Thousands of people have already been the victims of these car thefts. Recently almost all the Government's in the world are telling the public to launch Immobilizer in their vehicles. If your car has Immobilizer fixed, it'll make it much harder for people to steal your car. The immobilizer will refuse to start the engine unless a password or a key is detected. If a thief wants to rob your car, he'll start the car using a duplicate key, but the cars that is having the immobilizer are much harder to start without a key.
All Government approved immobilizers are self-arming.
You can reduce the chances of your older car becoming a statistic by installing an immobilizer. Ask your insurance company if they offer a reduced premium when an approved immobilizer is fitted. As the number of cars protected by immobilizers' increases, the rate of car thefts drops.
The latest development is the "Finger Print Immobilizer", which uses the driver's finger print as the key. This immobilizer has a dashboard mounted touchpad that will scan your finger print to allow the car to start. On identifying the correct fingerprint, the car is then ready for drive. The touch pad doesn't recognize a print, the car will remain immobilized.