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The usually high level of security in modern cars generally makes them difficult to steal, so car thieves are becoming more innovative in their car theft techniques. Unfortunately a car thief breaking into a home in Wisconsin with the sole purpose of stealing the keys to your car is becoming commonplace. The good news is there are ways to lower the risk of this happening to you, and a subsequent claim being made against your auto insurance.
• Exterior doors: Ensure all exterior doors have a solid core and are at least one inch thick.
• Glass paneled doors: Consider replacing the glass panels in exterior doors with solid wood or strengthened security glass.
• Double doors: These types of doors should have long, strong bolts that throw into a sturdy door frame.
• Sliding glass doors: Older style sliding glass doors may have an inadequate locking system, so consider replacing the original locks with a more secure system.
Replace basic window latches with sturdy locks ideally fitted with a key, and don’t leave your car keys where they’re visible from outside your home. By taking these precautions you may help to keep your car safe from theft and also reduce the chance of an inconvenient car insurance claim.