2009 Citroen Dispatch

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by chillimonster, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. chillimonster

    chillimonster Screwfix Select

    any Forum users got the above. I've just bought one and am looking to beef
    up the security and would appreciate recommendations for the bolt on metal
    plates that go around the door handles.
    Thank you.
  2. Hausfix

    Hausfix Well-Known Member

    In the absence of a reply from anybody who actually owns one of these, I can only offer generic advice. I don’t think that installing metal plates around the handles will offer any great degree of extra security. Most vans are more vulnerable to attacks on the metal rods within the door that run from the lock tumbler, handle lever and latch mechanism. All it takes is a hole drilled in the right position to render the security useless within seconds.
    You’d be much better off looking at professionally fitted separate dead locks, which normally cost about £250 for a full set including fitting.
  3. chillimonster

    chillimonster Screwfix Select

    thanks for reply. Deadlocks are on the list after buying tax, insurance, Trader's parking permit .
    Previous owner had suffered a screwdriver gouge near one of the handles .
    There's some depressing u-tubes of vans attacked the way you mention.

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