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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Is a modern Mercedes more secure than a classic Mini? Watch the video below and decide......

This footage from West Midlands Police shows two men pulling up outside a victim's house in the Elmdon area of Solihull.
The pair steal the car without needing to see the owner's keys:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-4213280 ... -on-camera

West Midlands Police crime reduction team, said:
"To protect against this type of theft, owners can use an additional tested and Thatcham-approved steering lock to cover the entire steering wheel".

Should give those 'old fashioned' Disklok sales a boost! :lol:

Steering wheel locks: 2016 group test
Ironically, it was electronic security that left devices like steering wheel locks redundant, as immobilisers improved, and stopped thieves in their tracks. Now, those electronic systems can be hacked quickly and quietly with kit bought online. Hacking gives thieves keyless entry, ready to drive the car away or load on to a truck.
Yet an old-fashioned steering lock can persuade a hi-tech crook to look elsewhere. And the basics remain the same as in our first tests in the mid-nineties – usually a bright colour so thieves notice them, then a way to stop wheel, gearlever or pedals being moved to allow the car to be driven.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessorie ... group-test


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