Vehicular theft has become a common trend during the Christmas holiday season.    Did you know that a vehicle is stolen approximately every 30 minutes in Canada, and it takes less than one minute for a thief to steal an automobile (http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/top-10-cars-most-likely-to-be-stolen-in-quebec). According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Ford pickup trucks (F350 and F250) fill nine spots in the top ten most stolen vehicles (http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/nine-out-of-10-vehicles-stolen-are-trucks-or-suvs---ibcs-top-10-most-frequently-stolen-vehicles-in-quebec-516608361.html).

To address this concern, The Ontario Association of Chief Polices (OACP) has created the “Lock it or lose it” (#lockitorloseit or #lockitdown) campaign. This is a prevention program encouraging drivers to secure their vehicle and avoid leaving items in plain view. The campaign kicked off at GO Transits Scarborough Station, where many individuals leave their vehicles to catch the GO trains. For more information on this campaign check out:  http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/motorists-warned-to-lock-it-down-when-it-comes-to-their-vehicles-and-valuables-left-in-plain-view-553167891.html 

Cellutrak Canada addresses the issue of theft prevention with its advanced car anti theft features and telematics system created to equip drivers with real time vehicle information. An awesome car anti theft feature is the remote engine disable. If you are leaving your vehicle for awhile you can remotely disable your engine, as an immediate deterrent. If you do not disable your engine when you leave it, you can do it from our free smart phone application from a distance. In the event that you experience a theft, you can locate your vehicle in real-time, and once it comes to a stop (you will receive an alert) you can disable the engine and call the police. Another awesome telematics system feature is the ability to create geozones. If you are leaving your car at the train station, you can create a virtual fence that will notify you by email or SMS if your vehicle leaves the area. With these powerful tools of car anti theft, telematics system, and gps vehicle tracking you can keep your vehicle safe this holiday season. Cellutrak Canada’s anti theft device and  telematics device is suited for both consumers and businesses needing fleet management. (www.cellutrak.ca)