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This will make a smash-and-grab harder.<br><br></li>\n<li>If you need to park the vehicle overnight: stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards.<br><br></li>\n<li>Use security cameras: If you have the capability to install <a href=\"https://geni.us/gtbhT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">security cameras</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] in the vehicle, it will help you to monitor the gear and also it can be used as evidence in case of theft.<br><br></li>\n<li>Park in a secure location: Park your van in a secure location, such as a gated parking lot or a well-lit area with surveillance. Don't rely on surveillance alone, though, as this won't necessarily deter potential thieves. But a combination of all these tips, <em>plus</em> surveillance, might be enough to deter them. 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If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.</p>\n<p>Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim <em>does</em> occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.</p>\n<h3>Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\">DigiGear Insurance</a>&nbsp;(Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. If you’re in the US,&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/film-production-equipment-insurance?hsLang=en\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h3>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h3>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. 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If you make it difficult for them, they will likely move on and look at other targets. <br><br></li>\n<li>You likely don’t need to leave ALL of your camera gear in the vehicle; consider what items you could unload into your residence for the night.<br><br></li>\n<li>In case a theft does happen, have a <a href=\"https://geni.us/PuAA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Tile/tracker</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] embedded in a discrete spot within your gear to be able to track it post-theft.</li>\n</ol>\n<p>Always be aware of your surroundings and take any necessary precautions to protect your camera gear. In case a theft does happen, you will want to have insurance in place.</p>\n<h3>Get Photography Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Front Row’s photography insurance policy</a> (Canada) can be purchased online 24/7. 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If you’re in the US,&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/film-production-equipment-insurance?hsLang=en\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h3>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h3>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. 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Ultimately, there will always be some risk involved in doing this. However, sometimes it is necessary, and there are some steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<h2 style=\"font-size: 36px;\">Tips to safely store camera gear in a van:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li>Make sure that the vehicle is relatively nondescript (<em>e.g.,</em> production/rental company logos will make it too obvious to thieves that gear is probably inside).<br><br></li>\n<li>Use a <a href=\"https://geni.us/uGKPw\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">hard-shell case</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link]: A hard-shell case will provide the most protection for your gear, as it is more resistant to impact and weather.<br><br></li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows. Buy <a href=\"https://geni.us/o7FoB\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">blinds</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] to prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.<br><br></li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so that it is harder to get in through the back doors/trunk.<br><br></li>\n<li>Use a locking mechanism: A locking mechanism such as a <a href=\"https://geni.us/1fKStA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">padlock or combination lock</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] can help prevent theft.<br><br></li>\n<li>Store gear out of sight: If possible, store your gear out of sight, so that it is not visible to potential thieves; <em>e.g., </em>use blankets.<br><br></li>\n<li>Use a safe: If you have a larger van, consider installing a <a href=\"https://geni.us/1JqPqdv\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">safe</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] to store your gear inside or at least chaining together the gear. This will make a smash-and-grab harder.<br><br></li>\n<li>If you need to park the vehicle overnight: stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards.<br><br></li>\n<li>Use security cameras: If you have the capability to install <a href=\"https://geni.us/gtbhT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">security cameras</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] in the vehicle, it will help you to monitor the gear and also it can be used as evidence in case of theft.<br><br></li>\n<li>Park in a secure location: Park your van in a secure location, such as a gated parking lot or a well-lit area with surveillance. Don't rely on surveillance alone, though, as this won't necessarily deter potential thieves. But a combination of all these tips, <em>plus</em> surveillance, might be enough to deter them. If you make it difficult for them, they will likely move on and look at other targets. <br><br></li>\n<li>You likely don’t need to leave ALL of your camera gear in the vehicle; consider what items you could unload into your residence for the night.<br><br></li>\n<li>In case a theft does happen, have a <a href=\"https://geni.us/PuAA\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Tile/tracker</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] embedded in a discrete spot within your gear to be able to track it post-theft.</li>\n</ol>\n<p>Always be aware of your surroundings and take any necessary precautions to protect your camera gear. In case a theft does happen, you will want to have insurance in place.</p>\n<h3>Get Photography Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/\">Front Row’s photography insurance policy</a> (Canada) can be purchased online 24/7. If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.</p>\n<p>Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim <em>does</em> occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.</p>\n<h3>Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\">DigiGear Insurance</a>&nbsp;(Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. 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There is no additional cost to you.</em></span></p>\n<h4>Related posts:</h4>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\"noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\"noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE THEFT CLAIMS EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\"noopener\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\"noopener\">MUSICAL GEAR: PROTECTION WHILE ON TOUR</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/en/claims\" rel=\"noopener\">CLAIMS – FRONT ROW HANDLES YOUR CLAIM</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\"noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101 EBOOK</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/tips-to-safely-store-camera-gear-in-van/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: TIPS TO SAFELY STORE CAMERA GEAR IN A VAN</a></li>\n</ul></span>\n","postBodyRss":"<p>The truth is that there is no foolproof solution when it comes to storing camera gear in a vehicle such as a car or van. 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This will make a smash-and-grab harder.<br><br></li>\n<li>If you need to park the vehicle overnight: stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards.<br><br></li>\n<li>Use security cameras: If you have the capability to install <a href=\"https://geni.us/gtbhT\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">security cameras</a> [Amazon Affiliate Link] in the vehicle, it will help you to monitor the gear and also it can be used as evidence in case of theft.<br><br></li>\n<li>Park in a secure location: Park your van in a secure location, such as a gated parking lot or a well-lit area with surveillance. Don't rely on surveillance alone, though, as this won't necessarily deter potential thieves. But a combination of all these tips, <em>plus</em> surveillance, might be enough to deter them. 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If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.</p>\n<p>Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim <em>does</em> occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.</p>\n<h3>Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\">DigiGear Insurance</a>&nbsp;(Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. If you’re in the US,&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/film-production-equipment-insurance?hsLang=en\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h3>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h3>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. 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There is no additional cost to you.</em></span></p>\n<h4>Related posts:</h4>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/5-things-to-know-about-making-a-photography-insurance-claim\" rel=\"noopener\">5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE CLAIM</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/equipmenttheftfromvehicle\" rel=\"noopener\">THEFT FROM VEHICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE THEFT CLAIMS EXPLAINED</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/preventing-film-equipment-theft\" rel=\"noopener\">PREVENTING FILM EQUIPMENT THEFT</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/articles/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\"noopener\">MUSICAL GEAR: PROTECTION WHILE ON TOUR</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/en/claims\" rel=\"noopener\">CLAIMS – FRONT ROW HANDLES YOUR CLAIM</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"/photography-insurance-101\" rel=\"noopener\">PHOTOGRAPHY INSURANCE 101 EBOOK</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/tips-to-safely-store-camera-gear-in-van/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: TIPS TO SAFELY STORE CAMERA GEAR IN A VAN</a></li>\n</ul>","postEmailContent":"<p>The truth is that there is no foolproof solution when it comes to storing camera gear in a vehicle such as a car or van. 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If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.</p>\n<p>Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim <em>does</em> occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.</p>\n<h3>Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\">DigiGear Insurance</a>&nbsp;(Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. If you’re in the US,&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/film-production-equipment-insurance?hsLang=en\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h3>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h3>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. 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If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.</p>\n<p>Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim <em>does</em> occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.</p>\n<h3>Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)</h3>\n<p><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\">DigiGear Insurance</a>&nbsp;(Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. If you’re in the US,&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/film-production-equipment-insurance?hsLang=en\">get a quote here</a>.</p>\n<h3>Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance</h3>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/referral\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-size: 14px;\"><strong><em>About</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. 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12 Tips to Safely Store Camera Gear in a Vehicle

