Parking lots place security locks on cars to prevent theft in SP
A sunny Sunday in the park is a traditional picnic for São Paulo residents. But an increasingly common practice can turn relaxation into a real headache: theft of vehicles (or parts thereof). To avoid this problem, private parking operators are taking a controversial initiative and installing them Lock us down Tires It is one of the vehicles that are supposedly the most targeted in attempts to prevent thefts.
Last Sunday (5), we spotted a Volvo removing the protection and thus leaving.
“We know how valuable your time is and we want you to have the best experience in our parking lot. However, due to the high volume of incidents involving your vehicle model, we are implementing additional safety measures, with the wheel on the front lock,” the notice reads. The letter also asks the driver to provide the vehicle document so the lock can be removed.
The locks, usually mounted on one of the rear wheels, became known when the parking department at Convenience Airport, in Belo Horizonte (MG), began installing safety equipment on parked pickup trucks.
This action came after the arrest of the “Hilux gang” specialized in stealing Toyota pickup trucks. According to the newspaper “O Tempo”, the investigation showed that the group stole luxury cars with the help of electronic equipment, which encrypts the keys and starts the engines.
When contacted, Indigo, which operates the park’s parking lot, would not reveal which models had received the lock, but advised that each case was being evaluated.
“IndiGo informs that it has implemented an additional protection measure for Toyota Hilux vehicles. The motive behind this precaution is to ensure greater security for customers who own these vehicles, given the possibility of them being stolen by specialized gangs. This protection has also been extended,” the company said in a note. to other models, while monitoring potential events in a preventive manner.
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