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Old 01-15-2021, 10:48 AM
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We are taking pre-orders on the Helm Guardian Lock. Supposed to get the first production batch in the middle of Feb. Pre-order now at the link below for $149.99

Helm Guardian - $149.99

Do you store your boat in an unattended storage lot or at a marina? Do you have expensive marine electronics displays on your boat? The ultimate bummer is arriving at your boat for a nice day on the water to find that your electronics displays have been stolen. This scenario plays out over and over. Marine Electronics theft is a major problem. Install a Helm Guardian Lock, to make sure thieves pass right over your boat and find another easier target.

The Helm Guardian Lock is an anodized alumunum bar/assembly that gets placed over your marine electronics displays when the boat is not being used. It simply slides into place and then gets locked with the push of a button. Removal is just as easy. All that is left behind when the Helm Guardian Lock is removed is two small anodized aluminum buttons about the size of a snap, to keep your dash looking clean. Once installed and locked into place, it is impossible to remove with basic tools or in a timely manner, even if a thief gains access to the back of your dash.

A Helm Guardian Lock is one thing a thief will not want to deal with when trying to be fast and quiet.

The Helm Guardian Lock will fit all marine electronics that are flush mounted with a height off the dash less than 22.5mm or .9". This is basically everything currently on the market except for Humminbird or the Lowrance Elite Series. Brands it will fit include:
  • Simrad NSS Evo2
  • Simrad NSS Evo3
  • Simrad NSS Evo3S
  • Lowrance HDS Live
  • Raymarine Axiom (All Axiom variants)
  • Raymarine C & E Series (Classic and Wide)
  • All Garmin Echomap Plus and UHD units
  • All Garmin GPSMAP units
  • All Furuno Navnet Units since the VX2, not including VX2
  • Many other units*
*Please measure older units, or unit that appear to stand off the dash to ensure they are less than 22.5mm or .9" thickness from the dash.

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Old 01-18-2021, 02:32 PM
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Can you show us pictures with the Helm Guard installed on an actual dash. Also show pictures of the small aluminum buttons with the Helm Guard removed.
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The phot above is of a Garmin 8612xsv. Below is a Raymarine Axiom 12". This is what is actually looks like on a dash. I only have an early prototype mounted on a boat, and it doesn't resemble the look of the new ones. I literally have about 60 parts scattered around my desk for things we've tested, and I will not have a complete assembled unit until our the first production shipment comes in. And it will look very similar to what you see above. Anodized aluminum. The logo has changed, and the bar is thicker.

Designing the bar was the easy part. The hard part was the dash button which is pictured below. I have run the gambit from elaborate to simple. Ultimately, I think people will want to create as small of a hole as possible on the dash, and it must all be above deck, not recessed/flush so that it won't collect rainwater and dirt unless it included a drain which would make installation too difficult. A flush fitting would also require a much bigger hole. The part has to look good too when the boat is in use. There must be something there to hold the lock, so I tried to make it as small as possible, and finished looking. It is just about the diameter of a snap, but taller.

I'll have better photos once we get these in stock. As usual, I am jumping the gun for anybody that wants one of the first. As with any lock, if a thief really wants something they can cut the lock. No difference here. But they will not be able to steal your electronics with basic hand tools, and certainly not in a timely manner. They'll move on to the next boat. Just like "The Club" for a car.


With washer to dress it up

Without washer to remain more subtle

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We got production units in, ready to ship. Here are some photos on one of our display units.


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Here are some videos of removal and installation

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