Building Products & Equipment - Electrical Systems

Problems and Solution to prevent the theft of manhole covers

December 2020

Building Products & Equipment - Electrical Systems

Problems and Solution to prevent the theft of manhole covers

December 2020

The theft of manhole covers affects worldwide, causing severe damages such as:

  • Car dagames.
  • Exposed underground services which can be potentially tampered with.
  • Legal claims and lawsuits for property damage and personal injuries being lodged against municipalities, utility companies, etc.
  • Possible terrorist attacks that could accessed through sewers.
  • Theft of cable, electric panels, toxic substances…

Fundilock: The anti-theft solution for manhole covers designed by IVERNA

In Iverna we were aware of the problems that this issue can reach. That is why we have developed the new anti-theft system designed to secure any manhole cover, thanks to its geometry and availability of diameters and qualities. This patented and innovative product is being installed in many countries around the globe to secure a great diversity of facilities such as: High Security Military Areas, Petrol Stations, Nuclear Power Plants, Seaports, Solar and Industrial Parks, Irrigation Communities, Residential Areas…

Fundilock has been designed in three models depending on the intensity of the traffic:

  • Intense and heavy traffic: Solid Stainless steel AISI-304
  • Moderate traffic: High impact polypropylene with AISI-304 stainless steel core.
  • Sporadic traffic and sidewalks: High impact polypropylene with galvanized steel core.

Moreover, there are two main levels of security:

  • Standard Security: Three-pronged screw.
  • Superior Security: Water Drop screw.

We can also manufacture unique wrenches and screws for orders greater than 1000 units. This way you make sure to have an exclusive system that only will be used by your authorized personnel. 

The advantages of our solution are as follows:

  • Increase security against cable theft.
  • Minimizes the sound of the covers against the frame during the passage of vehicles.
  • Prevents unauthorized access to the sewer, increasing security against possible terrorist attacks.
  • Avoid accidents to people, animals or cars caused by stolen tops on the road.
  • Protects street furniture such as lampposts, benches, etc.
  • Protects electrical panels and counters.
  • Protect boxes: telecommunications, electricity and sanitation.
  • Protects manholes and wells.

If you want to protect your current covers without the need of changing the whole system, avoiding great investments and with a quick and adaptable solution, Fundilock is the ideal product for you.