Category Archives: Thieves


Modern Car Theft Methods Explained

Keyless Theft – How is it being done? If your car comes with a smart key and push-to-start button it can be a super easy target for a professional car thief. Here I look at some of the modern methods … Continue reading

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Tool Protection and Ute Security

How secure are the tools in the back of your ute? Ute Alarms Most Utes sold in New Zealand do not come with an alarm system. The ones that do fail to cover the load area where your valuable tools … Continue reading

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Trade Vans & Tool Theft Prevention

How safe are the tools in the back of your van? Tool theft prevention is a must for any self-respecting tradesman. I’d hate to think how much it would cost to replace the equipment I keep in my van or how … Continue reading

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Fraudulent Alarm Installations!

2nd hand car alarm story If there’s one thing worse then having your car or possessions stolen, it has to be getting ripped off by the person you pay to protect it for you. This morning I got a phone … Continue reading

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Keyless Car Theft & Remote Hacking

Smart Keys or proximity remotes offer the convenience of being able to lock/unlock and start your vehicle without having to touch the key. The downside to this easy to use system is that they are far more vulnerable to hacking … Continue reading

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Charlatan Cobra Alarms in Australia!

Cobra Alarms Australia? If you live across the ditch (Yep I’m referring to you Australians) then you should be aware that Cobra is not officially available over there. Be warned the following website: I have spoken to Vodafone Automotive … Continue reading

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Alarm advert theft not a good look!

Back in December 2009, I shared a couple of adverts by Cobra which I felt were quite creative. Alarm Theft! It seems that I was not the only one who liked them. Sadly whoever is responsible for the Website of Hyper … Continue reading

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AA Most Stolen 2011-2014

OK, It’s that time of year where all the lazy journalist jump up and down about which vehicles are the “Top 10 Stolen Car List” according to AA Insurance claim statistics. Every year all the reports seem to overlook that … Continue reading

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Dumb car thief caught under poison arches!

It’s not that often that I enjoy hearing stories about a car getting stolen, but the following tale from last week put a huge smile on my face. My customer (or should that be a future customer) was woken up … Continue reading

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Mystery car thefts (USA)

Had this video sent to me this morning so thought I’d share it (thanks Nick). Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Anyone remember my remote cloning post back in October 2010? Whilst I’m not … Continue reading

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