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Old 21-01-2019   #1
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Keyless entry theft footage

Hi all,

I know this has been talked about at length on this and other forums, but I thought I'd share this tweet from my local police team. It's the first time I've seen footage of a theft, and the method used, actually happening.

https://twitter.com/MPSHampton/statu...697803776?s=19
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Re: Keyless entry theft footage

This has been in the news this week. A bit worrying really, and the response from the manufacturers is predictably complacent.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47023003
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There was a programme on TV a couple of months ago about this subject and one manufacturer has come up with a solution to this, can't remember for certain but I think it was Mercedes, the keyless key has a movement sensor built and if it hasn't detected any movement for over 5 minutes is goes to sleep and stops transmitting altogether,it wakes up again as soon as it's moved .
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Re: Keyless entry theft footage

I know I'll get snorts of derision from certain members, but I've got to be honest: the more I hear about the latest cars, the more I'm glad I run an older, far less complex 1!!
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Re: Keyless entry theft footage

Quote Originally Posted by Michael Dranfield View Post
There was a programme on TV a couple of months ago about this subject and one manufacturer has come up with a solution to this, can't remember for certain but I think it was Mercedes, the keyless key has a movement sensor built and if it hasn't detected any movement for over 5 minutes is goes to sleep and stops transmitting altogether,it wakes up again as soon as it's moved .
Yes an ingenious solution and good idea.

It is a sad fact that manufacturers design all these smart systems but do not recruit exerts in art of destroying your idea. The smart key is an obvious example.
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