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Do you rely on the manufacturers factory fitted physical security to protect your business?

Don’t settle for less than Locks 4 Vans protection!



Deadlocks are the most common type of supplementary vehicle lock, available in a wide range of door specific kits to meet your requirements.

L4V Euro-deadlocks are true deadlocks, they have an internal mechanism which only ‘lifts’ when the correct key is being used to unlock the device, this prevents the lock bolt being pushed back into the lock case. Cheaper ‘deadlocks’ often rely solely on the actual key barrel to provide ‘deadlocking’, resulting in a much lower level of security.



As the name implies slamlocks automatically lock and secure as the door is closed, requiring the use of the legitimate key to regain access. Due to the automatic operation of slamlocks they are recommended for load area doors and are Ideal for multi-drop situations.

Upgrade and convert the standard vehicle (O.E.) locks fitted to vehicle load doors, to genuine slam operation. The L4V kit replaces the manufacturer’s vulnerable barrel, and internal mechanism where appropriate, with High Security custom designed products, designed to resist attack and tampering. We do not endorse the practice of ‘upgrading’ the O.E. lock to slam operation by the addition of springs, this method offers no additional protection to the door and cannot be considered a security upgrade by itself


This range offers the best of both worlds in load door security, slam operation with additional deadlocking when operated by the driver. These locks are generally utilised on twin rear load door installations

Cable Guard

CABLE-GUARD is a machined protective Shield, designed to shield the rear O/S door loom from attack by thieves.

Thieves have discovered that if certain wires in the rear door loom are shorted, usually whilst cutting, that this actually unlocks the doors giving immediate access into the vehicle. This means not only have you lost the vehicle contents, but you cannot lock any doors until the loom is replaced. Consequently demand for replacement looms from Ford has led to lengthy back order-times, - up to three weeks.

Ford have now recalled all new Transits and are making a modification that stops the doors unlocking when the door loom is ‘shorted’, however, thieves have no way of knowing this and cut the wires regardless hoping to unlock the vehicle. We now have a situation where thieves don’t gain access; however you also are prevented. Getting into the rear of a Transit, especially if there is a bulkhead fitted, is not easy and usually means cutting off the rear door hinges. The CABLE-GUARD prevents the wires from being cut. Fitting this low-tech but highly effective security device is extremely cost-effective – or perhaps you would prefer to take the chance?

Lock Defender


L4V Lock Defender Security Plates are designed to thwart the would-be thief, by shielding the existing (O.E.) locks and where applicable, handles, thus preventing the commonplace screwdriver type attacks. Lock Defender security plates are case hardened, drill-proof and external components finished in an aesthetically pleasing, nylon powder coating which matches the vehicle trim, and a powerful anti-theft deterrent.

L4V Lock Defender plates can be used to cover an already damaged doorskin, providing a much cheaper way of repairing the damage, whilst providing protection against future attack.

BEWARE! Apparently Similar fittings are on the market that can be drilled with a WOOD BORING HOLE SAW! Challenge any salesman to let you try and drill anything offered - we know you won’t get through ours - the others aren’t so tough.

Direct and efficient service

As standard L4V kits are supplied in single vehicle sets, all locks within a set are keyed alike, operating via the same registered key. Two keys are supplied as standard, with additional keys available

Alternative combinations of product keying are available upon request including master-keying. This option provides a fleet manager access to every vehicle within the program using a single key, whilst retaining individual vehicle keys.

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