We hear it way too often, that one friend, family member or co-worker whose had their car broken into. Danger aside, it can be a massive inconvenience and drain both your time and energy. That’s why we’ve put together some things that you can do that can lower the chances of this happening to you!
A report from the Tasmanian Government highlighted that between 2019-2020 51% of automotive offences occurred in residentials area. And total of 1,187 vehicles were stolen between the same period in Tasmania. Let’s explore some ways for you to not contribute to this stat!
Strengthen your car security:
In this technological age, there are many gadgets, gizmos and appliances that can be added to your car that can improve security. To keep it basic, upgrading your locks is a great place to start. Elevating from a standard key entry, found commonly on older models, to electronic car locks can be a massive deterrent. Some things to also inquire about can be:
- Anti-theft alarm systems – these ensure that if the correct key isn’t used the alarm will trigger
- A dash camera – recording footage and therefore, grabbing value information should your car run into any trouble. Additionally, it’s common to find dash cams that sync to your smartphone, sending an alert should they be triggered
- The use of a steering wheel lock
There are a lot of tools out there to use, we’ve had plenty of experience installing a diverse range of deterrents for our customers.
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Replace lost or stolen keys:
This issue is time-sensitive, acting quickly in response to lost or stolen keys can drop the chances of car theft dramatically. Our services are a cut above the rest, and we offer thorough attention to ensure your lost keys don’t come back to haunt you.
The way this happens is with advanced diagnostic equipment, which allows us to talk to the car’s immobiliser and erase the stolen or lost keys. This step renders the lost keys to be unrecognisable to the car – so even if your keys aren’t retrieved and theft is attempted, your car is safeguarded. Our locksmith services extend to deprogramming remote locking fobs, which not only deters intruders from starting your car but also entering it.
24/7 car lockout service:
Whether you’re in rural Tasmania or the heart of Hobart, we’ll be there for you should you get locked out of your car. Our expert locksmiths are on standby 24/7 because we know you can’t control when you get locked out of your car. In using the latest in professional tools along with utilising our expert knowledge we can get you back in your vehicle without causing any damage – regardless of if the keys are in the ignition or the boot.
This is a great preventative measure against car theft as we don’t leave your car vulnerable because we won’t keep you waiting for hours. This is especially valid if your keys are visible from the outside, broadcasting the opportunity for theft to burglars.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the middle of the day or the dead of night, if your vehicle has experienced a break-in then the last thing you want to do is leave it exposed and vulnerable. We get that this can be a stressful and worrying incident and as such we offer all we can in preventative measures and the aftermath.
We make a significant effort to prioritise you, the client in every situation – ensuring your emergency isn’t left in a queue but a top priority. Our emergency locksmith services stand as a testament to this fact, as does our long history of satisfied commercial clients.
So, whether you’re looking to beef up your car security or need urgent expert assistance, contact Tas Mobile Locksmith.