Always close your windows, lock your car doors and enable your car’s alarm, if equipped, when leaving your car. Thieves can work quickly and car burglaries can occur even if you leave your car for just a moment. Additionally, leaving your door unlocked can give criminals easy access to things like your garage door opener, which provides access to the rest of your home. Criminals often look to steal things quickly and without drawing attention to themselves. By locking the door to your home and car, most of a criminal’s opportunity is eliminated. Enabling an alarm system may also deter criminals, who often run away once an alarm sounds.