Overnight or long-term parking in
Seattle can be risky as crime rates rise in certain parts of the
city. While you don’t want to park too far from your office or home,
you also don’t want to leave your vehicle in an unsafe place. In
addition to auto theft, your vehicle may be exposed to vandalism and
break-ins. Following a few simple practices can help you
significantly reduce those risks.
in an Enclosed Lot
than parking on the street or in an open municipal lot, you should
look for a parking garage or a fenced lot. These types of lots will
be well worth the minimal fee when you take the security features
into account. In addition to a fence or concrete barriers, a
commercial lot may provide security surveillance and on-site staff to
look after the vehicles on the lot.
a Well-Lit Area
in a well-maintained lot, you should avoid parking in isolated areas
or dark spots. Look for open spaces that are beneath streetlamps and
other types of lighting. If the lot features security cameras, try to
park within a clear line of sight of the camera.
it may be convenient to leave a briefcase or laptop in your vehicle,
doing so will make a more tempting target for thieves. Even when you
choose secure parking
avoid leaving anything in your vehicle. You’ll protect your vehicle
and your personal belongings when you take items of value with you.
you’re looking for safe and convenient public parking, visit the 7th
& Pike Garage Parking.