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Car security at home

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Car security at home
•Where possible ensure that your vehicle is parked on your driveway or in your garage if you have one. Alternatively, ensure your vehicle is parked in a well lit area.
•Have an alarm and immobiliser fitted if your vehicle doesn’t already have one. This is an effective way of deterring criminals. A Thatcham-compliant immobiliser or steering lock can help secure older vehicles.
•Locking wheel nuts are cheap and easy to fit to prevent your alloy wheels being stolen.
•Catalytic converters can be marked using a specialist metal security marking chemical and secure labels to warn potential thieves that the catalytic converter carries an identification mark.

Key security
•Keep your car keys safe and out of sight at home. Ensure they are not left near unlocked doors or open windows in your home to ensure they are not easily available to opportunist thieves.
•Never leave your keys in your vehicle, even for a second. This includes at fuel stations and when de-icing your vehicle.
•The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) approved locksmiths can help with vehicle keys and locks if they are lost or stolen.
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Nathan Duffus (Police, PCSO, Oxclose)

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