The cost of inconvenience…

Vans play a crucial role in a fleet. Any loss or downtime due to theft can cost a business thousands of pounds and affect service delivery. This includes potential increases in insurance premiums, time and admin. Research from Direct Line business insurance shows that tradespeople lose on average £1427 per week when vehicles are stolen, tool theft from vans, vehicle damaged or write offs.

The impact is the same, whether you are a small business that relies on your vehicle to carry out work, getting from a to b or a large fleet making many deliveries. According to Verizon Connect, stolen vehicles or equipment costs fleet-based businesses an average of £12250 each year, Thus, it is crucial to invest in van security. Investing in security systems is not only a protective measure but a preventative one as well. Some security measures make your vehicle less attractive to criminals, reducing the risk of theft.

Security systems for vans

At RS Connect, we understand the importance of security for van fleets. That’s why we supply and install top-quality security systems for vans, including a wide range of Thatcham approved locks. Our installation team are experts in securing light commercial vehicles, and they’ll work with you to find the best solution for your business. With our support, you can be rest assured that your vehicles are secure and your business is protected. Contact us today to find out more.

RS Connect van fitted with tracker, slam locks, dead locks and an immobiliser. The full van security package

Complete security system for vans

It’s not just the van itself you have to worry about, you need to protect the tools kept in the van. This is why we offer a comprehensive service to make sure your vehicle and its contents are secured.

  • Hook locks
  • Slam locks
  • Alarms and Immobilisers
  • Trackers
  • Camera systems
  • Dash cams

Van Security Locks

Hook locks

Hook locks provide extra protection for your vehicle. They are separate from your vehicle’s locking system. Hook locks are mechanical devices that need to be turned manually upon locking your vehicle. These locks are very difficult to pick or force open because there is no spring mechanism. Hook locks work on exactly the same deadlock principle. The only way to open it is with the key. Call us today to get your quote to have deadlocks fitted to your van.

van lock fitted

Slam locks

Slam locks automatically lock as soon as the van door is shut. To unlock the door, a key is turned. To install a slam lock, the original factory door handle is removed and replaced by a new surface-mounted lock to the van door. Due to their automatic operation, they are ideal for load area doors. They are also great for multi-drop situations.

Van Immobilisers and Alarms

We supply and fit a variety of Thatcham and TASSA-approved immobilisers and alarms for vans. Criminals are more likely to avoid vans with alarms as they draw attention to the vehicle in the event of a break-in. This makes the van less desirable to thieves, giving you great peace of mind. Some insurances offer reduced insurance premiums for owners with immobilisers and alarms fitted.

Dashcams for vans

Dashcams act as a deterrent against theft. Some versions come equipped with movement sensors, so they’ll start recording automatically if there’s any suspicious activity around the vehicle. They are helpful in the event of an accident, providing an impartial record of what happened, which is invaluable in proving who was at fault, helping to protect against crash for cash scams. These have become increasingly common, especially towards commercial drivers who are often seen as easy targets.

Tracking for vans

Tracking is an invaluable tool for companies that regularly operate vans. It comes with intuitive features such as geofencing, which can alert you if your vehicle makes any unexpected movements, leaves or enters a set area. We offer a mobile professional installation service to ensure a smooth transition and efficient running of your fleet without much downtime.

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Looking for fleet vehicle security?

We understand that the safety of your business vehicles is paramount. That’s why we offer a wide range of security solutions to fit the needs of any customer. From fleet tracking to security cameras, we have a solution that will meet your needs. Our fleet team is also available for consultations on how to best secure your fleet of vehicles.