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Tuesday, 18 February 2020
@WAR - Vehicle crime prevention – top tips
While you’re thinking about vehicle security, here’s some other simple but effective precautions you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime:
Lock the doors and close the windows and sun roof every time you leave your car or van, even for a moment.
Don’t leave anything on display – even a jacket can seem like an appealing target if a thief thinks there might be something in the pockets. Be mindful of not leaving presents on display during the busy Christmas shopping season ahead.
If you have a removable satellite navigation device, remove this wherever possible. Remember to also remove the support cradle and suction pad, and wipe away any marks left on the windscreen or dashboard.
Store vehicle documents in your home, not your car or van.
Keep your keys out of sight, even in your house. If your vehicle has keyless entry, keep the key in a signal blocking pouch or tin to stop a thief hijacking the signal from outside your property and using this to gain entry.
Park in well-lit areas that are visible to others or covered by CCTV. If you have a garage at home, use it.