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wizdum


I was hoping too. Just the thought that someone with a portable antenna walking around my building could steal my car is scary.


What if you de-solder one of the legs of the battery holder, and wire it to a simple tactile button on the back of the keyfob? Then just hold that button down to power on the keyfob whenever you want to use one of the buttons. I should patent this, lol.

cjdelphi

I watched a small segment about this on TV the other day.

What they do is is lay in wait for a person to arrive home, switch on a jammer and the electronics can't pick up any signal from all the noise, the victim gets out and proceeds indoors the thief then jumps into the car, does what he needs, plants a GPS and waits.

The thief then tracks the vehicle or (going by what i remember) gain access to the car some other way (once inside the car)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD80a1rizLs


cjdelphi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLKormzWE4

or that :)

wizdum


I watched a small segment about this on TV the other day.

What they do is is lay in wait for a person to arrive home, switch on a jammer and the electronics can't pick up any signal from all the noise, the victim gets out and proceeds indoors the thief then jumps into the car, does what he needs, plants a GPS and waits.

The thief then tracks the vehicle or (going by what i remember) gain access to the car some other way (once inside the car)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD80a1rizLs




I don't think it could be either of those methods, as these criminals would just walk up to a car, put a device near the passenger side door, and the doors would unlock, and lights would flash. The jammer wouldn't make the lights flash, and the spare key programmer required them to break into the car the normal way first. I still think the relay hack is the most likely.

cjdelphi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLKormzWE4

did you watch that?

wizdum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLKormzWE4

did you watch that?


Yeah, that requires access to the OBD port on the car, he even says "thieves have ways to get into the car, we can't show you that part". The car thieves I am talking about are often misidentified as the car owners, because they just walk up to the car and enter it. There's no fumbling around programming a new key. They have also hit cars that are side-by-side, so its unlikely that they were hit by a shady mechanic that made a copy of their key.

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