Keyless Car Theft Risks for Cars – Security Advice

Recent headlines highlight the vulnerability of keyless cars to theft. The German General Automobile Club (ADAC) discovered that over 30 car brands, including Audi, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, and Volvo, have insecure models.

According to Which?, “Carmakers have compromised the security of numerous modern cars in pursuit of convenience.”

“Theft using the relay attack has been ongoing for years. However, the vulnerability has increased significantly because many manufacturers haven’t taken measures to safeguard their vehicles against this attack.”

Protective Measures Against Relay Theft

1 – Immobiliser: Prevent vehicle start-up without a specific “tag” or code. Prices range from £220 for a transponder immobiliser to £550 for a Ghost immobiliser.

2 – Advanced Security Package: Explore options like alarms, immobilisers, and trackers. Pandora employs cutting-edge technology for maximum vehicle protection starting from £750 for an alarm & immobiliser.

3 – Deactivate Keyless Entry: Consult your manufacturer to explore possibilities and steps to disable this feature.

4 – Secure Key Storage: Even for non-keyless entry vehicles, secure keys away from doors and windows for enhanced overall security.

5 – Faraday Bag: This shielded bag can block key signals. Verify its effectiveness by testing your key’s signal inside the bag before unlocking the car.

6 – Steering Wheel Lock: Though traditional, it remains a deterrent, steering thieves away to search elsewhere.

7 – Pandora Key Guard: Protect your vehicle against keyless theft with a Pandora Security System and Key guard upgrade.

If you’d like any other information or advice about relay theft and your vehicle please call us on 01622 737393, text 07890973339 or contact us.

Security Alert – Cars Vulnerable to Keyless Car Theft