The increase in thefts from trade vans over the last few years has highlighted the importance of trade vehicle security. Many tradesmen and women and their businesses suffer after their tools are stolen. Thefts are now so common that it’s asserted that a trade van is broken into every 23 minutes. Protecting your tools should be your priority and today we will be talking about how you can best do this.
The Epidemic of Tool Thefts
It can take years and a great personal expense to build up a toolkit that allows for you to make an honest living but, if you have inadequate security, it only takes minutes for someone to break in and steal all of these tools. In the past few years the number of thefts from vans reported to the police has skyrocketed, with as many as 215 tradespeople a day having their tools stolen.
With so many incidents of this nature being reported to the police, dealing with all of the crimes is proving to be impossible for forces around the country. Very often, those who have had their tools stolen will only receive an email address that they can report the crime to. The theft of these tools doesn’t only cost money to replace them, thieves often cause thousands worth of damage to vehicles, victims lose work and wages as a result and in many cases the victims lose their insurance no-claims bonuses.
Preventing Tool Thefts
Preventing the theft of your tools is the easiest way to eradicate the problem of stolen tools:
We Can Help
Here at PT Lock & Safe, we can help you to protect you tools by installing either slam or deadlocks to your trade van. Our slamlocks ensure your van automatically locks whenever you slam the door shut. We can install these and our deadlocks to your van, with slamlocks costing just £135 and deadlocks costing £177 per door. We also offer a discount on these prices if you come to us, however we are happy to travel to you.
Want to protect your tools with our slam or deadlocks? Call us on 01603 812613 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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