Modern Ford Car Theft
It’s no secret amongst thieves — cars are getting easier to steal with every new advancement in black-market technology. This has been accelerated by the advent of keyless ignition, something that more and more vehicles are adopting. Sure, it’s convenient tech, but it presents criminals with an opportunity to bypass locks with something called a ‘relay attack’. In short, a relay attack allows a criminal to emulate and extend the car key’s signal to access and start the car, letting them enter and steal the vehicle without physical force.
The rise in hybrid and electric vehicles is helping would-be criminals too. By not arousing the same suspicion starting a loud fuel-powered engine would, criminals have an easier time driving off with a stolen hybrid or electric vehicle. But how are criminals actually hiding the vehicles they steal?
Previously, GPS-only vehicle trackers would have been enough to protect most vehicles. However, thieves are getting better at jamming these signals, with many criminals well versed in the techniques required. This has created a demand for vehicle trackers that can locate a vehicle even in locations where GPS-only trackers cannot.