There are many devices you can use to help prevent auto theft from happening to you. The main
types of prevention devices are vehicle immobilizers, tracking systems, visual deterrents and audible
Vehicle Immobilizers are electronic security devices that prevent the engine from running which prevents
the car from being "hot wired". Some use computer chips in ignition keys, while others inhibit the flow of
electricity or fuel until you hit a hidden switch.
Vehicle tracking systems are high-tech devices designed to be hidden in your automobile in order to emit
a signal that the police can monitor if you report a theft. These systems are very effective in helping
authorities recover stolen vehicles.
Visual and audible deterrents are designed to alert thieves that your car is protected either through visible
or audio cues.