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In the UK, there are a number of companies which add better security onto vans. An example is Sussex - Van locks and Vehicle Security Deadlock Installers.

I wonder how well a provider that provides reinforced latch/handle plates as well as secondary deadbolt locks will fare in the US. The deadlocks Sussex Installations offers protect about as well as the hasps and "hockey puck" locks, but look a lot better. They also offer slam locks (if the van door is closed, it is locked.) This comes in handy for cargo vans with a partition between the driver and the cargo because if someone is busy with other things, a thief can't just open the supposedly unlocked doors and grab something.

They also provide reinforced mountings for the catalytic converter to make it harder to steal.
 

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There must be American companies that provide similar security modifications. I'm not too worried about upgrading security personally, but it seems like there are plenty of good options if that is what you are looking for. I'm not sure if the 'slam locks' would be useful, or annoying. Can you turn them on/off kinda like the back seat child safety locks?
 

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A Ford dealership in Georgetown had every single cat on every F-150 stolen one night a few years back. One neighbor of mine sort of liked the throaty sound of his vehicle for a bit... until he looked underneath and found what was causing it (to the tune of a quad digit repair bill.)
 

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A Ford dealership in Georgetown had every single cat on every F-150 stolen one night a few years back. One neighbor of mine sort of liked the throaty sound of his vehicle for a bit... until he looked underneath and found what was causing it (to the tune of a quad digit repair bill.)
Wow, quad digit, i wonder how much of that was parts and how much labor.
I also remember when wheels used to get stolen off of brand new cars at dealers. These being brand new cars that haven't even got into the hands of their owners.
 
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