This is where a vehicle is stolen without the thief having physical access to the key fob. The crime can be committed without the thief entering your home, simply by detecting the fob signal from outside. Thieves use a signal boosting device which picks up and boosts the signal detected from your vicinity key to the vehicle, making your vehicle think the key is nearby. See Below;
In addition also consider the below recommendations;
Don't leave keys by the front door
Don’t leave your keys in the hallway near the front door as fishing for vehicle keys through the letterbox is a prominent method of stealing them. Grabbing the signal will be easier for the thieves if the keys are near the front door.
Some types of key fobs can be switched to disabled, so check your vehicle manual or ask your dealer for advice.
Install a tracker
Tracker systems can increase the chances of recovery of your vehicle if it is stolen. Many systems activate once the vehicle is stolen and track it via GPS and other systems. Secured By Design have several members which specialise in this area and can advise on the best system for your vehicle type and can also fit the product.
The installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) which can be linked to your television or video to view your garden is an option. If you do decide to use CCTV it is important to read the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) advice on Domestic CCTV systems
The products detailed below can be found on the Secured by Design or the Sold Secure websites and have been accredited through the Police Preferred Specification scheme.
Faraday Bag Signal Blocker
Faraday pouches have become popular to combat so-called relay theft – where thieves boost the signal from a car’s keyless entry fob to get into the vehicle without the key. The pouches contain a wire mesh, known as a Faraday cage, that can block radio signals from the keyless entry system.