Being a victim of car crime is stressful and costs time & money. Stay one step ahead of the thieves with a cocktail shaker!
Modern cars now come with keyless car keys. Just push a button to start the ignition – as long as you have the car fob on you.
Thieves are now stealing cars from people’s drives while they sleep. They do this by trapping the signal your fob is emitting constantly from inside your house, allowing them to easily enter and drive off with your car.
Keyless car theft
This type of keyless car theft is called relay attack and has been described as an “epidemic” by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
According to Insurance Edge:
“Overall, car thefts are on the up in England and Wales, increasing by 15 per cent since 2016/17, and 40 per cent over the last five years. Police and motoring campaigners have said this is probably due to a rise in keyless car thefts.”
How it’s done
Watch this video to see how easily it’s done.
A steering wheel lock is a good solution. But a cheaper alternative is to keep your car fob in a stainless steel cocktail shaker at home. The cocktail shaker acts as a faraday cage and blocks the fob signal from being emitted. This stops the thief from stealing the signal !
Use a cocktail shaker to easily help prevent your car from being stolen.