If you’ve found yourself being tempted by the van life recently, or even if you’re just itching to get out on the long open road to get away from it all, you’re not alone. As we arrive into summer, the long, balmy days and warm overhead sun make it the perfect time to set off for a little bit of R&R.
But when you’re on the road for long stretches at a time, especially during peak vacation season, vehicles become more susceptible to theft. Wallets, purses, and other valuables are never fully safe in the glove box or underneath your seat, and it only takes a lapse of concentration for you to forget to lock your doors when you park the car or stop off at a gas station. Not only this, but the rise of smash-and-grab robberies means that even if something is only left on a seat for a few minutes, opportunists will still take a chance to search for valuables.
Improving Our Security Standards
If we spend a few nights in a hotel, there is almost always a safe for our valuables. That’s because petty thieves will seek out places where they know valuables are stored. To make matters worse, a locked door never fully guarantees protection over our high-value items, like passports, credit cards, and electronics.
Cars, however, are extremely vulnerable to damage and theft because there’s nowhere secure inside. Adding to this, high-tech security systems, deterrent lights, and even the most sensitive of alarms don’t actually prevent break-ins from chancers. On road trip vacations, we spend more time in our car than anywhere else, there’s no reason we can’t apply the same safety standards to our cars as we do to our accommodations when road-tripping.
Console Vault – A Secure Solution
Console Vault is the original in-vehicle safe, designed to protect valuables from auto theft. It is designed to install directly into the car’s center console or other factory standard compartments, and made of heavy-gauge steel with a choice of locking mechanisms. The safe is designed for light trucks, SUVs, select sedans, and even motorcycles. It is safe, easy to install within 10-15 minutes, and held to automotive manufacturers’ stringent quality standards. It adds an extra layer of protection and peace of mind so you can hit the road, enjoy the journey (and the stops along the way), and not worry about the valuables.
“Our mission is to be the number-one company for in-vehicle safes,” say Console Vault’s president Scott Bonvissuto. Founded in 2002 with the perspective of two entrepreneurs who were personally impacted by smash and grab car thefts, they set out to create a “peace of mind” solution so people could feel confident that whatever they leave in their car will be secure on their return. “Console Vault in-vehicle safes are designed to be the most innovative, highest-quality products with guaranteed fit, styling, and durability,” Bonvissuto explains. “Whether for yourself or a loved one, Console Vault in-vehicle safes will secure your most valuable possessions whenever or wherever your journeys take you.”
Why Additional Security Is a Must
Besides the primary benefit of being able to protect your valuables, customizable applications installed in your car — like a safe — increases the value when it comes to selling. It can also prove to be an advantage when insurance firms are deciding on your premium quote. If the likelihood of theft is reduced, you should be able to secure a lower insurance premium. When it comes to Console Vault safes specifically, users can also be confident that the safe is made of 12-gauge steel and is fortified with their unique drill-resistant, triple-guarded locking system. It’s also very discreet, so its presence won’t encourage thieves to assume there are valuables up for grabs inside.
Whether you love to escape civilization by leaving the car in the lot as you head off hiking, or enjoy the buzz of venturing into unfamiliar cities for weekend getaways, going the extra mile for security and peace of mind is a always worthwhile investment.
Find out more about Console Vault here.