Inventor creates RadioGard, a fake front for car radios to make thieves think the radio has already been stolen.
Car alarms didn't stop thieves from shattering the window of Gerald Levinson's Porsche and stealing his radio. So the ex-publisher of Chief Executive magazine and ex-ad manager at Institutional Investor invented RadioGard, a fake front showing splayed wires and a gashed frame. Attached with Velcro, it creates the illusion that the real radio has already been ripped off. Levinson sells it by mail from his Manhattan Beach, Calif., home.