Car theft continues to be a major problem across the central valley. And a new device is using a car’s own security systems to help thieves to break in. Though up to now this type of break-in hasn’t been seen locally.
The heist works by allowing car thieves to use their own security systems against them. Car thieves often employ the car theft strategy working in groups of two. For some time Investigators couldn’t figure out how they were pulling it off, then they connected the dots.
Two devices grab the car’s remote entry fob code and mimic it, eliminating the need to physically break in. Thieves just get in the car and drive away. But one local expert says you can still protect your property.
According to Jay Sanchez of ” J’s Alarms And Car Audio “what the code grabber does is it will clone your radio frequency, which is a binary code” primarily found on older vehicles. Sanchez says internet technology gives you the tools you need to protect your car. “What we have offered nowadays is the blue tooth technology. That allows you to actually connect to your vehicle, arm and disarm, unlock the doors, start the engine”
And, according to Sanchez, if you have an older key fob you can still install the equipment needed to defeat would- be car thieves. “basically the after market industry allows us to get rid of the old remote control , the binary code and actually update it with the rolling code”