Trade Vans & Tool Theft Prevention

Tool Theft from vans

Tool Theft Prevention

How safe are the tools in the back of your van?

Tool theft prevention is a must for any self-respecting tradesman. I’d hate to think how much it would cost to replace the equipment I keep in my van or how much time and hassle would be involved sourcing new ones should I lose them.

Sure I’ve got insurance but many of my tools come from overseas and it would take some time before I would be able to resume work.

Tool theft can be devastating for a business owner

What security does your van have?

Whilst nearly all new vans come with a factory immobiliser most are lacking an alarm. The ones that do have an alarm tend to be very basic without load area movement sensors so remain vulnerable to break-ins. Do not assume that the manufacturer’s system will protect your tools. Having keyless entry does not mean that your van has an alarm!

Get an alarm with movement sensors

I highly recommend an alarm system with Ultrasonic Internal movement sensors and an additional PIR sensor for vans that have a solid partition between the cabin and the load area.
Do not rely on the factory door switches alone as these will not trigger the alarm if a door is peeled open, or access is gained via a window.

Below is a list of the most common vans in New Zealand. Click on the link to get a detailed overview of what each van comes with and what upgrades I recommend.

Security advice for Work Utes found here…


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