Vandalism in cars - 7 tips to avoid it

 

Vandalism in a car is very upsetting - probably even more so because it is intentional. It’s annoying to know that someone intentionally damaged your property, but you don’t know who and why.

Was he a neighbor with resentment? Someone you didn't like how you parked? Or just random passers-by causing trouble? In any case, you are left with trouble managing the mess, perhaps at your own expense.

Vandalism in a car can include damage caused by:

  • Keys (scratched with car keys or other sharp object)
  • Broken wing mirrors, windows or lights
  • Cut tires
  • Damaged rims
  • Locked windshield wipers
  • graffiti

Some forms of vandalism in cars are purely cosmetic and depending on the severity, you can repair the damage yourself. However, in more serious attacks, you may need to cover insurance claims (if you have full coverage) if the cost of the repair is significant to help cover the cost.

How to prevent vandalism in the vehicle

Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent vandalism in your vehicle, you can use various steps to limit the chances of this happening:

  1. Use your garage. If you have a garage,  use it  ! It is estimated that only 22% of homeowners use their garage to park their car, but this is probably the surest way to keep it out of the reach of vandals. Eliminate the clutter, take two more minutes when you get home, and lock the garage securely behind you. Now it will be necessary to work very resolutely to destroy the car - random passers-by will not believe.
  2. Provide lighting. If a garage is not available, try parking near your house in a well-lit place. Vandals are often random opportunists, but few are stupid enough to risk being easily seen or recognized. The driveway is ideal, especially if it is illuminated by motion sensor lights, but it is also a good idea under a street light.
  3. Watchman on the wall  . Is your car valuable or expensive to repair? Consider installing a CCTV security system to monitor your access. This is a more expensive option, but it has the added bonus of not only thieving thieves and vandals, but also potential house burglars.
  4. Set the alarm. Install an alarm according to Thatcham if your car does not have it installed at the factory. Although car alarms are mostly often associated with preventing theft, they can also deter potential vandals who don’t want to draw attention to themselves.
  5. Remove the reasons for the temptation. Some vandals may be motivated to cause unwise damage, while others play for bigger stakes. A broken window can be just a broken window or it is an opportunity to grab your valuables. Remove the temptation; take anything valuable out of the car while parking, or at least hide it in the trunk or glove compartment.
  6. Note the evidence. The built-in armature camera is not only useful for recording events while driving. Some dash cameras have a "park mode" feature, which means they continue recording even after the ignition is turned off. GPS is disabled to save power, so recording can continue longer. Dash cam may not deter  all  vandal attacks on your vehicle, but it can prevent a more susceptible criminal from going anywhere near the car. And if the worst happens, you may even have some useful footage to shed light on the crime.
  7. Do not leave the car windows open. Vandals are generally invited to throw garbage, flammable objects such as cigarettes, liquids, toxic or dangerous substances. Some of them can do enough damage to destroy your car, while others will simply be a headache to clean. If you open the windows, your insurance may not cover you for repairs, as most insurance policies require you to take appropriate precautions to prevent an incident from happening.

Statistics on car vandalism

In line with  the RAC  ’s  Freedom of Information request  , reports of vehicle vandalism increased from 191,180 in 2013 to 210,418 in 2016, an increase of 10%.

The region with the most reports was London (26,064), representing 12% of all. By contrast, Dyfed-Powys police reported the lowest (1,566) outside the capital.

But these are just  reported  crimes of vandalism and the actual number is probably much higher.

For more information on crime prevention, visit  the Crime and Police website  .

What to do if your car has been vandalized

If you are a victim of car vandalism, you must first document the incident. Take photos of the damage, check for any CCTV camera footage or dashes, and if it happened while you parked at home, ask neighbors if they witnessed or heard anything unusual.

If your vehicle was parked in a public or business parking lot covered by CCTV, ask them to review the evidence recordings.

Unfortunately, diversified police sources mean they are unlikely to launch a full-fledged investigation into a one-off car vandalism incident, but you should still report it by calling a non-emergency number 101. Ask for a crime reference number - if you require insurance, you will probably need this.

When it comes to repairing damage, you may want to estimate the cost before deciding whether to file an insurance claim (if covered) or repair it yourself.

Does the insurance cover vandalism of your car?

Comprehensive coverage usually covers acts of vandalism in the vehicle, but check your insurance documents to make sure.

If you want to make a claim, your insurance company will want to know details such as the date and time, location, photos or video evidence, and the number of the crime if you reported it to the police.

If you ask the insurance company, you will have to pay the excess policy. For minor repairs, such as replacing the wing mirror, the excess may be greater than the cost of repair. If you are completing repairs yourself, you do not have to file a claim, but you must inform your insurance company to take over your policy accurately.

Will this affect my no claim bonus?

 

Vandalism is usually labeled by insurance companies as damages because they cannot reimburse the unknown vandal, which means that if you decide to make a claim, you may lose some or even the entire bonus for no damage. Some insurance companies now do not include any additional protection against vandalism damage, so check the details of your policy to see how this will affect your claim.

Kaj lahko storite, če nekdo opraska avto?

Avto je opraskan, kaj zdaj? Na žalost ne morete nadzorovati škode na avtomobilu, ki jo povzroči vandalizem. Lahko pa sprejmete številne ukrepe za izsleditev storilcev. To poveča možnost, da vam ne bo treba uporabljati lastne police avtomobilskega zavarovanja. Sledite načrtu po korakih v primeru poškodovanja avtomobila zaradi vandalizma.

