The security of your van and its contents is vitally important as, if your van were broken into and the contents or the van stolen, that would have a negative impact on your business financially.
If you are a self-employed courier how often have you arrived at someone’s home to deliver a parcel, got out, unloaded the parcel from the rear of the van, walked up the customer’s drive and not bothered to lock the van doors or, perhaps thought you had locked them but had not? The answer, because it takes just too much time, it is inconvenient or it is so easy to forget when you are in a rush is probably “on numerous occasions.”
The implications are obviously serious if a thief either steals some of the contents or the van. This may affect your van insurance premiums, your customers will be displeased and your family’s income may suffer until a replacement van is obtained.
However, new intelligent van door technology is available in the form of what are called slam locks that can be fitted to most types of side and rear van doors. There are numerous manufacturers of slam locks with a wide variance in price so you should shop around on the Internet.
They are fitted flush to doors to make it difficult for a thief to prise the locks open. All you need to do when you have removed the parcel from the rear compartment is close the door and it will be securely, electronically locked-no need for a key or remote control to lock it. It is only when you want to gain access to the van that you would use a key or remote control. If you locked yourself in the van there is a mechanism to unlock the door from inside.
New intelligent van door lock technology, such as these slam locks, are of great potential benefit to the van owner and can be fitted in minutes.