Steering wheel bar/lock- looking at these on Amazon, they are not too expensive but have pretty bad reviews as far as actually working. Maybe worth it as a visual deterrent?
OBD gps tracker- found a well reviewed one for around $80, plus activation and monthly fee. I thought it might be handy for family to track me, as I’m a solo female. But would hopefully come in handy if van is stolen.
3 Channel dash cam (front/rear/cabin)- I like the idea of getting this, if even just for accidents. But I was wondering if it would be useful at all if the van was stolen, I’m guessing I could access footage through the app? Could be useful in the event the van is robbed but not taken. And could monitor the van and the kitty from my phone during errands. I have never owned or used a dash cam. Here’s the one I’m considering- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084TBF5YM/?coliid=I1Q1DLAEY7ULQ0&colid=3MKPO1QC64WHJ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Additional locks- I’ve seen people install additional locks on their doors. My van is a ‘99 Chevy express, and the only ones I’ve found that would work are very poorly reviewed. But also maybe a visual deterrent?
Etc?- I have heard of people using ratcheting straps to hold the front doors closed. I wondered if maybe it was possible to install latch or chain locks (intended for conventional home doors) on van doors? Also, ‘video surveillance’ stickers.
Windows- my van is all windows. I built over the three windows that don’t open, but all others (one on each of the six doors, plus one additional) are potential break in points I figure. Not really sure if there’s anything I can do about those.
I would rather someone gut the whole van than take it. If I had to choose between the two, I’d help the perp pack up all my gear! It’s all about the cat boy, he is a dear friend. Generally my ‘fear’ level is very very low. It is higher here as I’m responsible for someone who cannot protect himself. Any thoughts would be highly appreciated! This forum has been so awesome, I really appreciate you all.