Every 23 minutes in the UK, a van is allegedly broken into and tools are stolen. For this very reason is vital to be aware of what thieves look out for and how to protect your vehicles vulnerability. In order to avoid your van being broken into, you must put measures into place to prevent your van becoming a target.
Location, Location, Location
Dark alleyways are a free pass to thieves and are more likely to target your van if there is no protection put into place. Choose and consider carefully where you leave your vehicle when it is not under your supervision. Learn to avoid parking in unlit areas and always park in well-lit busy areas that have safety measures in place such as CCTV cameras and functioning street lights. If you leave your van at home overnight and have a garage, most definitely put it away every night. If you do not have a garage, it would be wise to fit some motion sensor lighting near your driveway as a safety precaution.
This might sound like a no-brainer; however, some fail to follow this advice, which leads to a significant amount of theft. Leaving your valuables in plain sight is a major contributing factor to van theft. Never leave your tools, phone, keys or any other valuables on display as you are encouraging them to see what else is in the van. Remove your belongings as you leave, and if you must leave your kit inside, make sure nothing is visible. Always make sure your windows are fully closed and as obvious as it sounds, never leave your keys in the ignition as this will only tempt robbers more (yes this does happen!).
Top Notch Van Security
It is so important to have the latest most effective security for your van. Thieves are constantly learning how to work around a break in, especially if you have an older van with dated security, so it’s vital to keep up to date with the latest developments. That is why Van Secure offer a wide range of van locks and security products that allow vehicle owners peace of mind knowing that their belongings are safeguarded by the best quality products on the market, no matter the model of your van. The supply and installation of van deadlocks are a part of our specialised security solutions and our van security solutions comprise the delivery of Van Deadlocks, Replacement Driver Door Locks, Vehicle Slam Locks and Door Shielding.