Theft and attempted theft of vehicles such as trucks, cars, scooters, motorcycles and other automobiles is a common occurrence. But with the right tips, you can avoid this from happening to your precious vehicle. Below are 2 great tips to help you out.
Car Alarms and Security Tracking Systems
Having a top-notch security system in your vehicle is possibly the best solution for not getting it stolen or broken into. They can help to warn those looking to steal a vehicle, that it may not be the easiest thing for them and give car owners peace of mind knowing their car is protected. Even though a security system for cars may not physically keep thieves from breaking into your car or truck, they can deter them once it goes off, giving you time to check up on it.
With a warning alarm in place, anyone looking to steal your car will think twice before attempting this common occurrence. Once the alarm sets off it doesn’t give them much time to complete their mission. It is less damaging to any car owner having a window broken or car door dented than it is getting the entire thing stolen. Some alarms come with flashing lights, and loud alert sounds that will keep any thief running in the other direction.
Many of the modern-day vehicles come equipped with security systems by default. But if yours doesn’t have one, investing in such a system can save you a lot of headaches of having to claim from the insurance or buying a new one again. Investing in it will also help towards a lower insurance premium.
One of the benefits of having these is that it comes with a real-time tracking system transmitter, that monitors your vehicle and alerts you directly of any suspicious activity no matter where in the world you are. Once you install the appropriate application that comes with it, either on your iOS or Android device, you can be sure of getting any suspicious activity alerts direct to your phone.
Secure Parking Facilities
Opting to park in a secure zone in any building or your driveway can also help make sure you avoid any unfavourable issues. If you have a lockable car garage at your home, even better. The cars that are most vulnerable to being stolen or getting broken into are those that are usually parked on the roadside.
If you have no other option, try parking the car in a secure parking facility such as a private car park nearby, that has an attendant 24/7 or a ticketing system such as those run by the NCP that have pre-booking options or season tickets available. If you do end up having to park on the side of the road, doing so in a well-lit area or under the watchful eye of a CCTV camera can minimize any damage.
These and many other solutions can help keep your car and family safe and secure in the long run, but the two items mentioned above are a good starting point.