Being ahead of the game when it comes to car park safety is the best way to prevent yourself from becoming a statistic. According to the police, it can take as little as ten seconds for a thief to steal something from your unattended car, so this week we’re going to cover the basics that’ll keep you and your car safe when you’re parking.
Choose the right car park – in Leeds, that’s us!
It makes sense to choose a well-lit car park that’s manned 24-hours a day to reduce the risk of incidents. Statistics show that opportunists and professional thieves are much less likely to operate in a car park with good lighting and regular patrols by well-trained staff, which makes a car park like ours at Trafalgar Street a good bet for you!
Keep it clean and uncluttered
It may seem obvious, but if car park safety and security is important to you, it’s crucial that your car doesn’t look like a target. Keep the interior clean and remove all your belongings from the vehicle at the end of the day. We appreciate that you may need to keep stuff in your car while you’re at work, but hide it away in the boot if this is the case. A clean and tidy car, without the front fascia of your stereo or a satnav in view, tells a potential thief that you’re security conscious and probably not worth the risk.
The same goes for leaving clothes, bags or coats in view: you may know that there’s nothing of value in them, but does a potential thief? Keep your car tidy!
Fortunately, most modern car parks and parking areas are very safe for you to use, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be aware of potential problems:
- Always park in the brightest part of the car park.
- Always leave and approach your vehicle with full awareness of your surroundings
- Check your car before entering to ensure that there’s nobody in the back seat.
- Don’t spend ages sitting alone in your car before leaving. Get in, belt up, lock the doors and leave – you can check your phone when you’re home!
If you follow these simple personal safety tips you should be safe whenever you use any modern car park.
Security is very important to all the staff at Trafalgar Street, which is why we’re manned 24-hours a day and have excellent lighting and security cameras. It’s our job to make sure that your experience with us is stress-free and enjoyable – we want you to have a great day or night out and come back to us time and again, without worrying at all about car park safety!