Tips to Safeguard Your Trailer from Theft

15 Oct 2018

Your trailer is not only representative of a monetary investment you’ve made. It’s also a highly useful piece of equipment to own. Protecting that investment with these tips to safeguard your trailer from theft can help you maintain the usefulness of your investment for many years to come.

Add Locks and Deadbolts Wherever Possible

Most thieves prefer convenient targets. The more hurdles they must overcome to take your trailer, the less likely they will be to bother with it. These bolts and locks are all about making your trailer an unattractive target and they are more effective than you might realize – especially when you put them to use as intended.

Install GPS Tracking

While not a deterrent, GPS tracking can be instrumental in recovering your trailer quickly and with minimal damage in many cases. Most GPS tracking for trailers offer real-time tracking and notification services so you know immediately when your trailer has been taken. That allows you to notify the appropriate authorities, so they can recover your property for you.

Register Your Trailer

While it doesn’t necessarily prevent the theft of your trailer, registering your trailer and having a title for it aids greatly in the recovery of your trailer if it becomes stolen. It allows you to get justice and may provide law enforcement with the information they need to recover your property.

Park it Out of Site

There’s the old saying, “out of sight is out of mind.” It holds true in this instance as well. Thieves are unlikely to target items they can’t see. Don’t simply store your trailer in a barn or garage. Cover it with a tarp so that when they peek inside your windows they can’t tell it’s in there.

Invest in a Wheel Boot

The ones that cover the wheel lugs work best in this instance as the thief can’t simply remove the wheel and take off with the trailer anyway. Once again, the key is to make it as challenging as possible for thieves to drive off with your trailer. The boot, particularly one that covers the lugs, presents an unmistakable challenge.

Install Security in or Around Your Trailer

Something as simple as motion-sensor lights can be a deterrent for thieves. Most of them don’t want bright lights shone on their activities. While some are bold and brazen, most prefer to slink in the shadows, largely unseen. Additionally, consider security systems that sound alarms and/or send out alerts when they are moved outside of normal operating hours.

There is no one single method to deter trailer thieves that works every single time. The more of the methods above you use, the lower your risks of having a stolen trailer become.

If you’re looking for a GPS tracking device for your trailer and need help selecting the right one, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 and we’ll be happy to help.

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