How secure are the tools in the back of your ute?
Most Utes sold in New Zealand do not come with an alarm system. The ones that do fail to cover the load area where your valuable tools are often stored.
So what options are there to protect against theft?
Because your Ute has remote locking does not make it safe to assume that it has an alarm. 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 of what each vehicle comes with and what options there are.
Picking the right sensors
There are a number of optional alarm sensors which help protect the load area, some can be added to a factory alarm, others will need an upgrade alarm system installed. Below are the optional sensors:
If you have a canopy in which you keep tools in then I highly recommend a PIR movement sensor which will detect if a break-in occurs.
Hard Lid Protection
Leaving the back of your Ute Tray open is never a good idea and because most Utes do not come with remote locking leaving the tailgate open is a risk. I can add a tailgate 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.