Since the inception of the modern vehicle, keys have always played an integral part – for starting the engine, opening doors and being the ‘activator’ that brings your car to life. However, we have all experienced the frustration of losing car keys and it can also become rather expensive if it becomes a regular occurrence. The good news is that as automotive technology evolves, the frustration of losing your car keys will soon be something of the past.
Some of the latest vehicle models utilise a new system known as the keyless entry. This system allows you to unlock and lock the doors to your vehicle without using a key.
How does the keyless entry work?
Keyless entry to a vehicle is most commonly gained by sending a radio frequency signal from a remote transmitter to a control module/receiver in the vehicle. This radio frequency signal, or RF for short, is sent as an encrypted data stream directly to the car.
There is also another type of keyless entry that allows you access to your vehicle without even having to press a button, you just walk within five feet of your vehicle and the doors will unlock. Wouldn’t that be nice? A nice sleek product that helps you accomplish this is called the EZ GO launched in the USA. You simply put it in your pocket or place it on your key ring, and whenever you walk within range of your vehicle your doors will unlock.
Hands-free car entry systems, which typically unlock car doors without requiring the pushing of any buttons when owners are close to their vehicles, provide great convenience. Unfortunately, people have begun marketing for sale devices that allow criminals to exploit a technological vulnerability in these systems. Once in a car, criminals can steal whatever is in it, and, while most of the recent issue has been just that, they can also potentially connect a device to the vehicle’s diagnostic port in an effort to download sufficient information in order to create a key to drive and steal the vehicle.
It’s evident that everyday objects are becoming networked. From Formula One to cheap family cars, all kinds of vehicles are utilising sensors and advanced technology. However, with this technology, comes associated risks. Regardless of the sophistication of your vehicle software, criminals will continue to search for ways to outwit the latest safety technology. It’s for this very reason that the need for a stolen vehicle recovery device is still prevalent.
Beame is the perfect solution for your stolen vehicle recovery needs and with additional value-added services, you can rest assured that your vehicle is protected at all times.