Archive for June, 2012

VW Caddy Anti Siphon To Stop Diesel & Fuel Theft

June 29th, 2012 Comments off

aide automotive have introduced the Spider Anti Siphon device for a VW Caddy.

The Spider is a retro fit device that will stop fuel theft and siphoning from a Volkswagen Caddy.

VW Commercials Ireland recently purchase 370 Spider syphons for a customer, after trailing the device they were impressed by the ease of fitting and effectiveness of the device.

Fuel theft is now a concern for vans and light commercials, following many years of trucks fuel being stolen aide automotive have increased the product range to include a device for vans.

With a price of £29.99 the Spider Anti Siphon is a ideal cost effective purchase for a Caddy van to stop fuel theft.

Contact aide automotive by clinking on Spider Caddy Anti Siphon.

Fuel Theft From Trucks Tops In 2011

June 25th, 2012 Comments off

Fuel Theft Accounted for Nearly Two-Thirds Of All Thefts In 2011.

Article Taken from Commercial Motor – dated 06.06.12

Some 4,417 freight crimes were reported to TruckPol in 2011, of which load theft (including fuel) and attempted load theft accounted for the majority (69%). Vehicle thefts represented 29% of the total, with the remainder made up of robbery, deception, warehouse robberies and hijacks Fuel theft accounted for nearly two-thirds (64%) of all thefts from LGVs last year with police recording 1,605 separate incidents in 2011. In its final set of freight crime statistics, compiled before its closure in March, TruckPol revealed the second most common theft was vehicle parts stolen from lorries (233 incidents), attributed to the high price of metal found inside components such as catalytic converters and batteries.

aide automotive’s CatGuard Alarm can also alarm batteries or spare wheels!

Impregnable Anti Siphon Device With Floating Ball

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

aide automotive market the Impregnable Anti Siphon Device With Floating Ball “Hercules”.

The Hercules Anti Siphon Fuel Security and Safety Device is the best priced device to prevent ANY fuel loss due to its unique float-valve that allows fuel to flow into the tank, but locks off once filling is stopped, meaning no fuel can be siphoned

Prices start with a RRP of just £99.00 + VAT.

• Proven cost savings against Other Ball Type Devices

• Environmentally friendly

• Prevents accidents

Skimming prevention Anti Syphon Device

Hercules Anti Syph is a premium anti syphon device for the truck fuel tank. As a difference to the standard TP Anti Syph device, the Hercules incorporates a floating ball to stop potential skimming from a truck fuel tank. The floating ball is designed to push up once re fuelling is completed and stopping any potential of skimming.

Hercules is designed to fit all 80 ID tanks such as DAF, MAN, Volvo, Mercedes, Iveco metal tanks and Renault.

Contact aide automotive ltd to enquire about a fleet price.


Air Coil Red Line Trailer Locks

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

Trailer VOR Management Via Air Coil Red Line Trailer Locks Is Ideal To Stop VOR Trailers From Being Used

Air Coil Red Line Trailer / Red Line Locks have been used widely in the management of VOR trailers or even security.

The original SuzieLok supplied by ASD Security Ltd is no longer available but aide automotive can still supply a excellent quality lock.

Matthew Burke commented “We have sold the trailer locks for many years and it’s the ideal way to stop a trailer from being moved in the yard or even as a security product for trailers parked away from premises. Since ASD stopped supplying the original lock we have now marketed a replacement which has shown to be as good and if not better as the RRP is below the ASD lock. Recent customers have offered good feedback and it’s a product we can keep marketing and supplying our customers.”


If you need to manage VOR trailers then this lock is an ideal cost effective tool, using a number plate style VOR sign, trailers have been known to be used as this doesn’t stop people from hooking up to a tractor unit.

As the  Lock is easy to operate and install, this lock provides a quick, clean method to protect VOR trailers from being moved or returned to road duty. Trailer Red Line locks also provide a very simple and cost effect deterrent against opportunistic theft.

Trailer Locks can be assigned universal keys or unique individual keys.

Conatact aide automotive by clicking on Air Coil Red Line Trailer Lock

Nottinghamshire Catalytic Converter Thefts

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

Metal thieves hit the road in crime spike

Updated on 25th May 2012

They convert harmful emissions from your car to less toxic substances, but more and more thieves are seeking to convert catalytic converters to cash.

Despite Force-wide decreases in metal theft in the year-to-date, including a 33% reduction in the County Division, police are warning motorists about a spate of catalytic converter thefts in some areas of the county.

Since the beginning of April 2012, there have been 112 catalytic converters stolen in the County Division – 94 more than the same period last year. And the thefts are increasing by the week.

Sherwood has been the worst affected, with 38 thefts (37 more than the same period last year). Bassetlaw East and Rushcliffe South follow with 21 (compared to 20) and 16 (compared to 0) respectively.

Three arrests have been made in connection with the recent thefts. Two Doncaster men, aged 24 and 28, and a Leeds man, aged 19, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Sean Anderson, Force and region lead for metal theft reduction, said: “We have recently experienced an unprecedented rise in the number catalytic converters stolen in Nottinghamshire, and specifically in the Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe areas of the county.

“There were 16 recorded in January in total in the county. So far this month, 80 catalytic converters have been stolen.

“But we are not the only area experiencing such an issue. This is a regional and national problem.

“As with other crimes of this nature, we are looking at offenders from across the region, and have a number of suspects, including organised groups, on our radar. We are now seeking to gather the evidence to bring them to justice.

“We have a number of tactics in place, including extra patrols in hotspot areas and on main arterial routes into and out of the county, but we are also appealing to the community to help us in our quest to reverse this increase by reporting suspicious activity, such as people working under vehicles in an ad-hoc manner, and doing what they can to secure their property.”

The cost to the victim for replacement of a stolen catalytic converter can cost £1,000s, not to mention the increases in their insurance premium. The thief would be lucky to get £200, depending upon metal content.

According to statistics, peak days for catalytic converter thefts have been Sundays and Tuesday, with thieves tending to strike overnight.

All types of vehicles are targeted, with vans topping the table at 35 incidents, but followed closely by pick-up trucks at 33 incidents and cars at 32 incidents. Businesses are being urged to tighten-up their security after occasions when a number of work vehicles have been targeted on the same night.

aide automotive offer a Catalytic Converter Alam called CatGuard.