How do you protect your car from thieves? Leaving the car on the driveway or garaged overnight, investing in a deterrent like a steering wheel lock or installing an expensive security camera system? Read our article on how to keep your car safe at home to find out more...
Even though immobilisers, steering wheel locks and keyless entry help to keep robbers away from our cars, crooks take advantage of us forgetting to do the basics. Here are some precautions you can take to reduce the likelihood of your car being broken into.
A simple trick is to turn the wheels into the kerb or towards another vehicle. This makes it a lot harder for thieves to make a getaway as if they break in and get the car started, they still need to straighten up or do some manoeuvring before getting away, giving you more time to call the police.
Steering wheel locks are a strong visual deterrent, as well as being hard to remove from the steering wheel. Most opportunist thieves will walk on by if they see a car with a lock on the steering wheel.
It might seem obvious, but when you park your car at home, you should remove any expensive electronics, not just while you are out. If you must leave one piece of electronic equipment in the car, make it a dashcam that records when the engine is switched off so if thieves bump the car it will record the thieves.
Vehicles with etchings on their windows are 45% less likely to be stolen and also likely to be recovered if they are. Security Window Etching is a hassle-free, highly effective way of deterring vehicle crime.
Home security technology has come on a long way. Position the camera out of sight or out of reach and you will have evidence if the worst happens.
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