Car Security Crime Prevention
This is a storyboard transcript to complement the Car Security Crime Prevention Video.
It’s something many of us have done at some point – you’re in a hurry and you’re just nipping into the shop for a pint of milk.
But take a moment to think about what you’ve done and the opportunities you’ve just presented to a passing criminal.
Open doors are an open invite – always lock your car, even if you’re only going to be a matter of seconds.
Don’t leave valuables on display. Store things like music players, removable stereos and even CDs out of sight. In the boot is best as it is more difficult to get to. The same advice applies to any shopping you may have, keep it out of sight rather than on the back seat.
Sat-navs are increasingly common but are also tempting to thieves as they are easy to take and easy to sell on.
Whenever you leave your car as well as taking out the device, also remove the cradle and rub off any sucker marks on the windscreen which can be a tell-tale sign.
If you’re going to be leaving your car for a while think about where you park it. Is the area well-lit, are there plenty of people around, can you see any CCTV in the area – these are all things to look out for.
If you have a computer you can also go online and search for the PARKMARK scheme which lists car parks in the area that have met the highest security standards.
By following this advice you can go a long way to to stopping yourself from crying over spilt milk.