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Jeffrey Scott @ September 19, 2019 5:03 pm
There are some van models that have been plagued by a hole though the bodywork style attack on them, in particular the 2014 onwards shape Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Nissan NV300, Fiat Talento and VW T5/ Volkswagen T6. For those model vans we have specific products to address the popular hole through the body attacks where the owner can often have the damaged to their vans repair by us fitting one of our external shields. But what we are staring to see is all sorts of random holes in various places, in various different model vans; where we do not have any specific repair product to cover over the damage. What we have been doing is offering universal repair/ blanking shields where it looks like the hole can be covered up by the sizes that we have available. What we have done today is ... [click here to read the full story]
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Jeffrey Scott @ July 17, 2019 1:06 pm
At Sussex Installations we are very happy to offer van security advice to all van owners and carry out great quality installations for them at our workshop in Eastbourne or mobile in the South East of England (including London). As many of you know; we put allot of effort into our YouTube channel and last week we had a special visit for a fellow YouTuber who has a great followi... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ July 1, 2019 5:49 pm
Thousands of shares on the now Viral video about the Peugeot Expert break in with fingers only by Jay Vassallo, there will no doubt be lots of owners of these vans wondering what they can do to stop this attack on their own vans. Yes this attack is real (on certain model vans only) and yes you can unplug your switches on the side doors to stop this attack method, BUT there is a... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ March 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Here we take a look at the situation that a Ford Transit Custom Customer is in. He told us he had been in touch with Ford and that his van was not on their list to be recalled to have the security software implemented. Lucky for this customer he had seen the test I had instructed Ford Custom owners to do in my previous videos and knew that he was still vulnerable. So he drove d... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ February 25, 2019 12:52 pm
As if van owners don't already have enough to worry about with all the van tool theft and theft of whole vans!! Vehicle crime has risen by 50% in the last 3 years and tool theft from vans is at an all time high.Tradesmen up and down the country are struggling to understand all the different problems with van security and now we have a whole new generation of problem to try and ... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ January 31, 2019 10:15 am
History of the problemWe wrote about this problem in July 2018 after launching our external and internal shield set for the Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Nissan NV300 and Fiat Talento owners. But we have seen this hole in the back door break in method becoming increasingly more and more of a problem for owners of these model vans. The extent of the damage to the van is ... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ January 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Sprinter Vans Being StolenWe have had increasingly more and more Mercedes Sprinter owners get in touch with us after their vans have been stolen or after they have found their van with the ignition barrel missing (due an attempted theft). This seems to be due to a theft method where the thieves remove the ignition from the van and then use a laptop computer to extract the last ... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ October 8, 2018 12:37 pm
Typically our approach is to recommend a multi-strategy security package and one of those strategies is to secure the manufacturer's weak point on the existing factory fitted security. The solution we offer to secure the manufacturer's weak point varies from one model van to another, as they all have different weak points.Problem! with some make / model vans it is just NOT... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ October 4, 2018 2:06 pm
Here we take a look at the new hook type deadlock from Locks 4 Vans. This video shows a walk through of the new hook lock and demonstrates the larger hook of the lock and how they work to help to keep your van secure.If you have read our other news articles, comments on social media pages or seen the videos on our YouTube channel then you will know that we are very passionate a... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ September 7, 2018 2:02 pm
A question that we often get asked is 'What's the best lock for my van?' and our response is always to ask some questions about the van make / model & year of the van and what the van is used for and by how many different people. Our advice is typically to implement a three strategy approach; if possible for the vehicle and within the budget of the van owner rather tha... [click here to read the full story]
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Jeffrey Scott @ July 19, 2018 12:07 pm
If you are the owner of one (or more) of the 2014 onwards shape Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic and Nissan NV300 / Fiat Talento model vans? then your biggest and most likely break in method will be through the rear door of your van by thieves putting a hole in your door to attack the latch mechanism. This problem is two fold; 1) The cost of tools stolen / down time if the bre... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ July 2, 2018 1:15 pm
Yes that's right, the Locks 4 Vans hook bolts are back and available again. In fact we have been fitting the hook bolts in most cases since around April this year, but we wanted to be sure that there was not going to be another disruption in supply until writing another news story on the subject!After an internal investigation by Locks 4 Vans; they concluded that the increased ... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ February 19, 2018 2:17 pm
See updated article from July 2018 referencing the re-release of the hook bolts.As of February 2018 Sussex Installations will not be supplying our deadlock kits with hook type locks due to the manufacturer suspending the sale of them. The hook type deadlocks have been very popular and are a good security option in many cases, but this winter has shown a reliability issue that h... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ February 6, 2018 6:17 pm
Tradesmen who have been victims of the current tool theft epidemic that we are in, have been saying for a long time that it's organised gangs that are stealing from them. The news story from West Midlands Police below is proof that there are organised gangs going around breaking into vans and selling the tools through a sophisticated network.'Officers found the Aladdin's Cave o... [click here to read the full story]
Jeffrey Scott @ February 6, 2018 4:19 pm
The news that Armaplate have revised the design of the Driver's door lock protector of the new shape Transit (Mk8 2014 onwards big Transit, not the Custom) is welcome here at Sussex Installations as the previous design was not really suitable for us and we struggled to see much benefit in it being fitted at all. The problem was that the barrel stuck out so much from the door, t... [click here to read the full story]
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