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    How to Lock Your Car and WhyI 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..
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    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
    minutes to 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 siting 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.
    Snopes Approved.Please share with everyone you know... Good
    information!!!
    I am a Patriot...First, Foremost, and Always... "Our Bill Of Rights is not negotiable. Not one single part, not ever. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the range." "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy pa?tri?ot?ism -(noun)- devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

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    I've been in the Autosound and Auto security trade since 1991. This device does exist. Several alarm companies and OEM keyless entry systems do have a way to deter this from happening. Its called code hopping. The remote sends one signal, then changes it signal based on an algorithm. The reciever will automatically look for what the next signal should be verus what the last one was. On occasion you end up having to reteach your remotes (i used to do this probably once a year) because the remotes and the reciever would get out of sync. Good tip on the manual door locking.

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    • #3
      not completely related but i just thought of it again.

      if you lock your keys in your car but have a second remote at home, you can call someone at home and the signal will transfer through your phone. maybe its just the older ones but ive used it once or twice.

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