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Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention

This is a quick guide to Catalytic Converter theft, the full guide can be found by reading catalytic converter theft prevention.

1. The first step to preventing being a victim of this crime is understanding the issue. Research has identified that taller vehicles, including 4x4s and vans may be more vulnerable as the catalytic converters (CATs) on these vehicles are more accessible. These vehicles often have larger engines and larger CAT's also.


2. When away from your home try and park in well-lit busy areas. This may make your vehicle a less attractive target for a catalytic converter thief as there is greater chance of them being seen and disturbed.

3. When your vehicle is at home use a garage if you have one. This is an extra challenge for the offender to overcome and it may put them off attacking your vehicle.  Make sure your garage is secured with a PJB Garge Defender .



4. Consider purchasing outdoor security light, a range of solar power security lights can be found here.  Using solar power makes these devices easier to fit as no mains power is needed, this could help if the llight is for a driveway.

5.  Consider a outdoor security camera such as this Foscam FI8905W Outdoor Wi-Fi IP Camera with 30m Night Vision and Email Motion Detection Home Security if you have to park your vehicle on a drive or outside the home (and not in a garage). 

6. The metal shell of your CAT can be marked. If it is removed and the Police seize stolen CATs this may make it easier to return to you as stolen property.  SmartWater can be used for this.

7. Be aware and encourage awareness amongst your community. If you see people working under vehicles be aware they may be attacking the CAT or stealing fuel.  Consider joining your local Neighbourhood Watch and highlighting Cat Theft to them.

8. Invest in a Armacat, or Catloc a new way to protect your catalytic converter from theft. These devices fit to vehicles and could prevent it from being attacked, click on the amazon picture link below to read more about these products.

This is a quick guide to Catalytic Converter theft, the full guide can be found by reading catalytic converter theft prevention.

 

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