Why installing a catalytic converter anti-theft shield is worth it

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Georgina Rudkus, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. 04priusnow

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    Cant they just drill out the bolts holding the shield on?
     
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    Sure, if they bring along their entire toolbox.

    That doesn't seem to be the pattern, so far.
     
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    I'm installing a 507M Tilt sensor in addition to the Millercat Cat Shield I already had installed. Sure, a determined thief can still steal the cat, but while he does it he will have to listen to the siren blaring in his ears. Hopefully he'll just move on.

    There is obviously a lucrative market for stolen cats. If that were to be shut down, it would help. Police in Lexington County, SC, caught a guy with a truck full of 83 stolen cats worth $50,000. The irony is that the guy stole the cats from a recycler. And the recycler -- where did he get so many cats? Likely stolen.

    How do car dealers keep their cats from being stolen?
     
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    They store them in secured storage room and grab one when a customer’s need a replacement installed.
     
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    Hahah, you should also spray-paint some really rude messages on your Shield too. Psychological warfare!

    The car dealers are also getting robbed. This NYT article talks about a towing / repair service getting hit, and also "A used car lot across the street had eight converters stolen last week, he said. "

    Thieves Nationwide Are Swiping Catalytic Converters - The New York Times
     
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    I'm thinking of the rows and rows of cars on their lots. How do they protect those cars?
     
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    So look what I just found on YT! "Palm Auto Sales" posted a video of a thief sneaking around their lot. Looks like he's going to town!
     
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