Mechanical Security is a prime way to use products as a visible deterrent against vehicle theft...

An increase in the Keyless theft of cars has seen sales of steering wheel locks, pedal locks and gearlever locks soar, as owners look to bolster their car’s vulnerable electronic security. With a number of products to choose from on the market, we have put together the best products in one place...

Ironically, it was electronic security that left devices like steering wheel locks redundant, as immobilisers improved, stopping thieves in their tracks. Now, those electronic systems can be hacked quickly and quietly with specialist devices bought online. Hacking gives thieves keyless entry, ready to drive the car away or load on to a truck in a matter of seconds.

Yet an old-fashioned steering lock can persuade a hi-tech thief and opportuntist thief to look elsewhere. A bright colour is best so thieves notice the extra security, while devices to stop the wheel, gearlever or pedals being moved will help prevent a car being driven away.