By an edhat reader
There’s reportedly been a number of incidents of locked vehicles being opened and the contents stolen, where the perps remotely copy the driver’s FOB key, open the car without having to break in, and take anything of value, especially credit cards. There’s no way for the driver to know his/her key has been remotely copied, and the vehicle is vulnerable to being opened.
I’ve seen NextDoor reports of it happening at the Elings Park parking areas, and was there today at the Hendry’s Beach parking lot when it happened there. As I understand it, when the driver locks the car using the FOB key, a team of at least two people, with one close enough to remotely copy that FOB key, copies it and send the info to another perp, and immediately they’re able to access the vehicle. In some cases it’s enough to start the vehicle, and it’s stolen.
Not sure what law enforcement can do, or if this is an issue they want to address. I’ve looked around on the internet for how to protect a FOB key from being copied and still be able to use it. Faraday bags can protect the key when it’s not in use. But how can you protect the key and your vehicle when you need it to lock your car from the outside?