With the Christmas period coming round, it’s getting to the time where more burglaries will occur; including your vehicles. It’s essential that you have certain procedures in place to make sure the unlucky circumstance of your vehicle being stolen doesn’t happen.
The thought of waking up and not seeing your vehicle is heartbreaking and devastating at this time of the year.
Here are a few ways to help keep your vehicle safe whilst being in your garage or on your drive.
Get a wheel lock
Even though wheel locks can be a pain to put on and take off they are an excellent way to put thieves off targeting your vehicle. In most situations, thieves want a quick getaway and you having a wheel lock will act as a visual deterrent and put them off your vehicle because of the time it takes to take them off.
Click here to have a look at purchasing one.
Keep your valuables out of your car
This one should be a no brainer, as if a potential thief sees anything expensive within your car then they are going to target you. However, it is easy to forget when you are out and about. A good way to prevent your valuables from being stolen is to put them into your glove compartment or your boot. Then when you get home, make sure to bring these with you.
CCTV is an excellent way to prevent or help if you’ve sadly had your vehicle stolen. Most CCTV systems nowadays will give you a clear sight of your vehicle, 24 hours a day. If you position your CCTV out of sight then you will have evidence for if your vehicle does get stolen.
A good tip is to attach a sign near your home telling potential thieves you have CCTV, this should hopefully put them off stealing your vehicle.
Why not check out JPR Fire and Security CCTV Systems if you are from Stoke or the surrounding areas.
Below are some extra tips to help keep your vehicles safe:
- When you park your vehicle turn your wheels into the curb
- Install security window etching
- Get security lights installed on your property
- Purchase an Anti RFID wallet
Hopefully, you have found these tips helpful to try and prevent your vehicle from being stolen. In the meantime, check out our recent blog post all about preparing your vehicle for winter.