18 May 2017
If you keep abreast of the latest vehicle or trade news, then you’ll know that tool thefts from vans are on the rise. Van insurance is a great way of covering yourself should you become a victim of this crime, but there are a number of preventative measures you could also take to thwart criminals in their tracks.
Protect Your Keys
It’s extremely difficult to pick a van lock, so thieves often try to steal the keys. Protect your keys by placing them in a secure place and out of sight when they’re not in use, not simply in a dish or on a hook by the front door.
Park in a Safe Place
Whether it’s parking up at a job or overnight, where you park can have a huge influence on whether your vehicle is targeted or not. Always aim for a space near an occupied building or in a public place where there are lots of passers-by.
Don’t Advertise Your Tools
Although branded advertising on your van can be an effective way of advertising your business, it can also reveal the likely contents. If you can secure leads another way, then a white van may be a safer (and cheaper) idea.
Sadly, sometimes cases like this are unavoidable, even if you have followed the book when it comes to protecting your livelihood. That’s where van insurance can help. Compare quotes online and ensure you have an appropriate level of cover for an affordable price here.