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Cars being broken into.....
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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #21
13-02-2014 03:00 PM

Forest Police Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team now have this as one of their three priorities or 'promises' in the area.

(Obviously) please do report any incidents or suspicious behaviour to the Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

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gbrownings


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Joined: Aug 2012
Post: #22
13-02-2014 05:18 PM

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Forest Police Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team now have this as one of their three priorities or 'promises' in the area.

(Obviously) please do report any incidents or suspicious behaviour to the Safer Neighbourhoods Team.


I would suggest 101 or 999 depending on the situation as the safer Neighbourhood Team answerphone promises a reply within 72 hours! Details of our incidents were given to the team once the crime had been recorded by the attending officers from Catford.

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 511
Joined: May 2012
Post: #23
17-04-2015 05:50 PM

Thanks to Messrs Twitter & Co, I've just seen this article in The New York Times about people using electronic gadgets to break into locked cars.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/sty...rrer=&_r=0

Since American writers never use 300 words when 1,000 will do, I'll try to summarise:

* The only keys that are affected (in this story) are the newer ones where the key just has to be a couple of feet away from the car. You don't even have to press a button.

* There is a signal from the car which tries to 'look for' the key. If the key is about 2 feet away, the doors unlock.

* These gadgets amplify the signal from the car so that it can 'find' the key even if it's 50 feet away, inside your house.

* Voila - the car 'finds' the key and unlocks itself.

Solution? (Are you ready for this?) Keep the key in the freezer which acts as a 'Faraday cage', preventing the signal from finding the key.

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #24
17-04-2015 06:31 PM

or wrap the key in tinfoil saving you the embarrassment of deep frying your key by mistake.

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 511
Joined: May 2012
Post: #25
18-04-2015 07:25 AM

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or wrap the key in tinfoil saving you the embarrassment of deep frying your key by mistake.

Rofl

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