As cars become more complex and systems reach new levels of innovation such as push-button ignition and keyless entry, thieves will find new and creative ways to over-ride systems and steal cars.
A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham and the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald, revealed that a new wireless hack can unlock many popular vehicles bought since 1995.
According to a recent report issued by Wired, the scientists revealed a weakness, one that affects the keyless entry systems of an estimated 100 million cars, including models from VW, Audi, Skoda, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel and Peugeot.
Most syndicates understand this process of jamming which in basic terms, is a transmitter intercepting the wireless signal from a key fob, and then can retransmitting the signal and unlocking a vehicle.
In lieu of this trend, the importance of having a tracking and stolen vehicle recovery device is even more evident. One of the most expensive costs that impact South African motorists, is car theft. By installing a Matrix device in your car, you have already mitigated potential threats associated with car tampering and theft.
With Matrix’s Early Warning system, you will be alerted of tampering to your battery as well as any movement of your vehicle without your consent.
If you’ve parked your vehicle, simply activate Early Warning through your smartphone app or via SMS. Matrix will alert you of any suspicious activity, providing proactive assistance.
Matrix understands that peace of mind doesn’t only come from vehicle safety but also from the knowledge that wherever the road may lead, we are always right by your side.
The Matrix Team