VIDEO: New Van Vault range tackles tool theft and achieves police standard

AS PART of its drive to tackle tool theft crime, Van Vault, the originators of in-vehicle secure storage, has launched a market leading new product range.

Last year saw around 280,000 tool theft crimes across the UK. With the average value of tools left in tradespeople’s vans costing £2,880, Van Vault understands the importance of helping protect tools and deter thieves with effective secure storage solutions.

With a break-in taking as little as 10 seconds, the new range has introduced key enhancements, which will be fundamental in making it much harder to steal valuable power tools and equipment.

Deborah Hunt, Van Vault Marketing Manager, said: “Tool theft is a massive issue facing tradespeople today and it’s on the rise. One in three tradespeople have had tools stolen.

“With our new range, we have reacted to what customers really want: the best security, functionality and quality, which gives them peace of mind.”

The new product launch follows 18 months of development work and features eight new products offering advanced protection, including the traditional box style containers and the easy to use drawer slides, which are unique to the Van Vault brand.

Not only has the product been upgraded, it has also been independently tested and certified by Sold Secure, an independent test house for security products owned by the Master Locksmith Association. All eight Van Vaults were subjected to six different levels of rigorous attack by trained professionals and were all found to be impenetrable.

Van Vault is also the first vehicle storage product on the market to be accredited by Secured by Design - the UK’s Police approved standard. Secured by Design promotes products which prevent crime and it is the only form of police approval for UK products.

All of the key areas of attack have been strengthened including a cross-bar reinforced lid which is next to impossible to prise open. A new highly-effective VaultLock™ locking system has been introduced which sits deep within the body of the box shielded by a hardened steel plate, protecting from drilling, picking and cutting.

The products also now come with an anti-theft fixing kit to ensure they can be properly mounted to the vehicle floor.

Deborah added: “The upgraded vehicle range underwent considerable research and rigorous testing, to ensure it provided customers with a product that helps secure tools and makes the working day of a tradesperson easier.”

Following strong customer demand, Van Vault has also improved its storage space and functionality with the new range, introducing a wide mouth drop front to the storage containers, which provides greater access and visibility of the contents inside.

A recessed lock also protects the key from damage, when left in the lock and an easy-lift gas strut through the body of the box, ensures a soft open and close lid action and maximises storage space.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, Van Vault is a UK-leading brand for storing and securing tools in vehicles. Its range is available in a variety of sizes, each designed for use in different types of vehicles.


Birchwood Price Tools is proud to launch four new in-store solutions to help you display your Van Vaults. This is a great opportunity for you to drive your sales - all solutions are available today!

There is a solution to suit all store sizes - from large national stores, through to smaller independent branches - from roller banners and posters to a complete 360 o bay. We have got you covered. Each solution has been developed to enhance Van Vaults presence in store!

Take advantage of these in-store displays today and save up to £200 on Van Vault products! Free marketing support is available to all BPT customers - get hold of yours today!

Remember, BPT can also deliver direct to your customers, meaning you do not have to hold stock! For more information, call the sales team on 0115 938 9000 - option 1, or visit

Secure On-Site Storage

According to the Chartered Institute of Building, it is estimated that the UK construction industry suffers a loss of more than £400 million a year due to vandalism and theft*.

If your customer suffered a break-in and their valuable equipment and tools were taken, could they continue their job without them?

The Van Vault 4-site from Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has been developed to combat this rise of onsite theft. Tough, durable and highly dependable, the Van Vault 4-site safeguards tools and equipment whilst working onsite, with forklift points for easy loading and maneuvering.

The tough, 2mm sheet-steel construction comes with durable, anti-corrosion protection to withstand the harsh conditions of the British weather. The black finish ensures low visibility to opportunist thieves.

Optional extras include castors to allow the user to easily maneuver the box around and between sites.

The costs in terms of the expense of replacing lost and stolen goods, as well as time lost until replacement tools are available is ever increasing. Ensure your customer is covered by offering them a Van Vault 4-site tool safe.

A break-in takes as little as 10 seconds**. Can your customers afford to lose their tools?

Visit the BPT stand C15 at The Executive Hire Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 8-9th February 2017 to see more of the BPT hire range.

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*CIOB Report


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