With organised thieves using more sophisticated methods to steal cars extra protection is a must. Official statistics from the British Home Secretary's office show that over 15,700 cars a year are stolen as a result of the keys being taken through burglary. This, alongside the fact that a further 2,900 drivers have their keys stolen through either mugging, pickpocketing or car jacking, and a further 10,000 vehicled are stolen using key cloning technology.
The Metropolitan Police has stated that 47 per cent of the 21,000 vehicles stolen in London last year were subject to some form of electronic security hacking. This shows that the smart way to protect your vehicle is with GPS tracking. With car security systems getting ever more sophisticated, thieves are having to get increasingly ingenious in their quest to deprive motorists of their pride and joy.
By and large, new cars are usually impossible to steal without the keys - something that has led to a rise in burglaries and car-jackings. Now, however, car thieves are resorting to electronic hacking, to fool the car's electronic brain into thinking the key is present. The problem is made worse by the fact that the gadgets needed to commit this hi-tech theft can be bought cheaply online, and can be used to create blank keys. Thinking that the key is present, the majority of security devices fitted to cars simply disable themselves. Experts warn that one of the few ways of protecting yourself against this form of vehicle theft is to install a third party tracking system, which can used to locate your car should it be taken.
Don't Leave your Vehicle to Chance!
It is perhaps no surprise that vehicles from premium brands - whose security systems would have otherwise rendered them largely safe - have been targeted. Last year, the average value of a stolen vehicle was £40,000 - a rise of £6,000 over the previous year.
Security firms have been warning for some time about the vulnerability of modern car security systems to hacking, with one Spanish company even going to the lengths of creating its own hacking device to highlight how easy and cheap the whole process is.
Car manufacturers are currently working on improving the security of their electronic systems to prevent further vehicles from being stolen in this way. With the really smart choice being Intellistar.
Intellistar tracking systems uses the latest GPS and GSM technology, providing pinpoint accuracy and unparalleled service levels. So if your vehicle is worth securing it's worth securing with unprecedented service and technology.
Don't leave your vehicle to chance. Call us today and increase the safety of your second most expensive investment today.
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