Did you know, according to the Office of National Statistics (OoNS), two thirds of bikes are stolen from in or around the home? We all think about taking a cable lock or d-lock with us on a bike ride, especially if we think we’ll stop for a well-earned tea break or pit stop, but for some reason when the bike is at home our security guard is down. After delving into the most recent report
BikeShed, Tuffbox
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51% of bicycles stolen are worth over £200, with 8% hitting the £1000 mark
We recently reported on the most up-to-date bike theft data[link to blog] from the Office of National Statistics, and from that data we looked at the value of the bicycles that were stolen since April 2015. From the data we can surmise that cheap bikes aren’t targeted. If you own an average bicycle, through to a high-end custom bicycle you’re more likely to be targeted. Why? Cycling Weekly interviewed one bike thief who claimed that low-end
BikeShed, Security, Tuffbox
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We’ve moved into a new home!
It’s been a busy 2018 for us at Tuffboxes, with the launch of our new site, extension of our warranty to cover 10 years and developments underway of our Bike Shed range, but we forgot to mention we moved home! Well, 200meters to our new office block and expanded manufacturing site. Tuffboxes is part of the leading sheet metal manufacturers Constant Group Ltd, and the beginning of 2018 saw the company expand from 32,000f2 manufacturing
Tuffboxes Launch 10 Year Warranty on Toolboxes and BikeSheds
As we head into our 12th year, we are delighted to extend our 1-year limited warranty on our both our bicycle storage range of 10 years. Of course, the warranty doesn’t cover general wear and tear, just like a car warranty doesn’t, but it does cover defects in the sheet metal and construction. The 10-year limited warranty simply covers the perforation of the sheet metal bicycle storage units are constructed from. Perforation is when the
News, Tuffbox
Van Tool Box
A recent look at in-house data by Simply Business has revealed the top 10 places thus far in the 2018 for tool theft crime, with London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Leicester hitting the top spots. Their data also revealed July was a key target month for criminals, and Monday being particularly high for theft. We know all too well at Tuffboxes the methods criminals take to get the tools out of a van, from the 2016
BikeShed, Car Security, Security, Tuffbox
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