Many popular vehicles, especially work vehicles, don’t come with child restraint anchor points to safely fit a child seat. Altapac can supply and fit child restraint anchors for all cars, utes, trucks, buses and other vehicles.


Altapac supply and install pre-engineered anchor points to suit most makes and models of work utes, trucks and dual cabs available in Australia. There are two common types of product for providing anchorage points in a dual cab.

  • The Dual Cab Device (DCD Strap)
  • The Dual Cab Anchor (DCA)

These devices allow you to safely secure a child restraint in your vehicle.

Examples of vehicles that we regularly install a DCD to are;

  • Nissan Navara D22
  • Nissan Navara D40
  • Toyota Landcruiser Dual Cab 79 Series

Dual Cab Device (DCD Strap)

The Dual Cab Device (DCD Strap) comprises a strap which passes through a ‘D’ ring mounted just below the rear window and then attaches to the floor of the vehicle.

Dual Cab Anchorage (DCA)

The DCA device straddles the rear window of the cab. This device was developed for the Holden Rodeo, however, has since been adapted to other vehicles.

Child Restraint Anchor Bar (CRAB Bar)

The CRAB was developed by the RMS. It is approved to carry up to three children, each of whom, in combination with their child restraint can weigh up to 32.5kg.

The CRAB was developed to allow safe installation of child restraint anchor points in wagons, 4WDs, vans and other vehicles which don’t have a back wall behind the seat where you want the child restraint to be installed. The CRAB runs from one side of the cabin to the other behind the seat.

Popular applications for the CRAB include to allow fitment of child restraints in the 3rd row of seats in vans, people movers and 4WDs and to install child restraints in work vans and some other vehicles. Vehicles that we often install a CRAB bar into are the Hyundai iLoad, Toyota Prado, Toyota Landcruiser and the Mitsubishi Pajero.

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Simple Booking Process

Ready to book your vehicle in to get work done? To make a booking, simply give us a call on 02 4941 4444. Our team will happily take your booking for a time that is convenient for you, while making sure we have all the information we need for the job.

Expert Staff

Our staff are comprehensively trained on everything that Altapac sells and installs. Our team will patiently guide you through your options, while making sure you're aware of regulations and limitations.

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We're conveniently located in the middle of Westfield Kotara and Kotara Home Maker Centre. Catch a movie, meet friends or take care of some shopping while we take care of you car.

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We want to make sure that when you visit us, we have what you need when you need it. We try to keep everything we offer in stock to suit most popular makes and models of vehicles.

Skilled Technicians

We don't employ generalists. Our technicians are all highly experienced and specialised. This means we can offer you the most accurate fitment available for your vehicle across so many services.

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Altapac Heritage

Altapac has a proud heritage of innovation, service and strong values centred around family. Since 1972, the Evans family have served the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, bringing passion and unrivalled expertise at Altapac.

At Altapac, we share the same passion as our customers: their passion for the outdoors, their passion for comfort and their passion for convenience. We pride ourselves on supplying quality products from leading brands designed to get you, your family or friends and your gear where you’re going safely and conveniently.

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