City Police Commissioner P. Sivanandi on Wednesday exhorted two-wheeler owners to install anti-theft remote locks in their vehicles.
Demonstrating the functioning of the lock, Mr. Sivanandi said that the lock worked on a concealed electronic circuit.
Once the remote lock was switched on, the vehicle could be started only when the remote lock was opened and the ignition keys were turned on.
When the remote lock was active, an alert would sounded if someone touched the vehicle. If the vehicle was touched again, a continuous siren would go off.
Many vehicles fitted with the remote lock were lined up at the City Police office for demonstration in the presence of Deputy Commissioners of Police P. Nagarajan (Law and Order) and N. Kamini (Crime and Traffic).
Mr. Sivanandi said that two-wheeler owners should not hesitate to spend Rs. 500 to Rs. 750 on the system, which would ensure the safety of their vehicles.
Mr. Sivanandi said that the police had planned to meet the dealers/distributors of two-wheelers, insurance agents and Transport Department officials to sensitise the public on the need for such locks to curb two-wheeler thefts in the city. Many such locks, from a number of manufacturers, were available in the market.
The performance of these lock had been tested. So far there had not been any incident of theft of a two-wheeler fitted with this lock, he said.