Vehicles can be replaced, lives cannot

(Number of car thefts reported per 100,000 population)

Crime reports from around the world indicate an increase in the incidents of car hijacking around the world. The above chart shows the number of car thefts reported per 100,000 population in each of the top 10 countries. The key to avoiding being a victim is to take preventative measures and to be vigilant at all times.

A well-implemented GPS vehicle tracking solution can help you in locating a stolen vehicle. You can also pass on the real-time vehicle locating access to the Police so that they can recover your vehicle quickly. This might even assist them in nabbing the culprits.

When it comes to being hijacked, it is, however, a different story. A Panic Button can be wired to the GPS tracker which when pressed can raise an alert in a central monitoring station or on a mobile app of someone in your family. But this option should be exercised with utmost caution since this can anger a hijacker. It is highly likely that the hijacker is agitated and edgy. An attempt to press the panic button might result in you getting physically assaulted.

Be calm and observe each and every detail about the hijacker which might later prove very important to the police. Even minor details like the hijackers build, hair color, eye color, complexion, clothing, body language, gender, accent etc could become vital at a later stage. SO observe these and memorize them.

Do not say or do anything to agitate the hijacker. Your most important aim should be to walk away from the scene of the crime without getting hurt and reach your loved ones. Remember, your vehicle can be replaced, but your life cannot.

Once you are safely away from the hijacker, inform your vehicle tracking company and the police immediately so that they can take the necessary steps for assisting in the recovery of the vehicle.

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