to stop things inside scratches the tint I have on it.
 
After losing all my watersports gear from the back of a Hilux Surf last year, I have learnt the lesson of not leaving anything in the back of the 110. Anything that is in there (currently a trolley jack, axle stands and a 3.5m power kite...) is underneath a cover that sits on the wheel arches, made from loft boards.
 
I go fishing loads and after becoming paranoid about lossing stuff, I got a false floor put in the rear.

I have attached a picture to show, basically I can stow a load of gear under it and so when the opportunist looks in there's nothing there.
 

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I go fishing loads and after becoming paranoid about lossing stuff, I got a false floor put in the rear.

I have attached a picture to show, basically I can stow a load of gear under it and so when the opportunist looks in there's nothing there.

Yeah, mines similiar, but cheaper (free...) :)

Plus, if I remove it, the boards will sit flat in the bottom
 
If your rear lock barrel is knackered then possibly any key will open it so why smash a window to get in?

If you dont have a load guard and the barrels on the front doors are knackered then window guards arent much use as they'll get in via the front


Next point what are you carrying, nothing to see worth nicking then they wont break in.

So either don't leave stuff inside or hide it via a false floor or window tinting.
However window tinting may make them think something of value is inside actually so may security screens so again need to beef up the locks


Bit of verbal diarrhea that reading back on it but hope you get the point
 
i've just got internal guards for my rear sliders.......... more so dogs dont jump out of open windows when moving, but also if leave them briefly in truck can leave windows open securely.
havent fitted them yet though........... waiting for weekend
 
Change it to a truck cab.. then you wont have to worry about people breaking in to nick stuff! They will just help themselves.

Or what I have found, random people will throw traffic cones in the back for you on a saturday night?!?
 
Change it to a truck cab.. then you wont have to worry about people breaking in to nick stuff! They will just help themselves.

Or what I have found, random people will throw traffic cones in the back for you on a saturday night?!?

Is that so when you break down you can put them round yourself? Thoughtful of them really.:D Adrian
 
It is that niggling thought that I may one day need to get out of those windows in an emergency that irks me from covering them with security features.
 
I fitted the internal guards along with a dog guard and black tint windows. All fixed with security screws. ;)

Also very useful for cable tieing spare bits of rally car too when we're out on an event! :D
 
I fitted the internal guards along with a dog guard and black tint windows. All fixed with security screws. ;)

Also very useful for cable tieing spare bits of rally car too when we're out on an event! :D

Exactly :D :D :D
I tie allsorts to mine.
In fact a computer bag is being tywrapped onto the window guard to carry the computer :eek:
 
keep an eye on e-bay, there were some external mantec ones on there a while ago which looked in good nick went for a song :)
 
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