Lorries & Goods Vehicles
  • Lock it, remove it, alarm it – when leaving your vehicle unattended, first remove valuable items and cash from view, lock it and take the keys with you or leave in a secure drawer or office at work
  • Parking up with an empty trailer, consider leaving the doors open so that this will deter potential opportunist criminals because they can clearly see nothing is stored within the trailer
  • Always set the vehicle alarm and keep fuel tanks locked
  • If parked in the workplace compound consider the introduction of monitored CCTV* to protect your vehicle assets
  • Plan your journeys, have an itinerary, no hitchhikers – have a route planned, including lay-overs, so someone else knows where you are due to be
  • Where possible use safe lorry parks or park where visible to passing traffic
  • Avoid insecure locations like remote laybys and quiet industrial estates. Do not pick up strangers as you have no idea what their intentions are
  • Lock your vehicle and check it – even when on the move, making deliveries or refuelling, keep your vehicle locked and the keys with you. Before you start off again, visually inspect your vehicle, has anything changed, if so why?

Consider using a steering wheel lock – or a lock that fits over the gear lever. Alternatively, a security box can be fitted over the pedals to prevent thefts when the vehicle is parked up.

Consider CCTV Security

CCTV can also be a deterrent and help protect your vehicle and its contents. It is important to remember that you must comply with the requirements of GDPR. Click the button below to find out more:

*Further information can be found on the Information Commissioners Office via the following link:- ICO Domestic CCTV systems - Guidance for people using CCTV Outside the Home