It's no secret that keyless car theft (also known as Relay Left / Relay Crime) is on the rise.
With this in mind we thought we would share our top 5 tips on how to minimise your risk.
Use an anti-theft car key signal blocker.
Alternatively, if you have a ‘keyless entry’ car, then make sure your keys are kept well away from doors and windows. Or keep your car key in a screened box/tin/bag
*don’t forget to make sure you do the same with any spare set!
Use a steering wheel lock
Steering wheel locks can be a real deterrent and take thieves longer to take your car and can alert people in the area to their activity. Anything that can slow down the process of the theft has to be a good thing.
Parking your car in a garage overnight is ideal. If you’re parking on your driveway, park defensively i.e. as close to your property as you can so that access is made difficult.
It’s worth consider fitting outdoor motion detector lighting and CCTV, and if you park on the street ensure it’s in an area that is well lit.
Re-programme your keys
If you buy a second-hand vehicle, there is a risk that you may not be given all of the sets of car keys, it’s always worth investing money into getting them changed.
Contact your main dealer or local locksmith if you ever lose your keys
We recommend contacting your local locksmith or your main dealer to get your keys replaced. This will make the stolen keys will no longer work and removes the threat of thieves returning and taking your vehicle.