'Fitted Safe' for inside the van?

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  1. Chockswahay

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    I just read my insurance documents and they state that the van will not be insured if keys are carried inside without being in a fixed safe.

    Getting ready for France (aren't we all? lol) I'm wondering if a small safe would be a good idea.

    Can anyone recommend or advise what to look for please?

    Many thanks :Smile:
     
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    Make sure it is electronic, or you'll have to carry the key for that as well. Check if your insurance requires a particular British Standard or something. Other than that, just choose one big enough for what you want to put in it. (i.e. passports, keys, laptop?).

    Remember that large ones require more money and space. Consider a fire proof one if you want to get your passports back after a fire and you have lots of cash...
     
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    Aldis are currently selling a small safe suitable for passports/cards and cash. Place it under a seat and wrapped around a metal seatbealt support of similar. It will be adequate for your needs.
     
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    Took up a fair bit of payload and not got a lot of cash left now and
    Some might say over kill but
    Theyv'e not seen Pammies handbag:RollEyes:
     

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    I would advise a metal box that only you have access too:BigGrin:
     
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    I bought a small safe from Screwfix which I then bolted into my Adria. It is just big enough to take wife's ipad and my Asus tablet as well as cash, passports etc. Cost about £35 from memory, plus a bit more for coachbolts.
     
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    whatever you buy, avoid the cheap digital keypad safes. as ive posted before, they can be opened in seconds without damage or special tools:thumb:
     
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    We've not got a safe-but it must give you great 'peace of mind' on the day you lock yourselves out-the knowledge that your insurance hasn't been invalidated,cos the spare keys are safely locked away in the van :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Keep your keys ion your pocket :Smile:
     
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    Where abouts in Walthamstow are you:Rofl1:
     
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    We bought a great little digital safe from Maplins which is bolted under one of the seats. It holds my camera, Ipad and all our documents and money etc. It seems really strong and secure and it's nice to have that peace of mind :BigGrin:
     
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    ye well done nice and safe only the whole world know now:Rofl1:
     
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    Well I trust the Funsters but can I trust the man that bolted it in place!! Did you sneak a peek when we set the code?? :Rofl1:
     
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    empress avenue why?
     
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    dont need the code if you know how they work, and thieves use google too and have seen the videos of how to open them in seconds

    just one way of many to do it
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWY5ZoAYcSs"]How to open Digital safe without key. - YouTube[/ame]

    these safes are as safe as a biscuit tin if you know the facts

    always buy a quality safe with a security key. and bolt them to the chassis through the floor or through the steel floor in the cab beneath the seats. otherwise you can just pull them out of the plywood floor
     
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