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A Guide to Boosting Van Security in 2024

Keeping your van secure is more crucial than ever in today's fast-changing world. With thieves and troublemakers getting craftier, it's time to up your van security game. In this blog post, we'll explore practical and straightforward ways to enhance your van's security in 2024. Plus, we'll take a closer look at the high-tech solutions Vanmate, a UK-based company, has in store to keep your ride safe.

Understanding Security in 2024

In the fast-paced world we live in, securing your van goes beyond the traditional methods. It's about being savvy and staying ahead of potential threats, embracing simple yet effective ways to safeguard your valuable asset.

Van Theft in the United Kingdom (2023)

As we dive into the topic of van security in 2024, it's essential to glance back at the van theft landscape in the United Kingdom in 2023. According to crime statistics and reports, van theft remained a significant concern across the nation. Figures revealed that certain regions experienced a notable spike in incidents, highlighting the urgency for robust security measures.

Thieves were employing increasingly sophisticated methods, ranging from traditional forced entry to more technologically advanced approaches, emphasising the need for owners to adapt their security strategies. These insights underscore the critical importance of staying vigilant and taking proactive steps to protect against the evolving threats faced by van owners in the UK. The experiences of 2023 serve as a stark reminder that enhancing van security isn't just a precaution; it's a necessity in the face of an ever-changing landscape of theft tactics.

Vanmate: Your Trusted Security Companion

Vanmate, the go-to company for ensuring your van stays safe. We are not about over complicated solutions; we're all about smart, effective and affordable ones. Vanmate offers alarms that act as your van's personal bodyguard, cutting through the complexity to deliver straightforward van security.

Vanmate Motion Alarm: Your Van's Guardian with a Bang

Let's talk about the Vanmate Motion Alarm – your van's new best friend. This alarm boasts a sensitive motion sensor, capable of detecting any movement in your van. Once triggered, it unleashes a powerful 125dB alarm – not just loud for the sake of it, but loud enough to scare off anyone thinking of tampering with your van. It's the ultimate "hands-off" message to potential intruders.

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Vanmate Contact Alarm: No Sneaky Business Allowed

Then there's the Vanmate Contact Alarm, your van's personal superhero. Equipped with a special vibration sensor, it can detect any attempts to mess with your van's doors or windows. When triggered, it responds with a robust 110dB alarm – the kind of noise that screams, "Don't even think about it!"

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Five Simple Tricks to Fortify Your Van's Security in 2024:

  • Smart Alarms for Smart Protection: Start by upgrading to a smart alarm system, like Vanmate's offerings. It's like having a watchful eye on your van, even when you're not around. The simplicity of these systems makes them effective and user-friendly.

  • GPS Tracking for Quick Retrieval: Invest in a GPS tracker for your van. This nifty device ensures that if someone decides to take your van for a joyride without your consent, you can locate it in no time. Modern technology makes it accessible and hassle-free.

  • Lock It Up Tight: Upgrade your door and window locks. A simple step, yet effective – the tougher the locks, the more challenging it becomes for potential thieves. And always make sure the doors and windows to your van or camper van is looked!

  • Eyes Everywhere with Security Cameras: Install security cameras strategically around your van. Acting as an additional set of eyes, they serve as both a deterrent and a means of capturing any mischief on camera. It's a practical and visible security measure. And always make sure to park your van in a safe space!

  • Old School Works: Wheel Locks: Don't underestimate the power of steering wheel locks. While they may seem a bit old school, they work wonders in making it a real headache for anyone attempting to drive off with your van.

In Conclusion

Securing your van doesn't have to be complicated – it's about using simple, effective tools to keep your ride safe. Vanmate's Motion and Contact Alarms are an excellent starting point, and when combined with easy tricks like GPS tracking, upgraded locks, security cameras, and steering wheel locks, your van becomes a fortress on wheels. Stay smart, stay safe, and let your van roll confidently into the future!

Want to read more about how to secure your van or camper van? Then head over to the Vanmate Blog!

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