Modern cars are more computerised than ever. There’s a show on Netflix called Good Girls. In it, the middle-aged-mothers-turned-thieves learn that stealing a Tesla and selling it for parts is more difficult than they first thought because ‘it’s like a giant iPad’. Clearly, they hadn’t heard of relay theft.
Most thieves aren’t brazen enough to rob you while you’re home for fear of getting caught. That’s why, contrary to popular belief, most burglaries happen between 6 am and 6 pm when people are at work. Many who don’t use the relay technique, or steal other property as well as cars, look for certain indicators to know whether the time is right to strike their victim’s home. So here are a few tips on how to protect your home and car safe from theft.
Don’t post on social media when you’re out
It may sound straightforward, but avoid posting your exact location and time of departure on social media when you’re spending time away from home. Thieves see this as a prime opportunity to carry out their crimes as they know you’re not home, or they know where you are. You might not have heard the stories, but this has been a massive problem in the celebrity world. And if it can happen to them, it can happen to you.
There are countless examples of it happening to female celebrities. You might have heard of Kim Kardashian. Well her robbers tracked her and robbed her at gunpoint using her social media channels. Other examples include famous names like Nicki Minaj, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Kendall Jenner, and Rhianna. You might not know who they are, but ask your partner or kids – they’ll fill you in. They’ve all had their home burgled because the thieves followed their moves on social media. Make sure your family’s profiles are private, only visible to friends and family, or avoid posting your whereabouts in real-time.
Investing in an excellent security system should be a no-brainer for those who feel vulnerable to theft. Anti-theft home security systems aren’t a new phenomenon, however, hooking up CCTV and your home theft-prevention system to your mobile phone is relatively new. These systems allow you to monitor your home, even while you’re away, and they can alert you to any problems. You can have a camera at the gate of your property and cameras all around your home to ensure nothing out of the ordinary is going on, all from your smartphone. This way, if you see anyone that shouldn’t be there, you can alert the police immediately.
We know the most common ways to protect your car from theft. Parking it in your garage not outside, using steering wheel clamps, having a car alarm, and so on. But, these don’t always protect your car from relay theft. Adding Keyless Protector to your car key fob can ensure criminals can’t hack your car and steal it in seconds.
Hopefully, these tips will help keep your car and property safe. Keyless Protector is an easy way to ensure the maximum security of your vehicle in a tech-crazy world. Find out more, or get yours today by visiting our website.