It goes without saying that a new car needs a good security system. And there once was a time when you really only needed a car alarm on a newer vehicle. But these days, vehicle crime is on the rise, and year, make, and model doesn’t seem to matter much.

Burglars will pull up into a parking lot and hit as many cars as they can in a few minutes with smash-and-grabs. They’ll steal old and new cars alike and sell them cheap online before they can get caught. They’ll even steal your catalytic converter.

Aftermarket car accessories are meeting the need for added security with plenty of innovations and car security options that protect drivers and passengers as well as cars. In this post from Mobile Installation in Brooklyn Park, we’re breaking down some of the top ways to update your car’s security system. Give us a call to get a safer, more secure Minnesota ride.

1. Improved Alarm System

One of the best investments you can make in your ride is a car alarm system. And these days, there are plenty of options to choose from. Even if your vehicle already has a car alarm, the technology has improved dramatically over the past few years.

Choose from brands like Avital, CompuStar Pro, and Voxx Code Alarm, and give your vehicle the ultimate protection with features like fault-proof starter interrupt to protect against hot wiring.

2. Camera System

A camera system is one of the most useful security features you can have for your ride, especially if you spend much time driving in Twin Cities traffic. A dash camera is a great way to spook a thief, but it also offers protection in a number of other ways.

If you’re involved in a car accident or you witness one, that dash cam can be used as evidence for your insurance claim or even in a court of law.

3. Smart Car Features

Bring your vehicle into the Digital Age with smart car features like Dronemobile and CompuStar. With an application on your phone and unlimited range, you can find your car instantly and track its location. Get alarm alerts on your phone when your car alarm is triggered, and use GPS tracking to find your car on a map.

With a smart car application system, you can even check your vehicle’s voltage or door locks remotely.

4. Upgrade the Locks

Another action you can take to help enhance the overall security of the vehicle is upgrading to newer locks that offer additional features that can help reduce the risk of your car being stolen.

Choosing systems like keyless entry with a keypad attached to the door or on a fob can make the vehicle extra challenging to break into. In addition, there are also systems on the market that will prevent the vehicle from starting if the key is not present with the car.

5. Immobilizers

Another option to add to your vehicle is a security device that will help prevent theft because the engine won't start unless the key has the correct chip. The chip has specialized coding specifically for the vehicle, so the engine will only start if the code matches what is registered in the chassis.

6. Add in a Backup Camera 

The truth is that you never know who may be around your vehicle, especially when you are waiting and parking. Installing a backup camera can help offer additional security because it allows you to see everything around you.

There are also products on the market that allow for recording when you choose, so you never have to wonder if you are safe.

7. Protect Your Catalytic Converter

One of the number one items thieves may go for in your vehicle is your catalytic converter. This essential part of your car helps to reduce emissions, and their popularity for theft is due to the precious metals they contain for manufacturing.

With Mobile Installation Services, we can install a plate over the catalytic converter area, which we can link into a customized alarm system, so contact us today.

8. Lock the Wheels

If you are going into an area that will be a concern for theft, another suggestion is to purchase a security steering wheel lock. These are many benefits, including helping to incapacitate the steering wheel, they will also work as a repellent for any thieves, and they can also lower your insurance premiums.

There are a few different options on the market, including one that can fit inside your vehicle on one of the foot pedals and others that can be placed on the exterior.

Order Your Car’s Security System at Mobile Install in Brooklyn Park, MN

What are you doing to protect your ride and your passengers? Don’t take a chance with your vehicle. Invest in an advanced car security system from Brooklyn Park’s most trusted car alarm installation team.

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