New security systems for commercial vehicles have been introduced by Mul-T-Lock.

The new MVP1000 is described as an entry-level locking system suited for almost any type of van door, both rear and sliding. It features a push-to-lock design, for quick and easy keyless locking, and is designed so it can be installed without expert help.

MVP1000 is available as an individual item, or as a pair of two keyed alike on Mul-T-Lock’s patented MTL300 key system.

It joins the MVP2000, an all-in-one, non-corrosive lock body solution, which can be used in conjunction with default vehicle locks or as a retrofit to an existing vehicle. It has no hanging parts and has a dedicated mounting bracket to protect paintwork beneath the lock.

In addition, an advanced model MVP3000 is set to join the range later this year.

Mul-T-Lock said the need for its products was being driven by rising commercial vehicle crime, with 11,714 vans reportedly stolen in the UK over the past year.

Mul-T-Lock mechanical product manager Jamie Jagpal said: “With so many UK businesses relying on their van or multiple vans to operate smoothly, the latest van theft statistics paint an alarming picture.

“The figures speak for themselves and are only predicted to rise, with as many as one in three drivers falling victim to vehicle intrusion, costing workers billions of pounds in lost revenue and replacement tools.

“Our new MVP launch has been designed to specifically address this and offer an affordable proposition to our customers and the market in general. 

“We are presenting a portfolio that can offer the ultimate protection for most commercial vehicle models, whilst being quick and easy to install. And we will continue to expand the range so that more van owners can benefit from a comprehensive, true innovation in modern commercial vehicle security and lock design.”