Camera Gear in a Vehicle

The truth is that there is no foolproof solution when it comes to storing camera gear in a vehicle such as a car or van. Ultimately, there will always be some risk involved in doing this. However, sometimes it is necessary, and there are some steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks.

Tips to safely store camera gear in a van:

  1. Make sure that the vehicle is relatively nondescript (e.g., production/rental company logos will make it too obvious to thieves that gear is probably inside).

  2. Use a hard-shell case [Amazon Affiliate Link]: A hard-shell case will provide the most protection for your gear, as it is more resistant to impact and weather.

  3. Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds [Amazon Affiliate Link] to prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.

  4. Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so that it is harder to get in through the back doors/trunk.

  5. Use a locking mechanism: A locking mechanism such as a padlock or combination lock [Amazon Affiliate Link] can help prevent theft.

  6. Store gear out of sight: If possible, store your gear out of sight, so that it is not visible to potential thieves; e.g., use blankets.

  7. Use a safe: If you have a larger van, consider installing a safe [Amazon Affiliate Link] to store your gear inside or at least chaining together the gear. This will make a smash-and-grab harder.

  8. If you need to park the vehicle overnight: stay at reputable hotels; hotel parking lots should be well-lit and monitored by cameras and security guards.

  9. Use security cameras: If you have the capability to install security cameras [Amazon Affiliate Link] in the vehicle, it will help you to monitor the gear and also it can be used as evidence in case of theft.

  10. Park in a secure location: Park your van in a secure location, such as a gated parking lot or a well-lit area with surveillance. Don't rely on surveillance alone, though, as this won't necessarily deter potential thieves. But a combination of all these tips, plus surveillance, might be enough to deter them. If you make it difficult for them, they will likely move on and look at other targets.

  11. You likely don’t need to leave ALL of your camera gear in the vehicle; consider what items you could unload into your residence for the night.

  12. In case a theft does happen, have a Tile/tracker [Amazon Affiliate Link] embedded in a discrete spot within your gear to be able to track it post-theft.

Always be aware of your surroundings and take any necessary precautions to protect your camera gear. In case a theft does happen, you will want to have insurance in place.

Get Photography Insurance (Canada)

Front Row’s photography insurance policy (Canada) can be purchased online 24/7. If a location requires evidence of liability insurance before they will allow you on the property to shoot, Front Row can provide that to you in 5 minutes, 24/7 for 12 months of coverage. Online means lower cost.

Many Canadian photographers have come to recognize Front Row as the industry’s best coverage – and rely upon us to protect their valuable camera gear. In case a claim does occur, you can work with your Front Row broker to resolve the claim and get compensated for losses as quickly as possible.

Get Film/Video Equipment Insurance (Canada)

DigiGear Insurance (Canada): custom equipment insurance for owners of: cameras, sound and lighting gear working in the film/TV industry. Also available online. Quotes in 2 minutes. Policy available in 5 minutes. Shop from your phone. If you’re in the US, get a quote here.

Refer a Friend to Front Row Insurance

Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our referral marketing program and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! (depending on your province)

About: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that specializes in the entertainment industry. Front Row works hard to provide insurance protection for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment.

Disclaimer: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.

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