Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Van Security Solutions
For many van owners, their van is not only a huge expense, but it is also essential for their working day. A lot of the time, a work van isn’t just a way of getting from one job to another but it is also a portable storage unit. It isn’t uncommon for tradesmen to leave their tools and equipment in their vans at all times for convenience and to prevent the need for additional storage.
Of course, when leaving expensive equipment in a van the standard security provided by the manufacturer often isn’t enough. Thankfully, if you find yourself in this situation, there are lots of additional security solutions for you to choose from. To help you narrow down these solutions and find the best option for your van, Garrison Locks have put together a list of questions you should ask yourself before investing.
How much do I have to spend?
Budget is always one of the first things to be considered whenever you are investing in something new. There are so many different security solutions on the market and, as expected, they vary quite dramatically in price.
Once you have decided on how much you realistically have to spend this will automatically narrow down your options. Remember, to do your research and shop around for your solutions too as, the price on one website can dramatically change from the price on another.
Where do I normally park my van?
This is another thing that may change the solution that you choose. Consider where you park most of the time during the day but also at night. Think about your surroundings, the proximity to your van and the security that already exists in these places.
Ideally, you should try to always park in busy and well-lit areas and if possible, areas that have visible CCTV. If this isn’t plausible at all then, you may want to consider multiple security solutions to protect your van as much as possible.
What do I need to keep in my van?
It is no secret that lots of people keep almost all of their expensive equipment in the van at all times. Of course, this is one of the main reasons why thieves are attracted to working vans like this and if they do get into a van, then they will be sure to take as much as they can.
Consider what you actually need to keep in your van and how much the contents of your van are actually worth. Also, think about the size of the things you keep in your van, can they be stored in a van security box or do you need a complete solution for the whole van.
Which solution will lower my insurance?
Many insurance companies will ask about the type of security you have on your van when you looking for a quote. Of course, the better your security, the fewer chances that they will need to pay out for theft, so they will often quote you lower.
If the cost of your insurance is a big expense currently then look into which security solutions can lower this for you. Different companies may offer different premiums for different solutions, for example, having extra van security locks fitted may be better than having CCTV or a tracker.
Choosing the best van security solutions
Ultimately, there isn’t one universal security solution that is best for everyone. You need to take into account everything from existing security to location and van contents to expenses when choosing the security solution for you. Answering the questions above should help you to narrow down the best solutions for your van.
If you decide that additional security locks will be the best solution for your van then visit the Garrison Locks website today. We are the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of van locks and Garrison security products, so you can trust that you are in safe hands with our team. Not only do we sell a range of popular deadlocks, hooklocks and slam locks for vans but we can also offer installation services too. So, no matter whether you’re just looking to purchase a padlock or you need assistance with van deadlock installation, Garrison Locks are the company you should turn to.