Over the years, as technology progresses and our day to day habits change, we rarely take the time to think about how these changes affect our home security and potential vulnerability. There are many different elements to consider, but one such change in recent times that has had a dramatic effect on home security is the technology behind automotive security. Since the implementation of legislation in the late 1990s, pertaining to the use of immobilisers and transponder devices in passenger vehicles, we have seen an upsetting trend in the way vehicle theft is occurring in Australia. While previously, most vehicles were stolen using methods of manipulation and force of locking components, the new vehicle security requirements ensure that more is needed to be done to override the vehicles security systems. As a result, more and more vehicles are stolen by the perpetrator obtaining the keys to the vehicle. If you look at the list of the 10 most stolen models of vehicle reported during the 2013-14 financial year, 8 out of 10 vehicles are fitted with transponder technology by the manufacturer that would require the correctly programmed key to be present in order to start the engine. This indicates that keys are being obtained more often, prior to an attempted car theft. We know that the offenders in these type of thefts are not going to stop trying to steal motor vehicles. We also know that if these offenders are getting themselves in a position to obtain the keys to a vehicle, they will not leave behind any other valuables they find in the process. This is why it is more important than ever to secure your valuables in your home and ensure that secure storage in a quality safe becomes a permanent fixture in your daily routines.