How Tradespeople Can Protect Themselves from Tool Theft

How Tradespeople Can Protect Themselves from Tool Theft

Protect yourself from tool theft

Tool Theft: A Major Problem for Tradespeople in the UK

Tool theft is a major problem for tradespeople in the UK. In 2022, there were over 40,000 tool thefts reported, with an average value of £4,470.50 per theft. This means that tradespeople are losing over £100 million worth of tools each year.

Tool theft has a significant impact on tradespeople's businesses. It can lead to lost income, increased insurance costs, and damage to reputation. In some cases, tradespeople may even be forced to close their businesses altogether.

There are a number of things that tradespeople can do to protect themselves from tool theft , such as:

  • Investing in security measures for their vans and tools. This could include things like van locks, tool tracking devices, and alarms.
  • Being mindful of where they park their vans and tools. Avoid parking in isolated areas or at night.
  • Removing tools from their vans at night if possible. If this is not possible, make sure that the tools are well-hidden and secured.

Despite taking these precautions, tradespeople can still fall victim to tool theft. This is where ARMD can help. ARMD provides comprehensive protection for tradespeople from tool theft, including tool insurance, smart van alarms and trackers.

Here are some additional facts and figures about tool theft in the UK:

  • The most common tools stolen are power tools, such as drills, saws, and nail guns.
  • Plumbers and heating engineers are particularly vulnerable to tool theft.
  • Tool theft is most common in major cities, but it can happen anywhere.
  • Only a small percentage of tool theft cases are solved.

ARMD's tool insurance is specifically designed to help tradespeople recover quickly from theft incidents. It provides comprehensive coverage 24/7, so tradespeople don't have to remove their tools from their vans at night. In the event of a claim, tradespeople can automatically submit a Claim Report directly from the app, streamlining the process and minimising business disruptions.

The ARMD GUARD Smart Van Alarm and tracker offers an added layer of protection by notifying users of break-ins via a phone call and enabling immediate action. GPS tracking aids in the location and recovery of stolen vans, giving peace of mind to business owners.

With ARMD's comprehensive solution, tradespeople can focus on what they do best - serving their customers - without the constant worry of tool theft.

If you are a tradesperson, it is important to be aware of the risk of tool theft and to take steps to protect yourself and your business. ARMD can provide you with the peace of mind knowing that you are protected in the event of a theft incident.

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