When it comes to your Ford Transit van, one of the most crucial investments you should make is in its security and alarm system. Whether you use your van for work or leisure, the peace of mind that comes from knowing your vehicle and its contents are safe is invaluable.
In this article we will take a look at the different van alarm systems that is available for your Ford Transit Van (and other van models). We will also give examples on why having a modern van alarm system is crucial, to protect both your van, your assets and your business.
The Need for a Reliable Van Alarm
Ford Transit vans are among the most popular vans on the market today, known for their durability, versatility, and impressive load and cargo space. However, their popularity also makes them a prime target for thieves. In fact, according to recent reports, Ford Transit vans are among the most stolen vehicles in the UK! For example, almost 18% of all vans that are being stolen in the UK, is a Ford Transit van.
The risk isn't just about losing your van. Many van owners use their vans for work and store expensive tools and equipment inside. A break-in can mean not only the loss of your vehicle, but also valuable assets that can disrupt your business operations and cause significant financial damage!
This is why investing in a van alarm system for your Ford Transit Van is essential. A quality van alarm acts as a deterrent, making thieves think twice before attempting to break into your van.
But not all alarm systems are created equal. You need a system that is reliable, easy to use, and specifically designed for vans.
The Van Alarm Market
The van alarm market is blooming and today there are many different van alarms out there. We understand that due to the fact that there are so many, it can be difficult to navigate in the van alarm jungle. Which is the best one for you?
Let's compare van alarms from Vanmate to two other van alarms that are available on the market today.
Dual Alarm from Van Guardian
The Dual Alarm from Van Guardian and Vanmate Contact Van Alarm (VanDefend) are fairly similar and have similar features. Both alarms are designed with a sensor that will detect any unusual movement of your vehicle, like if someone is trying to open a locked door. When it comes down to it, main difference between Vanmate Contact Van Alarm (VanDefend) and the Dual Alarm from Van Guardian is simply and straight forward... The price!
The current price for a Dual Alarm from Van Guardian is £120 (inc vat). While the Vanmate Defend Alarm is on the market for £47.99 (inc vat). Which means you can get two Vanmate Defend Alarm and it would still cheaper than getting one Dual Alarm from Van Guardian. And, if you sign up to our newsletter you get 10% off your first order from Vanmate!
To sum up, the VanDefend Van Alarm from Vanmate offers instant response, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. For a secure van without breaking the bank, choose VanDefend over The Van Guardian Dual Alarm!
L4V Van Alarm Security
When it comes to securing your valuable van, making an informed choice in the realm of alarm systems is paramount. Let's delve into a comparison between the Vanmate offerings: A combination of the Vanmate Contact Van Alarm and the Vanmate Motion Van Alarm, and the competition – the L4V Van Alarm Security.
A combination of the Contact Van Alarm and the Vanmate Motion Van Alarm offers a comprehensive security solution, with advanced features like motion sensors and contact sensors that ensure your van's protection against unauthorized access. What truly distinguishes this combination is its incredibly affordable pricing – a critical factor in today's economic landscape.
In contrast, the L4V Van Alarm Security is undoubtedly a robust option with a range of protective features against theft and intrusion. Nevertheless, it's crucial to weigh this against the cost, as the L4V system tends to come with a significantly higher price tag and us currently sold for £769.99. For customers who are looking to maximize security without compromising their budget, the Vanmate duo emerges as the clear victor.
When analyzing the two van alarm solutions side by side, the superiority of the Vanmate combination solution shines through. The combination of the Contact Van Alarm (VanDefend) and the Motion Van Alarm not only offers top-tier security features but also does so at a fraction of the cost of its competitors like the L4V Van Alarm Security.
In the quest for a cost-effective yet robust van alarm solution, the choice is clear – opt for Vanmate's reliable protection and enjoy peace of mind without straining your budget.
Why Choose Vanmate for Your Ford Transit Van?
At Vanmate, we understand the unique security needs of van owners. We have designed our van alarm systems to provide maximum protection for your vehicle and its contents. Vanmate offers 2 different types of security van alarms, which works perfectly for your Ford Transit.
Vanmate Motion Van Alarm
Once armed, Vanmate has a motion sensor that will detect any movement in your van, including the doors being opened in the middle of the night! The alarm will go off at an ear-piercing 125DB - that's very, very loud! The thieves will run for the hills without your tools and/or van!
