An auto security system is getting more and more necessary as we see an alarming rise in theft of vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, reports that over 600,000 vehicles are stolen annually in the U.S. The rate of stolen vehicles varies by location.
According to the FBI, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States every 44 seconds. A survey of American drivers conducted in April 2007 on behalf of the National Insurance Crime Bureau and LoJack, a manufacturer of an electronic vehicle tracking and recovery system, found:
79% always lock their vehicles.
93% never leave spare keys in their vehicle.
But the survey also found:
One-third admit they have left their car while it was running, which makes the vehicle an easy target for theft.
47% don't always park in a well-lit area.
40% don't hide their valuables. In fact, nearly half leave mail in their vehicle, a quarter have left a purse or wallet, and almost a third have left bank statements, all of which can put them at risk for identity theft.
While you are unlikely to move if you discover that you have a high rate of car thefts in your area, having this information can be useful. It can motivate you to take preventive steps to reduce your risk of having your vehicle stolen. It can also prod you to add anti-theft features and an auto security system to your car which can result in a car insurance discount.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, which identifies the 10 most-stolen vehicles in 2016 in the United States according to vehicle theft data.
Honda Accords and Civics are at the top of the list, with nearly 100,000 thefts combined. And older models of those cars are the most-targeted by thieves:
Why you need to have an auto security system:
Vehicle Total thefts in 2016 Model year most stolen
1. Honda Accord 50,427 1997
2. Honda Civic 49,547 1998
3. Ford pickup 32,721 2006
4. Chevy pickup 31,238 2004
5. Toyota Camry 16,732 2016
6. Nissan Altima 12,221 2015
7. Dodge pickup 12,128 2001
8. Toyota Corolla 11,989 2015
9. Chevy Impala 9,749 2008
10. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 9,245 2000
According to the NICB, 2016's top spots for vehicle theft are:
- Albuquerque, NM
- Pueblo, CO
- Bakersfield, CA
- Modesto, CA
- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Anchorage, AK
- Merced, CA
- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
- Fresno, CA
- Billings, MT
Knowing this will make it likely for people who live in these areas to opt for an auto security system and anti-theft security devices like Titan Grip Wheel Locks - stainless steel wheel lock that immobilizes your wheel to prevent theft. Allows you to have a single key which opens multiple wheel locks.
Vehicle and trailer theft has risen dramatically and the cost passed to the individual or business is astronomical. Though insurance may replace a percentage of the value of your stolen vehicle or trailer, a large deductible can cripple an already strained budget. When you're far from home, safeguarding your mobility is number one priority. Having the confidence that your vehicle is safe is invaluable.
Unfortunately electronic alarms can be defeated, padlocks can be cut in seconds and steering locks can be removed quickly. The solution - the Titan Grip Wheel Lock immobilizes the wheel forcing a would-be thief to move on to another target. Works equally great for personal or commercial vehicles or trailers.
The Original Club is a highly visible deterrent that alerts a potential thief that your car is protected. The Club is difficult to defeat, requiring both time and effort, a thief's enemy, making him move on to the next target. The Club is new and improved, with solid steel hooks for even greater security.
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