New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2013
Ace Parking, a professional parking service company strives to provide helpful information regarding auto theft prevention, particularly by addressing tips highlighted in a recent article of Todays KTTs. The report notes that criminals are often opportunists, and as a parking facility management business, Ace Parking is relentless in educating individuals on effective auto theft prevention methods.
The company frequently offers consulting for parking and design management, and Ace also instructs businesses on how to make parking garages safer, as neglected lots may deter customers from using their spaces. The report mentions, When citizens allow a crime to be easily committable, a criminal is more likely to take advantage of that opportunity. The Springfield, MO police department recorded calls for roughly 30 stolen vehicles in the past month where victims left the keys in the car, according to the report.
The U.S. Department of Justice declared that car-related thefts are among the most common offenses requiring a police report. Most of these occur when the car is parked on the street or in the driveway of the home. Often these vehicles are not even locked. The article adds, Other times, car owners may leave the key in the ignition while making a quick run inside a convenience store. This is never a safe idea, no matter how quick the trip may be.
Ace brings readers to the attention of another easy target for criminals: open garage doors. During summer months, people tend to crack their garage doors for ventilation or they simply forget to close them at night, said a representative. This provides easy access for thieves. The article mentions auto theft prevention tips, starting out with the call to remove the keys from the vehicle and always lock the doors. Twenty percent of all vehicles stolen have the keys left in them.
The staff at Ace Parking encourages drivers to replace the standard door lock shafts with ones that are tapered if they drive an older model. Also, dont leave paperwork in the glove box or anywhere else in the vehicle that may offer insight into your address and personal information, they said.
The report advises not to hide a spare key on the outside of the vehicle, as they are often easy to locate. The article also encourages drivers to periodically check your license plates to make sure they have not been stolen or altered. One of the most common mistakes the professionals at Ace often witness in auto thefts is leaving valuables in plain sight. A representative adds, Leaving desirable items in plain sight inside the vehicle is inviting a break in, he said. Always secure them in the trunk or take them with you. Ace Parking is dedicated to educating businesses to check on the lighting and inspection needs of their parking garages, but they also urge customers and drivers to remain vigilant in preventing auto theft wherever they park.
Ace Parking offers innovative technology in parking solutions, placing a high emphasis on customer service and providing a competitive edge. Ace owns two parking facilities and manages more than 450 locations nationwide, handling airport parking, special events including sports and concerts as well as hospitality, commercial and medical parking needs. They also offer consulting for parking design and management.