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How to prevent car thefts in Bangladesh?

Many of us own a car today. Unfortunately,with more and more cars flooding our roads, the possibility of car thefts increases as well.It is very important that we take the necessary preventive measures so that we won't fall victims to car thieves.

Install anti-theft device
You will find it handy to acquire and install aftermarket anti-theft devices in your car. These devices can often be found at various car workshops. Apart from providing your car with a higher security level, these aftermarket anti-theft devices are often pretty easy to install, meaning you won't have to spend any extra amount of money to get professionals to install them for you.

The Club
The Club, also known as a steering wheel lock, is a device that fits and locks onto your steering wheel. It secures your steering wheel in place, making it difficult for thieves to drive off with your car. However, this does not prevent them from breaking into your car, and some studies have also shown that The Club can be defeated with tools.

Immobiliser
A more effective deterrent would be immobilisers. An immobiliser is an electric device that is wired to both the engine and the car's key, and prevents the car from starting or running if the correct key is not present. The immobiliser device consists of a miniature transponder imbedded in the ignition key head, and an electronic key which sends out security codes that must be matched to the one generated by the car's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in order for the car to start and run. If an incorrect code is detected, the ignition and engine will not be able to start, thereby rendering any attempt at stealing the vehicle useless.

GPS vehicle tracking systems
Vehicle tracking systems typically send data regularly about the car to either a computer or a data centre, which can be evaluated to determine the car's travelling pattern. So, any anomalies in that pattern would result in an alert to the owner in case of theft. Law enforcement authorities also have access to this information once they are alerted, so that they can assist with tracking and recovery of the vehicle. More sophisticated systems can even perform a remote shutdown of the car if required, thereby stopping the car thief literally in his tracks.