Protecting Your Vehicle From Theft

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Your vehicle is a major investment, and you want to protect it the best way possible. Unfortunately, vehicle theft is still a major problem in many areas, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions. Don’t let car thieves get away with your ride.  Here are some security measures you can take to help protect your vehicle.

Signal Blocking Technology

Signal blocking technology is a system that is designed to prevent a car from being stolen. It does this by blocking or jamming the signal from the car’s key fob or immobilizer, which is normally used to start the engine. This prevents the thief from being able to start the car and makes it impossible for them to drive away with it

It works by using a small device that is installed in your vehicle. This device is usually located near the dashboard, and it emits a signal that jams the signal from the car’s key fob or immobilizer. The jamming signal is usually activated when the car is parked and the doors are locked. This means that in order to start the car, the thief would have to locate and then find a way to disable the signal blocking device. This technology is becoming more popular as a way to deter car thieves, as it is an effective way to prevent the car from being stolen. It also provides an extra layer of security for a parked, occupied vehicle since it makes it more difficult for a thief to gain access to the car.

Faraday Box or Pouch

Another key fob signal-blocking option is to keep your fob in what’s called a Faraday (named after an English scientist) box or pouch when not in use.  This prevents thieves from copying the remote signal transmitted by your fob, in order to access your vehicle.   

Turn Off The Key Fob

Some key fobs can be turned off to prevent them from being used to unlock the doors or start the vehicle.  First make sure that your vehicle is parked in a secure area and that all doors, windows, and the trunk are locked.  It is important to store the key fob in a secure location to further protect your car from theft.

Fit a Tracker

GPS tracking devices will be connected to your car’s electrical system, usually through the OBD port or a dedicated wiring harness. Once the device is connected and powered, it will be able to track your car’s location and transmit that data in real-time to a dedicated tracking service or your smartphone. Alerts can be set up to advise if your vehicle is moved. 

Install the tracking device in a location that is not easily visible and away from the engine.  This will help to protect it from being found and disabled by a potential thief.

Install a Steering Wheel Lock

A steering wheel lock is a device used to protect your car from theft. It is designed to be attached to the steering wheel to prevent it from turning, making it difficult for a thief to drive the car away.

Investing in the right vehicle security system can give you peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and secure.  BSC Solutions Group  specializes in providing peace of mind for organizations concerned about Cybersecurity.  Reach out to us today if security is on your mind.