Tool Theft from Vans

As a tradesperson, you rely on your tools to do your job, and your van to get to those jobs. So if those things were stolen from you, it would have a huge impact on your ability to work.

It has been recently reported that there’s been a steep increase in the theft of tools from vans over the last few years, and for tradespeople, these statistics are particularly concerning.

The statistics

  • A van is broken into every 23 minutes in the UK.
  • In 2016 the cost of tool theft claims across the trade industry was £2.8million, and by 2017 there was a 30% increase in tool theft.
  • The average value of a tool theft claim is £1,626.
  • Yorkshire and the Midlands are the areas most at risk of tool theft

5 Ways to keep your tools safe

There are many ways to try keep your tools safe, from rigging your van doors with 1000v, to a simple alarm.

Check out the video, may give you some ideas.


Also check out Facebook group: ‘Stolen Trade Tools Uk’

Vanmate from just £32.99

“Drastically reduce the chances of your tools getting stolen with Vanmate”

Van Vault from around £175.00

“Our range of storage solutions are designed to keep your tools safe and organised, whatever trade you work in………..”

What Knot’s

In just a few minutes, (see video) and at a very reasonable cost. You can help prevent ‘Peel and Steal’ by simply using ‘What Knots’ and rope.

‘What Knots’ can be purchased from for as little as just £4.16 each, (or pack of 4 @ £18.00).

Gift Packs, (little stocking filler)

  • 2 x What Knots gift pack with 7 meters of rope £14, (was £21)

  • 4 x What knots gift pack with 7 meters of rope £20, (was £32)


Just some of the offers I currently have available, from 2mp, (1080p) to 8MP, (4K). 

All with features such as: Push notifications, Smart search, Etc.

Optional extras include: PIR’s to reduce false alarms to your phone, microphones, Colour camera with colour images 24/7,  Extra IR lighting, Etc.

Give us a call, cheaper that you think.

I also have some offers on as well 🙂

“Buy 2 cameras get the 3rd Half price” or “Buy 3 and get the 4th camera FREE”

Cheapest camera applies

(Not available with the ‘Proper Crimbo’ offer)



Colour Vu (by Hikvision)

Hikvision Color-Vu Technology extend and enhance surveillance capabilities into the dark, lifting the cover of night to capture vivid chromatic images – and often leading to the prosecution of criminals.

Check out the Hikvision video, and see for yourself the performance/ Examples of the ‘ColourVu’ camera

Available in 2MP & 5MP (Eyeball style)

Note: Sutterton Surveillance Systems holds/has no affiliation with ‘Vanmate’, ‘Van Vault’ or ‘What Knots’

All prices correct as of 27th October 2019