Safety and Security

Safety and Security

As well as alarms and tracking devices ICA also supply and fit all aspects of physical security for commercial vehicles.



The Sentinel is favoured by Fleet Operators who simply cannot afford to suffer the cost and inconvenience of theft attacks. They appreciate the effective simplicity of our products.Ultra-High Security for peace of mind the Armaplate Sentinel sits at the very top of our range of products for door lock protection. It offers the ultimate in security and yet it remains affordable and great value for money.

The system works by completely encasing the lock-barrel and surrounding areas. There are no moving parts and no keys to be lost or broken. Security is 24/7 and requires no activation by the driver!

The system has proved to be an extremely effective deterrent and is used by many “Blue Chip” companies including divisions of the Metropolitan Police.

In the event that a vehicle has already suffered a theft-attack, the Sentinel can be used as an effective and permanent repair, in addition to preventing it happening again in the future.

The Sentinel is made from high-grade stainless-steel which will never rust and spoil the appearance of your vehicles. Design and manufacturing is carried out to BS EN ISO9001 using cutting-edge technology.



A Slamlock is a device that automatically locks the vehicle door immediately it is shut, without requiring any operation by the driver.

It is primarily designed for applications such as multi drop delivery, high value loads and applications where the owner/ operator requires control over the security of their goods. It is the function that appeals as much as the security.

Our slamlocks integrate with the vehicle manufacturers’ locking systems. This provides Maximum Security along with straightforward installation. They combine a genuine Security Slam operation with a high visual deterrent and a pleasing appearance.Another major advantage with mechanical slamlocks is total control. Electronic systems often have either global (all doors) or area (load or cab) unlocking- this leaves the unrequired doors vulnerable until the auto relock action operates. Slamlocks do not have this vulnerability.

All Of our slamlock kits are designed with escape from locked load areas, via the manufacturers own internal exit mechanism in mind. This is an extremely important feature as it ensures compliance with Health & Safety at work and Corporate Manslaughter legislation.

Available with either S or the Thatcham accredited T series key. The S series  key carries a 1 year warranty with the T series coming with a 3 year warranty plus the following benefits.

L4V’s T series lock is the only automotive lock to be Thatcham Accredited. It is accredited in both Slamlock and Deadlock versions (Certificates available).



A Deadlock is a stand alone mechanical device fitted to a vehicle door. It operates by throwing a bolt into a receiver fitted to the opposing body section when operated by an external key.

Available with either S or the Thatcham accredited T series key. The S series  key carries a 1 year warranty with the T series coming with a 3 year warranty plus the following benefits.As Deadlocks are under the control of the driver, they are generally only appropriate for owner drivers or applications where the driver can be relied upon to operate the lock.

L4V’s T series lock is the only automotive lock to be Thatcham Accredited. It is accredited in both Slamlock and Deadlock versions (Certificates available).

Ultimate courier slamlock


UK’s Top Selling Anti-Theft Device.


ArmaCat has just made catalytic-converter theft a whole lot harder! The soaring prices of precious metals has led to a dramatic increase in the theft of catalytic-converters from vehicles. Replacements can cost up to £2000, not to mention the downtime, inconvenience and potential loss of business.

Guaranteed for the life of ownership of the van. Conditions apply (ask for details)

The ArmaCat is the security solution you’ve been looking for. Fantastic value for money, simple to install and secure enough to prevent all but the most severe theft-attacks. Catalytic-Converters and DPF’s can be stolen using the very simplest of tools and it typically takes less than 60 seconds! In fact, one of our clients lost 8 cats in just over four minutes!

When the ArmaCat is installed, the thief is presented with a formidable barrier which can only be overcome with special tools and takes a considerable amount of time and effort (not to mention a whole lot of noise).

The ArmaCat works by encasing the catalytic-converter or DPF in a clamp, manufactured to ISO9001 made from 304 Grade, Brush Finish stainless steel for high strength and rust-free durability.

The ArmaCat makes use of an ultra strong 8mm diameter 7X19 stainless steel cable with stainless steel eyelets and a high temperature PVC sleeve.

Security is further enhanced by the use of high-strength dome head bolts and tamperproof shear-nuts. On some models, an additional manifold security bolt is provided.

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For the Mercedes Sprinter Euro-5.

The CatShield is quite simply the best and most cost-effective anti-theft device on the market to protect your Mercedes Sprinter Euro-5 catalytic converter from theft. It’s incredibly easy to install and provides ultra-high protection. It can be used on its own or with an ArmaCat as a “Belt & Brace” approach to security.

The CatShield works by shielding the cat from would be thieves. It is constructed from 2mm high grade stainless steel, so there’s no danger of it corroding and weakening in time. It is manufactured to ISO9001 and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee!

This device has been tailored specifically for the Mercedes Sprinter Euro-5. It can be used in conjunction with the ArmaCat AP700 to boost security even further.

The CatShield uses high-security fittings but requires no special tools and can be installed within a few minutes.

New for 2012 is our USR (Unique Security code Registration) system which is applied to your catalytic converter and allows Police to reference our database to determine the ownership of a stolen cat.

Systems like this will not, of course, prevent a cat from being stolen, but it’s yet another layer of security which makes your vehicle less likely to be targetted by thieves. Scrapyards are less likely to purchase stolen cats if they have security marking.


Pro Plates

Proplate is a clever, innovative range of security products designed specifically to protect the vulnerable area surrounding the door handle/s normally targeted by thieves. Made from stainless steel this product requires no drilling as they are secured to the vehicle by slotting behind/around the existing handle using the silicon sealant supplied. In most instances, there is no need to remove the manufacturers internal door card either. Favoured by many fleet operators, this is a very cost effective solution to a very common problem. Proplate offers an ideal deterrent helping to prevent break-ins but is equally suited for re-securing a door/s after a theft has been attempted.