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Advantages and Costs of Vehicle Security Devices

Theft from a vehicle or of a vehicle is still a very common crime. You can work out how likely you are to be a victim from the kinds of areas you leave your vehicle in, or what kind of vehicle you drive, but the bottom line is that no one is safe from this kind of attack, and everyone needs to be vigilant to prevent it. Other than changing your habits, there are plenty of security tools out there for people that want to protect their car or work vehicle, and they’re generally fairly cheap too.

Something that’s come to light recently is that thieves can counter alarms in seconds. This is made much easier for them if they know what alarm they’re tackling before they go to work, so don’t have stickers on your window showing them: everyone knows that cars have alarms these days and a sticker isn’t a deterrent. For an extra line of defence, get an immobiliser if your car doesn’t already have one. These can cost as little as 80, and they’re much better than just a loud noise for making sure thieves don’t make off with your car. Wheel locks can cost just 30, and they’re a great cause of difficulty for a would-be car criminal too.

For opportunist crime, such as smash and grab, there are lots of features you can put inside a vehicle to prevent thieves from making an easy snatch. Vehicle safes are a good idea, and these can be especially handy for haulage vehicles with important shipment papers to protect. Also, you can buy cheap reinforcement appliances for number plates, and temporary fuel caps should the worst happen, all for around 5, so not every measure means seriously forking out.

If you’ve got the cash, and you really don’t want anyone taking your personal means of conveyance away from you, invest 600 in a tracker. The advanced GPS systems these days are small and hard to counter and they will lead police right to your vehicle, however far it’s been taken.

Some defences are simple and cheap, others are cutting edge, but the general message with all of this is that protection methods are a very good idea.

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