Earlier, one had to just safeguard their keys to the car and the car would mostly be safe. Then the thieves improvised and started making duplicate keys and carjacking. To meet this slack in security manufacturers started making unique keys which made it difficult to make duplicates of. The thieves got through this too but could make keys only if they got hold of the original. So when you gave your car to the mechanic or the valet, you were in a little risk of the key being duplicated.
With the introduction of keyless entries, the thieves were stumped. The car would open only if the computerized key specific to that particular car was within a stipulated range. However, technology is not limited to just the manufacturers and thieves found a way around this too. So if your keys were outside, accessible, these thieves could interpret the signals and open your car door.
So, how can one stay safe with this onslaught of technical break-ins? 247spares.co.uk/engines will have some tips and first-hand information on how all these break-ins happen and how one can stay safe.
One can do this and keep their cars safe from such electronic thieves:
The closer the key is to the car being broken into, the easier is the thieves’ job. They use technology that taps into the key itself to open the car door. If the key is far away from the car or not within range, they won’t be able to do this.
If your car is in the basement and the key inside the house, the chances of receiving a clear signal are less. One way to test this is, start clicking on the open button on your key from within the house. At one point, the car will go out of range and the key will not work. This will be your safe distance. When your key is at any point beyond this limit, it will make it hard for the thieves to break in.
Another alternative is to lock up your key into a box that does not allow the signal to pass through. Your freezer or inside the microwave are also good options.