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    Icon8 If it happens elsewhere, it will come here Keyless theft

    For those with the named cars (Not French) or using contactless card entry systems, some "stuff" that has been around for some time. Wont be long before our local hoods start using the same to target the more vulnerable cars and some tips to help yourself prevent such incursions


    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47023003

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    I look at it from a different point of view would much rather wake up in the morning and say whereís the car like it used to be than have someone bonk me or the wife on the head in the middle of the night to take the keys.


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    The relay method won't work if you keep your keys in a tested Faraday bag, or, at a pinch, the microwave oven.
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    Who'd steal a koleos??

    Maybe....and a big maybe, a Renault sport Megane might get ridden for the joy of it, but most of us here have cars that are rather safe I'd say.

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    I read recently where many high value car thefts in Australia are now undertaken by first breaking into the home. Sometimes the property owners are assaulted in the process. I also remember RobMac posting a couple of years ago about an in-counter security box he built and installed for a family where all keys and wallets go. I think it was RobMac anyway. Sounds like a good idea!
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    As I posted thatís the problem with immob systems not worth dealing with some crack head in the middle of the night.


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    The other entertaining stuff is when someone's motorbike, jetski, boats, valuable sports gear is stolen and the appeals go out on facebonk. Then you look at the victim's facebonk page (with half of three fifths of bugger all security) and see, oh you know, photos of motorbikes, jetskis, boats and valuable sports gear and often where its stored in or around the home. Some people need brain upgrades...
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    Sadly most ordinary mortals are too trusting and these days everything is so interconnected that some-one somewhere is sharing and selling personal information and the scammers are getting smarter. with car and key security it is only when the Insurance Industry starts to refuse payment or demand better security from manufacturers or demand a premium price to insure certain motor vehicles they slowly fix those wonderful black security holes.

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    I can see why this topic was launched in Froggy Chat. It would never have figured in the Citroen Forum - no need. I had a Xantia where the lock barrels had worn to the extent that the key couldn't operate the locks. Then the remote locking died. The car remained unlocked for the last 2 or 3 years, parked on the street most of the time. Absolutely no problems. Citroens are the lepers of the automobile fraternity. Touch one and your hand falls off.John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    .... I had a Xantia where the lock barrels had worn to the extent that the key couldn't operate the locks. Then the remote locking died. The car remained unlocked for the last 2 or 3 years, parked on the street most of the time. ....
    Sounds like a 406 D8.
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    I've always been under the impression no-one steals French cars because the control stalks are all back to front....
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    Getting used to driving the Camry. Dammed if I know why the Japanese insist on operating the wipers when all I want is to indicate that I intend to turn a corner.John
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    When I was a lot younger, "Keyless Theft" involved a brick through a quarter vent and some hot-wiring..........
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    How nice it is to live in the remote country where keys are still left in the cars in the shopping street and we never lock our house. Indeed it was usual practice to leave keys in tractors and heavy equipment in case somebody had to use them. The only keys I take out are from new fangled machines I'm worried will lock themselves. A different approach to life. But by law the guns are locked in a heavy safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    When I was a lot younger, "Keyless Theft" involved a brick through a quarter vent and some hot-wiring..........
    Or just a piece of coat-hanger wire poked past the rubber, and flip open the quarter vent latch.

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    On no, I will have to drag out the old steering wheel lock bar from under the house.
    The hoods have never seen one of these devices. It has a key
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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB View Post
    Or just a piece of coat-hanger wire poked past the rubber, and flip open the quarter vent latch.
    Some vent windows had levers that required the push of a button to open them, 'cos they'd heard about WLB! ;-)
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