The number of stolen vehicles in Slovakia is declining every year. On the other hand, the theft of components is becoming a hit, which represents a very profitable opportunity for thieves. However, car radios are not.
Changes in the automotive industry are pushing for hybridization and electromobility of vehicles. Cars containing precious metals and batteries are becoming more and more common on the roads. These are located in a relatively accessible place, under the rear seats. However, catalysts in the exhaust system are the most attractive for less professional thieves.
Their task is to capture toxic substances from the exhaust gases. For this purpose, they contain precious metals such as palladium or platinum. A gram of platinum is worth a few euros and it is relatively easy for thieves to get it.
Catalyst theft usually takes several minutes. The thieves lift the car and use a cordless saw to cut off part of the exhaust pipe with the catalytic converter. Many thefts even take place in broad daylight, because passers-by do not even realize that it is a theft and it is necessary to call the police. Thieves thus gain a few tens of euros from one theft, but you will count the damage in the hundreds. In addition to the catalytic converter, you must also replace the entire exhaust section with other components.
Theft of discs and tires is still popular today, due to their easy availability. Demand for them always grows in transition periods, when the market demands more complete sets. Therefore, it is necessary to be especially careful after swallowing.
Is there any measure at all to prevent these types of theft? The solution is intelligent Pandora car alarm systems. These include an integrated accelerometer with an adaptive motion and vibration detection algorithm. When discs or catalysts are stolen, the alarm will respond to the presence of thieves with a siren and you will also receive a notification to your mobile device. Pandora will protect your vehicle in any type of theft and you will not have to be afraid to leave it in less frequented places or night streets. Take a look at our offer of car alarm systems and choose the one that suits you best.