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    Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 3:34pm
Car theft near me has gone through the roof recently, mainly luxury german cars but I've just seen cctv footage of thieves using a signal booster standing by a person's front door to get the signal off the key fob apparently. The thieves in this video were able to open the car and drive off without the keys! Shocked

So, can the same be done with our cars or does the thatcham immobilizer stop this? Any ideas?  I'm not too concerned cos it's mainly luxury cars but it's still a worryAngry
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Would have to be a very powerful signal booster because sometimes my car fails to pick up the key to start if it's in the wrong pocket.
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I keep both sets of keys in a tin - just in case!!
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This was on BBC this morning just as I was leaving for work. Apparently keeping keys in the fridge is the top tip
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Gray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 6:07pm
I am sure this came up on the forum ages ago when it was on TV and it does seem to be very common. Someone suggested these pouches https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QIEX04K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (you get 3 for £9.99) and as long as you put the key in the rear slot not the front they work a treat. Cant even open the car with the pouch held to the car.
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Unless the GT86 is in the locked garage, I keep the keyfob in an RFID pouch and also when it's parked-up outside a bar/restaurant etc. The RFID pouches are available on Amazon
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Originally posted by growlerkat growlerkat wrote:

I keep both sets of keys in a tin - just in case!!


Put mine in a tin that's lined with foil, heard this works. Walked up to the car with said tin with key inside, opened door and started the engine! So from that deduced it doesn't work!
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Oh dear,the fridge it is then! As long as I don't try to open the car with the semi-skimmed
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Hmm - not sure what the best answer is, but taking a cold key out of a fridge into a room temperature environment is going to cause condensation to form on the key fob, and over time that isn't going to do the electronics any good.
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End of the day if you are concerned an old fashioned steering wheel lock would be enough to put them off I would think.
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