Ravelco Spotlights National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

July 17, 2013

July is National Vehicle Theft Protection Month and Ravelco's record of theft prevention is second to none.

Middletown, MD (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

July is National Vehicle Theft Protection Month in the United States. Recent reports from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) show an increase in 2012 over 2011 figures. The cause is not yet clear, but there are indications that thieves are becoming more high tech in their approach. Ravelco has been helping to stem the tide since 1976 with over 4 million installations with not one vehicle stolen.

The Today Show recently reported on high tech auto theft revealing a new electronic device that has stumped law enforcement. Thieves no longer have to be concerned with door, hood or trunk locks, factory alarms or alarms that are tied into the factory keyless entry systems of many vehicles. They can quickly and quietly gain access to locked vehicles making theft of the vehicle and/or the contents much easier.

Recovery of stolen vehicles is down as many police departments face budget cutbacks as reported in many localities from rural to urban. With the chance of being apprehended dropping, the thieves are emboldened. All ages of vehicles from the ever popular 1994 Honda Accord to 2011 Cadillac Escalades are high on theft statistics.

Most vehicle owners when asked if they prefer to prevent theft over recovery of the stolen property choose prevention. Damage to the vehicle is usually far less resulting in less time being needed to restore it to service as well as less expensive. The March 19, 2012 article "Stolen Car Victims Hit by Hefty Tow Fees" by Ben Giles of the Washington Examiner brought out that the vehicle owner may be socked with towing and impound fees beyond what they have to pay in repairs. There may also be citations issued if the theft investigation leads to the owner being negligent in taking proper security precautions such as removing the keys and locking the vehicle.

Tracking technologies depending on communications with the vehicle, while popular, are not the most effective. The most popular have very limited service areas. Those with more extensive coverage still depend on the owner noticing the vehicle is gone. The more delay in notifying the tracking company, the higher the chance the tracking device will be located and defeated by the thieves.

Vehicle alarm systems have come a long way in adding features such as remote start, tracking and paging of the owner when unauthorized movement or entry is detected. The paging option is by far preferred over audible alarms since a blaring horn or siren is largely ignored with the vast number of false alarms that take place daily.

With the vast majority of vehicle thefts involving drive away rather than towing, immobilization products are being viewed as the more effective theft deterrent/prevention devices. That is why most manufacturers have incorporated immobilization into many models of newer vehicles. There remain many that still do not have this technology, however. Thieves have found ways to circumvent this technology, too. National Geographic’s feature "Drugs Inc – Grand Theft Auto" provides a thief’s view of even the most secure vehicles. Computer swaps, black market security keys and other vehicle computer hacks barely slow down and, in some cases, speed the theft process!

Many alarm and tracking systems incorporate some form of starter kill or other immobilizing option. However, they are only as good as the installation method to hide the wiring connections. A quick search of http://www.youtube.com reveals many videos by competing alarm companies showing former professional thieves speedily disabling factory and aftermarket alarms, steering wheel or brake locks and many popular or owner-installed kill switches. Since many are connected under the dash where thieves prefer to work out of sight, they provide critical time for the search and destroy of these devices.

So, how do you protect your vehicle from drive away theft? Ravelco has an unsurpassed track record of not one vehicle we have secured ever being stolen. This is unmatched by any other security device on the market. It is tested daily by thieves in such areas as Washington State, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The border states have the highest instance of vehicle theft in the United States. Port cities are not far behind with many vehicles being exported for foreign sale in countries where many vehicle companies refuse to operate. The many testimonials received as seen at the http://www.Ravelco.com web site reveals the highly effective nature of the product. The device can be deployed on multiple platforms including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, as well as off road equipment such as skid loaders, bulldozers and excavators. Everything with a fuel system and/or electrical system can be secured by Ravelco.

The device has been featured in many automotive, construction, trucking and equipment trade publications. The NICB has mentioned the device as an effective layer to any vehicle security system. Hagerty, a major collector vehicle insurer, notes Ravelco as an effective theft deterrent in their client resource "Deterring Collector Car Theft" to help secure high value vehicles. This resource is attached.

As one does due diligence investigating the most effective vehicle security systems seeking to spend hard-earned dollars most wisely, considering Ravelco as a first line defense along with removing the key and locking the vehicle will together keep vehicles where they were parked. Theft prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

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