A simple lock and key won’t cut it anymore. From basic brute force entry methods, to more sophisticated electronic approaches, your van is more at risk than ever. For just £20 criminals can even pick up skeleton keys online1. It’s easy and it’s readily available.
Therefore, if you’re considering updating your vehicles, make sure to look out for the following features:
- Double-locking on all doors – to prevent criminals smashing the windows and opening the internal door handles
- Deadlock – another layer of protection in addition to the double-locks
- Visible VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) – allows the police to quickly and easily run identity checks if the worst should happen
- Alarm – look for one that notifies you by SMS when it’s activated, to give you the best chance of acting fast
- Remote locking – if a driver forgets to lock the van, enable them or you to do it remotely
- Integrated tracker – important for monitoring stolen vehicles, and harder for criminals to detect and remove than an after-market add-on because it’s built-in.
The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter incorporates all these features – as standard. It’s all part of the better security the vehicle offers. And when it comes to the notifications and remote functionality specifically, it’s all made possible via a fully integrated telematics solution – Mercedes PRO connect – which is included for free. It’s an intelligent vehicle monitoring and communication system that can help you improve accountability, drive efficiency and seamlessly keep your business moving.
Why not learn more about the Sprinter’s connectivity – and all the ways to maximise your van security.