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    Live along a busy high street have new car on drive. What things could I buy to deter theft/vandals etc?

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    CCTV
    Other than that I do t think anything stops them, especially if it's a high valued,sought after car. These thiefs are just not bothered anymore

    vandals? maybe one of those annoying trembler alarms that go off if someone sneezes near it.

    For anti-theft, maybe the visible deterrent of a steering wheel bar or gearstick - handbrake locking bar

    For anti-theft, maybe the visible deterrent of a steering wheel bar or … For anti-theft, maybe the visible deterrent of a steering wheel bar or gearstick - handbrake locking bar

    i wouldnt bother its a challenge for them

    CCTV and a tracker.

    On a busy high street theft is unlikely , too many random passers by and many cctv cameras (and professional thieves know that) . Your own CCTV will help though , particularly against vandalism . Large signs advertising its presence and maybe "Beware of the Dog" may help to deter vandals . Consider parking somewhere else on Friday and Saturday nights when the local low life like wrecking stuff after a couple of drinks ,

    Obvious tip with the current cold weather - don't leave it idling in the drive with the keys in to warm it up while you have a cuppa oO
    Edited by: "rogparki" 9th Feb

    dog with signs , razor ribbon over 6 foot high cctv , hidden micro cameras at waist height , and a large pan of boiling water to put the fire out

    oh and a microwave alarm system with a talking warning if the cars set back from the pavement

    If it's the 2002 Peugeot 206 you were asking about insuring the other day I wouldn't do anything other than make sure your car looks slightly less desirable than the one next door. I have been a car owner for many years and in my experience if someone wants it, they will go for it. If the car is not worth the high end thief targeting it, the petty criminal will try anyway. Somebody tried and failed to steal my nephew's 2002 Clio recently and it cost my sister more to recover it than the car was worth. Such is the excess for young drivers. I have a very high value car which is very secure so the thieves decided to break into my house to steal the keys to get the car instead. Fortunately I disturbed them but they did come back four hours later to try and finish the job. I still have my car and I have a much better lock on my door. Chap down the road has similar car and bog standard lock. Which would you target?

    as your new car is that Peugeot 206 it wouldn't be stolen for what it is worth. it would be because they didn't want to walk home. in the rain ....so.... are steering wheel lock in bright red perhaps. anything else is overkill for its value.

    It's not much theives or vandals you should be worried about, it's the scrap man ;). Make sure you have a sign "This is not scrap".

    what car is it ?

    if its a bmw, ford focus rs, fiesta rs, rangerover or something with more than 250 bhp, And it has push button start... first and most important thing is to either get the diagnostic socket moved or get a security override for it.
    then have a clifford alarm fitted.
    yes clifford alarms WERE old school up until 2 years ago but there back in fashion now the new chip in your key is obsolete !!
    theives now use a box that plugs into the diagnostic socket of any car and within a maximum of 45 seconds it scans all available codes and starts the car.
    the only way to stop it is to disable the diagnostic socket or fit a new blanking device to it.
    all that said, if its a Peugeot....... i wouldn't worry !

    Most car "thefts" in the UK are where people have left the keys in the car or the house has been broken into and the keys taken.
    The only ones which are targeted for anything more then a joyride are high end models, old vintage cars which can easily be parted or are easy to sell outside of the UK.

    If you have a drive to yourself you could place a lockable bollard in front of your car (all depends on the size of your driveway) Just folds down when you want to get out.

    rogparki

    Consider parking somewhere else on Friday and Saturday nights when the … Consider parking somewhere else on Friday and Saturday nights when the local low life like wrecking stuff after a couple of drinks



    So that the owner then isn't aware when their alarm is going off as it's a few streets away?

    this?!?

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