As one of the single most valuable assets you own, car safety and security should be among your top priorities.
Unfortunately, not everyone takes car safety all that seriously.
As a result, the number of car thefts are on the rise, with thieves becoming more and more confident - in large part due to the complacency of car owners.
In 2017 alone, there was a total of 52,858 stolen vehicles - luckily, yours doesn’t have to be one of them if you protect your car with one of these affordable car security devices.
Our auto locksmith shares security devices to improve car safety
As an auto locksmith in Melbourne, we do much more than simply help people deal with lockouts - when attending to a job, we often get questions surrounding the safety of people’s cars.
It’s thanks to this that we’ve heard just about every car security trick in the book. Here are just a couple of anti-theft tools that you can think about
integrating into your routine...
If you think tyre locks are only used by parking officers and council rangers to stop serial parking offenders, you’d best think again!
In addition to catching out parking violators, tyre locks can also be purchased by motorists to protect their cars. When applied properly, these locks
fasten the tyre, rendering your car immobile even if car thieves manage to get into your car.
Not to mention, they’re also extremely visible. If a thief sees one of these mounted on your wheels, they might decide your car is too much effort and
Steering wheel lock
Your car wheels aren’t the only ones you can lock down - steering wheel locks offer another affordable car safety tool.
A steering wheel lock is contraption that fits over your steering wheel. In addition to covering most of your steering wheel, most also feature a bar or
rod that protrudes outwards and sits over your dashboard.
This physically prevents your wheel from turning past a certain point, only granting a very limited turning radius and essentially making your car impossible
The lock is made up of hardened metal that is difficult to cut and bend. As such, a steering wheel lock can only be unlocked with the use of a key.
Lost said key?
Luckily for you, replacement car keys aren’t the only types of key an auto locksmith in Melbourne can cut for you - if you’re trapped thanks to a steering
wheel lock, an emergency locksmith can unlock your wheel for you!
Electronic tracking system
No longer the sole domain of spy thrillers and sci-fi movies, car tracking systems are now commercially-available and more importantly, affordable.
Using GPS and other location-tracking technologies, electronic tracking systems tell you where your car is at all times.
Higher-end systems can be integrated with a kill-switch, allowing you to shut down your car’s engine if it’s taken by ne’er-do-wells.
However, these professionally-installed systems aren’t the only option - nowadays, car trackers also take the form of small, affordable wireless fobs that
can be hidden almost anywhere.
We suggest hiding your fob in a place where nobody will think about looking, such as underneath your floor mats or in the spare tyre cavity.
Some newer cars with on-board computers can even be directly linked to your smartphone!
Once you have a location, you can pass it along to police to have your car recovered.
Protect your car from car thieves with an auto locksmith in Melbourne
And of course, you can’t talk car security without talking about the most basic car security device: your car keys!
While not as flashy as these other tools, your car keys are still an essential part of keeping your car safe.
Need help securing your car? An auto locksmith in Melbourne may be able to help!
In addition to getting you back on the road, Galmier Locksmiths can improve your car’s security a number of ways:
- Programming transponder keys
- Replacing old locks and ignition chambers
- Rekeying existing locks
We also recommend saving our number, just in case you run into a car key or lock emergency in the future - our rapid-response car locksmiths can get to
you quickly when you’re experiencing lock and key troubles!