van theft

Top 5 tips: Getting insured against tool theft

Tool theft is the scourge of the industry and is putting installers out of business. Stephen Holland, co-founder of anti-tool theft specialists ARMD explains how to take action and protect your livelihood. There is one tool theft every 23 minutes, which equates to approximately 23,000 a year – and that shocking figure is only those […]

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London boroughs recorded 17,469 reports of tool theft last year

By submitting a freedom of information request to police constabularies, Toolstation has revealed the hotspots for tool theft across the London boroughs. Enfield experienced the most tool thefts of the London boroughs, with 1,096 thefts, estimating a cost of £978,525. The most stolen tool across the UK was a drill, with a count of 380 drills […]

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Yorkshire plumber invents Vanguardian – A solution to deter van thieves

A Yorkshire plumber has invented Vanguardian – a patented solution to deter van thieves and protect the van and its cargo. Michael Horsfall’s invention, Vanguardian, is a zonal based alarm system designed to stop theft before it even starts.The heating engineer from Leeds spent more than two years developing the flexible, multi-point alarm system to […]

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Revealed: Van theft is set to increase 62% by 2030

Comparethemarket.com has predicted future levels of van theft could double to over 20,000 in the next decade after research found an 81% increase from 2015 to 2019. The research also highlights the makes and models of vehicles that are most at risk and the most frequently stolen contents from a break-in. During 2015, 12 vans were […]

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66% of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or vans broken into

The majority (66%) of tradespeople have had their tools stolen or van broken into, a Screwfix survey has found. Nearly two thirds (65%) of tool theft victims have had their tools stolen more than once. And nearly a quarter (24%) said tool theft has had an impact on their business. For one fifth, tool theft […]

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