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Established over 25 years of experience
Established over 30 years of experience
Lockwell Van Security has provided fast and affordable van security solutions in Canterbury and surrounding areas of Kent for over 25 years. Our clients range from local tradespeople to dealerships and fleet operators.
If you are a tradesman or van owner relying on your van for your business the last thing you want is the distress, and disruption of theft. Stolen tools or time wasted in insurance claims can seriously affect your business.
In the UK between 2016 and 2019 over 43,000 vans were stolen – that’s over 30 vans per day – causing both loss and inconvenience to their owners. According to the Commercial Fleet website, the DVLA recorded that in 2020 the most frequently stolen van was the Mercedes- Benz Sprinter 313 CDI followed by the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 CDI and the Ford Transit 350. Of these vans, on average, less than one in five were recovered.
Many of our clients have had previous experience of van thefts and now wish for greater security. Others realise that their vans are vulnerable and wish to protect their investment.
The ultimate locks fit across the two rear doors of your van, bolting them together and providing security which is independent of the van manufacturers’ lock. The ultimate lock has proved itself in attack tests against all types of implements. They can be provided as slam locks or deadlocks.
Deadlocks are locks which usually fit into the door and throw a bolt or hook into a receiving point in the door post or frame of the van, to create an extra locking point for the door. These locks can remain unlocked, allowing the operator to use the manufacturer’s locks as normal, until additional security is needed.
Slam locks are used when a customer wants their van to lock automatically when the door is closed, without the use of a key. This type of locking system is ideal for people in a hurry. Whether it’s for a courier company, or a company who wants to make sure their employees are locking their vans, these are a great solution.
Unlike other locks, statement locks are mounted externally on doors and provide both a visual deterrent and an additional layer of security to your van. It can also be fitted in a high door (anti-door peel/bending) position. The other benefits are that it can be keyed alike with other products like the deadlocks, slamlocks and Replock, unlike the Ultimate lock which is on a different style of key. Please note, Statement locks are not available as slamlocks.
they also provide a visual deterrent, which is sometimes enough to deter thieves.
Additional locks combat the rise in relay thefts. Relay theft allows the van to be opened electronically without having the original key. The security our locks offer provides an additional, unexpected, problem for thieves to try to overcome.
This leaves your van extremely vulnerable to thieves not only at night but also during daylight hours.
Although there are other ways of safeguarding your van against theft, van locks are the most affordable solution, with prices depending on the type of van lock you choose.
We only fit time-tested, high quality, van locks from trusted manufacturers
The Statement lock and the Ultimate lock are the most secure, followed by the deadlock. But most customers prefer the deadlocks as they are mostly fitted internally on the door, or in the edge of the door, whereas the Statement and Ultimate lock are bolted to the outside of the van, which most customers do not want.
Slam handles are next, followed by the slamlock.
These are all the additional locks, whereas the other products are shielding (protecting the manufacturers existing lock mechanisms, handles, cables and central locking).
Most customers will have deadlocks, then if they want more security they have some of the shielding options.
No it’s not necessary, as we provide a mobile fitting service and can be at your place of work or home promptly for your convenience.
All locks can be bypassed, given enough time. But because of the design of deadlocks, especially hook locking deadlocks, it is very difficult to force the lock in comparison to standard manufacturers’ locks. It is more likely that the metalwork will give way before the deadlock does.
Depending on your van model and what type of lock you require will determine where on the van the lock is fitted. Take a look at our variety of van lock types here.
We provide and install a wide range of security products to suit many different van models. There is almost always a van security lock that will fit your van model.