Lock Up Your Van
Amthal Fire & Security is urging van owners to be proactive in securing their vehicles following Welwyn and Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Watch Team's warning that vans in the local area are being targeted for tools.
The Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has issued a warning of a developing trend, specifically targeting Ford Transits, where work tools are being taken.
Latest UK crime statistics suggest van owners and operators are targeted an average of 624 times per day, which equates to over 225,000 break-ins or attempted break-ins each year often without the use of extreme force.
Says Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire & Security: "The local warning is part of a growing trend faced by the UK, where vans that are left unlocked and unattended even just for a few seconds are targeted. The potential for loss of livelihood and significant cost implications is extremely significant.
"The advice from SNT is to lock, alarm and park vans so that they can be seen. There are also several simple security measures that can be taken to ensure your van is harder for the opportunist to break into, who is then likely to move onto easier pickings. But the best advice is to ensure tools are not left unattended in an unsecure environment, and removed at night for total peace of mind."
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