Hillsborough man's invention keeps vehicles grounded
businessman Adrian Maginnis
demonstrates the new Loxsit Security
System to Lisburn Businessman Neale
McConnell from Ground Control and model
Lindsay Corr. The new Loxsit security
system has just gained the highest
national security rating. US26-755SP
A SECURITY device designed by a Hillsborough
businessman is attracting world-wide interest.
Adrian Maginnis is the brain behind the
Loxsit security system, which secures vehicles to the ground
making theft extremely difficult for both the opportunist and
most experienced thief.
The local inventor invested heavily in
research and development to create the security device, which is
already attracting interest from Europe and the United States.
With a background in the international steel
industry, Adrian has an eye for a good invention. He has
harnessed the manufacturing skills of Northern Irish engineering
specialists SIC Hutchinson and now has a network of over 60
resellers throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Thousands
of All Terrain Vehicles, Quad Bikes and Horse Trailers valued at
millions of pounds are believed to be stolen every year in the
UK but that is soon to be a thing of the past, according to
"Most people think of Quads as an expensive
'boys toy', but in fact they are an invaluable all terrain
vehicle for the farming community in particular and many other
industry sectors where people need to move across country
quickly and efficiently.
"Typically these vehicles cost thousands of
pounds and even kept under traditional lock and key they are a
magnet for thieves who know they can be easily transported and
resold," explained Adrian.
Adrian added that with soaring insurance
premiums he has gained approval with many insurance companies
who will "who will reduce premiums for those using Loxsit."
Adrian also revealed that whiff, Loxsit -
which has been awarded the Gold Standard security approval from
Sold Secure, the nationally recognised Master locksmiths
independent testing house - is a
simple idea, a lot of technological expertise and investment has
been required to get it to the stage of international
"My ambition is to be the world industry
standard and to produce variations for many other types of
vehicles. In terms of Northern Ireland inventions we may yet be
up there with the Ferguson Tractor and the Defibrillator," added