Theft is on the rise

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UncleBeer

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Faraday pouches are a waste. My truck was stolen yesterday from a park n fly garage in Toronto. The keys are currently with me in the Bahamas.
I watched the truck through the app, travel today from Ottawa to Montreal. Police did not seem to care enough to locate the truck while the low-life thief was still with the vehicle.
Seems it's open season for thieves to operate with little or no consequences.
 
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Faraday pouches are a waste. My truck was stolen yesterday from a park n fly garage in Toronto. The keys are currently with me in the Bahamas.
I watched the truck through the app, travel today from Ottawa to Montreal. Police did not seem to care enough to locate the truck while the low-life thief was still with the vehicle.
Seems it's open season for thieves to operate with little or no consequences.
So sorry to hear that. Call the garage and make sure they keep any video for that day. I don't know the details of 'how' in your case, but Faraday bags are only one layer of security. Any truck can be stolen with the right tools. I'm guessing that the truck was broken into the old fashioned way and a fob duplicated from the OBD port. Details would be interesting and helpful if you ever find out.

The sorry state of the Police State is another thread entirely.
 

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Faraday pouches are a waste. My truck was stolen yesterday from a park n fly garage in Toronto. The keys are currently with me in the Bahamas.
I watched the truck through the app, travel today from Ottawa to Montreal. Police did not seem to care enough to locate the truck while the low-life thief was still with the vehicle.
Seems it's open season for thieves to operate with little or no consequences.
Sorry, brother. As others have said, locks keep honest people honest and if someone really wants it, they will take it. As I say that, I do have some things that I add to make me feel better - locking def and diesel caps. Not to prevent people from taking def or diesel, but to keep do-gooder environmentalists from contaminating the tanks.

I work for a company where I’ve had to travel to the middle-East for work - they have pin pads for kill switches before you can start the car. Not impossible to work around, but certainly makes the next guy's rig without it more desirable.

Last, it’s sad we don’t have consequences anymore for stuff like this. I recently heard here in CA, it’s no longer a felony but I need to confirm that.
 

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Faraday bags are only one layer of security. Any vehicle be stolen with the right tools. I'm guessing that the truck was broken into the old fashioned way and a fob duplicated from the OBD port.
^This. That method can take as little as 5 mins.
 

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So sorry to hear that. Call the garage and make sure they keep any video for that day. I don't know the details of 'how' in your case, but Faraday bags are only one layer of security. Any truck can be stolen with the right tools. I'm guessing that the truck was broken into the old fashioned way and a fob duplicated from the OBD port. Details would be interesting and helpful if you ever find out.

The sorry state of the Police State is another thread entirely.

>I'm guessing that the truck was broken into the old fashioned way and a fob duplicated from the OBD port.

How was this done?

I'm less concerned about it since I've added a kill switch. I can't start the truck with the kill switch on.
 

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Still requires a window smash, though, right?

At least a faraday fob pouch doesn't let them cruise right in with just a relay signal.
Not necessarily. There is one kit that has an air bladder. Once slipped in between the window and doorframe it gets inflated, leaving you room to reach in with your hand or a tool and unlock the door.

For accessing the ODB port and programming a blank key (one example): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pryM7EFRO2A
 

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Newer vehicles, maybe 2020 & newer, should have Laminated Glass in your windshield & side windows.

Laminated Glass does not break easily, so that people in a roll over crash, can not be ejected from the vehicle.

Breaking into a vehicle that has Laminated Glass on the sides, is a real chore, this becomes a problem when a child or dog is left in a closed up vehicle when the temperature is 90°F or more
or if some ones vehicle is in a situation where some one has to be quickly removed from a vehicle.

You have to saw laminated glass to make a body sized hole
 

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Deterrent....is the key word. Years ago I got "The Club". Have used it on many vehicles. Low cost, old tech, mildly clumsy but still viable.

Modern bad guys, stealing, have to be put off by this device.

BTW how do I get signed up for the latest in vehicle theft newsletter all the bad guys get?:D

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Deterrent....is the key word. Years ago I got "The Club". Have used it on many vehicles. Low cost, old tech, mildly clumsy but still viable.

Modern bad guys, stealing, have to be put off by this device.

BTW how do I get signed up for the latest in vehicle theft newsletter all the bad guys get?:D

edit for typo.
Sadly, cordless tools quickly render the club largely useless, at least thats what a PD friend tells me. The real problem is the soft on crime mentality that has infested many once great cities, and entire states in some cases. Cutting off a finger for first offense, thumb for second and bullet to the head for third offense would deter more folks. 3 stikes and you're OUT, that would be the headline of the newsletter.
 
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