Thieves are using a new technique to steal tools and equipment from vans, shocking CCTV footage shows.
Gangs use their knees to apply pressure to van doors, before pulling them open from the top 'like tins of sardines'.
Campaigners estimate that five so-called 'peel and steal' crimes are taking place every day in the UK, with Yorkshire, Wales and the West Midlands the worst affected areas.
We have many options to help prevent your van getting broken into, we fit van security systems, including van alarms and van locks, with a range of solutions to suit most budgets, with an alarm upgrade fitted to the existing remote locking from only £250.00.
We do however recommend fitting an alarm system with new remote controls, which stops the alarm being easily bypassed, and it adds another level of security, whether you vehicle has an existing factory fitted alarm or not, plus it provides secondary immobilisation, with prices from only £300.000 fitted.
Other essential options include additional contacts fitted to the vulnerable areas of the doors to help prevent them being peeled open, as any slight movement will trigger the magnetic reed switch and set off the alarm instantly, and with an additional siren fitted in the rear this should ensure that the thief soon gives up his attempt to gain access.
Clifford Car Alarms can be fitted which include their Dual Zone Proximity Sensor to warn away the thief prior to attempting to break in, and we can offer text alert paging systems to let you know if your van has been tampered with, and all alarms have options for extra sensors, such as Glass Break, Shock and Tow Away so no matter what your concerns we will have a solution for you.
Many alarms can be tailored specifically to your own needs, although we will always offer our advice as to the best system for you.