Once upon a time, you would walk up to your car door insert your key into the door, and head off to work, shopping, or to pick the kids up from school.
Today, keyless technology has changed that and for many of us, you’ll simply walk up to your vehicle without even pressing a button to get in and start up the engine. As useful as keyless systems are, they certainly aren’t perfect and those imperfections are being exploited by tech-savvy thieves.
In fact, according to Tracker, 92% of the vehicles the UK car security company recovered in 2019 were actually stolen without using the owner’s keys.
So How Is This Happening?
This is where things get a little technical. Your car’s keyless entry can be hijacked by relay technology, which essentially boosts the signal that your key is constantly emitting. Then that signal is picked up by a receiver and used to access the vehicle.
Typically this is a two-man job, one thief will approach your home or business and will hold up the hacking device as close to where your key may be as they possibly can, then thief number two will stand by your car with a receiver. Hacking devices typically work up to 50ft but the more sophisticated models can boost your signal up to 300!
Once the receiver picks up the hijacked signal it tricks the car into thinking the key fob is nearby and thief number two is ready to drive off and head for the closest chop shop. The really scary part is that all of this can take less than a minute.
Is There A Way To Stop This Happening To Me?
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