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Keyless entry system paranoia
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:19:25 pm »
I am beginning to wish I didn't have keyless entry system. I really cannot see the point if you need to protect the key from the latest ebay product, the signal booster. I bought two Faraday pouches on ebay and was a bit dubious about their ability to block all signals. They work very well and only cost around £3.00 for the pair, delivered. If anyone buys them, please remember that they have two sections and the rear section is the signal blocker pouch.

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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 08:41:07 pm »
Further to my original post about this, I see that the motoring press are saying that 95% of all cars with keyless entry are susceptible to relay theft. So, what is the point of having keyless entry? I would have thought that a simple fix would be the ability to switch the remote fobs off.

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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 12:21:46 pm »
So, what is the point of having keyless entry?

My sentiments exactly. The answer presumably is that we're all getting much more lazy and whereas in the past we all could spare two seconds of our precious lives to insert a physical key into the door nowadays those same 2 seconds could be spent on Facebook or WhatsApp. You have to give it to car manufacturers, though, as they seemingly have the ability to convince many in society that things that we've managed without for most of our lives we suddenly now can't do without.
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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 11:16:01 am »
Thanks for comment on using the rear section of pouch; just got some from Amazon, and it
gives no guidance >:(
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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 03:47:35 am »
The keyless entry can be disabled by the dealer for free.

It leaves you needing to press either button to lock/unlock the door. Then to start the engine you hold the key fob against the start/stop button on press simultaneously.

I have had my car opened twice by thieves. After first time I bought a faraday pouch. So my assumption for the second was that they had cloned the signal after the first entry.

Only time will tell if they can still get in.

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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 10:08:08 am »
This is the one I got. Tested  - went to the car with a key in a rear compartment and seems that it isolates signal successfully. Car didn't respond.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B2YK2VP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 05:15:27 pm »
In my view manufacturers, at least for UK spec cars, should make disabling keyless functionality simple; ie either via settings or perhaps even a button/ switch on keyfob.

I wonder how prevalent such theft is in rest of EU?
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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 06:59:49 am »
In my view manufacturers, at least for UK spec cars, should make disabling keyless functionality simple; ie either via settings or perhaps even a button/ switch on keyfob.

I wonder how prevalent such theft is in rest of EU?
How difficult could an on/off switch on the fob be but several years on SFA has changed, bizarre  >:(

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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 08:58:45 am »

I wonder how prevalent such theft is in rest of EU?

Without figures to hand I'm guessing that it's more prevalent over here on the continent than it is in the UK for the simple reason that borders are almost non existent nowadays so that a vehicle stolen in country A reappears in country B with new plates etc whilst the affected owner is still asleep in bed.
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Re: Keyless entry system paranoia
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