Although keeping your van in a garage or secure area is ideal for security, it is not always possible. If you don’t have a secure overnight parking place, your safest bet is to invest in a few preventive methods that can make a thieves life that little bit harder.
Always ensure your van is parked in the safest place possible, preferably a busy area and where it is always in good view.
If you must store expensive tools and equipment, try to ensure that it is out of view. Thieves don’t like to waste their time and take unnecessary risks so will usually only go after something that they know is definitely there.
A good lock is the first step to preventing your van being broken into. The mere sight of an additional lock on a van is usually enough to put the opportunist thief off, and nine times out of ten will convince them to move on and look for an easier target.
The design of the Kasp 500 Series Van Lock makes it almost impervious to conventional forms of attack. Specifically designed to meet the stringent demands of industrial vehicle applications, the Kasp 500 Series will resist the most savage of attacks. The high security anti-pick, 6-pin locking mechanism will resist intelligent picking and manipulation methods, whilst the walls of the hasp protect the heavyweight hardened steel lock offering virtually no points of effective attack.
Fits virtually all vans and trucks with sliding or hinged doors as well as trailers and containers. Also suitable as a high security locking device for garages, lock ups, gates, etc. it comes supplied complete with 6 x coach bolts and is backed up with a 10 year guarantee.
Below are some other top tips for deterring the thieves from attacking your van:
1. Blank out your windows.
2. Install a Van tool storage box.
3. Ensure your vehicle has an Immobilizer.
4. Alarm – many thieves will test out vehicles by bumping into them before they actually attempt to break in. But don’t advertise the type of alarm you have, thieves do their homework and may actually know how to disable the brand of alarm you have.
The majority of thieves operate on a time basis. The longer it takes to get the job done, the less attractive it is in the first place so taking these preventive measures and installing a good van lock may buy you and your possessions valuable time i.e. more chance they get disturbed if they do decide to attempt to break into your vehicle.