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Carhacking or keyless vehicle crime as it is otherwise known as, has been on the rise for the past few years.  This article tells you what you need to know and how best to prevent it.  As well as relay attacks (hacking into the electronics and thieves capture the signal from the fob and use it to open up and drive your car away), the latest method is the CAN bus attack (thieves hack into the electronic nerve centre of the car and take control that way). In this CBS News article, you can read first hand how an owner of a Dodge Charger Hellcat had installed a sophisticated security system to protect this highly sought after vehicle. Pressure is mounting against car manufacturers to find ways to help with theft prevention. 

   

If your vehicle isn’t installed with the latest theft prevention technology then never fear as there are many ideas for after-market solutions including IGLA which creates a firewall to fend off CAN bus attacks, storing key fobs in a faraday tin or pouch.  Our favourite advice though is the “layered approach” where you also add a physical device such as a steering wheel clamp and GPS tracker.  Our tracker is easy to install with no ongoing subscription