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8 Benefits of a Van Alarm

8 Benefits of a Van Alarm

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What are the Benefits of a Van Alarm?

In this article we will look at 8 Benefits of a Van Alarm and how it will help you, your van, and save you time and money.

Installing a van alarm system is the best way to keep your vehicle safe. Not only is the van a key part of your business operation, but the contents of it are also. A proper van alarm system can help to make sure your vehicle and tools stay out of harm’s way by giving an unforgettable sound when the alarm is triggered or touched. This not only tells you that someone is near your vehicle, it will make all but the most foolish or dedicated thieves move on quickly and look for an easier target.

The benefits of a van alarm are numerous, and we will list our favourite 8 here.

1. Security

The first and most important benefit is security, as we don’t want any untoward incidents to take place when you’re not around your van. A Van Guardian vehicle alarm can scare away thieves and potential burglars as it emits an ear-piercing sound that cannot be ignored. A good van alarm will stop a theft attempt of tools or the vehicle itself.

2. Peace of Mind

When there’s a van alarm installed on the vehicle, you’ll certainly feel at ease whenever you leave it unattended on its own or overnight – whether it is in a car park or your driveway. You can even use the remote to activate the alarm if you need to go away from your vehicle only for a few minutes, van theft doesn’t take long. In this way, you don’t have to worry about any suspicious-looking individuals trying to gain entry into your van when it sits briefly by itself.

3. Prevent Unnecessary Repairs

With a van alarm system in place, it’ll be no chance that someone might try to break into your van and end up causing unnecessary damages which will require money for repairs down the road. The last thing anyone wants is spending a large amount of money on repairing broken windows or locks, so choose wisely when selecting a suitable alarm system with all necessary protection features against intruders and thieves without compromising on the look and appeal of your vehicle.

4. Additional Security

If you live within a high-risk crime area (which, unfortunately, is not very rare these days), it would be advisable to install a van alarm as this will serve as an additional layer of security. Burglars and other criminals tend to stay away from houses that have alarm systems installed at their premises as they are more trouble than going next door who doesn’t have an alarm. Having your van protected by one too can give you peace of mind when you’re not around it.

5. Improved Resale Value

A new van will lose some resale value as soon as it goes out of the showroom but the cost of adding a good van alarm can be recuperated in the van when it is resold.

Some buyers even prefer buying such vehicles since they are protected already, and an alarm system is more of a bonus. Many individuals are actually looking for pre-owned vans with security features installed inside them to provide additional safety against break-ins or thefts.

6. Avoid a Potential Situation

A Van Guardian alarm will allow you to avoid a situation before it arises. This is because the alarm sounds on first contact or when the thief comes into the proximity of the alarm. The alarm will deter the thief before they actually get into the van, most factory alarms only sound once the door has been forced open or the window smashed. A visual deterrent to start, then an audible works best.

7. Reduced Insurance Policy Cost

Many insurance companies will offer a reduced premium cost if you add a recognised van alarm to your vehicle. This is because the alarm will alert you if anyone tries to break in or damage your van, so it is recognised as an anti-theft device which is very helpful. This will also mean that you don’t have to claim for the theft of your tools or vehicle as they will still be there!

8. Find the Vehicle if the Worst Happens

If your van does happen to be stolen many alarms also come with GPS and if it is not built into the alarm it is often an optional extra that can be purchased to go with it. A GPS addon will allow you to track the vehicle and find it should it be stolen.


It is evident that van owners with alarm systems installed in their vehicles can benefit from numerous benefits which will not only enhance safety but also improve convenience and provide peace of mind. Do your research well before purchasing the system so that there are no unwelcome surprises after installation, though – make sure you know all about its functions and install it within your budget.



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Michael Horsfall

Michael Horsfall, a seasoned plumbing and heating engineer with over 35 years of trade experience, is the innovative mind behind VanGuardian, a proactive van security solution. His journey into the realm of security was triggered by recurrent incidents of theft, particularly copper pipe theft right from outside his residence in Leeds. The rampant van crimes led him to envision VanGuardian, a patented alarm system engineered to deter theft by activating upon contact, safeguarding assets before any damage occurs. Michael's in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by tradesmen, paired with his endeavor on Dragons' Den to secure investment, underscores his commitment to fostering van safety. His profound expertise and real-world experience equip him with a distinctive insight, making his blogs an invaluable resource for individuals seeking pragmatic advice on van safety and security.

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