We are all already aware of the many advantages having the right security system installed for our home entails, but did you ever think about how your security system can also help deter a car thief as well?
Not many people think of car theft prevention until it is already too late. However, this is the kind of knowledge you should arm yourself with to avoid future complications and headaches.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a car is stolen every 44 seconds, and only 50 percent of those vehicles are actually recovered. Keep that in mind as you read below for tips on how your home security system can deter car thieves.
Tips for Securing Your Vehicle
Let's go over a few tips on how you can secure your vehicle.
Never Leave Your Car Running
Some people choose to leave their car running if they just need to run into the house or the store for a minute. While you may think this is convenient, it is actually an invitation for a car thief. It makes stealing the car that much easier, and in many states, leaving your car running while it is unattended is actually illegal.
Always Lock Your Car
Car theft is often considered a crime of opportunity. So, failing to lock your car doors is simply providing them with the opportunity to easily break into your vehicle. More of the newer cars are equipped with remote keyless entry which makes this step easier and more convenient. The doors will lock automatically once the vehicle fails to detect the signal from the key.
Parking safely is another car theft prevention tip. Thieves never want to draw attention to themselves. If you are out in public, make sure to park in a well-lit area. When parking at home, make sure the exterior of the home is well-illuminated and your home security cameras have a good view and angle of your driveway and all of your vehicles.
If you have a garage and the space, it is always recommended to park in the garage. However, if you don't have garage space or a spot in the driveway, you should park under street lights or where there are extra security features to help secure the vehicle.
If you have a neighborhood watch in your community, then you may already notice that the crime and theft rate is lower than it could be without the watch in place. Additionally, if you live in an apartment complex and have access to a parking garage and those extra security features, make sure to take full advantage of what is available to you.
As you can see, with the right security system in place and by following a few simple and straightforward tips, you can secure your vehicle and make it a more unlikely target for theft and even vandalism.
For more information on other ways you can protect your vehicle as well as ways you can secure your garage and driveway along with the rest of the home, don't hesitate to contact the experts at Supercircuits to go over more options.