New device could be the key to stopping beach thieves
TWEED beachgoers now have a new place to hide their keys from crooks.
Thieves are known to scour vehicles parked at beaches looking for car keys and immobilisers that have been left unattended and the Surf Lock could be the answer.
With a hardened steel shackle, a rustproof metal key storage box and a combination lock with over 10,000 possible combinations the Surf Lock can attach to any car.
Marketing director Neil Plant, of Beenleigh, said the new innovative device provided the public with an alternative to leaving keys in beach towels, bags or hidden on the rim of their cars.
"Most people don't realise this but if your keys are ripped off by thieves your insurance may not pay you out," Mr Plant said.
"If you don't properly secure your valuables ? and I'm sure leaving keys on a tyre rim doesn't count ? they don't have to pay you anything."
Simon Rorke, of Sydney, was on holidays with his family when told about the device.
"It's a great idea. I would definitely look at getting one," Mr Rorke said. "It would definitely give me peace of mind."
The Surf Lock is available at some surf shops or online at www.surflock.com.au.