Ford and TVL Security are offering a wider range of additional security products as factory fit options on both the Ford Custom and Transit vans across Europe.

Ford is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to offer a range of additional factory fit options for security products that have until now only been available in the aftermarket.

TVL Security has previoulsy supplied Ford for several years with its patented Replock as a factory fit option.

The supplier said: “[We] have been collaborating with Ford for several months to design and manufacture exclusive versions of our products that are positioned in the vehicle to deliver optimum performance and protection for van operators.

“Operators can now have their new vehicles delivered to the dealer ready for use. In addition to the convenience this provides, customers will have the assurance of market leading products that come with the same Ford warranty as with all factory options. Plus, the cost of vehicle security becomes part of the overall vehicle cost and can be included in the financing of the vehicle.”

The additional factory fit options will be available as packs based on the most popular products fitted in the aftermarket.

According to Logistics UK’s Van Security Survey, 80% of respondents would pay extra for additional factory fitted security measures.

With approximately 60% of van operators adding additional security to their vehicle as aftermarket fitm Ford expects many fleet operators will take advantage of the convenience of ordering security as a factory option.