Rise in Keyless Car Thefts.

Do you have a keyless car?  If so, please note insurers report car theft claims have increased by 20% in each of the last 4 years’, with keyless luxury or prestige cars from near to peoples’ homes making up the greater proportion.

Common theft methods are set out below.

https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-vehicle/vehicle-attracting-thieves/

The best way to prevent theft is keep your fob as far away from your car as possible, preferably in a metal lined Faraday bag, this prevents signals such as Bluetooth or wi-fi from being sent or received; credit cards can be similarly protected.

Faraday bags are between £5-10 and can be found by a simple internet search.

Owners should also ensure cars are double-locked and if vehicles have log-in details passwords are obscure and secret.  (Details behind the visor is not secret.)

Source Daily Telegraph and Leicestershire Police.

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