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Experts warn car owners to safeguard their homes to prevent car theft

Experts warn car owners to safeguard their homes to prevent car theft

Crime prevention experts are advising car owners to look to securing their homes to safeguard against car theft. With the developments in car security systems, it’s harder than ever for thieves to get inside a car without the keys. For this reason, robbers are now targeting homes to obtain the keys, in order to make away with vehicles. According to the British Insurance Brokers Association, house break-ins to obtain car keys are on the increase in the UK. The advice being given by leading UK insurance broker, Swinton, is to be vigilant with home safety in order to prevent a double car and home break-in. Swinton offers some simple tips on how drivers can keep their vehicles safe from car thieves. To prevent falling victim to this kind of crime, it’s advisable to not leave house keys under mats or flower pots or in any other hiding spots outside of your home as these are the first places which thieves to check. Also, keep your home locked when you’re inside as opportunist thieves can easily slip in unnoticed and steal keys if a door is left open. It’s also a good idea to store car keys away from the front door or close to any windows. Follow these simple yet effective tips in order to safeguard both your home, and car, from thieves.

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