Archive | August, 2011

Wheel Immobilizer

19 Aug

wheel immobilizerOne great option for vehicle security and anti-theft devices is a wheel immobilizer. The most common form of wheel immobilizer comes in a wheel boot. No doubt you have seen this sort of device if you life in a city. Often parking attendants will use these on cars that are parked illegally. The car owner must pay a fine before the wheel immobilizer boot can be removed.

There are several different styles and version of a wheel immobilizer and many of them are actually pretty easy to remove. More and more often people are using these car immobilizer systems as anti-theft devices on their cars. As thieves get craftier these boots are not as effective as they once were.

With so many choices for an anti-theft device for your vehicle how do you know if you pick one that is actually going to protect your car from being stolen? Many wheel immobilizers can be forced off with enough force. They can also be removed using extreme temperatures. Some of them can even be cut off or sawed off. These are not effective anti-theft wheel immobilizers.

wheel immobilzer redIf you are thinking that you want to get a wheel immobilizer boot for your car you need to keep all of these things in mind. Many of the products available are not all they are cracked up to be. By looking at all the options and really shopping around you are sure to find a wheel immobilizer that actually does what you need it to, keeping your vehicle safe and secure.

There are many companies selling wheel immobilizer boots. Make sure you choose the right one. Companies like Alpha Lock are proven to withstand all the tricks that thieves will try. They are highly rated by consumer groups and are a leader in their industry. They come highly recommended by many different law enforcement agencies that use a wheel immobilizer for parking enforcement.


Precautionary measures against car theft

10 Aug

Taking precautionary measures can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of auto theft. Car thefts seem to occur with greater frequency where large groups of cars are parked for extended periods of time in places such as shopping centers, colleges, sporting events, movie complexes, and large apartment complexes, HOSPITALS

Below are some tips you can use to avoid being the victim of a car thief:

  • Never leave your car running unattended, even to dash into a business, store, etc.;
  • Never leave any keys in the car or ignition, inside a locked garage, or in hide-a-key boxes;
  • Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is parked in front of your home;
  • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk out of sight;
  • Always park in high-traffic, well-lighted areas, when possible;
  • Install a mechanical device that locks the steering wheel, column, or brakes. These devices will deter some criminals;
  • Investigate the purchase of a vehicle theft tracking/security system, especially if you own one of the frequently stolen model vehicles;
  • Never leave personal identification documents, vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle;
  • If you must leave your key with a valet, attendant, or mechanic leave only the ignition key. Make sure you are dealing with a reputable firm.
  • In high theft areas the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should be etched on windows, doors, fenders and trunk lid. This makes it difficult for a thief to market your stolen car parts.
  • Copy your license plate and vehicle information (VIN) numbers on a card and keep them with you. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information to take a report; and,
  • The best choice are systems that shut off the fuel supply so that a car can’t be started or driven.
  • If your vehicle is stolen, report it to the police immediately.

Another story regarding car theft

10 Aug

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