Hi-tech thieves can now hack into a car’s electronic security system and then program a blank key fob. Because there is no physical key to insert into the ignition, the thief can then start the car at will. Another technique can be used to fool the vehicle into unlocking the doors, giving thieves access to the car without their having to break windows and risk setting off alarms or activating immobilisers. The electronic devices used to hack cars’ security systems are available on the internet for as little as £10. Some are fitted with torches to help thieves work in the dark.
Recently there’s been a flood of thefts of high value vehicles focusing especially on keyless start systems. The new ITRACK OBD add on protects drivers from any attack aimed at the OBD-II port.
The ITRACK OBD add on offers that extra bit of security. Not only does it alert us that your vehicle has moved and has been stolen, but it also tells us if the OBD on board diagnostic port has been tampered with - this then cuts the ignition immobilising the vehicle.
A simple, short code SMS from the customer opens a 12 hour window for servicing etc. The alerts and immobilisation can be temporarily disabled in times of servicing or breakdown recovery by texting an SMS short code with a secure PIN