It seems like the more technology invades our lives. The more we must do to safeguard ourselves in order to enjoy the benefits of it. Criminals are becoming ever so crafty and using the same technology we enjoy, to commit crimes against us. One of the crime trends that seems to be on a rise is keyless car thefts.
Keyless car theft is where the signal from your key fob is captured by someone standing outside your home using a signal capturing device. The device transmits the signal to somebody else standing by your car. This tricks your car into thinking the key is near it, which will disable your factory alarm, unlock the doors and allow for the “push button” ignition to be started. I know, if it isn’t one thing it’s another.
Like any crime of opportunity, criminals are depending on our assistance. The success of this crime depends on the location of your key fob. Based on some of the articles I’ve read and news videos. There are a few simple steps that you can take to prevent this occurrence. Such as keeping your keys away from the front door and windows of your home. Placing your keys in a signal blocking pouch aka Faraday Bag or utilizing a wheel lock. I’m sure there are more steps you can take to not become a victim of this crime, but these steps seemed to be a common method of prevention.
As your security provider, we are always ready to lend a hand and together we can make a difference. Never hesitate to call security at 561-627-1600, if you see something, say something. Report all suspicious people and activities. Remember to close your garage door when not in use and always set your alarm when you leave your home.
One last thing. If your bar code is more then five years old or looks a little worn and faded, head over to the POA Office for a replacement. This will save you time at the gate.