This #MercedesSprinter van was worked on by one of our Partners last week. .
It is not a builder’s van, though 😌 This van is used by a company to transport VIP customers 😎 .
The owners complained that the vehicle was being targeted – thieves are trying to break in, thinking that there are #PowerTools kept in the van as #MBSprinter is a popular choice for #Tradesmen. .
The latest attempt saw the vehicle broken into and started. The reason they didn’t make off with it, is because, apparently, they hadn’t noticed that there was a mechanical pedal lock, and had they had a bit more time on their hands, they’d have removed it and the owners would probably never see the van again. .
Mechanical protection, like steering wheel / pedal / gearbox locks, can be useful and do make the vehicle less attractive to thieves, but they are not enough to prevent theft – they marginally delay a thief, but that’s about it. They can be a part of a multi-layered #VehicleSecurity package, but, on their own, should not be relied on as a single measure of protection, much like #Tracker’s. .
Locks are inconvenient to use, they don’t INFORM the owner if the vehicle is under attack (if the car is being broken into, jacked-up, towed, etc.), they don’t safeguard against #Carjacking, and they don’t offer engine immobilisation. .
Having realised all of the above, the owners of this #MB van decided to have a PROPER #VehicleSecuritySystem fitted - one of our top #ConnectedCar packages 😎 .
Worried about yours, too? Speak to your local #StarLineUK dealer for professional advice on choosing the right #VanSecurity / #CarSecurity package. .
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