Joining a new workplace that has a questionable parking arrangement? Or just tired or worrying about your vehicle as you work? Here are a few tips to help you out…

Lock your vehicle – it’s the simplest anti burglar and anti damage system for a vehicleyet so many people forget to do just this. A vehicle that is locked has lesser chances of getting stolen or damaged, as research has proven that even thieves are quite lazy, and tend to steal the less protected things.

Make sure your work place has a safe parking spot – most work places have parking areas. However, not all parking areas can be considered safe. Instead of constantly worrying about your vehicle’s safety, and inevitably affecting your work as well, consider speaking to your boss about installing more safety measures for your work car park. If this is not an option for you, consider leaving your vehicle at home, and taking public transport for your commute to work.

Make sure your car is “air tight” – would you leave a broken window as it is, if you know the crime rate in the neighborhood was increasing? Most likely not. The same goes for the vehicle. Repair every broken door and crack of your vehicle; just so thieves won’t find a weak spot to exploit. Even for small things, like your vehicle’s key lock not working as well as it used to, it’s better to use an auto locksmith Melbourne and get the whole thing changed.

Make use of alarm systems – even if you installed the best lock (thanks to your best 24 hr locksmith!) for your vehicle, chances are that it still might not be very safe. Having an alarm system that will blare out a warning every time someone tries to open it without the proper key or code will do the job of adding an additional layer of protection for your vehicle.

The warning trick – have you notice that the shops with security cameras generally tend to have less cases of shop lifting than those without? But did you also know that sometimes, those cameras aren’t exactly in working order; yet it still serves its purpose? That’s because people are generally afraid to try stealing if they know they’re being watched. Having a alarm system sticker pasted on your vehicle pretty much does the same job.

Don’t leave valuables in plain sight to temp a break in – one of the best tips for anti burglary for homes, is to keep the curtains drawn. This helps to keep your valuables hidden; and not temp the thieves. The same principle works for your vehicle as well. If you have to leave your valuables in your vehicle while you work, make sure to keep it well hidden. The better option is to take it inside with you…