Effective Methods to Prevent Theft of Tools and Equipment
TC Harrison Ford want you to feel as safe as possible leaving your pride and joy parked outside in the winter months, so we have rounded up some of the top tips and tricks to prevent the theft of tools and equipment, and what to do in the unfortunate case it happens to you.
- Park in well-lit areas to discourage opportunistic theft
- Remove tools and equipment from the vehicle where possible
- Use a “No Tools in Van” sign, regardless of whether you have taken the tools out or not
- If possible, try and park the van so that the rear and side loading doors are as close to walls and fences as possible
- Record serial numbers of the tools you leave in your vehicle, so they will be easier to track down if anything does happen to them
- You should also have a look at Tell TVL
, an initiative dedicated to reporting incidents and combatting theft
Making the Most of Your Ford Connected Vehicle
Many van thefts are carried out without a key, with criminals being able to hack key fob frequencies for keyless entry. However, Ford models of commercial vehicles
are less susceptible to this since they have built-in sleeping key systems on their keyless models. Ford models also benefit from the revolutionary FordPass Pro
connected system, which includes a tracking device and remote locking and unlocking of the van, for your peace of mind.
TVL Security has partnered with Ford to manufacture security locking packages that can be factory fitted or installed on your existing van for added safety. Finally, make sure you are getting the most out of your Ford Pro connected vehicle by ensuring that your Ford Pass Pro app is activated.
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