Keyless Entry Car Theft Warning
Published: 13 November 2019
Here is how the theft works:
One criminal stands by the car with a transmitter, while a second holds an amplifier near the house the car is parked outside.
If the car’s fob is close enough, the amplifier will detect its signal - through doors, walls and windows - amplify it, and send it to the accomplice’s transmitter. The transmitter then becomes the key, ‘tricking’ the car into thinking the real key is nearby.
The thieves are able to open the car, push the start button and drive away. Vehicles can be taken in under a minute one minute.
When not in use, keep your electronic car key in a security pouch (available to buy on line) to prevent it being scanned by thieves to open and steal your car.