LOCKS AND ALARMS: There are a number of gadgets/devices which can protect your cars from being stolen. This includes the following:-
a) Steering Wheel Locks
This is a metal bar designed to prevent the steering wheel from turning. In a few vehicles, simple lock can also be fixed with steering rod at the lowest ebb and in between the brake and accelerator paddles.
b) Steering Column Collar
This prevents theft occasioned by hot-wiring the vehicle. Some collars are installed permanently while others are activated when needed.
c) Audible Alarms
These are equipped with motion or impact sensors that trigger a 120 decibel siren. This device when activated will automatically switch off the engine after few seconds and also raise alarm making the thief unnerved compelling him to abandon the vehicle. These devices are easily available in the market and range between 500/- to 3500/- rupees depending on the quality of the equipment. The experience has shown that this is an extremely useful and cost effective device.
d) Smart Keys
This implement contains special coded computer chips or radio frequency, therefore without the exact key the vehicle engine cannot be started.