I have been sent information from the Police Alert system regarding protection of vehicles from theft. Their advice is:

  1. A good quality steering lock
  2. Keep valuables out of sight
  3. Dash Cam
  4. If you have a modern car that uses a keyless system, keep the fob far away from your front door and ideally inside a signal blocking pouch. This will guard against “relay” theft.
  5. Following on from keyless, if yours is a used car then re-programme the code.
  6. A good, high-end car alarm
  7. Use your garage if you have one
  8. Have your windows/mirrors/headlights/etched with the last digits of your VIN number or number plate.
  9. Consider GPS tracking.