Keep your home address out of your GPS unit

Have you ever considered what could happen if your vehicle is stolen, along with your GPS unit? A thief could tell the GPS unit to “go home”. If you are like most people, you’ll provide easy access to your home with the garage door opener in your vehicle.

Now, I’ll admit right away that this scenario does build heavily on some pretty healthy paranoia, but I’m of the opinion that “better safe than sorry” applies here.

When you program your home address into the GPS, program it without a house number, or better yet – set it to a couple of blocks away. You know where you live (I hope), and if you need the GPS to get you home every night, you need more help than a GPS unit can provide. Removing your home address is just one more way to help keep you, your family and your belongings safe.