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Car theft

What are the financial costs of car theft?

Relay car theft means that even the most cautious of people could have their vehicles stolen. The process works by intercepting a car key’s wireless signal. The signal is relayed to trick your car into thinking the fob is nearby. In some instances, thieves could get away with your car in less than a minute....

Vehicle theft

How vehicle theft could impact your business

Thanks to relay car theft, it’s never been easier for thieves to steal vehicles. A process which exploits keyless systems, it’s removed a lot of the effort and risk from the thieving process. As a result, around 16,000 vehicle theft claims were made in the first quarter of this year, the highest figure on record....

Stolen car

The impacts of a stolen car on your family

Between school runs, family holidays, and weekend sports games, your family vehicle will do a lot of the heavy lifting. Because of this, you don’t want to take any chances of it getting stolen. Opportunities for thieves have expanded dramatically since the introduction of keyless car systems. And now that keyless entry comes as standard...

Relay theft

Quiz: Is your car a high-priority target for relay theft?

In September 2018, car thefts were up 10% for the year, reaching around 110,000. One reason figures have risen so much is the emergence of relay theft. All it takes is two people, the cloak of darkness (or not if they’re feeling especially confident), and an inexpensive device bought off eBay for your vehicle to...

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Simple ways to protect your home from thieves

Modern cars are more computerised than ever. There’s a show on Netflix called Good Girls. In it, the middle-aged-mothers-turned-thieves learn that stealing a Tesla and selling it for parts is more difficult than they first thought because ‘it’s like a giant iPad’. Clearly, they hadn’t heard of relay theft. Most thieves aren’t brazen enough to...

Car theft

Car theft protection: what are your options?

Car theft has risen by 50% over the last five years, with one vehicle stolen every 5 minutes in the UK. As car theft becomes more common, it’s important car owners are more cautious. Luckily, it doesn’t have to take much time, effort, or money to improve your vehicle’s security and lessen its chances of...

Gone in 60 Seconds

Is your business at risk of becoming a ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ target?

The turn of the Millennium was a time full of nostalgia for many. Top Gear was in its prime, Ricky Gervais was almost ready to bless our lives with The Office, and there were some timeless movies. In 2000, we had Gladiator, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Battle Royale, Unbreakable, and Remember the Titans. But do...

Relay car theft

What are the most at-risk vehicles for relay car theft in 2019?

Gone are the days where a thief had to break into your home to steal your car. As cars lean more towards convenience, the methods available to break into them become more convenient too. While being able to start your car without fiddling with a key sounds ideal in theory, this is the exact technology...