Gas station security risk from car burglars called sliders.
- Sliders prey on women and unlocked vehicles at gas stations.
- Sliders want to snatch purses, wallets, cell phones, laptops.
- Gas station security flaw creates this opportunity for thieves.
- The family security plan removes this opportunity from sliders.
Podcast Time Stamps:
[01:30] — Gas station security precautions begin when you exit your vehicle.
[02:15] — Sliders strike suddenly and are a challenge to gas station security.
[03:05] — View the surveillance video of sliders in action in Houston.
[03:50] — Sliders will drive off in your car if keys are left in the ignition.
[04:20] — Observe customer behavior next time you buy fuel.
[05:15] — Gas Station security – Deters and prevents slider methodology.
[06:00] — Is it a pain to keep doors and windows closed and locked.
[06:30] — Compare to pain of losing your purse, wallet, laptop, cell phone.
[07:25] — My solution to sliders is alertness and a car locking routine.
[08:00] — Discuss your gas station security plan with family and friends.
Gas Station Security Tips
- Sliders work mostly at city gas stations, but it can happen anywhere.
- Thieves target women driving alone at convenience store gas stations.
- Sliders want purses, wallets, and cell phones unattended on a car seat.
- Always lock your doors and windows whenever you exit the car.
- While outside pumping gas, pay attention to other people and cars.
- Grab and run thieves as these sliders look for the easy target.
- Teach your family about these safety tips when buying fuel.
- Develop a routine of locking car doors so it becomes a habit.
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