How To Choose The Best Van Security Solution
Any contractor that relies on their transit van will shudder at the thought of their van or its contents being stolen. Not only would this lead to the stress of dealing with insurers and police, but it can also mean days, or even weeks, of lost work as you go through the hassle of replacing tools and equipment.
The tools and equipment used by contractors are becoming heavier and more valuable as time goes on, therefore emptying your van of tools every night just isn’t always practical. Due to this, making sure that your van is as secure as possible is now a necessity. Thankfully, there are multiple different security solutions available, to help anyone trying to find the best solution for them, Garrison Locks have put together a list of things you should consider.
How much you have to spend is always one of the first things to think about. Similarly to home security, there is a huge range of solutions that vary quite dramatically in price. For example, you can pick up deadlocks for vans relatively cheaply, whereas if you wanted to install a vehicle tracker to your van then this will cost you a lot more. Both solutions work very well but your budget is the main factor that will help you decide between the two.
Where your van is kept overnight
This can make a big difference to the transit van security that you choose too. You should obviously always try and park your van in a well-lit street and avoid secluded areas like public car parks and industrial estates. However, this isn’t always possible for everyone. If you do have to keep your van away from your property overnight in an area that you don’t trust, then you will probably want to install more security than if you kept it outside your home.
They type of van that you have
Not only will the make and model of van that you have an effect on the security option that you choose, but the size of your van and how many doors it has will too. Not to mention whether it is branded or not too. If your van is an expensive new model then you will probably want to look into more security as it is more attractive to thieves. Similarly, if your van is branded, not only will it be even more expensive to replace but it also advertises to thieves the type of equipment it contains.
What you keep in your van
Lastly, what you actually keep in your van will make a huge difference in the type of security that you choose. If you keep large tools and equipment then it may be best to use a van hook lock whereas if the expensive contents are smaller, then a van security box could work for you. Both solutions will make it harder for thieves to get away with your property but they work in different ways and will suit different people more.
Choosing a security solution
The four points mentioned above should make it easier for you to narrow down which security solution would work best for you and your van. Ultimately, whichever solution you choose, you can guarantee that it is better than having no solution at all. If you’re searching for the best place to purchase security solutions such as slam locks, deadlocks, Hook locks and security boxes for your transit van then visit the Garrison Locks website.
Here at Garrison Locks, we are one of the longest established and most recognisable brands for van locks and aftermarket security systems. We can even provide you with a nationwide installation service for your van security devices, so you don’t need to worry about being able to install them correctly yourself. Feel safe in the knowledge that you have done all you can to protect your van, along with its contents, when you turn to Garrison Locks for your security solutions.