While there is no foolproof way to safeguard a vehicle against theft, there are many deterrents you can use to protect both yourself and your car. The longer it takes a thief to access your vehicle, the more likely it is that he or she will get frustrated and move on to an easier target.
Most anti-theft devices cost less than the deductible you would pay if your vehicle was stolen. Some insurance companies offer lower insurance rates to vehicles with such devices. Theft deterrents are an easy, affordable way to protect one of your most valuable assets.
One of the more subtle but effective ways to protect your car from theft is Window Etching. Window Etching involves permanently etching the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Personal Identification Number (PIN) into your car’s six primary windows. The police can trace both of these numbers, making recovery of your vehicle much easier. Plus, etching makes your car less appealing to thieves; in order for a professional thief to resell the vehicle, he would have to replace all of the glass, thereby cutting into his profit.
In addition to Window Etching, there are Security Labels, which adhere to the body of a vehicle. If a thief tries to remove the tamper-resistant label, a permanent imprint will remain.
Learn more about Window Etching and Security Labels