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Why Alarms Are Not the Be-all and End-all of security

Why Alarms Are Not the Be-all and End-all of security

If you want to enhance your van's security, your first thought might be an alarm. And it makes sense; they have been at the forefront of security devices for years. Even in films, we still see criminals bringing in "tech experts" to disable the alarm when the thieves...

The rising cost of van security – Insurance premiums

The rising cost of van security – Insurance premiums

We regularly discuss van theft, break-ins, and protective measures. Yet, one aspect we've touched on less is the widespread impact these incidents have across the entire trade industry. Van theft and break-ins are not isolated incidents. Each break-in has...

What to Do If Your Van Gets Broken Into

What to Do If Your Van Gets Broken Into

Discovering your van has been broken into is a dreadful experience. It's normal to feel angry and then worry about cancelling work and the hassle of replacing your tools. We talk to tradespeople every week who have suffered this fate, so we thought compiling a list of...

Van Security Myths

Van Security Myths

When it comes to van security, some methods work and others that, frankly, don't. You might have seen some tactics in action, tried a few yourself, or even considered some. But the truth is, certain strategies won't actually make a difference – and some could even...

Hook locks vs Dead locks

Hook locks vs Dead locks

Securing your van is a no-brainer, right? You've got valuable tools in the back that need protecting. And when it comes to locks, you've got a couple of solid choices: hook locks and deadlocks. Both have their merits, so let's lay them out. Deadlocks: The Stronghold...

Safeguarding your van

Safeguarding your van

Your work van isn't just a vehicle; it's your mobile office, your toolbox, and essentially your bread and butter. But let's face it, it's also a treasure chest on wheels—and there are plenty of would-be pirates out there eyeing it. Here in the UK, the tactics used by...

Van Security in 2024

Van Security in 2024

If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that van theft is on the rise. We've even blogged about these grim statistics. So, if you're looking to secure your van in 2024, what do you need to look at, and what are your best options? Make Good New Year...

Van Shielding: What It Is and Why You Need It

Van Shielding: What It Is and Why You Need It

We recently discussed the alarming increase in tool theft across the UK, highlighting the stark reality that only 1% of stolen tools are ever returned to their rightful owner. With this in mind, it's clear that you must up the security of your van to safeguard your...

Safeguarding Your Tools. Some grim statistics

Safeguarding Your Tools. Some grim statistics

Whatever trade you're in, chances are you know someone who has had their tools stolen, or it may have happened to you. The Federation of Master Builders reports that eight in ten builders have been victims of theft at some point in their careers. They suggest that...

A guide to protecting your van

A guide to protecting your van

There are two main things to keep an eye on if you rely on a work van: firstly, ensuring it is kept in good running condition to reduce the risk of breakdowns; and secondly, keeping it secure so that both the van and your tools are safe. In this blog, we want to share...