If you are a corporate person who travels a lot you might have concerns with the security of your belongings and most importantly, your car. Whether the car is rented or not, it becomes your responsibility to keep it safe when it comes into your possession. The security of your belongings during travel and even when you are using it to just get to the airport, all lies with how well you are able to protect your car. Cars are an investment in yourself or even your brand and a great asset. This makes it one of the top priorities especially as a corporate traveler even when you are not taking it along on your travels. Here are a few security tips to help you keep your car safe.
1. Keep your keys safe always
This is the unwritten cardinal rule for having a car in your possession, whether you own it or not. You should keep your car keys safe always whether at home or traveling and find a way to keep track of it. It is important to not leave your keys lying around or even in the car because this can lead to a car lock out. Do not leave the car turned on while you are outside it. This can give criminals the chance to get into the car and do what they want to do with it. Also, the keys should not be too far away from your your reach even when you have it kept in a place you deem safe.
2. Choose parking spaces or garages with extra security
Whenever you are travelling or using a car as a corporate traveler, the best thing to do when you choose parking is to get of the street and also out of places with little security measures and choose parking spaces or garages with security to offer you better security. This however does not mean that you are not vulnerable and extra measures by yourself need to be taken to make sure that you.
3. Don’t leave anything valuable in the car
Sometimes, its car owners who give people the reason to steal their cars or break into their cars. When you leave in valuables or anything of value in the car, it increases the chances of the car being broken into. Whenever you leave your laptop, phone, expensive clothing or shoes in the car, you just set yourself up for a possible quick smash and grab. The criminals just smash the windows of the vehicle and do not mind whether the alarm goes off or not and just grabs whatever they have to and make a run for it.
4. Install a better car security system
Whenever you are going to leave your car for long periods unattended to or when you are going to be in the car for long hours on the road, it is best you give criminals a harder job of trying to break in and steal something from the car or the car itself. Installing better security systems in your vehicle makes this possible. You can even install a tracking device in the car that can stop the car in its tracks or make it easier to find once it gets lost.