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Security and theft tracking with the black box

If you want more than just a car insurance policy, Drive Wiser could be the cover for you.


Our in-car smart technology collects information about your car journeys and keeps you informed about how well you are driving. You can then address any dangerous or potentially risky driving behaviour and help yourself stay safe and legal when you are on the roads.

Installation of the black box

By buying a policy with Drive Wiser you agree to have a small black box device fitted in your car. The black box is supplied free of charge and must be fitted within a set time frame or you will be sent a 7 day notice of cancellation and your policy will be cancelled.

To find out more about box installation click here.

The black box, just one weapon in the fight against car theft

Drivers love their cars, but they are also sought-after by thieves; whether they are attracted to a particular vehicle type, the contents or simply, the thrill of a joyride.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that from October 2014 to September 2015 there were 78,738 reported vehicle thefts and 237,151 reported thefts from vehicles.*

Luckily, so long as your black box remains in your vehicle, Drive Wiser can assist police in any attempt to recover it - simply call our 24hr Stolen Vehicle Helpline, give us the crime reference number and the team will do the rest.

Ways to keep your car and your valuables safe

There are a number of ways you can help prevent theft. Read on to find out more:

Lock it – this might sound obvious but is surprising just how many vehicle thefts involve no lock tampering. Whether you're using a manual key or a key fob, check and check again to make sure your car is locked.

Keep temptation at bay – don't leave things in view. This includes satnav systems, phones, laptops, tablets, wallets, small change, coats and bags. Anything that makes a thief think there might be some value to be derived from breaking into your car should be considered a temptation. Also, don't leave any sort of post or paperwork in view; identity theft is a very real problem in the twenty-first century.

Park with security in mind – wherever possible, park somewhere where your car is in plain sight of as many passers-by as possible. At night, this means parking somewhere well-lit. By having your car in view of many, it reduces the risk of it falling prey to an opportunistic thief.

Don't leave your motor running – however short-lived your venture away from the car – whether it is to nip back to the house while the car de-ices or to grab your forgotten smartphone – leaving your car unattended and running for even just a few seconds can result in you losing it. More bad news is that if your car is stolen in this way, your insurance will be invalidated.

Consider added security measures – the theft tracking capabilities of box car insurance can provide added protection (if the device remains inside the vehicle after theft), but steering wheel locks, gearstick locks and pedal locks are just some of the many added security devices available to drivers. They may also show thieves that you are security minded and may put off the opportunistic thief.

Black box car insurance for now and the future

Drive Wiser aims to offer some of the cheapest black box car insurance quotes available and provides an effective claims service if you need it. We help make insurance cheaper by reducing claims costs and offering the best possible prices to responsible drives at renewal.

Click on the ‘Get a Quote' button and start driving more safely and securely, today