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How to lock your car

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dednlost, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. Dednlost

    Dednlost Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    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.
    I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. When I looked straight at them they did not unlock my car again.
    How to lock your car safely - While traveling, my son stopped at a roadside park. He came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later and found 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 that 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 have a few minutesto steal and run.
    The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car, that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim it will not be you.
    When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting...it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain - it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be stolen.
    Something totally new to us...and real. Be aware of this and please pass this note on...look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote.....just to be sure we remembered to lock them....and bingo someone has our code...and whatever was in the car...can be stolen.
  2. SilverShooter

    SilverShooter TS Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Urban myth. Check out snopes URL with link to "Code Grabbers and Remote Keyless Entry."
  3. J.Woolsey

    J.Woolsey Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Silver, Snopes very well may be correct on this. I do not put a lot of faith in their overall judgments. They are very leftwing and have been known to skew the "truth" in favor of their kind.
  4. k1200ltc509

    k1200ltc509 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Oh man! Ya know what I heard? If a car is coming at you and they have their bright lights on? And you flash your lights at them to get them to dim their lights they will turn around, chase you down then beat you up! Some kinda gang initiation thing or something... And this one time at band camp... O/T thread, urban legend... David needs to waste bandwidth on this. Rick Gibbs Oh and a LOL there!
  5. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    I'm not going to look it up and find out one way or the other. But burglers have been doing the same thing with garage door openers for years as well. Now they got your house,guns and your big screen TV during March Madness. Break-em all. Jeff
  6. Big Dave

    Big Dave Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    A different signal is sent to lock and unlock the vehicle. If the signal were captured and repeted it would only lock the vehicle again.
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    Yes, I almost bit. You would not send the unlock signal when you exit the car. They can copy the lock signal all they want.

    However, they could get the unlock code when you come back and hit you elsewhere.

    I lock my car manually because I hate that beep that say's "I don't trust you" to everyone around.

  8. ken a

    ken a Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    I read where the real concern should be leaving your garage door opener on the visor with the registration. They knock out the side window and are gone in a minute with your house address and garage opener. Dummy me, I know but still haven't moved the registration.
  9. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    With garage door openers, be sure to change the code from the default the factory sets. Usually done with a set of dip switches or jumpers. Thieves buy a replacement sears or other remote and start hitting the button when in a neighborhood. When a door opens, they got one set to the factory defaults.

    There are many easier ways to get into a car, even with alarms and special locks, etc. With a little practice, a thief can get into a car in well under 20 seconds. Alarms aren't a problem for a grab and go. Don't leave items in view. Put stuff out of sight. Even covering somthing up could be interesting enough for a thief to investigate. Don't hide and secure items while at your parking place either.
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