Hanoi burglaries are a type of crime where burglars break into a house to steal car keys and then drive away with the vehicle. They are also known as 2-in-1 burglaries or car key burglaries. These crimes are often linked to organised crime groups that steal cars to order and use false number plates to avoid detection. Hanoi burglaries have been on the rise in recent years, especially in the south of England, where vehicle crime and burglary are among the most common offences.
According to police and security experts, there are some simple steps that homeowners can take to prevent becoming a victim of Hanoi burglaries. These include:
- Parking your car in a garage if possible, or using a wheel clamp or steering lock
- Keeping car keys out of view and easy reach, and not leaving them near windows or doors.
- Locking doors and windows, and using reliable and effective house alarms.
- Upgrading door locks on homes to ABS high security locks featuring active snap protection to secure against lock snapping, which is a common method of entry for burglars.
- Installing new glass double glazed panels accredited to BS EN 14449 laminated glass to at least the main points of entry, such as patio doors or any external door with significant glass installed.
- Making sure that valuable property is hidden from view and that lights are left on at various times, to give the impression that someone is home.
- Installing CCTV systems where possible, and joining neighbourhood watch schemes.
By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of losing your car and your belongings to Hanoi burglars. Don't let them get away with your hard-earned possessions. Take action today and secure your car and home with ABS high security locks featuring active snap protection. Contact us now for more information.