Catalytic Converters

Criminals are targeting catalytic converters in our area.

High clearance work vehicles are particularly vulnerable.

To avoid becoming a victim of this kind of theft, follow this advice:

  • Fitting perimeter security fencing can help deter opportunist thieves and slow down more organised thieves.

  • Good security lighting makes vehicles more visible and can act as a deterrent.

  • CCTV can be an effective deterrent.

  • Where possible park a vehicle against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb.

  • If there is a fleet of vehicles, park the low clearance vehicles to block the high-clearance vehicles. This will obstruct access underneath.

  • If a catalytic converter is a bolt on type it is possible to have the bolts welded shut.

  • Fit protective coverings on catalytic converters, these can make it much more difficult for thieves.

  • Have your catalytic converter etched or forensically marked and put stickers in the windscreen to say this has been done.

Visit the Secured by Design website for approved security systems.