Back in July, we wrote about new statistics which found that more Ford Transit vans were stolen in 2016 than any other van (read the blog here), and it appears that Ford has taken notice of the data.
The vehicle manufacturer has announced a software update for its Transit and Transit Custom vans which is said to be a modification to its 'body control module' and will change the unlocking process.
Vans will now be fitted with just one key-operated lock on the driver's door. Whereas unlocking this door previously would have unlocked all other doors also, the change will see the load area protected. Developments also mean that the central locking button inside the cab won't work without the proper key and therefore cannot be forced.
Despite the added security, the central locking will still be controlled by a key fob meaning little inconvenience to vehicle owners.
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Will this software cut the number of van break-ins and thefts in the UK? That is yet to be seen. Either way, ensure you're protected by comparing van insurance quotes online today.
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