The Benefits of Automate Vehicle Security Systems
Did you know that every 21 seconds a vehicle
is stolen in the U.S.? More than 1.2 million vehicles will be stolen this year,
costing more than $8.2 billion. The latest FBI statistics show that vehicle theft
has been increasing during the past several years. Current data indicates that 62
percent of stolen vehicles are recovered, but this is often not a welcome recovery
for owners, who inherit vehicles they no longer want, which in many cases are severely
damaged or vandalized.
Even when a vehicle is equipped with a factory installed anti-theft system (and
most of the more affordable trim levels do not come with even this level of protection,)
professional car thieves know how to defeat these systems because they are installed
exactly the same way in the factory, and the blueprints to defeat them are available
for anyone to read in the service manual! By contrast, your Automate system receives
a customized installation at your new car dealer that is not captured anywhere thieves
can read it. Automate leaves thieves guessing!
Auto theft statistics do not capture an equally grave multi-billion dollar problem:
Content Theft. Though many new vehicles come from the factory with some type of
immobilizer designed to prevent the vehicle from being "hot wired," unfortunately
these devices often lead to a false sense of security among vehicle owners. Not
only can factory immobilizers be defeated by professional thieves, they do nothing
to deter content theft. Many vehicle owners realize that their blinking LED is not
a security system only when they find their vehicle vandalized and its contents
looted, with no audible warning other than the brief tinkle of broken glass.
That's where Automate comes in! Automate security systems use a state-of-the-art
electromagnetic shock sensor to detect blows or impacts to the vehicle, and sophisticated
electronics that know when to honk the horn to deter thieves and alert the vehicle
owner that a crime is taking place. With Automate, you're protected!