Vanmate Contact Van Alarm (VanDefend)
Mount the VanDefend alarm on any internal or external surface with the screws and/or self-adhesive provided. Once armed, VanDefend has a vibration sensor that will detect any unusual movement of your vehicle, including the doors or windows being meddled with in the middle of the night! The alarm will go off at 110DB, which will scare away the thieves!
Need more reasons to get yourself a van alarm from Vanmate? Here is 4 reasons why you should protect your Ford Transit with a van alarm from Vanmate:
- Easy Installation: Our van alarms are easy to install. You don't need to be a tech guru to get them up and running. They come with clear instructions and everything you need for a hassle-free set-up.
- High Decibel Alarm: Our alarms pack a punch. With a high decibel siren alarm, they're sure to draw attention and scare off potential thieves.
- Long Battery Life: There’s nothing worse than a security system that fails because of a dead battery. Our van alarms have a long battery life, ensuring they remain operational and your van stays protected.
- Affordable Alarm System: We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality van security. That's why we've priced our alarms affordably, making them accessible for all van owners.
Vanmate's security system is tailored to meet the needs of different Ford Transit Van owners. Regardless if you have a Ford Transit 350, Ford Transit Custom or a Ford Transit Connect for example, Vanmate is the van alarm for you!
Additional Vanmate Security Alarm Reflective Sticker
Security alarm stickers van act as a first line of defence against potential thieves. By placing a security stickers prominently on your van, you're sending a clear message: this vehicle is protected!
Vanmate offer a high-quality, weather-resistant security alarm van sticker that are designed to deter potential thieves. These stickers/magnets convey that your van is equipped with a state-of-the-art Vanmate van alarm system, which is known for its reliability and effectiveness.
The Vanmate App
Want to keep on top of the latest theft activities in your local area? Then you need to get the Vanmate App (available in both Apple Store and Google Play Store).
With the Vanmate App you will get a notification on your smartphone if a theft or suspicious behaviour has been reported within a 15KM radius from your current location. If you click on the notification, you will see a report, in this report you will see an image and description of what has taken place and where, it could be a theft or suspicious activity.
The app will help van owners & tradesman in 2 ways.
1. If a theft or suspicious behaviour report comes in near you, you’ll know to be extra vigilant as often these crimes come in a flurry in one area, so for example; that night you might decide to bring your tools in or park your van in the garage.
2. If you sadly are a victim, by reporting what happened you are giving other local van owner’s an opportunity to let you know if they’ve seen or heard anything in relation to what happened.
The Ford Transit Van
The Ford Transit Van is a robust commercial vehicle that excels in carrying capacity and load space. It offers enhanced traction and stability, making it ideal for various road conditions. The Ford Transit Van comes in different roof heights, allowing for increased vertical load space, accommodating larger items with ease. Additionally, it boasts a high Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), ensuring it can handle heavy payloads while maintaining performance and durability. Whether for transporting goods or passengers, the Ford Transit van provides a reliable and spacious solution for diverse business needs.
Image from VansDirect
Today, A Ford Transit is available in a few different van models. All perfect depending on your needs and budget: Ford Transit 350, Ford Transit Custom, Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit Courier.
However, something that they all have in common is:
- Spacious cargo area with good carrying capacity (depending on model).
- Different body configuration to suit various needs and industries.
- Good roof heights - providing generous load space.
- Rear-wheel drive system for enhanced traction and stability.
- Robust construction and durability.
- High Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) for handling heavy payloads.
- Comfortable and ergonomic driver's cabin.
- Advanced technology and connectivity options.
- Safety features including traction control and stability control.
- Versatile and adaptable for a wide range of transportation needs.
Protect Your Ford Transit Van Today
Don't leave the safety of your Ford Transit Van to chance. With the increasing rate of van thefts, it’s more important than ever to take proactive steps to secure your vehicle. A top-notch van alarm system like the ones offered by Vanmate can provide the protection you need.
Remember, a van alarm is more than just a security measure. It's an investment in your peace of mind. With a Vanmate alarm installed in your Ford Transit Van, you can rest easy knowing your vehicle and its contents are safe.
At Vanmate, we’re here to help you safeguard what matters most. Don't wait until it's too late - secure your van with a alarm system from Vanmate today!
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