Tips for car security
Do not keep valuables and personal items in your car
Do not leave anything that might be temping to thieves.
Make sure all windows are closed and doors are locked, even when your car is parked at home.
Keep all valuables out
If you choose to leave valuables in your car (e.g. phone, laptop, tablet, GPS), turn them off and lock them in the boot, otherwise they may still be discoverable via Bluetooth technology.
Leave nothing in plain sight that may make your car interesting to a thief
Ensure iPod cables, GPS mounts and similar items are kept out of sight. Never leave tools unsecured.
If you park in a garage make sure you lock it.
Try to avoid parking on quiet streets and make sure you park where it's well lit, visible to pedestrians and free of any objects that may obscure your car. Where possible, choose secure car parks or use those that are patrolled or supervised with controlled pedestrian access and few vehicle entry/exit points.
Keep your keys safe
Keep your keys secure and label them with your mobile phone number
– do not put your address on them.
Protect your data – beware of identity theft
Do not leave bank statements, bills or other personal documentation in your car. They can be used by a thief to steal your identity.
Install a car alarm
If you have one use it.
Keep belongings out of sight
Lock your doors and close your windows
If you park in a garage make sure it is locked
When parking on the street look for a space that is well lit and visible to pedestrians