We have been working on ways to achieve security for those expensive generators that some of you like to haul around in exposed places.
It is not meant to emulate Fort Knox - but to be a theft deterrent,
Here is what we have come up with: (just for the Honda 2000 for now)
In its final version it will be a laser-cut 12gauge steel base plate. (this one was hand-made)
We then bend the edges, and stamp the "feet" locators.
The front and rear straps are 2" x 1/4" steel, bent at the bottom and welded to the base plate,
with slots cut at the top to accept the 3/4" stainless steel top pin. The far end of that pin has a 1" roll pin through it.
To use you insert the pin all the way to the back - through the slot then give it a quarter turn.
That locks the back in and allows the front holes to line up so you can insert your padlock.
(note that the one in the pictures is only to show the concept – clearly a feeble
The pin at the back cannot be removed as it is surrounded by a welded ring.
The plate is bolted down to your utility shelf/pickup truck bed etc with 4 bolts.
The heads of those bolts live inside the recess in the feet of the generator
- so cannot be reached once the generator
is locked in.
The other end of those bolts will have a nylock nut that you cannot removed without access to the head of the bolt as it will just spin.
The reason that the top pin appears to be not central is that it will allow the generator
to mount either way around.
More photos https://picasaweb.google.com/117463967270762296771/HondaGeneratorSecurityPlate
Let me know what you think.
Is this something you would find useful?
All comments gratefully received