When it comes to car safety we all usually have the basics covered, car is locked, SAT-NAV is put out of sight and we usually leave the car in well lit, save areas. There is one thing we might not be aware of though and that is the fact that now thieves can break into your car WITHOUT even needing a key! So what can we do about it? Concept Vehicle Leasing takes a look.
First of all knowledge is power here. We need to know and be aware that it no longer requires a key to get into our vehicles and thanks to advancements and latest developments in technology a thief can be in and out in no time at all. What the thieves will do is purchase a piece of equipment off of the internet and program their own key fob which will now circumvent your security system and give them complete control of your car. This does still involve the need to smash a window to get in and this is where we might just be able to save ourselves by being more aware and conscious of where our vehicle is at all times.
The next logical stage is to be extra vigilant. Tracker has advised that we are all extra careful with our vehicles, how and where we park them and ensure we keep an eye on our vehicles. With the technology in new vehicles, such as the new Seat Leon 1.6 TDI SE, it does make things a little easier for thieves to use technology to battle around the security systems. Don't let this scare you off of new vehicles as thieves can get into older cars and override them easier than newer technology.
According to Police reports there has been an increase in this type of vehicle theft. It is an issue we will battle with ongoing and so please be mindful of the points above to help the police tackle this new form of vehicle theft.
Obviously if you are witness to events like this occurring or you yourself are a victim of this crime please report it as soon as possible with as much detail as possible, while maintaining your own safety.
***Together we can beat crime***