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Police statistics show an alarming increase into theft relating to electronic gadgets that have been left exposed. Here we look at the whys and wherefores behind the thinking of the thief
Leaving Your Gadgets On Show Is Asking For Trouble
It is a sad fact of life that we have to be on our guard to protect our personal property. There is always someone nearby who thinks that it is fine to steal your personal possessions. On the street or in the car is where we are most vulnerable and part of the reason is the desirability of our personal everyday items - yes, we are talking gadgets. Home office figures have shown that theft of mobile phones, Sat Navs and MP3 Players has risen over recent years at an unprecedented rate. Gadgets have become one of the most desirable items for thieves to take because they are generally small, but relatively high value items that are easy to sell on
We all think nothing of walking along the street with our new gadgets in full view. MP3 Player exposed or the very latest mobile phone on view. It is difficult because these gadgets are often used when we are walking from place to place. In this case it is a matter of being discreet. In the car is the most likely place that we leave our electronic gadgets on show. Police statistic show that many of us leave Sat Navs in the window or iPods in the centre console. Both of these everyday gadgets are easy to sell on and what often costs the most is the damage the thief causes by breaking into the vehicle. It should also be remembered that even if you have insurance to cover your gadgets for men , you may not get them replaced if you haven’t taken reasonable steps to secure them, i.e. hide them from view
Let’s face it. The gadgets that we are talking about have a lot of very personal information on them. Mobile phones not only have names and numbers, but other personal data and of course photographs and videos, so it’s not just about the cost of replacing them
Keep your electronic gadgets close at hand, hide them away, keep them safe because you have to remember that someone else wants your gadgets as much as you
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