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Don't be a victim of theft and another statistic recorded on the crime list database. Minimise the risk by following our security advice.

Is your property permanently marked?
When the police find property (or parts) believed to be stolen, they often cannot identify the owner. Marking your property will help to convict a thief or handler of stolen parts. Any form of marking is better than none. Use an ultra violet pen to mark body panels, seats and engine components, or preferably fit a Datatag electronic tagging kit, supplied by Peter Mouncer and recognised by insurers.


These generally fall into two categories, the DIY and the professionally installed. If you are unsure about which system to purchase, ask your broker about recommended products. Look for “Thatcham” or "Sold Secure" approval. Thatcham (The Motor Industry Repair Research Centre) and Sold Secure are insurance companies’ appointed bodies responsible for setting security standards.

Thatcham approved systems usually cost more than the DIY varieties, but there will usually be the added benefits of high security, higher quality, professional installation, longer term warranty, reduced insurance premium, lower excess and peace of mind. Most manufacturers recognise and approve Thatcham listed systems, which may benefit you if your vehicle is covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

DIY systems may be cheaper but insurance companies are not known for offering incentives or recognising the self-installed variety. These systems can be easily installed, providing that the installer has a modicum of electrical knowledge, however they are often easily bypassed. Their worth as a deterrent should not be ignored as they can offer a reasonable form of secondary security.
Remember, even if you cannot afford the best, cheaper products will offer a level of deterrent to a thief and could make the difference.

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Your assurance of quality products. In the UK, hundreds of thousands of vehicles/trailers/containers/boats/caravans are stolen (and stolen from) every year. The vast majority are never recovered.

If you only take away one piece of security advice from this page, let it be this: USE whatever security devices you have. If you're finding it all too much hassle (which we quite understand - life is for living), consider zero input devices like sophisticated self-alarming alarm/immobilisers.
Don't leave your keys with the vehicle, even for a short time. Always keep your keys with you and NOT at home. Thieves are increasingly breaking into houses just to get the keys to your vehicle/garage/locks and registration documents.

Don't buy used vehicle spares. The problem is so bad, that the chances are that will have originated from a stolen vehicle. It's demand that creates the problem in the first place.

Breadth and diversity of security devices is the enemy of the thief. If it all looks like too much hassle for him, he is far more likely to move on to easier prey. We recommend a combination of Marking, Electronic and Mechanical devices.

Security Devices usually pay for themselves in the long term, partially through insurance discounts (for devices approved by your insurance company - ask them BEFORE you buy anything as they all differ), but mainly by maintaining your No Claims Bonus and avoiding the true cost of having to make a claim (the excess, increased future premiums, potential withdrawal of cover, etc.). Put your insurance, security and training budgets all together.

Use one of the proprietary part marking systems. These are a real deterrent to the professional thief, improve the chance of getting your property back if it's stolen and will help the police bring prosecutions.

A combined alarm and immobiliser professionally fitted really puts off would-be thieves. Consider the option of a pager (usually only short distance), a text messaging device or tracking system.

Good quality chains and padlocks are the most versatile. Get a good one and it should last you for life.

Make sure your garage is very secure, as once inside and out of sight, thieves feel they have much more time to defeat the rest of your security. Standard garage door locks are of little deterrence; add a couple more quality locks to the weak points. If practical, extend the house alarm to the garage or fit a separate garage alarm. Some motorcycle alarms can also be extended to the garage itself. All this will, of course, make the rest of your garage's contents more secure too. Don't leave your tools in the garage as thieves often rely on the owners tools to ply their abhorrent trade.