Lock It or Lose It

Every year, automobile theft costs Canadians close to $1 billion, including associated costs such as police, court and incarceration costs.   Cars are stolen mainly for four purposes:

.         For sale abroad

.         For sale to unsuspecting customers; in whole or for parts

.         To get somewhere or

.         To commit another crime

A vehicle left unlocked or with an open window is an invitation for easy targeting.  A professional can steal your car in just 30 seconds. 


.         Always roll up your vehicle's windows and lock the doors.

.         Never leave a running vehicle unattended.

.         Keep your registration and proof of insurance in your wallet or purse, not in the glove box. 

.         At night or during extended parking periods, always park in a well-lit area.

.         Never leave valuable objects in plain view.  Put them in the trunk or cover with a blanket.

For more info, tips and to rate your vehicle, go to the Insurance Bureau of Canada web site.


Lock It or Lose It Posters

Crime Prevention Services also has available upon request Lock It or Lose It Posters, that can be used to remind customers or users of a facility to lock up their property. Below are two examples of the posters availalbe, please call 905-453-3311 ext. 4021 to request copies.