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Anti-Theft News and Tips
You should lock up your car when leaving it unattended - especially in big
parking lots, shopping malls, and garages (likely hangouts for thieves).
Always roll up the windows. Try to park in safe, guarded, and
Buy a car alarm system and always
Record your GPS serial number.
Take a photo of the GPS prior to installation as this will help document
the fact that you owned one. If your GPS is stolen then provide a
copy of the photo and the serial number to the police.
You should register your GPS serial number with
the manufacturer so that you can prove the GPS belongs to you.
Don't leave the GPS in your automobile
unless necessary. If you do leave the GPS in your vehicle then at
least cover it up with something, put it in the trunk, or put it into the
Remove the GPS mount from the dashboard
or the windshield. Hide the telltale windshield rings the GPS will
leave on the windshield glass. Wipe this mark clean with a cloth.
To eliminate the windshield mounting
mark of a GPS you should consider using a friction mount for the dashboard.
Some GPS units have a user password or
locking feature. Use this security feature if for no other reason
than to defeat the criminal from being able to get monetary value from
stolen goods. It will leave you with at least some satisfaction!
Some of the newer, more expensive
phones now have a GPS capability. While not as user friendly they
are less prone to being stolen.
News Articles About Vehicle GPS Thefts
April 30, 2008.
your GPS unit from car thieves". MSNBC.
March 5, 2008.
"Tips: Protect GPS Units From Thieves". Security Products
October 16, 2007.
"New GPS Technology Makes Auto Theft Virtually Impossible".
October 11, 2007.
"OnStar To Add Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Feature". GlobalSpec.com.
September 23, 2007.
"GPS Theft On The Rise - Windshield Mounts Tip Off Thieves". GPS
September 18, 2007.
"GPS Thefts on the Rise: Protect Yourself". TigerDirect News.
August 10, 2007.
"Cops warn of auto burglars targeting GPS devices". San Jose
August 9, 2007.
"Police Offer Tips To Avoid Smash-And-Grab Car Burglaries". GPS
systems are a favorite target of thieves. NBC 11 News.
August 2, 2007.
"Spike seen in thefts of GPS". Westborough, MA News.
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