Thieves Duplicating Key Fobs To Break Into Cars

Posted at 7:40 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 20:45:57-04

With a click of a button, thieves have gained access to cars through key fobs thanks to technology on the internet.

Thieves have been using what's called a radio frequency device. It's a large device that captures the radio frequency of the key fob, giving them the capability to gain access to your vehicle.

However, there are ways to protect yourself, according to Pop-A-Lock of Nashville.

If you lock your vehicle right next to it opposed to walking away from your vehicle, it makes it more difficult for a criminal to pick up the radio frequency.

If the key fob is to an older model car, drivers should go to the dealership or a locksmith to have it updated. That way the key fob cannot be duplicated.

Businesses must have the proper license and background checks to purchase the device to help its customers, but the internet has made this technology easily accessible for thieves looking to steal drivers' belongings.

"They've got the technology at their fingertips. Whereas legit businesses, we're jumping through hoops to obtain that technology and education," said Mirandy White, Pop-A-Lock Nashville, Co-Owner.