Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 12:00am 


Nothing affects your business quite like having your tools stolen. The stress of dealing with insurers and police can mean days and even weeks of lost work as you go through the hassle of replacing tools. Worrying figures reveal that van tool theft in the UK has become so severe that a van is broken into every 23 minutes.

To avoid being one of these statistics it is important to keep your tools safe, so we've put together a few of our top tips, as well as a sizzling summer offer to help keep your gear secure.

1. Deadlocks.

Deadlocks not only act as a deterrent they physically link the rear doors of your van together making it difficult for a thief to use a pry bar to force the doors open. They also adds an additional layer of security to vans with weak or vulnerable lock mechanisms.

2. Secure Storage

It’s always best to store your expensive tools and equipment out of the van but sometimes that's just not an option. For when you get get caught out in a sticky situation it's worth investing in secure van storage, as every extra bit of security makes it that much harder for potential thieves.


3. Location, Location, Location

There are troublemakers in every city and London is no exception. If you find yourself having to leave your van overnight it's worth taking a few minutes to make sure it's left somewhere safe.

The best option is to store it in a secure car park that's locked overnight, it might cost you a few quid but it's a small price to pay compared to replacing your tools.


4. Proper Van Insurance

Most importantly it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance cover. Keep all your receipts should you ever need to make a claim.  With the right insurance you should be able to get back to business sooner rather than later!



If you are actively in the market, we've teamed up with Budget Insurance to get you a great deal!
Until the 16th of August 2018 you can claim a £30 cash rebate on any Van policy taken out with Budget Insurance! 
Details are available at the link below, Terms and conditions apply.




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