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How to defend against relay attacks on keyless entry vehicles

OPEN Solon Security19th March 2018Solon Security

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With the rapid rise of relay attacks on keyless entry vehicles putting 96% of UK car owners at risk, the Defender Signal Blocker is providing a simple, reliable and affordable solution.

Recent research published by vehicle industry giants TRACKER showed that 96% of those surveyed were at risk of falling victim to the latest method of tech-savvy theft, which specifically affects those who enjoy the convenience of keyless proximity fobs to enter and operate their vehicle.

‘Relay attack’ is a term that has been seen across multiple media outlets and crime reports over the past 12 months, with the type of theft becoming increasingly commonplace.

The top-selling product is already purchased in bulk by numerous UK police forces for distribution in their communities and has gained independent recognition for keyless fob protection from Auto Express and BBC One’s Rip Off Britain

The method involves two criminals working in tandem, with one holding a signal scanning device (available for as little as £80 online) up against a wall to boost a fob’s signal from inside the property.  The accomplice waits next to the vehicle until the proximity system is fooled into thinking the fob is nearby and simply unlocks.

The entire process takes less than 60 seconds and is completely silent. Victims describe walking out of their front door the following morning to find that their car has simply vanished.

There are various CCTV and Police recordings of relay attacks on YouTube that show just how quick and effective an exercise it is. With industry research showing a huge 110 car models from 27 different manufacturers are at risk, a simple and consistent solution was required.  

Defender Signal Blocker with RPF™ material

Enter the Defender Signal Blocker, a high-quality storage pouch lined with unique RPF™ material that acts as a mini ‘faraday cage’, preventing an enclosed fob from transmitting its wireless signal.

With many car manufacturers and insurance companies advising motorists to keep their keyless fobs in metal boxes, or even in the fridge, the Defender Signal Blocker provides a much more convenient and portable solution to a growing problem.

Developed by crime prevention experts Solon Security, the top-selling product is already purchased in bulk by numerous UK police forces for distribution in their communities and has gained independent recognition for keyless fob protection from Auto Express and BBC One’s Rip Off Britain.

The innovative pouch also possesses the dual benefit of being large enough to hold modern smartphones, blocking their ability to receive calls and notifications. This feature has seen the product also being utilised when users are behind the wheel to combat distracted driving, leading to the Defender Signal Blocker being shortlisted for Best In Car Product at the 2018 First Car Awards.

For more information, or to request a free sample and try out the product for yourself, contact the team at Solon Security via any of the methods below:

Solon SecurityTelephone: 01352 762266
Email: [email protected]
Website: defendersignalblocker.co.uk

Solon Security is the UK’s leading supplier of quality crime prevention and community safety products. The company has over 23 years’ experience of working in partnership with police forces and local authorities to deliver unrivalled solutions and have developed a reputation as industry leaders in quality.


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