Avto opraskan od znane ali neznane osebe

Se ve kdo je opraskal avto? Potem je pomembno, da to prijavite. Ni normalno, da vam nekdo opraska avto, ne glede na to, kakšna razprava ali prepir poteka. Možno je tudi, da je avto pomotoma opraskan. Na primer pri sosedovem fantu s kolesom ali zato, ker se nekdo pomotoma drgne mimo njega. V tem primeru vložitev napovedi pogosto ni potrebna, gre zgolj za zavarovanje. Če pa druga stran ne želi sodelovati, je spet potrebna izjava.

Obrnite se na zavarovanje

Ko je avto opraskan, boste imeli določene stroške. Del, kjer se nahaja poškodba, se prebarva. Stroški za to so med 100 € in 150 € na del. V mnogih primerih to krije avtomobilsko zavarovanje, vendar je to odvisno od načina, na katerega ste zavarovani. Nasprotno stranko je pogosto mogoče izslediti. Nato bo moral plačati škodo.

Nadzirajte avto

Se vaš avto pogosteje opraska in ne veste, kdo to počne? Ali pa sumite na storilca, pa tega ne morete dokazati? Potem je pomembno spremljati avto. Ne z nenehnim sedenjem pred oknom, ampak z uporabo varnostnih kamer . Raje obesite dve varnostni kameri, ki snemata obe strani avtomobila. Kamere usmerite v sam avto. Ko posnamete ulični prizor, ste dolžni na to opozoriti z znakom ali nalepko.

Infrardeči nočni vid

Zelo pomembno je, da izberete varnostno kamero z infrardečim nočnim vidom. Navsezadnje se večina vandalizma zgodi ponoči ali v mraku. Kamera za nočno opazovanje lahko dobro zajema slike z razdalje nekaj metrov.

Najboljša avtomobilska varnostna kamera

Obstaja veliko varnostnih kamer, ki so zelo primerne za nadzor avtomobilov. To so kamere, ki lahko snemajo za steklom. Prednost tega je, da ne trpijo zaradi odseva v steklu. Priporočljiva je tudi škatlasta varnostna kamera z montažo na okno. Na okno ga pritrdite s priseski. Kamera snema skozi steklo in je opremljena z nočnim vidom. Slike si lahko ogledate na snemalniku. Posebej za to aplikacijo imamo tudi avtomobilsko varnostno kamero črne skrinjice.

Avto opraskan in jamstveni sklad

Imate vandalizem poškodovan avto zaradi prask in ni znan storilec? Storilca lahko vi (ali policija) hitro izsledite z varnostnimi kamerami. Pogosto se misli, da bo jamstveni sklad povrnil škodo, a žal ni tako. Zato je uporaba nadzornih kamer tako pomembna.

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A car camera is a small camera that you attach to the windshield of your car and constantly records what is happening while driving.

Cameras have become popular in Russia and so you can find many recordings of such rides on the Internet.

Car cameras have many uses, but most importantly, they act as impartial witnesses in the event of an accident. Most police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and city buses already use such cameras.

In addition, more and more individuals are buying cameras to protect themselves from false claims in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, there are dishonest people and cameras are strong evidence of what happened before, during and after the accident.

No more "my word against yours" - the truth will always be on your side!

It is time for modern car dash camera!

Camera car is mainly used to record driving. The records can be used as evidence in contentious situations.

Key features onboard cameras are particularly wide angle , automatic start recording when the engine is started, the possibility of recording in the loop and possibly record GPS locations.

With our car camera there is no more surprises regarding unexpected situations on the road.  useful  both on long holiday journeys as daily commuting, safe move around the city. Often called the car black box, it is also used in work vehicles, machinery.  Here are some reasons why you should have this car recorder:

-proof in cases of accidents and collisions conflict  assistance in claims for damages

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-the ability to record unexpected events

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Burglary is becoming more common ...  Reasons why it's time to buy a car camera:
1. A video of the ride can help clarify the circumstances   2. You avoid insurance fraud for a car camera and find it easier to prove your innocence.  possible traffic accidents. 3. A  car camera has been proven to help against car vandalism. 

 

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There are 3 options:
 
1. Car camera with the function of recording when motion is detected when the car is turned off - it needs a powerbank or a permanent plus in the car to work
 

2. Camera module with motion detection recording function when the car is switched off - it needs a powerbank or a permanent plus in the car to operate
 
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2. Use the camera without a WiFi network 
 
The camera from the apartment where we set it up, connected to the powerbank, is easily transferred to the car - regardless of the fact that the camera is not connected to WiFi, it starts recording when motion is detected. 
 
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360° kamero imenujemo tudi ribje oko. S samo ene točke lahko ta kamera posname celotno območje. Te kamere so zelo primerne za notranjo uporabo, na voljo pa so tudi modeli za zunanjo uporabo. V slednjem primeru mora biti kamera popolnoma vodotesna. Najnovejše 360-stopinjske kamere imajo senzorje visoke ločljivosti. Kljub tem naprednim tehnikam so tako imenovane kamere ribje oko cenovno dostopne. Zaradi tega je še posebej zanimiv za podjetnike, ki si seveda želijo vgraditi čim manj nadzornih kamer.

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Kamera fish eye ima vrsto zanimivih prednosti, predvsem pri spremljanju trgovin, gostinskih ali poslovnih prostorov. Prvič, s samo eno varnostno kamero lahko spremljate celotno sobo. To vam prihrani pri nakupu več kamer. Pri velikih prostorih je enako pomembno, da imate nameščenih dovolj kamer, preprosto zato, ker ena sama 360-stopinjska kamera morda ne bo dovolj. Številne kamere ribjega očesa je mogoče upravljati iz računalnika, prenosnika ali mobilne naprave. Tako si lahko kadar koli ogledate vse vogale sobe.

Slabosti kamere ribje oko

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Ena ali več kamer?

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