I have seen those two forms and I can’t decide which use is correct.

Unser neue Wagen ist [vor/gegen] Diebstahl versichert

Which of the prepositions below suits the sentence best?

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    For your information: versichern vor does not really exist.
    – adjan
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 17:23

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It depends on what you want to express.

If you have a theft insurance (legal protection) and want to mention that, you can say:

Unser neuer Wagen ist gegen Diebstahl versichert.

However, if you want to talk about security equipment (physical protection, like a special alarm system), you can say:

Unser neuer Wagen ist vor/gegen Diebstahl geschützt.

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