Are Your Car Keys Safe
|“Don’t Leave Me Hanging Around”
Many modern cars are now very difficult to steal without the keys. This means that criminals may break in to properties in search of car keys in order to steal the vehicle.
Some criminals may look through the house window, particularly the kitchen area to see if they can see the car keys. They may put things like fishing rods or clothes props with a coat hanger on the end through the letterbox to hook the keys and steal the vehicle.
Follow these simple tips to reduce the risk of you having your vehicle stolen from outside your property.
Don’t leave your car keys lying on a hall table, near the front door or anywhere where a criminal could “Go Fishing”
Don’t put your car keys in an obvious place but remember, if you do have your car keys attached to your house keys they do need to be within easy reach in case you need to escape from the property in an emergency.
If you have a high value vehicle and you have to park in the driveway, you may want to consider fitting substantial gates or security posts.
You should take other basic security measures to ensure you aren’t the victim of a sneak in thief. Make sure doors and windows are closed and locked.
If you have a garage, please park your car in it. Many people with garages use them for storage. Clear them out and use them for the purpose for which they were built.
Remember a thief will look for any opportunity to steal your vehicle and will look for keys left hanging around.
“Don’t leave yours hanging around”