How to keep your cars safe at home


Introducing The Car Defender


A Matter of Security are specialists in protecting people and property.  With advances in modern wireless technology there are many products out there to protect you car.

Working in conjunction with our existing alarm systems, the CarDefender is our three-axis accelerometer device recommended for vehicle security. With three configurable detection modes, it can be set to trigger for shock only, tilt only, or if either shock or tilt is detected.

The device comes with a specially designed, brightly-coloured silicone rubber mount, allowing users to strap it to a vehicle’s steering wheel for reliability and visual deterrence. Alternatively, the device can be secured with the included 3M tape for a wide variety of use cases.

The CarDefender has been developed to combat vehicle theft, (particularly keyless) offering a new line of defence to deter intruders by raising the house alarm in the event of an attempted theft. Users are given early warning, allowing them to take action as soon as possible, where previously, the theft may have gone unnoticed for some time.

Other tips on how to protect your car

Turn your car wheels into the curb

A simple but effective tip is to turn your wheels into the curb or towards another vehicle. This will make it a lot harder for thieves to make a speedy getaway in your car. If they manage to break in and get the engine started, they’ll still need to straighten up or potentially do some reversing or manoeuvring and increase the time they need to take your car.

Get a steering wheel lock

Steering wheel locks act as a visual deterrent and they take a long time to remove from the steering wheel if it is a quality gold standard product. Most times, opportunist thieves who rely on a quick getaway will simply walk by a car that has a lock on the steering wheel.  ‘Visual Deterrent’ – Job Done!

Keep your valuables out of sight

While this might be obvious when you’re out and about, it’s easy to forget when you park your car at home. Try hiding any expensive electronics in the boot or take them into your house.  Opportunist thieves are always on the lookout for that low hanging fruit.

Invest in security window etching

Etched vehicles are 45% less likely to be stolen and 50% more likely to be recovered than non-etched vehicles. This makes the Security Window Etching Service a hassle-free, yet highly effective way of deterring and detecting vehicle crime.  

 Watch them

Technology has come a long way in such a short space of time, especially in the home security industry. A CCTV security camera watches over your car at all times, providing both protection and the ability to record vital footage. Our CCTV systems will include the ability to warn a potential thief away from the car.

Light it up

If a thief is going to attempt to steal your vehicle, you should make them clearly visible to the world. A driveway security light will instantly light up when an intruder sets foot onto your driveway or land.

This should either alert you or your neighbours, scare the thieves off completely or make it easier for you to record them committing the crime.

Get an Anti RFID wallet

Did you know that thieves can create a clone of the unique system on the key fob that allows you to lock your car remotely?

Although smart thieves can use technology to unlock your car without your knowledge, they still need access to the signal from your key fob.

Don’t just leave your keys on the side in your hall invest in an Anti RFID blocking wallet that will prevent readers from accessing the signal. 

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