Protect yourself from auto theft
With cars that use ‘keyless systems’ there’s always a danger that thieves will intercept the key’s signal and use it to unlock the car. It’s important to remember that once the car is open, the key is not needed to start it.
How does auto theft occur?
Mostly, thieves work in pairs. Firstly, they check out cars in a car park and work out which ones use keyless systems. One of the thieves follows the owner with a scanner and tries to get into close contact. Mostly, a distance of a few metres suffices. He scans the signal from the key fob and transmits it to his accomplice who is already standing next to the car. The car recognises the signal and unlocks itself. This is known as ‘signal relaying’.
When you leave your car you should always put your fob into our key case to prevent the key from emitting its signal. It’s important to remember that even at home thieves can intercept the signal through the front door and steal your car from outside. Always put the key in its case when leaving your vehicle. In this way, you can effectively prevent it from being stolen.
The fabric of the Key Fob Holder
The key case is made from very supple, real leather. The leather is backed with a material that blocks RFID signals. Additionally, there are two separate compartments inside the case.
The main compartment is for everyday use and includes a key chain to stop the key from accidentally falling out.
The rear compartment offers the highest level of protection against RFID scanners. It is longer and closer fitting.
Using the Key Fob Holder
The key case is made from real leather. Consequently, it is likely to crease when first used. As with all leather goods, the key case moulds to its owner over time.
Whether you use the case every day, or keep it in your trouser pocket over a period of time, you will notice that the leather becomes increasingly smooth and takes on the shape of the individual key.
Which of the inner compartments is best?
We recommend that you try out the front compartment. The strength of the signal differs from key to key. For this reason, you should test whether you can still open the car when the key is in the front compartment and then try the rear compartment since this one offers the greatest protection.