The Ford Transit being the most popular van in the UK has always been subject to break ins and theft, over the last couple of years this occurrence has increased dramatically which is mainly due to the internet, videos can be seen showing thieves how to over come basic van security and the tools to complete the task can be obtained via the web.
There are 3 types of vehicle thief:
- The opportunist
Generally armed with basic tools to force entry and hoping to steal personal possessions or tools.
- The organised tool thief
These individuals carry equipment to bypass the vehicles locking system and will force the side load door even if deadlocks are fitted once they have bypassed the locking system.
- The professional van thief
Organised criminals who are equipped to over come the locking system and also have the tools required to drive the vehicle away.
Davis Locksmiths have been involved in vehicle security for 15 years and can supply and fit all the necessary products to stop these 3 types of theft,
The opportunist is stopped by fitting deadlocks to the load area of the van.
The Tool thief is stopped by fitting deadlocks to the load area and replacing the manufacturers lock with a compatible high security version.
The Professional thief is stopped by fitting deadlocks, high security lock and encapsulating the vehicles diagnostic socket in a steel box which is then bolted to the vehicles roll bar making communication impossible without the required security key.
Should you require any additional information or advice relating to vehicle security please call our engineer direct on 07956 345006.