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Take more care or your car will be stolen

 News in brief

CAR thefts continue to rise nationwide, but sometimes it is easy to see

why as South Woodford neighbourhood watch ward officer Graham

Farrance discovered. He is advising residents to be more security

conscious after discovering some alarming reasons why vehicles get

stolen or broken into.

 On a recent patrol along roads in his ward, Graham found vehicles left

unlocked and others with valuable items such as laptops left on display

and one had a pile of loose change clearly visible in the centre console

. ...an open invitation to thieves.

 Probably the worst of all was a car left unattended with the engine

unning. Not only is this begging a thief to take it, it is an offence. 

  Last year one of the residents was unloading shopping from her

vehicle. Between trips from the boot to the house, her vehicle was taken.

 Graham said they have spoken to the owners of the

above.He appreciates that the frosts are causing a few problems when they start out in the morning but please allow time to defrost your vehicle whilst in attendance.

  Your vehicle security may be factory fitted and state of the art, but as with most things electrical, this security is commonly and easily breached. Use additional methods such as steering wheel locks, gear lever locks, separate immobilisers, trackers, faraday pouches (fobs), anti-tamper number plate screws etc. If you have a garage why not use it and do not leave car keys hanging in halls, in sight of your main entrance.

  For those of you parking on the driveway, why not employ the use of one of the cctv doorbells. The cctv will remain live and warn you if someone were to approach your vehicle without the necessity for them to ring the bell. These send live video feed directly to yours, or/and family mobiles.

  Love them or hate them, social media sites have become a highway of intelligence for criminals, not only can they look for areas to trip us up, they can even find devices and apps on here that are readily available to demonstrate various car crimes. Please remain one step ahead.

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