To prevent the possibility of being attacked in your home, leave your fobs at your front door, because they’re breaking into your home to steal your car. They don’t want anything else.

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    A follow up post retracts the statement and instead suggests the following.

    Park vehicles in garage, if possible
    Ensure your driveway is well lit and keep exterior lights on all night
    Security cameras are an asset
    If possible, install a home security system – activate alarm on STAY when home and AWAY when out
    Consider having a motion detection alarm connected to your cell phone
    Put security film on glass windows and doors
    Have multipoint door locks on your doors
    Keep backyard gates locked and ground windows secured
    Do not post on social media when you will be away on holiday
    Report suspicious vehicles/persons in the neighbourhood to police
    

    Defund the police, over and over they are telling us, directly, that this OUR problem not theirs. Put the money into healthcare and public transit.

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      My father is a cop. We talked about car thefts because it was in the news and he told me they had some federal police come in and give them a lesson on how these car theft rings work. He said nobody at the local station understood it. It was far too technical and convoluted. He said all he knows for sure is that they work in groups and one guy has a laptop. Also, the people who touch the cars are mules who know little to nothing about the group they work for and often get paid in crypto currency. Then he told me nobody at the station knows how crypto currency works.

      Police are way behind on crimes involving any sort of technology.

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        Sounds like the problem is that we keep hiring dumbasses to be cops, they can’t even understand a seminar about their jobs

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          I think it’s the other way round, only dumbasses want the job. The same thing happens with middle management and politicians, anyone smart enough to do the job well is smart enough not to take it.

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        Our car got stolen last year, the Hamilton police said “call your insurance company.”

        It took the guy 5 min from opening the door to driving away and as far as I know the only technical part is that they use some hardware to relay the key fob signals. They relay the keyless/proximity unlock signal to get in, then they pair a new fob to the car using the manufactures method. Normally that requires all other paired fobs to be present at the same time BUT they are relaying those signals so the “security” there is bypassed.

        The icing on the cake is that the cops didn’t even bother to cruise by the next night as the neighbour’s car got stolen as well.

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        Sounds like anything more complicated than “stop or I’ll shoot” is beyond most of them.

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      I live in Toronto and work in condo management. I once called the cops about a car theft in the building. We had hd camera footage with the entire act, clear faces, getaway car, plates, everything. The cops could not even pretend to care, and right away told us there wasn’t anything to be done. They act annoyed when we call them about attempted break ins at the building.

      But if you’re Walmart, they’ll be all over those shop lifters for you. The rest of us get the shaft. Toronto police is a disgrace, always has been. Never forget the G20.

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      Park vehicles in garage, if possible Ensure your driveway is well lit and keep exterior lights on all night Security cameras are an asset If possible, install a home security system – activate alarm on STAY when home and AWAY when out Consider having a motion detection alarm connected to your cell phone Put security film on glass windows and doors Have multipoint door locks on your doors Keep backyard gates locked and ground windows secured Do not post on social media when you will be away on holiday Report suspicious vehicles/persons in the neighbourhood to police

      Sounds expensive. how about just “Everyone gets a car!”