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  • Can't you just fit a couple of those circular "limpet" locks on the doors? Quick to fit yourself and very effective.   Bought mine from Wickes for £35 each. 

    • Yeah but they would be so ugly on my beautiful van. Was looking at dead locks, they look tricky to fit.

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    Have a look at the VATTA (Van and Tool Theft Awareness) forum on facebook to help decide on what you want. It is a bit of an eye opener on how many vans are trashed by people peeling doors and accesing vans with a grinder - something which locks can't do.

    18mm ply on the internal doors will prevent peeling, deadlocks won't...The best security however is to remove everything of value.

    We had four vans targeted two years ago and they easily bypassed security on 2 of them and couldn't on the other 2. Happy to discuss privately  (by message or in the BOG) how they got in. 

    • Thanks I've signed up for vtta.

      I was looking at the hook dead locks. 18mm ply's a good idea, do you screw it on to the frame of the door?

      I've had three vans in the past 18 years it's only  been my current that scumbags have been Interested in. I guess its because it's a bigger van. Chancers have had a go at the handles three times, which I've fixed. But it just freaks me out.

      Sorry to hear about your vans Nick.

       

      • PRO

        Problem is David Thieves wont realise you have internal door security until they have damaged your doors trying to gain entry . 

        For me the most effective deterrent is a visual deterrent i.e locks on the outside as suggested limpet locks .  

        Since i put mine on not had a single attempt 

        Also added a cage inside the van for extra security and installed anchor points to secure mowers and bigger machinery .

        • Hi John, 

          I was looking at hooked Garrison locks fitted in the corners of the doors to prevent peal a steal. You can clearly see the extra locks on other vans I've seen and wouldn't surprise me if I could get some stickers to make it clearer.

          The problem I have with limpet locks they are ugly and being in the business of Making this look beautiful, my Gardener's ocd can not tolerate them, plus I've seen them go rusty.

          Dave

  • My mk7 transit has a pedal lock, disklok, obd port enclosed by a lock, rear door has a limpet lock, and everything of value is chained up inside the van, side doors and front doors just have the standard locks, way I see it, is I have enough visual deterrents to make them go to the next van. 

  • Thanks for all the advice on different ways to secure my van. But what I was really looking for recommdations of a good company that fits locks in my area. Dave

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      David, we used VanLocker - a mobile business based out Croydon who came to our place in Surrey to fit slam deadlocks.

      Great service and advised / recommended what was needed. They do all manner of options inc. van cages etc.

      I would fully recommend them but don't know if they would come that far around.

      Regardless, their website is excellent to see what options work with which vans .

      Vanlocker Ltd | Van Security Locks Greater London
      Vanlocker Ltd are a well established van security supplier and van lock manufacturer with over 25 years of experience, providing you with a full rang…
      • PRO

        Given your location you could ask at TradeVans at Thatcham or Anchor vans just up road - both on A4.

        They'd likely know of local companies as they get asked to do similar to the vans they sell.

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