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    For those that own a Sat Nav, have built in Sat Nav. Do your store your home address in your sat nav?

    Whether the following is true or not I cannot be sure, but it makes you think.

    Cutting a longer story short from what I can remember of the email I received the other day -

    A car was stolen from a car park designated for football fans, inside the car was a sat nav and the remote for an automatic garage. The thieves knew how long they had as the match had just started. They found the home address of the car owner by navigating to "home" which was programmed into the sat nav, they gained access to the house using the garage remote and burgled the house.

    Like I say whether the above is true or not, it certainly makes you think. I no longer store my home address in my sat nav, I use the postcode of the local Asda.

    The above is probably commonsense, but for those like me who keep their sat navs in their car at times or have built in sat navs it may be advisable to programme home as the local supermarket.

    Most of you probably already do this and I'm probably just thick for having my home address in my sat nav.
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    Yeah had the same ages ago seemed like guys from airport parking were switching on satnavs of cars left at long term car parks , no home stored in my satnav, i know where i live so just enter it when i need to

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    got home on mine but only set to street near mine not my actual address

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    (heads for the satnav to delete home address)

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    got a position just down the road from the house. and only my mobile number shows up in case its lost. maybe i'll be lucky and someone honest may find it - you never know

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    My "home" is set to the police station address about a mile away from me .

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    My home is set on mine, i know full well any scroats trying to gain access would get far more than they bargained for

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