Auto Theft Devices

Car Theft Deterrents

 

What can you do to lessen the risk of your vehicle being stolen?

  1. You should always lock your vehicle, even if parking for brief periods by: removing your keys from the ignition, locking your doors, closing all your windows, and parking in a well-lit area.
  2. Have a visible or audible device which alerts thieves that your vehicle is protected. These devices include: audible alarms, steering wheel locks, steering column locks, brake locks, wheel locks, theft deterrent decals, identification markers in or on vehicle, window etching, and laminated glass.
  3. Install a device which prevents thieves from bypassing your ignition and hot-wiring the vehicle. These include: smart keys, high security locks & keys, fuse cut-offs, kill switches, and starter, ignition and fuel disablers.
  4. Install a tracking device which emits a signal to a police or monitoring station when the vehicle is reported stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles.
  5. Have an anti-theft system on your vehicle. Passive and active anti-theft devices are the two options available. Passive devices automatically arm themselves when the vehicle is turned off, the ignition key removed, or a door is shut. Active devices require some independent physical action before they are set, such as pushing a button, or placing a "lock" over a vehicle component part.