Car Security and Avoiding Risks of a Stolen Vehicle, Part 1

While it’s certainly a reality no one enjoys, the simple truth is that there are many dishonest people out there who will attempt to scam or steal their way through life. Such individuals often target high-value commodities from others, and a great example here is car thieves who attempt to steal cars.

At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re proud to offer a variety of vehicle security services in addition to our car audio and stereo installation solutions. From must-haves like a viable car alarm system to additional solutions such as remote start, power locks and keyless entry, we’ll supply you with high-quality security products that keep your vehicle safe from the threat of being stolen. In addition to our products, we’ll also offer you some general tips and techniques on keeping your vehicle secure – this two-part blog will offer several areas of advice.

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Car Alarm

First and foremost, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the single most reliable and effective method of preventing vehicle thefts: A proper, functioning car alarm. Most of today’s newer vehicle models have a robust alarm that’s active and loud enough to draw attention, in which case you can move on to further steps.

For some older vehicles, however, or even certain newer models, the alarm system might either be badly lacking or not present at all. In these cases, our team will be happy to provide a simple installation of a quality aftermarket system. Our alarm systems are designed to be as sensitive as you desire, with loud and noticeable alerts in case someone is attempting to break into or steal your vehicle.

Securing Your Vehicle

In addition to a proper alarm system, it’s very important to take basic steps toward securing your vehicle when you aren’t in it. As obvious as it may sound, simply rolling up your windows and locking the vehicle every time you exit it will be a major deterrent to thieves, who often look for a lack of such tasks to seize an easy opportunity.

One more tip here: Perform these tasks even when you’re storing your vehicle in a private area like your garage. Even if you’re confident in the security of this area, it’s never a bad thing to add another layer of security.

Public Parking

If you regularly have to park your car in a major urban area like downtown Salt Lake City, do your best to find a public space that’s visible and regularly occupied by people. Car thieves don’t want to attempt to steal a car while people are watching, for obvious reasons, so avoiding areas like dark alleys or low-traffic streets can make a real difference.

For more on preventing any risk of your car being stolen, or to learn about any of our car audio systems or other vehicle upgrades, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.