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Tips to avoid keyless car theft

Often your car is one of the most valuable possessions you own. However, unfortunately keyless car theft is becoming a significant issue within the UK nowadays. Thieves are able to use sophisticated technology to trick a car into thinking the key is nearby and then this enables them to access the car. This sneaky method can allow thieves to steal a car in as little as 60 seconds!

Top Tips

Below are some useful tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of keyless car theft.

 1.Having a car tracking device helps to increase the chances of your car being recovered if it does unfortunately get stolen.

2.You could also purchase a signal-blocking pouch to put your key in. This contains signal-blocking materials which makes it difficult for people to steal your car.

3.Sometimes it is possible to turn off your car key’s signal. This is something you could check in your manual or by asking your car dealer.

4.You could purchase physical barriers such as a driveway parking post or a steering wheel lock. This would make it difficult for thieves to steal your car even if they had access to it. Generally, thieves don’t like the hassle of trying to bypass these barriers.

 5.Ensure you always remember to lock your car properly. This might sound obvious however it is a standard security measure which people sometimes forget.

6.It’s a good idea to ensure your car keys are not easily visible to thieves. This includes ensuring keys are kept away from your windows and doors. This helps to reduce the chance of thieves being able to find and amplify your key’s signal.        

Sadly, cars will always be a target for thefts due to their value and desirability. But following these tips can help to drastically reduce the chance of your car being stolen. So, is it time you invested in some security gadgets to protect your car?

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Posted on 6th July 2018 at 3:45 PM

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