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Got a car with keyless technology? It's twice as likely to be stolen

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Got a car with keyless technology? It's twice as likely to be stolen. The insurer Aviva says claims records held on its database for between August 2020 and August 2022 show that the number of cars stolen with keyless entry and keyless start systems were twice the volume of models without the tech. :- https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/car ... tolen.html
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What they totally fail to mention is that ALL car thefts are less than 10% of what they were 20 years ago.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/303 ... and-wales/
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And you are probably 3000% more likely to be fleeced by your local council if you live in Wandsworth. As part of the new powers that councils have been given, Wandsworth have erected a speed camera in a 20mph zone. If caught you get a fixed penalty of £130 (reduced to £65 if you pay up quickly). These are not connected to the Police, so there will be no points issued on your licence. They will work in much the same way as bus lane and box junction cameras.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/spe ... dee37d34e1

No doubt other councils around the country will be erecting cash cows around the country to help supplement their creaking budgets.
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Still best to be aware of the problem.....judging by the number of keyless cars being stolen every week from driveways in my local area most owners are still not aware they need to be careful where they leave their key fob (including the spare key) and/or fit an old school mechanical steering wheel lock like 'Disklok' as a deterrent....which rather defeats the convenience factor in the car manufacturers advertising. :lol:
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I haven't checked my facts and figures but given that just about every new car in recent years has keyless ignition isn't it massively more likely that any car that is stolen in recent times will be keyless??
Plus the number of car thefts has declined considerably since RS Turbos went out of production. :D
I can't recall the last time I got in a car with an ignition that I had to turn.
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rolesyboy wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:53 am I haven't checked my facts and figures but given that just about every new car in recent years has keyless ignition isn't it massively more likely that any car that is stolen in recent times will be keyless??
Plus the number of car thefts has declined considerably since RS Turbos went out of production. :D
I can't recall the last time I got in a car with an ignition that I had to turn.
Keyless does not refer to a push button starter, it is a key fob which gives off a signal that unlocks the car as you walk up to it automatically, even if it is in your pocket. Relay theft involves the thief scanning for the key fob signal by standing outside your home with a scanner and relaying the signal from the key fob inside back to your nearby keyless entry car, so unlocking it and allowing engine to start. Then jump in drivers seat press starter button and away....takes seconds.
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mab01uk wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:13 pm
rolesyboy wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:53 am I haven't checked my facts and figures but given that just about every new car in recent years has keyless ignition isn't it massively more likely that any car that is stolen in recent times will be keyless??
Plus the number of car thefts has declined considerably since RS Turbos went out of production. :D
I can't recall the last time I got in a car with an ignition that I had to turn.
Keyless does not refer to a push button starter, it is a key fob which gives off a signal that unlocks the car as you walk up to it automatically, even if it is in your pocket. Relay theft involves the thief scanning for the key fob signal by standing outside your home with a scanner and relaying the signal from the key fob inside back to your nearby keyless entry car, so unlocking it and allowing engine to start. Then jump in drivers seat press starter button and away....takes seconds.
You have to seriously question where the advantage is with "keyless" all the publicity has really worried my better half, we now have keys in signal proof pouches and boxes hidden around the kitchen - sometimes takes 5 minutes just to find the keys.....
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