There is a local issue with the theft of Catalytic Converters from cars, and this has also occured at the Centre.
We have received the following advice from Neighbourhood Watch:
Catalytic converters, first find out if you have the old precious metal catalytic converter or the new ceramic catalytic converter.
i- replace it with a ceramic catalytic converter and sell the old precious metal converter before it gets stolen, you might make a profit.
ii- or simply replace it with a ceramic catalytic converter after the incident.
iii- you can mark it with Smartwater, discount code available from www.RedbridgeNHW.info. after registering.
iv- you can get a garage to wrap it in stainless steel wire which the reciprocating blades cannot cut easily.
v- some 3rd party vehicle alarms can alarm the catalytic converter also or add another alarm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5qDunYj-QI – catalytic converter explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4GUNlRb5SM – NHW & South Derbyshire Police
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfm-UnwYuJI – catalytic converter security example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b7rQmcrPdg – ceramic catalytic converter installation.
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