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Storage solutions that prevent tool theft

Storage solutions that prevent tool theft

Research from Direct Line reported that more than £83 million worth of tools had been stolen across England and Wales between 2017 and 2019.

These types of crimes include thieves stealing tools from lorries and vans and opportunist thieves stealing tools from building sites. 

Unfortunately, thieves know that tools can be worth a lot of money. Ensuring tools are kept safeguarded and out of the way of unwanted personnel, will prevent loss of tools and money. 

With this surge in tool theft, a lot of manufacturers have began to cater for builders and building sites by developing tool storage systems that secure tools to ensure protection. 

Two of the UK's leading manufactures for tool storage are Tuffbox and Van Vault. Read below to find out more about these brands and why their products are some of the best security solutions on the market. 


The brand Tuffbox is part of Constant group and are based in Oldham just outside of Manchester. They have been been manufacturing security solutions for vehicles and construction sites since 1970. As you can see, Tuffboxes are known for their striking blue colour.

Tuffboxes design secure storage boxes and tool boxes to keep tools secure and away from opportunist thieves. Their thick steel construction, anti-drill locks and heavy duty hinges help to provide maximum protection. 

3D modelling software is used to create these innovative designs and helps the team to keep on improving their products. 

These products are suitable for the outdoors, thanks to their textured powder coating finish that provides weather protection. 

To find out more information about Tuffboxes and their products, click here to visit their website. 

The Tuffboxes we sell here at Total Safes are the Tuffbox MonsterTuffbox OriginalTuffbox Micro Blue and Tuffbox Mega Storage Box.

Picture of Tuffbox

Van Vault

Van Vault are a leading brand when it comes to tool storage solutions. Part of Birchwood Price Tools, you will find their main headquarters in Nottingham.

They have been manufacturing their high security storage containers for 21 years and with lots of research and rigorous testing, continue to improve their products specifications. 

Van Vault offer a wide variety of tool storage solutions and as well as Tuffboxes, can be used on construction sites or in vans and lorries. 

Each product is Secured By Design Certified which means they follow Secure By Design Standards set out by the UK Police. This ultimately means these products have been recognised by the UK police in helping to prevent and reduce crime.

If you would like to find out more about Van Vault, click here to visit their website. If you already have a Van Vault, you can register the model via their website. This allows certain benefits such as exclusive offers and being able to securely replace keys for your Van Vault.  

 Some of the popular choices of Van Vaults include The Van Vault 2, The Van Vault Outback, The Van Vault XL and the Van Vault Slider

Van Vault 2
Both Tuffboxes and Van Vaults have fixing holes to allow installation if required.
Shop here for Total Safe's full range of tool storage solutions. Do you need somewhere to keep hazardous chemicals whilst on a building site? Check out our range of Chemical Safes and Gas Cages that are specially designed to hold such items.  
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