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Remote Central Locking Scanners - Got Me Worried


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Hi guys,

I'm a little bit paranoid at the moment.

Here is a background of events:

- I parked my car and locked/armed it etc.

- Eventually I came back to my car and noticed some shady looking guys waiting in their car parked behind mine (parallel parked - but with thier engine still running and headlights on) - they seemed to be giving me the eye. But I didn't really care to take more notice.

- At this point I did not un-lock my car - because I was chatting to my mate and had no intention to leave straight away - we just wanted to chill outside the car.

- About 15~20mins later, I decide to leave (the shady guys still with thier engine running)

- I un-locked/disarmed the car via the remote

- After about 5 seconds the guys just drive quickly away.

I'm "suspecting" they may have have had some sort of scanning device - waiting for me to unlock my car via the remote, to "copy" the signal from the key to car. Which I imagine they could use to potentially steal my car.

- Is it something I should be worried about? or just a big coincidence?

Cheers

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Chris Rogers is the SAU guy to PM about this but...

Our next door neighbour went away with friends in a convoy across the outback. At a common public carpark they also like yourself noticed a couple inside their 4WD, but didn't think anything of it. All the couples left their 4WDs for a walk and when they came back, 5 of the 6 Landcruisers were rifled of cash and valuables. Patrols and Pajeros remained untouched.

Is the remote a rolling code type?

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If you have a name brand alarm from the past 15 years they have code rolling ( hopping ) and cant be scanned Domt sweat it

Not the same for remote door openers on a house

You would be more likely to be car jacked and your habits watched

And if the alarm keeps going off DO NOT disable the siren or disarm it , thieves set it off over and over till you get sick of it and think you have a problem , then kiss your car goodbye

GPS tracker and not the jaycar spec model is highly recommended , club lock and 3 point alarm min and common sense will stop most crims or joyriders, methheads

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Chris Rogers is the SAU guy to PM about this but...

Our next door neighbour went away with friends in a convoy across the outback. At a common public carpark they also like yourself noticed a couple inside their 4WD, but didn't think anything of it. All the couples left their 4WDs for a walk and when they came back, 5 of the 6 Landcruisers were rifled of cash and valuables. Patrols and Pajeros remained untouched.

Is the remote a rolling code type?

Anything the factory / dealer imstalls. Is junk

Amd could be bypassed by a crim

I think it was a coincidence , ( toyota has a weakenss as well but cant disclose what it is in public ) plus never leave anything in a car or truck even in a remote location , trailheads get hit all the f**king time here for dayhikes , the opportunity is too great for thieves to walk away from a car full of gear destine for the pawnshop for drug money , savages you can have anything nice anymore ffs

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