Auto Theft Devices
Car Theft Deterrents
What can you do to lessen the risk of your vehicle being stolen?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.