The Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro vnas have been a very large target for sliding door peeling / bending. This is a method used by thieves to steal the contents of the load area. This method is carried out by placing your knee half way up the door on the standard horzontal crease in the door. They then grab the top part of the door and force it towards them, this means the sliding door completely bends in half.
Since we have been installing the Thatcham deadlocks in the higher location we haven’t heard of a single case of door bending or door peeling. This is due to the deadlock reinforcing the top part of the door and also the bracket we fix to the post pillar which is abosolutely solid and the deadlock bolt is thrown through this bracket for the best security.
As with any deadlock installation we always recommend adding an alarm system with a rear mounted microwave sensor. This helps protect your load area equipment if thieves was to cut a hole in the roof of the van to gain access.
We are fully mobile and cover the local Essex area installing van locks and van alarms.