TentBox security solutions

Neill Shurville
Last update by Neill
Aug 7, 2023


  • Securits nuts
  • Lock your TentBox in a closed position
  • Take your ladder off while you sleep
  • Get your TentBox insured

If you are concerned about the security of your TentBox, here are some great recommendations to boost security and give you a little more peace of mind.

Get your TentBox insured

For the ultimate peace of mind, you may want to consider getting your TentBox insured. Insurance policies are case-by-case specific, and can be a little tricky to navigate, which is why we've partnered up with Shield Total Insurance to make insuring your TentBox as easy as possible. To find out more about Shield TentBox insurance and get a quote, click here.

For more info around TentBox insurance, check out this article.

Use security nuts

Our security nuts are a great option to decrease the chance of theft. As they require a specialised socket to install and remove, they cannot be removed with normal spanners making it harder for a thief to disconnect your TentBox from your roof bars.

Tag your TentBox with Datatag

The Datatag Security Kit provides your TentBox with a unique identity number registered on a secure database that’s accessible to police forces globally - all day, every day.

It's a comprehensive kit with simple DIY install-at-home instructions.

The Kit allows for the structure of your TentBox to be marked by combining state-of-the-art identification technology, such as the Datadot¬ģ identification system only visible with a magnifying glass, and the new ‚Äústealth‚ÄĚ ultraviolet (UV) chemical etching technology to create hidden markings that police know to look out for.

Thieves will notice that your TentBox is tagged, which will act as a major deterrent.

Install a security alarm

Installing the TentBox Security Alarm to your TentBox is a sure fire way to scare any thieves off in the event of an attempted theft. This compact and powerful 113dB alarm system will keep your beloved TentBox safe and secure whether you're out adventuring or parked at home. Here is a list of features you'll love, find out more here.

Loud deterrent: after arming, touching the alarm or removing the TentBox from your car will cause a very loud sound (113dB) to be emitted.

Easy-to-install: simply attach to the bottom of your TentBox with the included adhesive strips.

Remote controlled: arm and disarm using the remote. A beeping sound will signal that the alarm is armed.

Discrete: the alarm is hard to notice, and even if noticed it will emit a very loud noise when touched.

Lock your TentBox in a closed position

If you are concerned about keeping your TentBox locked in the closed position, the best bet is to use some lockable straps. These act like large bike locks, and can be wrapped over your TentBox to stop anyone from opening it.

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Take your ladder off while you sleep

For those worried about leaving their ladder down when they are in the TentBox sleeping, you may want to un-attach it and bring it into your sleeping set-up with you.

It is possible to do this with the TentBox Classic and the TentBox Cargo, as the ladder fixes to the TentBox easily and does not provide any support.

However, the TentBox Lite relies on the ladder for partial support, so it will need to be left down while you sleep.

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