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Cliffy
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Van security?

Post by Cliffy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:27 pm

Howdy chaps, I was wondering what people have done to secure their vans? I work away a lot so living in hotels with tools in the back, I remember a few years ago we had a contractor staying with us and thieves broke into his caddy via the back door, they just butchered the door to get access to the lock mechanism and opened it, I want to try and keep a clean look on the van or is a giant lock my only option?

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Re: Van security?

Post by Andy76 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:04 pm

Appreciate this won't be much help but unfortunately it's a difficult one. We have found with our work vans (various manufacturers), that if 'people' want in, they will get in. Usually, as you have said by butchering the doors.

Tool safe's etc help protect what's inside but by the time they get that far the worst of the damage is done.

Unfortunately the visual option seems to be the best deterrent as the vans without them appear as easier pickings.

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Re: Van security?

Post by Cliffy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 am

I was up late last night looking at the van vault floor draw Seems like the best compromise to keep the load space clear

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Re: Van security?

Post by Scoobysrt » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:19 pm

Currently making my own draws as the van vaults are too expensive.
As a locksmith i agree that if someone wants in they will however I will recommend a genuine disclock to reduce the chances of it going missing.
Ive had one for years and really rate them but make sure you cover your steering wheel with something first or they mark it
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Re: Van security?

Post by Snailz » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:35 am

On my transporter t5.1 I had a Clifford g5 full closure with proximity sensors. This was an awesome bit of kit. You couldn’t look in the window without it warning you, three of those warnings and the van alarm goes off Image I shall be getting that put on mine as soon as my caddy arrives in Jan. It’s not the new caddy before you ask it’s being delivered from a dealership near London.
I also have a van vault slider which are very well built bits of kit :)


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