Vandalism & Theft
Vandalism and theft are, unfortunately, part of modern life, and most experts agree that the best ways to combat crime are often the simplest. Talk to the police and they will tell you to lock it up! In 2008/2009 burglary accounted for approx 18% of police recorded crime. This is a huge sector of crime particularly when it is so easy to prevent with the right security.
Mr Box supplies various products with our storage containers for extra protection and security to safely store expensive tools and equipment. Tools, in particular, seem to be a favourite target for thieves, so we must try to keep them secure and locked up.
Our containers are constructed of tough anti corrosive steel, have marine spec’ paint, and are specially designed to be vandal proof. Our storage units are very secure and are ideal for storing valuable goods in remote locations. We fit our stores with a high security locking system, which uses a steel shroud to protect the lock from interference with bolt-croppers, angle grinders, chisels, or other methods of forced entry. When used in conjunction with the high security padlocks we supply they ensure that unwelcome entry is virtually impossible without specialised cutting gear. Rather than splashing out on expensive anti-theft devices why not use our simple yet effective container lock box for protecting your goods.
A recent demonstration of this was recently reported on the BBC website. Our customer, who owns a self-storage depot, innocently rented a number of Mr Box supplied containers to individuals who turned out to be storing in excess of £500,000 of stolen goods inside. After a tip off the police raided the store park but after much effort could not gain access to the containers. They called Mr Box for help and we immediately put them in touch with the self-store owner who assisted them by providing keys to the units. Naturally we don’t endorse the behavior of the thieves, but it was refreshing to see that the thieves trusted the containers as being secure enough for their haul, and even the Police could not force entry into the containers.