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Truck crime - get smart
Fact: 3,500 trucks are stolen annually and there are over 26,000 stolen trailers in circulation; amazingly less than half are ever recovered and over 30% of all truck and trailer theft actually occurs at the owner's premises!
A third of all trucks and trailers are stolen simply for their load, with professional thieves being prepared to travel the length and breadth of Great Britain to target a specific vehicle and/or the goods it is carrying.
One of four victims of truck and trailer theft will lose business as a direct result!
The costs of truck and trailer crime can never be anything more than an estimate; uninsured losses, the loss of a vehicle and/or goods, hiring a replacement vehicle etc, when you start to add it up, you simply cannot afford to become a victim. To add insult to injury, many thieves will return to a vehicle they have previous stolen, or stolen from, expecting a fresh replacement truck or new goods, in the safe knowledge that there is still inadequate security.
So what can be done?
Many trucks now come with a Thatcham approved engine immobiliser, but few are alarmed and alarmed trailers are even fewer. Upgrading an Original Equipment immobiliser with an alarm is simple and relatively inexpensive. Most can even protect the driver whilst sleeping or resting.
Protecting a trailer is also straightforward, with systems available that even come with their own power supply, which provide a constant 24v supply for up to 14 days. Trailer security often utilises wireless technology, which enables the interior sensor, typically an Infra Red PIR, to be fitted without running cables everywhere, which can snag and also be bypassed by a professional thief.
Wireless magnetic contact/reed switches can also be used on doors and an optional text messaging system can be added which will notify the owner if the trailer is attacked and even if the alarms battery system drops below 10.5v.
In an attempt to reduce the theft of trucks and trailers and their goods, we have teamed up with GAP Security, the UK's leading nationwide mobile vehicle security installer. GAP has produced a comprehensive and cost effective range of products for HGV, Trailer and LCV applications, each with Thatcham approval and a promise to pay the owners theft excess if a thief beats the system!
To find out more about this unique and innovative facility please call GAP Security on 0800 783 2165 or Guy Anderson on 07739 208609 and quote Towergate