Called BondLock, the device has been three years in development, says Maple, and will protect vans and their loads against modern theft techniques.
BondLock’s locking mechanism, which has been tested to resist prolonged forced assault, is installed inside the load area and can withstand a tensile load of more than two tonnes.
Controlled independently, BondLock also guards against vehicle hacking and keyless theft techniques where the manufacturer’s existing security and central locking systems are bypassed.
The system can be tailored to suit, with single- or multi-point locking options, manual or automatic setting locks and a choice of access control methods. Other options include emergency access and remote unlocking capability.
“The ways in which panel vans are being attacked has evolved quite dramatically in recent years – it is no longer the case that van owners are guarding against opportunism or simple door attacks,” says Paul Nunn, marketing manager for the Stockport-based business.
“Different vehicles can be attacked in different ways and finding the most suitable security specification for your fleet can be a seemingly daunting task.
“BondLock has been designed to protect against known methods of attack and future-proof your vehicles at the same time.”