Anti-tool theft partnership will help protect Devon tradespeople against theft

Close up View of Burglar with Black Gloves Trying to Enter and Steal the Vehicle

Specialist tool protection and insurance company ARMD and the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), which includes RGB Building Suppliers and Devondale Electrical, have entered a partnership to help protect local tradespeople from the terrible effects of tool theft.

The partnership means that RGB and Devondale’s customers will benefit from ARMD’s all-in-one smart van alarm, tracker and dedicated insurance packages that offer solutions which proactively prevent theft and get tradespeople back on the tools quickly should the worst happen.

“We are delighted to be working with RGB and Devondale and all the companies that are part of IBMG,” says Duncan Jackson, Chief Commercial Officer of ARMD. “Tool theft is the scourge of tradespeople and affects 78% of them. Together we are protecting their livelihoods with affordable solutions that help prevent theft and provide fast reimbursement if the worst happens.”

Jay Waldrom, branch manager at RGB in Plymouth, commented:

“We fully understand how detrimental it can be when members of the trades are victims of tool theft, so our partnership with ARMD allows us to offer an affordable product to help mitigate the risk.

Ben Gamble, branch manager at Devondale in Bideford, added:

“Supported by exclusive discounts for RGB and Devondale customers, we are offering hard-working local tradespeople increased protection at an affordable price point.”

The recently launched ‘plug and play’ ARMD GUARD smart van alarm and tracker silently watches over tools and in the event of a break-in, the alarm triggers a phone call notification. This instant alert allows tradespeople to take immediate action by calling the police and catching thieves in the act while it locates and tracks the van, if it is stolen, with the inbuilt GPS.

The ARMD GUARD integrates seamlessly with the ARMD App, which includes a tool inventory that allows tradespeople to keep a record of the value of their tools. The app also provides van security, insurance, tool and van location in one place, all working together to bring a superior layer of protection to a tradesperson’s livelihood.