Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increase in keyless car thefts, particularly targeting high-value vehicles such as BMWs and Mercedes.
Thieves are using a relay box to pick up the signal of car keys that are inside people’s homes and then replicating that signal to steal the car.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in the theft of £500,000 worth of cars in our county alone.
Do you own a keyless car? Here are some steps you can take to help reduce the risk of being targeted.
👉 Keep your car keys away from the front of your property.
👉 For just a few pounds you can purchase a Faraday pouch to store your keys in – this will prevent thieves picking up the signal from your car keys.
For more on how to keep your vehicle safe visit https://bit.ly/41VXQ8k.
Chief Inspector, Denise Harper