If you have just purchased your dream car, then the risk of thefts may well be giving you sleepless nights. With the number of car theft cases on the rise, it's imperative that you take due measures to keep it away from prowling eyes. With the steady advances in technology, you can now secure your car like never before. All you need is the necessary funds to get the apt systems in place.

While most cars come with built-in central or remote controlled locking systems, you can also add it to your car without modifying the original wiring of our system. There are two types of systems – the basic one, which just locks or unlocks the doors; and the advanced version, which controls the ignition
system on the automobile as well. While the first system can be added to your car even at a later stage as an add-on accessory, some of the advanced systems are manufacturer-specific. Some of the car manufacturers that provide an option of keyless ignition system include Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Cheverolet, Jaguar, Lexus, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, to name a few.

When you own a vehicle, your worries are not limited to maintenance or parking hassles. You also have to worry about vandalism and thieves who can break into your car. There are several built-in mechanisms to help you protect your car better, or you can even add a variety of locking systems to protect your car. These include:

The most basic and widely used security systems, the alarms are equipped with motion sensors, impact sensors and a loud siren, which goes of when the doors, hood, or trunk of the car are forced open.

A hidden switch that must be flipped on for the car to start. Kill switches can be set up to prevent the flow of electricity or fuel to the engine until the switch is activated. Relative to their effectiveness as a security device, kill switches are typically inexpensive and easy to install. The trick is hiding the switch well; you can also further secure the system with keypads, pressure pads or passkeys.

If you are expected to be away from your car for long periods of time, you can use several external and pronounced locks. These include steering wheel locks, tire locks, gear shift locks and hood locks to secure your car to the fullest.

This is a more foolproof way of securing your car, although not the most convenient as your presence would be required to unlock your car. You can use the lock with a finger from either your left or right hand. The lock is ideally attached to an immobilizer that deactivates direct ignition. You'll have to use the right combination key along with the fingerprint to start your automobile. While several S Class Mercedes-Benz models come with the option of fingerprint locks, you can purchase and add-on one as well.

Publish date: September 7, 2010 5:05 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:42 pm

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