On average, a thief can break into your vehicle and steal any number of your belongings in fewer than 60 seconds. Each year, $1.26 billion in personal items and accessories are stolen from vehicles. Apart from ensuring your car is parked in a safe place, here are some tips that can prevent you from being a victim:
1. Parking in a well-lit public place can strongly reduce your chances of having a vehicle break-in. Thieves typically enjoy fast and easy jobs so they will likely just bypass your vehicle if it’s in a place in the open or near a security camera.
2. Having a car alarm deters break-ins an exponential amount. Even if you can’t get to your car within a 60-second timeframe of your car going off, it attracts a lot of attention from the public, especially neighbors if your car is parked at home.
3. Locking your door would seem like an obvious fix, but it’s surprising how often people leaves their doors unlocked when entering a store or dropping a movie off somewhere. Even if it’s for a short time, it doesn’t take long to enter an unlocked vehicle and grab whatever is in site. Getting in the habit of always locking your doors will also help prevent you from accidentally leaving your car unlocked when you leave it for an extended period of time.
4. Keeping expensive items out of sight often deters car thieves as a result. People always want the most bang for their buck and thieves are no different. Whatever can make them the most can make you and your car a lower or higher target depending on how well you hide your belongings.
At FLL Park Safe, we want you to always be assured about the safety of your vehicle wherever you go. When you park with us, we 100% guarantee the safety of your car in our 24-hour monitored parking lot. Please consider us for your Fort Lauderdale parking service.