When looking for deadlocks for your van never just shop on price. There are many types of locks available in the van deadlock marketplace. Some locks are around £30 and some are priced at £150, The main difference between the pricing and the the product are quiet easily seen once you have the lock kit in front of you. The technique normally used to get round van deadlocks is to use a large bar against the locking catch to simply lift it past the locking plate with a lot of force. The advantage of using a high quality kit is the locking catch is longer and the metal plate is very strong thick steel that uses very strong rivets to secure it to the vehicles body work. When you look at the Thatcham range of deadlocks you will see the main difference in the euro cylinder with it being made a lot stronger to prevent lock snapping and with the flat key it provides more security in terms of lock picking the Thatcham range can take up to around 30 mins to lock pick.
Many people wonder why price varies so much in the van deadlock market and the reason for this is the quality of the product used and the quality of the installation, You normally find a customer with an older vehicle around 10 years old is not to fussed and have the cheaper locks fitted, But I have personally lost count with the amount of phone calls we have had due to a new vehicle having deadlocks done and 2-3 months down the road rust is dripping down the body work and staining the paintwork. This is a very expensive fix and the customer only understands quality once the job has been re done correctly with a good product. We fully rust proof all the holes we make within the vehicle body to protect it against rust and water ingress. We fully warranty all the work we carry out on your vehicle.
Another important practice we carry out is cleaning all the swarf away from the body work where it has been drilled and cut. Many people normally don’t blow it away with an air gun and this causes a major rust specs on the body work shortly after installation. If you would like a high quality van deadlock installation in Essex please get it contact with us.