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4 Ways to Improve Your Vehicle’s Security at Home

Updated August 12, 2014

Leaving your car parked in an open space at home isn’t exactly the best of ideas. There are quite a lot of unruly people who would cause damage to it just for fun or steal it, especially if you live in a questionable neighborhood. You really wouldn’t want your car’s paintjob to get ruined, or your car’s tires to be punctured. Worst case scenario, your car gets stolen. Trust me, seeing your car on a high speed police chase on live TV is a pretty painful sight.

Living in a good and quiet neighborhood doesn’t mean your car is safe. There are criminals who prefer to visit these types of neighborhoods in order to scout for potential targets. So you really need to protect your car so nothing bad happens to it. There are several things that you can do to improve your vehicle’s overall security.

Get a Roof over the Car

Perhaps the very first thing that you should make sure of is to never leave your car unprotected in an open space. If you really do care for your car, you should treat it to a garage, or at least a simple carport. Garages are great since you can always lock the door to prevent other people from getting near your vehicle. You should also consider getting multiple locks as well, and on another note, you should make sure that you have it locked at all times. Unless, of course, if you’re going to use your car. Enclosed carports, while aren’t exactly as effective as garages, still offer protection for your car. Car thieves, or any other people who are up to no good, will at least think twice about getting near your vehicle due to the carport over it.

Use Automated Garage Doors

Some car thieves usually wait for the right time to strike, and some consider this special time when the keys are still inserted in the ignition and the engine is still running. So your car can get stolen as you open your garage doors. In order to prevent such a catastrophe, you should consider using automated garage doors. Think of it this way – you won’t have to get off your vehicle in order to open the garage doors anymore. Not only will it protect your car, but it also offers you convenience as well.Again, you should keep the door locked at all times.

You are Encouraged to Install Motion Sensor Lights

Another very effective means to protect your car or your garage in general is to install motion sensor lights around your garage door. Car thieves and burglars aren’t exactly very fond of bright lights during the night, and they’ll end up giving up or looking for another way in, which basically means…

You’ll need to Reinforce Any Weak Points in Your System

You will also need to find weak points to your security system and reinforce them. Does your garage have windows? Does a person fit through it? Can people see what’s stored in your garage from the outside? Is the door sturdy enough to withstand forced entry? Are there enough locks and are they complex enough for the average person? These are but a few things that you’ll need to ask yourself. You have to put yourself in the shoes of the burglar and notice every little detail. Also, you should remember that letting people see the contents of your garage is like inviting burglars in.

Gerard Cooper is a freelance article writer who focuses more on carports, garages, barns, and other metal structures. He mainly writes for Coast to Coast Carports, Inc. which is a high end manufacturer of metal buildings and other structures.



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