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Post by jag12 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:50 pm

Heard of a case where couple drove to airport,dropped husband off and wife set off to drive home.
Half way home she stopped to fill with petrol.
Came to leave and realised “key” was in husbands pocket, half way across the Atlantic :D


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Post by Corky » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:40 pm

Knowing of a couple of neighbours who’ve had their houses broken into in the middle of the night for their car keys, if my car is going to be stolen I’d rather they use a range extender. I feel better knowing they can steal it this way :(


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:01 pm

Yep, it’s generally better to be robbed by a professional :D


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:27 am

a range extender can be thwarted by putting the key in a faraday bag or line a drawer with one, where your keys are stored.

you should also use one to protect contactless cards, to prevent them from being skimmed by some one walking past you, again the skimming/reading of a card can be done with very simple equipment.
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Post by Corky » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:38 am

The faraday bags are great, but I do wonder if using one will mean that theives will then feel the need to break into your house when the range extender fails to work.

Admittedly, it could also mean that they simply move onto the next target.


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Post by upstart8s » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:31 am

Hi,
You've now got me that worried that I have just bought a faraday pouch off Ebay for pennies. I don't have a modern car key to worry about but I am concerned about my contactless card!
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Post by siw1800 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:59 am

This is just a very old story with a new twist. Thieves always find a way. Only 1 real deterrent, when caught give them substantial penalties, massive fines, long prison sentences, banned from driving for life or my favourite, death!


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:27 am

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
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r line a draw

?? Do you mean draw a line?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:55 am

Corky wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:38 am
The faraday bags are great, but I do wonder if using one will mean that theives will then feel the need to break into your house when the range extender fails to work.

Admittedly, it could also mean that they simply move onto the next target.
key burglaries to take a car to use in crime do happen, key burglaries using violence against an owner are rare and tend to become widespread news. A house alarm with panic buttons will reduce the risk and see off most intruders.

A high percentage of key burglaries happen because the keys are visible through a window or a door. Crime prevention can be simple and obvious but in the everyday rush of our personal lives we can become complacent.

Just try and make your own property more difficult to take than elsewhere..... :roll:



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Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:27 am
r line a draw

?? Do you mean draw a line?
no I have edited it for you, spell check changed it with out me noticing....


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:58 am

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
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no I have edited it for you, spell check changed it with out me noticing....
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Post by Corky » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm

Unfortunately Geraint, they are not rare around here. Far too common for my liking. You hear of one every few weeks (break in, search for keys, steal car)=(traumatised family :( ).


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Corky wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Unfortunately Geraint, they are not rare around here. Far too common for my liking. You hear of one every few weeks (break in, search for keys, steal car)=(traumatised family :( ).
I think you have miss read my post or I have poorly worded it..... threats towards occupants in the course of a burglary in order to forcibly obtain keys to a vehicle are rare, smashing a window or door to grab keys on show aren't.


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Post by Corky » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:37 pm

Ah yes, I think I did misread :oops:

Physical violence is rare, but the fear of it if you have been broken into isn’t. For some people, this can be a life changing experience unfortunately.

We had a neighbour threatened with a fire arm a few years ago. Knock on the door, “give me your car keys !”. He’d just taken delivery of a very nice 7 series BMW. Another neighbour was car jacked in Mcr for his Golf GTi. For me, they can have the bloody thing. Just don’t break into my house for it, and don’t hurt my family (physically or mentally).


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:07 pm

Corky wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:37 pm
He’d just taken delivery of a very nice 7 series BMW. Another neighbour was car jacked in Mcr for his Golf GTi.
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As Geraint says...
Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:55 am
Crime prevention can be simple and obvious but in the everyday rush of our personal lives we can become complacent.

Just try and make your own property more difficult to take than elsewhere.....


OR simply less attractive. It's not rocket science to notice that all drug dealers, villains and crooked multimillionaires want to be seen in flash beemers and Audis, so... er, DON'T GET ONE !! Get a 10-year old Jag like I have, still has reasonable perfomance, all the luxuries and electric everything, but your average villain wouldn't be seen dead in one. AND it has a real key...


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:38 pm

That's why I ride a 13 year old BMW K1200LT. Only of interest to staid old men and wierdy beardies. ;-)


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