Keyless Car Theft

Car theft is on the rise. It's up 40% over the last 5 years. Surely as technology advances, cars should be getting more secure?

Clearly not. This is mostly thanks to keyless entry systems on newer vehicles.

Criminals using relays can scan your house, pick up the signal from your fob, then transmit it to an accomplice standing next to your vehicle. This tricks the car into thinking you're standing next to it with the fob. They can then get in and drive off.

In most of these cases the criminals get away with it due to lack of evidence.

Here's a video from the West Midlands Police of an actual theft taking place:

The best way to protect yourself is to completely shield your fob so that it can't be scanned. 

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