With car theft on the rise in many Australian suburbs today, it pays to become more vigilant and keep your property safe. Whether you leave your car inside your home or out in a car park, you want to find it as you left it, safe and secure.
Here are a few security tips you can use to keep your investment protected.
Invest in high-quality locks for your garage
Keeping your car safe can be as easy as having a qualified Randwick locksmith, such as Robinson’s Locksmiths, install a strong lock for your garage. Even the most determined thief will be wary of breaking into a garage once they know they have to spend much time opening the lock.
Don’t leave your car doors open after parking
Too often, car owners make it too easy for car thieves by leaving the doors to their vehicles open. Even if you are parking your car in your home, it is a good idea to leave the door closed. A thief is more likely to go to your vehicle if they do not have to do the first step.
Install a car alarm
For most Australian car owners, car alarms are a trusted security feature. As soon as the car alarm goes off, you will know how to react swiftly and save your car. Even if you are not near the car, a thief will hesitate to proceed with the vehicle theft once they hear the alarm.
Invest in a kill switch
You can have your mechanic install a hidden kill switch at a remarkably affordable price. Once a thief discovers they will have to struggle with your car’s ignition, and then spend a few more minutes looking for the kill switch, they will be less inclined to go through all that trouble.
Your car’s safety is of great importance, given all the money you have to spend to acquire and maintain it. By doing your best to keep it protected from car thieves, you can keep it for a long time.