January 18, 2008

New User Tip - 4 Ways to Protect Your GPS from Thieves

OK - so you have your new GPS, and you want to keep it. You may not know that they are also hot items for thieves. So while lots of people are realizing that GPS units are very helpful for navigation, thieves are realizing that a quick smash and grab makes for an easy to sell unit that can net a few hundred dollars without much work. The Boston Globe recently announced that GPS thefts in the city of Boston went up ~5X versus 2006. You need to protect yourself.

Four Easy Tips to Avoid GPS Theft:
1) Take the GPS and its mount off the windshield/dash and stow it.
2) Take the GPS with you when you leave the car for an extra level of precaution.
3) Consider wiping the suction cup marks off the windshield with a soft cloth – they can tip off thieves that there’s something valuable in the car.
4) Instead of mounting on the windshield, consider using a friction mount on the dash to avoid the suction cup marks on the windshield altogether.

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 18, 2008 6:18 AM

Recent Comments

If only these manufacturers would allow their units to be tracked from a platform such as Google Earth we would always know where our units are in the event they do get stolen.

Posted by: Edward Campbell at January 19, 2008 11:48 AM
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