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Car theft

What are the financial costs of car theft?

Relay car theft means that even the most cautious of people could have their vehicles stolen. The process works by intercepting a car key’s wireless signal. The signal is relayed to trick your car into thinking the fob is nearby. In some instances, thieves could get away with your car in less than a minute....

keyless car system

What are the pros and cons of a keyless car system?

One of the best things technology has brought to our lives is convenience. The amount of things we can do with our phones is amazing. In fact, many of us could survive for the rest of our days without leaving the house if we wanted to, all thanks to technology. While we don’t recommend it,...

Vehicle theft

How vehicle theft could impact your business

Thanks to relay car theft, it’s never been easier for thieves to steal vehicles. A process which exploits keyless systems, it’s removed a lot of the effort and risk from the thieving process. As a result, around 16,000 vehicle theft claims were made in the first quarter of this year, the highest figure on record....

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The impacts of a stolen car on your family

Between school runs, family holidays, and weekend sports games, your family vehicle will do a lot of the heavy lifting. Because of this, you don’t want to take any chances of it getting stolen. Opportunities for thieves have expanded dramatically since the introduction of keyless car systems. And now that keyless entry comes as standard...

Car insurance

How to keep your car insurance costs down

There was a time when car theft wasn’t a common occurrence. It peaked during the 1990s when people had a one-in-five chance of being a victim of car theft in 1993. Before this, thieves would usually steal cars by hot-wiring them – using the wiring in the car’s dashboard to start the engine without a...

Relay theft

Quiz: Is your car a high-priority target for relay theft?

In September 2018, car thefts were up 10% for the year, reaching around 110,000. One reason figures have risen so much is the emergence of relay theft. All it takes is two people, the cloak of darkness (or not if they’re feeling especially confident), and an inexpensive device bought off eBay for your vehicle to...

Car theft

Car theft protection: what are your options?

Car theft has risen by 50% over the last five years, with one vehicle stolen every 5 minutes in the UK. As car theft becomes more common, it’s important car owners are more cautious. Luckily, it doesn’t have to take much time, effort, or money to improve your vehicle’s security and lessen its chances of...

Gone in 60 Seconds

Is your business at risk of becoming a ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ target?

The turn of the Millennium was a time full of nostalgia for many. Top Gear was in its prime, Ricky Gervais was almost ready to bless our lives with The Office, and there were some timeless movies. In 2000, we had Gladiator, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Battle Royale, Unbreakable, and Remember the Titans. But do...