Auto burglaries are quite a common phenomenon these days. It does not surprise anyone if a person finds something missing from his/her car, from a busy parking lot. This is why most auto companies are putting in a tremendous amount of effort, time, and investment into exploring new avenues of maintaining auto-security.
One of the most common reasons of car theft is the carelessness of the owner, and their little or no concern for the security of the car. If you take care of the simple things, the chances are that your car will remain safe. Make it difficult for the thief to steal your car; nine times out of ten, he will leave it alone.
A significant auto security tip: park your car carefully
Here are a few helpful tips that will help you park your car securely:
> Never, and this means never, forget your key in the ignition. Also, roll up all the windows and also lock all the doors. Check all these things before leaving your car.
> If possible, always park in an area that is busy and well-lit.
> Do not, absolutely do not; leave any secret key, in the glove compartment or in any other accessible place.
> After you park, do not forget to pull the emergency break and also steer the wheel sharply to the right or the left, just before the key is removed from the steering column.
When at home
Many a times, people have a garage but choose to park the car outside their home. This is usually the case, when the car is to be used after a brief period of time. Therefore, people do not want to go through the whole process of parking the car in their garage.
Try not taking the easy way out. Use the garage as often as possible and not only lock the garage door, but also the car inside the garage.
If you do not have a garage, it is always advisable to park the car in the driveway, and not on the street.
Install the loudest and the best car alarms. Of course, the price is an issue, so install the car alarm that you can afford and the one that best suits your requirements. Some of the high end devices that are available in market these days are sound discriminators, transmitters that help in computerized tracking, motion detectors, and various types of silent alarms.
You can also advertise the fact that you have a burglar alarm installed in your car by sticking various posters or warning stickers on the windshield or window of your car. This will help dissuade a potential thief.
Advanced locking systems
You need to taper lock buttons into the doors, which would deter thieves from using appliances like coat hangers to open the door of the car. Another lock, which you can use, is the ignition lock, which is the latest in high security technology.
Another type of lock that people are now choosing is the “J-bend” lock, which acts as a hook between the brake pedal and the steering wheel.
The popular disablers that are used by car owners are:
> A fuel cut-off device
As the name suggests, a fuel cut-off device helps in cutting off the supply of the fuel.
> An ignition kill device
This device provides enough interference to the ignition system, in order to deter thefts. Even if the automobile is ‘hot wired’; the thief cannot get away with the car.
Both the devices can be hidden in a way such that thieves won’t be aware of them.
For the price conscious
There are people, who buy a car, but are loathe to buying the necessary security accessories that would protect the car from thieves. The reasons cited range from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Some people make expense the overriding factor, while others claim that the car has enough inbuilt security to dissuade any thief and thus protect it. Both claims are valid to a certain extent, but the fact remains that you cannot do without auto-security.
It makes sense to invest some amount of money, to ensure that you car does not get stolen.
Auto-security is easy to use
Rapid advancements in technology and highly complex security systems have not made the use of these systems complicated. If at all, they have become easier to use and most of them can be handled by a novice.
You have to follow the instructions, and you can use them effectively.
Easily available and easy to install
Why wont your install auto-security systems in your car? They are easily available at all car accessory shops and moreover they are quite easy to install. You don’t have to go to an expert to install them. You can do it yourself.
All this essentially means, that auto-security is a must, when you have a car. Yes, you might have to put in a certain amount of money, but it will definitely pay off in the end.