Being an Electronics Engineer for some 40+ years, I have covered a vast amount of both old and new technology, and still try to keep up with technology.
Keyless technology has been around for much longer than you may think, probably 50 years or more in its simple state. Now many devices use this technology including Car Lock & Entry…..Some recent TV footage showed 2 guys steal a Mercedes Benz from outside the owners house in less than 2 minutes. This may or maybe not quite what it seems….only the real experts at the game are capable of this.
We have seen a number cars stolen this week across Peterborough in this way.
5/10 – Hampton – Mercedes stolen without keys – 35/35187/18
8/10 – Stanground – Renault stolen without keys – 35/35831/18
9/10 – Stanground – BMW stolen without keys – 35/36097/18
Owners of high value, desirable cars are advised to take extra precautions. Please read the attached security tips for drivers with keyless entry vehicles
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Further advice on what to do if your vehicle is stolen can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-has-been-stolen
Unfortunately manufacturers tend to use cheap components in both remote and keyless fobs, this make life somewhat easier for the would be criminal.
There are some simple steps that you can take to avoid being a victim.