According to Ford's vehicle glossary, its cars are equipped with anti-theft systems that include alarms, horns, keys and locks. Ford vehicles have an anti-theft indicator lamp that triggers when someone attempts to break in. Car lamps flash and a loud car horn may also turn on.
Ford notes that its cars also feature a savvy way to keep an unauthorized person from starting the car by way of a sophisticated ignition lock. The ignition requires a person to know the specific code that correlates with the key. In addition, ignition locking turns on automatically when the driver removes the key from the ignition. Car owners can also obtain spare car keys from Ford dealers. Each key can have its own unique code that is programmed by the owner.
According to All State, the vast majority of car thefts happen due to opportunity. A car owner needs to be vigilant when protecting his car from theft. Doing simple things like rolling up car windows and locking all of the doors can be a deterrent to opportunistic thieves. Being mindful of not putting keys in easy places where thieves can find them is another good idea. Car owners should also take steps to protect valuables such as wallets, purses and electronics.