How secure are the tools in the back of your ute?
Most Utes sold in New Zealand do not come with an alarm system, and those that do fail to cover the load area where your valuable tools are often stored.
So what options are there to protect against theft?
Do not assume that you have an alarm simply because the vehicle has remote locking. If you do have an alarm understand how it works and find out which zones it actually covers.
I’ve listed most of the popular Ute’s at the bottom of the page with a link to each make and model. There you’ll find a detailed description about what each vehicle comes with and what options there are.
Picking the right sensors
There are a number of optional sensors which help protect the load area, some can be added to a factory alarm, others will need an upgrade alarm installed. Below are the optional sensors:
If you have a canopy which you keep tools in then I highly recommend a PIR movement sensor.
Hard Lid Protection
Tail Gate Locks
Leaving the back of your Ute Tray open is never a good idea and many Utes do not come with remote locking for the back. I can add a tail gate lock to most Utes.
Below is a list of the most common Utes in New Zealand. Click on the link to get a detailed overview of what each one comes with and what upgrades I recommend.