Keyless entry / security

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Keyless entry / security

Post by bobbycfc » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:40 am

With the rise in “relay thefts” of keyless entry cars, how are you guys with this feature dealing with it on a day to day basis?

I would guess spare key in some sort of tin box but what about your day to day key?

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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by probyan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:10 pm

Bought a couple of faraday bags for about a fiver from eBay. Works well.
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by MikeGC » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Spare key in a back bedroom (a long way from the car) and in a metal box (50p at a local car boot sale).
"Main" set routinely stored in the microwave oven (ready made Faraday cage), especially overnight or when I go out without the car.
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:48 pm

Bobbycfc, take a look at this reasonably long post from “Search” which I believe has most of the options stated. We have been using a “Themis” Security Wallet (Faraday) for a few years now, many similiar ones on the webs and it works ! - Dave 😊

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5973&p=64738&hilit=Mercedes#p64727
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by gloucester » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:41 pm

Since you were asking - nothing!
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by J0nnyb0i » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 am

Just get yourself a faraday pouch, they're cheap enough. You could even just carry your main set of keys in one until you're going to be using the car.

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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by Qashowner » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:28 pm

Picked up my QQ yesterday a 14plate J11 Acenta Premium and my key has to within a metre (yard for us old uns :D ) for it to be able to open the door, so I see no problem with that.
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:30 pm

Qashowner, the problem is not the Function of the Key it is the stealing of the QQ. Have you read this attachment ? If yes you will see why so much has been posted on this subject. The problem is “Electronic Copying” of the Key whether it be keys laying at home or in your pocket. I think that because of the News, Police Comments, Plus all the deterents available - Biscuit Tins, Faraday Waller’s etc that there is a major problem, but obviously not in your eyes or you have misunderstood the problem- Dave 😉

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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:24 am

Car thefts up 9% with 113,000 stolen in England and Wales last year - Dave 🤨

https://mol.im/a/6959291

Here are 5 recommendations from the attachment as a quick overview :

Car security basics: Ensure your vehicle is parked in a well-lit or secure area, properly locked and all valuables are removed. Once in your home or office, ensure your car keys are as far away from doors and windows as possible, preferably shut inside a drawer.

Signal-blocking Faraday pouches: Don't assume that wrapping your key in foil will do a good enough job.
As keyless car crime has spiked, several anti-theft pouches have hit the market that are designed to block signals emitted by the key. The idea is simple - keep your key inside the Faraday pouch when not in use, and special material will prevent a relay amplifier from picking up its unique signal and transmitting it. We'd recommend only buying these from a reputable outlet, however, and looking for reviews and accreditation to ensure it will work.

Switch off the key: The wireless signal from some keyless fobs can be turned off, although the feature isn't always obvious and can require a combination of button presses. Consult the manual or contact the manufacturer to find out if this is possible for the keys to your car.Switching off the key should certainly thwart keyless car thieves, and could also be recommended when heading off on holiday. It's also worth checking with the manufacturer if any software updates are available, as it may be that a system for preventing keyless car theft has been developed since you got your car.

Physical security measures: As criminals turn to technology, many owners are resorting to low-tech physical security devices like steering wheel locks and driveways with locked gates or barriers. Make life difficult for thieves in this way and even if they can unlock the car, hopefully they won't be able to drive away in it. Many criminals will also move on to an easier target when faced with extra security that's time consuming and noisy to defeat.

Tracking devices: It's possible to subscribe to a security company like Tracker, which can fit a tracking device to your car and use it to trace its location if it's stolen. According to the company, 96 per cent of cars fitted with its technology are recovered when stolen, compared with just 50 per cent in other cases.
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Re: Keyless entry / security

Post by calnorth » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:15 am

Has this Tracker (or similar) had an airing on the forum? Can't find in a search...

Streetwize GPS Tracker. No Plan type:

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-s ... ps-tracker

“As soon as a thief tampers with your motor you’ll know about it.”...Apparently?

Don't work on Three? Need to ask them I think.

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