Smart key theft is surging. And many owners of luxury vehicles, such as the Audi Q3 or the Audi A5, are being left stranded. Car thieves are targeting vehicles with keyless entry systems; this is because they are high value and surprisingly easy to steal.
Sadly, this simply is not the case.
The keyless Audi A3, the Audi A4 and the Audi A6 all failed the ADAC security test, meaning the doors of these vehicles were able to be illegally opened and the engine was able to be illegally started.
By intercepting the signal from your car’s key fob and preventing it from locking, modern car thieves hack into your vehicle’s on-board computer and infiltrate its security system. And by attaching a device to the vehicle’s OBD port, they quickly download the car’s electronic details onto a dummy key. Then they’re off. The smart criminal can have full control of your vehicle in seconds.
Car criminals are specifically targeting vehicles, such as the Audi S8 and the Audi A6 allroad, to meet the increasing demand for high-value vehicles in Eastern Europe. Although manufacturers of luxury cars continue to develop their security systems, car thieves quickly adapt to the updates.
Phantom’s brand-new iTrackOBD tracking and security system
provides OBD protection, meaning thieves will be unable
to steal your Audi via its on-board diagnostics port.
The iTrackOBD also offers:
Both the Audi RS4 and the Audi Q7 are in the top ten most stolen cars, so it’s time to protect your asset with Phantom