In the last five years vehicle related thefts have continued to rise with 114,000 recorded in 2019 alone. Many of these vehicles will have been vans with valuable tools and equipment stored in them accounting for millions of pounds. In fact between 2017 and 2019 the value of tools stolen was £23 million and sadly less than 3% of tools that are stolen are ever returned to the owner.
For many, the theft of these tools results in the loss of income as jobs are unable to be fulfilled and carried out as well as the frustration of time spent replacing equipment and sorting out insurance claims.
Securing your van and the contents within it is crucial if you want to avoid being a victim of this crime. Below are some ways you can increase the security of your vehicle or van and deter thieves. Continue reading