Car thieves are having this heyday because most anti-theft devices fail
The Unbreakable Lock Company (ULC) manufactures the unbreakable AutoLock. The AutoLock immobilizes the brake or clutch pedal preventing the vehicle from being started or shifted
PHILADELPHIA - June 9, 2004 - Thieves are known to steal cars for about $200 each. Thirty-sixty seconds and the car is gone. The ease and speed in which an automobile can be boosted makes it an attractive alternative to earning an honest living.
Car thieves are having this heyday because most anti-theft devices fail:
-- Car alarms are frequently set off by accident and therefore mostly ignored.
-- Popular bars/locks applied to the car's steering column can be easily retired once the plastic steering wheel is cut in half.
The carjackings appear unstoppable. Thieves are so emboldened that they are even stealing S.W.A.T. vans, Government surveillance trucks, and police cruisers.
To protect a car from being driven away by thieves:
Lock the BRAKE or CLUTCH pedal in place, advises Unbreakable Lock Company.
Since a car's brake or clutch pedal must be depressed before moving the vehicle, the would-be thief cannot drive it anywhere when one or the other is inoperable.
Unbreakable Lock Company (ULC) manufactures the unbreakable AutoLock. The AutoLock immobilizes the brake or clutch pedal preventing the vehicle from being started or shifted.
Users of the Unbreakable AutoLock slide the lock over the top of the pedal, pull the handle up and it automatically locks the pedal in place. A bright yellow cover for the steering wheel and window decals will warn intruders there is an AutoLock on the brake or clutch pedal. http://www.unbreakable.com/Unbreakable_Auto_BL.htm
The AutoLock has thick steel construction and a solid steel lock, which are impervious to drill and saw. Opening the lock cylinder requires a laser-cut encrypted four-sided key that cannot be duplicated. The cylinder is virtually pickproof. There is no master key.
AutoLock is the only automotive anti-theft device to be rated #1 by The Good Housekeeping Institute and endorsed by Thatcham, the renowned Motor Ins. Repair Research Institute.
Unbreakable Lock Company develops, manufactures, and markets innovative security devices providing consumers with effective and affordable protection for their vehicles, watercraft, personal property, and home. ULC's AutoLock design has six U.S. patents. AutoLock is available in 24 major retail outlets including Wal-Mart, Target, AutoZone, Checker Auto Parts, Schuck Auto Supply, Kragen Auto Parts, and Pep Boys. www.unbreakable.com