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Keyless entry Car Theft – how it works

Keyless entry Car Theft

One criminal then stands by the car with the transmitter, while a second holds the 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 one minute.

When not in use, keep your electronic car key in a security pouch to prevent it being scanned by thieves to open and steal your car nearby.