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THEFT from Vehicles

Precautions you can take to protect your tools at a job or while stored overnight

Thefts from vehicles are more likely to happen after dark. Also, it always happened during the week, rather than at the weekend. This could potentially mean that vehicle ownes are a little more relaxed on weekdays about what they leave in their vehicle.

Leaving windows and the sunroof open invites fishing for items through the gap by hand or with, say, a bent coat hanger, which could also be used to unlock a door for them to get in.

Vans are often targeted by thieves for the tools stored inside. They always enter by the offender breaking a window when the items may have been left in the eyeline of offenders.


Tools not only hold monetary value, they also represent the livelihood of tradespeople and so it’s important that toolboxes are protected at all costs. The best deterrent for theft is often added security. So it may be worth investing in extra vehicle security, or even home security such as CCTV to protect your vehicle when parked overnight.

Always lock it

Get into the habit of locking the vehicle even if you’re only going to be away from it for a moment. Thefts which could have been avoided simply by the owners locking their car or van door.

Out of sight

Ensuring everything is out of sight every time you leave your vehicle, even if you plan on getting back in your van first thing in the morning. And it should go without saying that tools should never be left in an unattended vehicle.

If your construction site is out of protect, the most obvious consequence of theft is the cost of replacing the equipment. Burglars and thieves are increasingly brazen. Using Servis combination of security measures is the best way to deter them looking to profit from your sites, fill in the enquiry box.



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