Are you sure you locked your car ? sure sure ?

In this Tech guide, I will show you how your stuff could be stolen our of your car and even out of your boot without any damage to your car. This is shocking, surprisingly simple & I have personally tried it and it works on 90% of the vehicles I have tried this on.

I was in two minds about distributing this after learning about it at a function I attended. However after a bit of research and talking to the local Police and Security Company apparently this is not a new trick  and has been around for a long time.

It seems like the people who don’t know about it are the “Good Guys”


parking lot

The situation:

Typically you would get to your destination and park your vehicle. When you get out of the vehicle, you would press the “lock” button on your key or remote and go on about your business.

When you you return you find your car unlocked and items missing from the car. You even pop open the boot and find that your  laptop/ handbag have been stolen out of your boot. No key was used and no damage to your car’s locks.


How is this being done:

CCTV: holding the remotebreaking into your car

The criminal has in his/ her pocket a regular garage remote control. A simple garage remote control that you can buy anywhere. The criminal waits for the victim to get out of his/ her vehicle and then simply presses down and holds the key on the garage remote control. This jams the signal from the victim’s key and the car remains unlocked. As people are so used to their regular routines most don’t check to make sure that the car is locked – this is especially true if you are talking on your cell phone and are distracted as you walk away from your vehicle.

Besides the fact that you have lost items and your car could potentially have been stolen, you then have to deal with your insurance who of course is looking for a way NOT to pay out –  since there is “no forced entry” into the vehicle, they will claim that you forgot to lock your vehicle. You were negligent – so tough for you !


What to do:

When you lock your car, just check that it is actually locked. It takes a second to avoid all these hassles…

Be aware of this. Pass this onto your friends. The more people that know about this, the less likelihood that this is going to happen.

Liron Segev - TheTechieGuy

Liron Segev - TheTechieGuy

Liron Segev is an award-winning tech blogger, YouTube strategist, and Podcaster. He helps brands tell their stories in an engaging way that non-techies can relate to. He also drinks way too much coffee! @Liron_Segev on Twitter

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