With vehicle theft reaching a critical point in Canada, here are some pro tips on how to secure your wheels

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  1. Install an immobilizer: An immobilizer prevents the engine from starting without the correct key or electronic code. Most modern vehicles come equipped with immobilizers, but you can also install an aftermarket immobilizer for added security.
  2. Use a steering wheel lock: Steering wheel locks provide a visible deterrent and make it difficult for thieves to steer the vehicle. These locks attach to the steering wheel and prevent it from being turned.
  3. Install a car alarm: A car alarm will sound loudly if someone tries to tamper with or enter your vehicle. It can scare off potential thieves and alert you and others nearby.
  4. Use a vehicle tracking system: GPS-based tracking systems allow you to track your vehicle's location in real-time. If your car is stolen, you can report the theft to the authorities and provide them with the tracking information for a higher chance of recovery.
  5. Keep valuables out of sight: Don't leave any valuable items or packages visible inside your vehicle. This reduces the incentive for thieves to break in.
  6. Etch your VIN number on your windows: Etching your VIN number on your windows can make it more difficult for thieves to sell your car if they do manage to steal it. The VIN number is a unique identifier that can be used to track your car.
  7. Park in a well-lit area: If you have to park on the street, try to park in a well-lit area. This will make it more difficult for thieves to steal your car without being seen. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure you're not parking in a secluded area.
  8. Report any suspicious activity to the police. If you see someone loitering around your car or if you see someone trying to break into your car, report it to the police immediately.

To prevent car theft by intercepting electronic key signals, you can take additional security measures known as keyless entry protection.

  1. Signal-blocking pouch or Faraday bag: These specially designed pouches or bags are lined with a material that blocks electronic signals. When you're not using your key, place it inside the pouch or bag to prevent thieves from intercepting the signal.
  2. Signal-blocking box or container: Similar to the pouch or bag, a signal-blocking box or container uses the same principle of blocking electronic signals. You can place your key inside the box when you're at home or not using your vehicle.
  3. Key signal shielding: Some electronic key fobs have built-in signal-blocking features.
  4. Wireless signal jamming detection systems: These systems use technology to detect wireless signals used by thieves to intercept key fob signals. When a potential interception is detected, an alarm is triggered to alert you and deter the thief.

Our Security team at KRP take adequate measures to ensure our Parks are clear of unwarranted activities as it is better to be safe than sorry.

Our Parks are patrolled regularly and monitored via CCTV and more importantly, all done in-house with our own experienced security staff.

We assure you we are always working towards your safety and have systems and measures in place that rival most security firms.

Would you like to know more about our Security amenities? Write in to me at jpimenta@krpproperties.com