New Abus Integral System – Gold Award For Abus Van Lock

Award Winning Van Lock

As you know I like to see and test products for this page and the new award winning van lock for Abus was in my sights. But how do I test such a device, I have no van and certainly can’t fit it to my car. But Nick and the team thought of a good idea….Why not let me have it mounted on their new counter display. Brilliant!

As the headline says it was awarded the DIY industries Gold award for 2011 truly a great accolade. But does it deserve it?

So here it is. Based around their often copied and never beaten Diskus padlock it comes with all fixings, fitting instructions and packing material to prevent pain damage. It allows a 6mm leeway for fitters to align and any future vehicle flexing. It’s unique in design and that it has been extensively researched into usage of vehicle security,. ABUS have developed the Integral System which uniquely works single handed and utilises an anti drill Diskus lock to secure a robust, steel white hasp and staple to the door.


The padlock is set inside a 3mm folded steel, powder coated box that conceals the padlock and fittings, although once the door is opened it’s a quick job to swop out the padlock if there is a lost key.

This version is key retaining, less likely to leave it unlocked and can of course be keyed alike. One handed operation so you can hold that parcel, toolbag or MPL and still secure the door.

The locking plate is also tough and is completely covered by the padlock so almost impossible to get at to cut off the padlock.

The counter display is a very neat marketing tool, it is van shaped and looks like the rear end of most vans, the unit can be unlocked and the door swung open

and on the foot of the display is the marketing message so that customers can read and hopefully understand what it is driving those important questions ‘how can I get one fitted’.

But of course it can be so much more than a van lock

  • Ideal for van doors, trucks, containers, garages, gates and any outward opening doors.
  • Rust free treatment, robust construction & good design.
  • Available master keyed and keyed alike for large vehicle fleets and premises.
  • Simple to install and operate means it will be used.
  • At little over Only £46 RRP ex-vat for the complete system of cost effective, visible deterrent, top security.

One of the major problems with mechanical security is to make it easy to use.  Difficult to operate retro fitted 2 handed door locks will not be used by drivers as it increases their call time on which they are judged.  So Integral’s one handed operation makes it fast and simple to use, increasing it’s effectiveness in the field.

I couldn’t attack the sample but the build quality is from a proven stable, it looks and feels good and the padlock at the heart of the system has defeated many a crook. Does it measure up? I reckon so.


For more information contact ABUS UK on 01275 390610 or



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