Combating Auto Theft in Michigan

Good news for Michigan residents, auto theft numbers are down 9.35 percent from 2009 -2010. According to the Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA), car theft in Michigan has dropped 62 percent since 1986. Although these trends should be a source of relief, there are still 100 cars stolen locally each year.

Technology and car security

The popular targets by car thieves in Michigan are older models that were manufactured and released in the early 2000. Pickup trucks that were created by Dodge Ram, Chevrolet and Ford were among the favoured vehicles, mostly because they were believed to be easier to access than newer vehicles that have more elaborate security features. However, this might just be a temporary setback for thieves. For all the new security measures, there is the possibility that they might get around it, sooner or later.

Setting basic security for your cars

It doesn’t really matter if you own a newer model or an older version. It’s important to realize that most auto thefts are performed by amateurs, which means they depend on lapse of security measures and opportune locations. You can help protect your car by making sure to instil a routine check every time you leave it parked in a parking space. Start by taking out your keys from the ignition. Check each windows and doors, and make sure that they’re securely locked. Scan your car seats and floors, and take your important valuables.

Help spread awareness in your city

With this knowledge in hand, you can help keep your city safe by placing the copyright and trademark protected signs and designs on your property or in your area. You can also make custom sign donations to your local police department and they will disperse them to businesses and in parks and recreation areas. Hide Lock Take started as a proactive crime awareness program in Dallas. It has since become the most successful tool that travels around the country fighting crimes and making a difference. If you want to keep your city safe and educate the citizens let be your resource.