Halloween is one of the great holidays that Georgians embrace, it is however a dangerous holiday.
So it’s time to not only protect yourself, but also your car.
Here are some tips come from Russell Ure, the creator of Raven, a connected car device that sends users real-time notifications and videos of what’s happening inside and outside the vehicle.
Halloween is the No. 1 night for car thefts, so here’s ow to protect your vehicle.
Park under a streetlight: Any good thief knows to avoid houses with the lights on. So why not make the same true for your car? By putting your vehicle on display for everyone to see, intruders will immediately turn the other way, keeping your car safely in the spotlight.
Supplement the security of your vehicle: Thanks to connected car devices (such as the recently announced Raven), you can keep an eye on your car no matter where you are in the world. With a built-in siren and real-time video notifications from internal and external cameras, you’ll never be left in the dark when it comes to break-ins or car theft again.
Close the windows and sunroof. And lock the doors. That may sound silly, but it’s not just to keep prying hands out of the vehicle. Open windows will disable the pressure sensor in some car alarms and leave your vehicle susceptible to break-ins. If your vehicle has an alarm, make sure everything is closed tight so it functions properly.
Stash before you park: Putting valuables in the trunk and out of plain sight is the oldest trick in the book, and anyone serious about breaking in will likely be watching where you stow them away. An empty car says “off-limits” to intruders — so move your phone charges, GPS navigation systems and everything else to the trunk — and do it a couple hundred feet from where you plan to park so onlookers don’t get tipped off.
Hide the evidence: Have you finished putting away your electronics? Great. Now, time to get started on the windshield mount and the extra charger hanging out of the cigarette lighter, too. Even the hint of a valuable device can tip thieves off.
Be safe and have a “spooktacular” Halloween.