Preventing Car Burglaries
by Thomas L. Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC
Many security tips say to put valuables in the trunk (boot) of a car to protect them. However that can also get them stolen!
I often see people parking at a shopping center and then opening their trunk, placing a laptop or other valuable inside and then closing the trunk and walking away.
This is free advertising to nearby car burglars. They now know that you considered the item(s) valuable enough to store away and as you walk away, they know that you are not likely to return immediately.
It is better to stop some distance away (gas station or even around the corner at the shopping center parking lot), place the valuables and then go the the final destination to park.
Thomas L. Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC is an internationally known security consultant who specializes in anti-terrorism measures for government and corporations throughout the U.S., Middle-East, Africa and South-Asia. Mr. Norman has authored several books that are used as reference manuals by the security industry.