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The Scariest Thing This Halloween Is Your Car Being Stolen

October 25, 2022
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It’s that time again when ghosts, goblins, and witches come out to play. But, while most people are focusing on what costumes they will wear or what tricks they will play on their friends, the scariest part about Halloween is the thought of your car being stolen.  Unfortunately, vehicle theft is a common occurrence on Halloween. Criminals know that there will...
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California’s New Legislation to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft: What You Need to Know   

October 11, 2022
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Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a new piece of legislation to help prevent catalytic converter theft in California. This is intended to help deter criminals, as catalytic converter theft has been rising sharply in recent years. Why? Catalytic converters contain numerous rare earth metals, such as platinum, palladium, or rhodium, and thieves can sell them for a high price. Priced...
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How Do Thieves Break Into Cars Using Apple Products?

May 4, 2022
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An alarming new crime has been trending across North America since late last year—Apple AirTags have been linked to dozens of accounts of luxury car theft since their release in April of 2021.  Apple AirTags, portable tracking devices intended to help customers keep track of valuable belongings like keys or a wallet, are popping up in police reports in major...
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Buckle Up for a Surge in Vehicle Theft on New Year’s

December 27, 2021
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Crime doesn’t take days off—especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, major holidays usually show an uptick in vehicle theft nationwide.  While everyone is off celebrating with friends and family, pleasantly distracted by food, drinks, and the holiday season, a car thief finds the perfect opportunity to swipe a vehicle.  And the worst holiday for car theft is right around the corner....
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2021 Car Theft Statistics By State: The Worst States For Car Theft

November 23, 2021
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Data from the last year has been released by the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB) and organized by Statista to provide U.S. residents with new insight into car theft statistics by state.  From what October’s data concludes, car owners nationally experienced volatile spikes in car theft reportings, making vehicle theft the single most common form of property crime. State-wide and...
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What Is Better: VIN Etching or a Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 26, 2021
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Whether you regularly park in areas where car theft is a concern or are just looking for an added layer of security, simple measures can protect your vehicle and provide peace of mind. As vehicle theft rates rise, two methods have emerged to give drivers an added layer of security: VIN etching and GPS technology.  In recent years, more and...
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How to Prevent Keyless Car Theft: 5 Methods

September 8, 2021
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Today’s car thieves aren’t picking locks or breaking windows, they’ve become tech savvy just like the vehicles they steal.  When drivers traded their old-school keys for keyless entry fobs, many thought they were investing in a car invincible to theft. Much like the case with any new and emerging technology, they were wrong. This left vehicle owners wondering how to...
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