The number of car thefts committed using the so-called key cloning is rising every year. In our country, too, it began with the theft of luxury vehicles, which were given key functions as the first, and other categories did not take long to come. At present, it is no longer unusual to read statuses on social networks about cars that have disappeared without a trace from lighted parking lots or in front of family homes. Vehicles of various types, brands and price categories are easy prey for thieves thanks to the comfortable keyless functions that we all enjoy.
But how is it possible that the perpetrator can steal a modern vehicle with a factory-installed immobilizer without any damage within a few seconds?
The perpetrator named the key reader
This small device allows you to read the codes from the original key without the need for direct contact with the vehicle. All you have to do is bring the perpetrator closer to your bag in the café or to your house, where the key is transmitting the code. The keys of modern cars enabling keyless start and entry transmit not only the lock code but also the immobilizer codes, so the perpetrator has everything he needs. Under normal conditions, it sends the key only to a distance of a few meters, but with the help of a reader it is possible to multiply the signal so that the offender not only opens the vehicle but also starts it. Unfortunately, this system can be applied to a whole range of modern vehicles from premium to more affordable ones.
How will Pandora protect me from reading the codes?
At first glance, Pandora contactless authorization pendants work just like factory contactless keys. We only find the difference when we look at the technology used, which we find inside. Pandora keys use a unique AES-128 encryption system to communicate with the vehicle, with billions of possible codes that also expire, so they cannot be retrieved and reused. Together with other Pandora security features, your vehicle is unbeatably locked and immobilized until you arrive.