Technology is a wonderful thing! And while it has made our lives easier for the most part, it has also helped criminals in their illegal activities.
One such activity that has been receiving media coverage is thieves using GPS units from a vehicle they've just stolen to guide them to the victim's home. Not only are they commiting auto theft, they are also burglarizing the homes of the vehicle owners.
Here are a few ways to protect yourself from having this scenario happen to you:
1) Hide all electronics from view while away from the vehicle, or even better, take them with you when you leave.
2) Choose a GPS unit that has a "lock" feature. This is used to lock all functions of the unit until a password or pass location is entered. Passwords consist of a 4-digit code, while the pass location is a specific location or address, ie. home or work. You'll need to go to that location in order to unlock your device which proves virtually impossible for thieves to do.
3) Using a dash base helps prevent the suction cup from forming a ring on the windshield. These rings help thieves trying to determine whether there are electronics in a vehicle.
By following these tips, you can reduce your risk of becoming a target for these criminals.