Vehicle theft gradually continues to become a common occurrence that affects thousands of people every year. Whether you own a car, van, or motorhome, you should always consider taking steps to protect your vehicle from the event of theft. In this blog post, we’ve put together some effective ways to safeguard your vehicle and prevent it from being stolen.
Install a Car Alarm System
Installing a car alarm system is one of the most effective ways to protect your vehicle from theft. When an intruder attempts to break into your car, the alarm will sound, and the thief will be deterred from continuing. Our S-Series range of alarms comes with several features that secures your vehicle, with various alarms offering perimeter protection, interior protection, and provide key theft protection which is designed to stop your vehicle from being taken even if your keys are stolen. If you’re interested in purchasing one of our S-Series alarms, please get in touch. To find our contact details, click here.
Use a Steering Wheel Lock
One of possibly the easiest methods of security, perfect if you’re not sure where to start with vehicle security. A steering wheel lock is a simple device that can prevent thieves from driving away with your car. The lock attaches to the steering wheel and makes it impossible to turn, making it difficult for anyone to drive the car away. Steering wheel locks are inexpensive and easy to use, making them a popular choice for vehicle owners.
Park in Well-Lit Secure Areas
Did you know thieves are less likely to target a vehicle parked visibly in a well-lit area? When parking your car, look for areas that are well-lit at night and have a lot of foot traffic. This will make it harder for thieves to enter your car and drive off without being seen. In addition, look for an area approved for safer parking by Park Mark, covered by CCTV to ensure that your vehicle will be secure.
Install a GPS tracking system
Have you ever considered what you might do if your vehicle is stolen? Imagine waking up one morning ready to go to work and it’s gone completely! How will you get to work? Or what about taking the kids to school? Installing a GPS tracking system would be the perfect option for securing your vehicle. It can help you locate your vehicle even if it is stolen. The system uses GPS technology to track the location of your car, allowing you to quickly notify the authorities who will then help to recover your vehicle. Our ScorpionTrack trackers actively protects your vehicle against unauthorised movement using advanced technology along with movement detection sensors hidden within the vehicle. Additional features include Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) and optional immobilisation which provides enhanced security and prevents your vehicle from being driven away. It also offers 24/7/365 theft monitoring to provide security and peace of mind whilst offering a comprehensive range of driver convenience features for life on the road.
Secure Your Garage
If you have a garage that you can store your vehicle in, make sure it is secure as possible to prevent any opportunistic thieves from breaking and entering in. Keep the door closed and locked at all times and consider installing a security system such as CCTV to deter intruders.
Consider investing in securing your pride and joy by taking these steps to significantly reduce the risk of your vehicle being stolen and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is safe and secure.