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Old 20th September 2011, 11:46   #1
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Default Central Locking - new trick by thieves to open locked cars?

Hi all
recieved this mail circular originally from the Automobile Association Of South India -regarding a new technique adopted by thieves to open central locked cars - is this possible?

Automobile Association Of Southern India

Dear Member,

The following information passed on by our committee Member Mr.D.V.J.Vittal our car lock is Circulated for your kind attention.
Car lock-do it from the door control
*How to Lock Your Car and Why ?*
I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation. I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening.
While travelling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase......you name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device.
They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if here is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.*
Note: The receiving device is known as a "Spectrum Analyzer" and the signal can be recorded and played back to unlock the car door. True!*

M.K. Subramanian.
Secretary, AASI.
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Old 20th September 2011, 11:56   #2
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Default Re: Central Locking - new trick by thieves to open locked cars?

There is already a thread on this topic : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-analyzer.html (*ALERT* : Indian Thieves appear to be unlocking cars using the Spectrum Analyzer)
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