Costless Auto Theft Prevention:
No vehicle is 100% theft proof, but the more you do to discourage thieves the more likely you will keep your vehicle and property. Remember a thief's greatest enemy is time. The tougher you make it for the thieves, the greater the chance they will choose an easier target.
Take your keys.
Never hide a second set of keys in your car.
Lock your car.
Park in well lighted areas.
If you park in attended lots, leave only the ignition and/or door key.
Never leave your car running, even if it is only for a minute.
Completely close car windows when parking.
Don't leave valuables in plan view.
Park with your vehicle towards a curb. If there is no curb, turn your wheel as far to the left/right as they will.
Always use your emergency brake when parking.
Don't leave your registration or title in your car.
Disable your vehicle when leaving it unattended for an extend period.
Operation ID is free, engrave expensive accessories such as; your car radio, laptop and cellular phone.
Do not use your vehicle as an auxiliary locker.
Drop your business card, address label or other identification inside your vehicle doors.
Do you want to learn more?
Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority
Renew your Texas Drivers License or ID online
Check The Texas Sex Offender Database
Horse Theft Prevention
Horse theft is one of the largest businesses in Texas and is on the rise. We register our cars, trailers, boats, and even dog and cats, but never give a second thought to registering our horses. Freeze branding can be done on horses of any age, does not scar or damage the horses hide, is legible, difficult to alter, and can be seen from a distance all year long.
Branding your horse can reduce the chance of theft and increase recovery efforts.
For more information, contact your local police department, the County Extension Department, or the Texas Cattle Raisers Association.
Branding is recommended by many breeders, agricultural agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (HIP program).