Tuesday, 25 October 2011

How Safe is your Car?


HOW SAFE IS YOUR CAR?

5 EASY STEPS WHICH MAY REDUCE THE RISK


Redbridge as well as many other Boroughs have seen an increase of overnight house burglaries with the target being the vehicle on the driveway. Both high and low value vehicles are being stolen.

Burglars normally use entry to the house by ‘forcing’ the front door open and then finding the car keys nearby; this enables them to steal the car from outside the house.

Many of these crimes could be prevented with some simple steps taken as a precaution. By preventing a crime from taking place is reduces the risk of you becoming a victim!

1. If you have a UPVC exterior door make sure you deadlock it before going to bed. That means lifting the handle up then using the key to lock the door. I know it can be a pain doing it every night but, if you do that, there is a 90% chance they won’t get in

2. If your vehicle is parked on your driveway and you have gates, lock the gates before you go to bed. If you have no gates consider extending a chain across the entrance and padlocking that in place.

3. Most Car shop’s sell a steering wheel lock for about £80……well worth the investment if your car is worth thousands!

4. Hide your car keys in an unusual location. If the thieves don’t find them in the first 30 seconds they normally give up and leave.

5. If you have a burglar alarm fitted where you can isolate the ground floor of your house when you go upstairs to bed USE IT. Most of the victims visited who have this facility have been burgled because they haven’t used it.


We need to be making it as difficult as possible, not as easy as possible if we are to reduce crimes from taking place!

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS, FRIENDS, FAMILY

10 comments:

  1. You can get some cream for that, you know.

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  2. We'll have to let you loose on those B21 mice Weggis!

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  3. Knowsie - I recall being told during my national service days about that sort of cream......

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  4. Morris I know this is off topic but don't feel like replying to your clearly hacked email account. I have received an email purporting to be from you in distress Spain having been mugged and needing money. As we often mention about various scams going on thought you should know if you didn'talready . Someone has clearly hacked your email account. Public Information Message Ends!!

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  5. Yes he knows.
    His account here has been suspended just in case ...

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  6. Thanks Jesse - back in business.

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