Utilities contractor Falco is set for significant savings on its annual van fleet repair bill after installing a range of TVL Security products.

According to Falco, repair and replacements resulting from criminal attacks on its vehicles typically cost the company approximately £80,000 per year. 

However, since equipping 100 new Ford Transit vans with TVL Security’s crime prevention systems it has recorded just two attempted break-ins, which were both unsuccessful.

Products installed include the external ArmourShell, which features a unique-angled design to deflect direct blows, and the RepLock, a cylinder that prevents thieves from picking the driver’s door to gain access.

Also installed are the HookLock, which introduces an independent secondary mortise lock, loom guards and deadlocks on the front doors of the vans, as well as the code-operated OBD Port Protector and ProtektaPlate latch protection on both the side and rear doors, a Gemini Euro 6 Thatcham CAT 1 (CAT 2-1) alarm system, and an additional PIR sensor in the rear of the vehicles.

The installations were carried out by ProtectAVan. A further nine similarly equipped vans are due to be delivered shortly.

Falco fleet and facilities manager Jason Shreeve said: “TVL is our go-to supplier for all our vehicle security needs and we have a very close relationship with its team.

“The results we’ve seen from our most recent additions are remarkable. It goes to show not just the value of having a visual deterrent in place, but how effective TVL Security’s products are in the real world – we’ve no doubt that if our vans were attacked again they would be more than up to the task of protecting our fleet.”

TVL Group managing director Laura Moran said: “With thieves resorting to more aggressive entry methods, it is crucial that fleets go above and beyond when protecting their mobile assets.

“We’re delighted that Falco sees the meticulous attention to detail we put into designing our products and that they have proved so effective for them.”